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post #21 of 24
When I first put together my I7 build, I didn't put fans on my Noctua and played games like that.
Temps never went more than 50C
P.S was caseles and it was tower type cooler
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Try running it like that. Also just put a fan on the side of the heat sink, not in front. Some airflow is better than non.
 
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post #23 of 24
There are plenty of fans which can fit under your 'no noise' category.

Spending a bit on Noctua fans will be better than risking cooling your i7 passively.
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+1 Noctua fans are very quiet. The two smallest ones I have go down to 9dB and I can't hear anything unless you put your ear about 2cm away lol.
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