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Hello OCN

What is the quietest cooler around?

Currently have stock on my i5 2500k, and its so loud I want to pull my eyes out. Maybe something Hydro from Corsair will serve better then anything air?

Any suggestions welcome smile.gif
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The Hydros are nice cause you can put silent fans on it, but it tends to drop performance.

the Noctua NH-D14 on the other hand comes with silent fans and is one of the top air coolers, esp with better fans. But the fact you want silent goes good with the stock fans.

^I say "silent" but its not actually silent, compared to stock cooler it is a TON quieter. +will give you a lot of headroom to OC as well.
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post #3 of 13
NO. Do not get the Hx0 series from Corsair if you are looking to get the best cooler for the price.

A 212+ should suffice for you - it's PWM, so it can get quiet if you want it to.
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10-212P-G1/dp/B002G1YPH0

Alternatively, if you're looking to spend some more, you could always go with the top-end air coolers - the Silver Arrow, the NH-D14, or the Phanteks PH-TC14PE


Corsair's Hydro series usually costs around $20-30 more than an equivalent performing air cooler. But, they do leave less stress on your motherboard.
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post #4 of 13
You already have an H70? Could try changing the fans for quieter ones.

http://www.overclock.net/t/503407/fan-testing-part-2-radiator-tests-videos biggrin.gif
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post #5 of 13
The NH-D14 and silver arrow are not only the top air coolers.. they are both easily the quietest.. both units are so good in fact. in both terms of cooling and low noise.. i don't suggest changing the fans or anything.
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The NH-D14 and silver arrow are not only the top air coolers.. they are both easily the quietest.. both units are so good in fact. in both terms of cooling and low noise.. i don't suggest changing the fans or anything.

Agreed here and they will perform better than your h70, but if you really want to quite your h70 then get some nice yate loon fans for it smile.gif
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post #7 of 13
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Sig needs an update! Sorry guys.

H70 did not fit the 1155 socket! I had no issues with how loud the H70 was though at a fan speed of 1600rpm. It was hardly audible.

Thanks for information btw smile.gif Living in NZ sucks however, we don't even have the Silver arrow??
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The Noctua and Thermalright fans spin at 1200rpm/1300 rpm. They should be quieter than the stock fans on the Corsair Hx0/Hx00 series.
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On the site I use to buy from, they only list socket 1156, and not 1155?
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scythe orochi. you cant get more quiet then passive cooling:D
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