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Thermalright MUX-120 performing like a NH-D14?

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Is this correct? If so, I'm about to pick up a TR-MUX 120 right now cool.gif


EDIT: Would $40 be a good price to pay for a Thermalright TR-MUX 120mm? I might pick some up for customer builds.

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Source: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/lga-1156-heatsink,2535-14.html
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I'm doubtful. The Noctua is far bigger.
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That's with a custom fan at 2500rpm, it's going to sound like a jet taking off...

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Originally Posted by compuman145;15247348 
That's with a custom fan at 2500rpm, it's going to sound like a jet taking off...

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2500rpm really isn't that bad. I just set my GT-AP29 around that speed, sounds decent on a heatsink. smile.gif But if it's behind something like an intake filter, then it's pretty noisy -_-''
    
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It's funny how perception of noise can differ between people.

I personally don't like fans beyond the 1000-1200rpm range (Gentle Typhoon AP-14 being the exception) but I would imagine the high speed Gentle Typhoons are likely a bit easier on the ears than other high speed fans. Still quite audible though.

If you're looking for NH-D14 performance I'd recommend something like the Silver Arrow, NH-D14 or something similar so you can cool at that level at relatively low noise levels rather than say pairing the MUX-120 with a high speed fan and rasing the noise output really high.
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It's funny how perception of noise can differ between people.

I personally don't like fans beyond the 1000-1200rpm range (Gentle Typhoon AP-14 being the exception) but I would imagine the high speed Gentle Typhoons are likely a bit easier on the ears than other high speed fans. Still quite audible though.

If you're looking for NH-D14 performance I'd recommend something like the Silver Arrow, NH-D14 or something similar so you can cool at that level at relatively low noise levels rather than say pairing the MUX-120 with a high speed fan and rasing the noise output really high.

Honestly, I don't like fans beyond the 1200rpm range either. I had AP-15s and I had to slow them down to about that range between AP-13/AP-14 speeds.

Maybe my AP-29s aren't that audible right now b/c I live in a city with lots of noise pollution. At night, I think they sound a bit louder but they're still tolerable. It doesn't sound like a blow dryer at 2500RPM. Scythe Kaze 3000s at 2500RPM sounds more like a blow dryer lol
    
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Ambient noise will definitely make a difference. My rig is in a room with a fan always going which mutes the noise coming from the PC but in a quiet room I can easily hear the Nzxt 140mm up top and that spins at 1300rpm.

I'll be switching those out for some Noiseblockers or something similar come Christmas time.
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