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Hi all,

Bit of a strange question I know but does anyone have any evidence/ecperience of which is the quietest fans from Intel and/or AMD?

I want to build a quiet PC for the smallest cost possible so I believe foregoing a aftermarket Heatsink and Fan would really help but i am not sure which is the most quiet.

I appriciate all advice on stock heatsinks thanks.
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Originally Posted by Mitche01;14865588 
Hi all,

Bit of a strange question I know but does anyone have any evidence/ecperience of which is the quietest fans from Intel and/or AMD?

I want to build a quiet PC for the smallest cost possible so I believe foregoing a aftermarket Heatsink and Fan would really help but i am not sure which is the most quiet.

I appriciate all advice on stock heatsinks thanks.

I haven't found any stock fans that were very quiet, for one reason: size. If you're measuring in decibels, a small fan is going to work hard which puts out a higher pitched noise, due to its small size. If you get an aftermarket, like a CM 212+ with a 120mm fan, its going to be super quiet because the noise it does make is much lower...more of a rumble than a buzz. Naturally, its easier for us to hear a higher pitched noise than low.

In summary, there might be one..but very few and far between. If you really, really need quiet...spend $20 or so on an aftermarket cooler. I never hear mine smile.gif
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aftermarket heatsink on a low wattage processor is your best bet.
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Sorry guys, I am aware that after market is a better option in terms of quietness, but i was looking for peoples experience or test information showing which of the stock heatsink and fans are the quietest.

For instance are the AMD heatsinks you got with the Phenom II X4 louder than the sandy bridge i5 stock heatsink and fan?

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mitche01;14875090 
Sorry guys, I am aware that after market is a better option in terms of quietness, but i was looking for peoples experience or test information showing which of the stock heatsink and fans are the quietest.

For instance are the AMD heatsinks you got with the Phenom II X4 louder than the sandy bridge i5 stock heatsink and fan?

Thanks

I think the SB heatsinks are a little quieter than any AMD heatsink. Now, under a load, they'll be relative to one another..but overall, less noise.
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Originally Posted by BioZeke;14877120 
I think the SB heatsinks are a little quieter than any AMD heatsink. Now, under a load, they'll be relative to one another..but overall, less noise.

Funny, I think the AMD stock coolers (well at least for the 1090T) was both more quiet and cooled better than the stock fan that came with the 2600k...but then again the only intel CPU I have is the the 2600k so I can't speak for all other CPUs.
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Originally Posted by Wr3ckin_Cr3w;14877143 
Funny, I think the AMD stock coolers (well at least for the 1090T) was both more quiet and cooled better than the stock fan that came with the 2600k...but then again the only intel CPU I have is the the 2600k so I can't speak for all other CPUs.

Funny, I had a 1090t and the PC sounded like a vacuum cleaner.

You know, honestly OP, it's relative to the case that you have as well. If you have poor/no airflow, they'll all be rather loud most likely..to compensate for the lack of cool, fresh air. For example, if you have the door off of the PC, it'll be much quieter..in something close to stock..than if it were on.
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post #8 of 9
Cooler Master CM 212 is quite quiet but of course is not stock, anyway u can find it for 30 bucks or less. Its worth them.
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Hell if you want a quiet one I have a Asus Silent Square I will send you if you pay the shipping. ASUS%20Silent%20Square%20EVO.jpg Looks like this.

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LOL, just noticed you are in the UK...so not really worth it. Sorry. :/
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