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Recently Tom´s Hardware Show its review for socket 2011 and the top cpu coolers for this Processors,here I left Some charts and the last part of it

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The top three cooling performers, in order, are Noctua and Zalman, followed by Phanteks. The three coolers with the highest cooling-to-noise ratio are from Thermalright, Zalman, and Noctua. Wouldn’t it be nice if one of these companies could also top our cooling-to-price chart?
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Alas, the least-expensive models take that prize. All three of the best cooling-per-dollar contenders use mid-speed fans, and only Corsair needs a pair of fans to achieve this value rating.

If we exclude Enermax from this overclocking-oriented cooler comparison due to its relatively low thermal performance, we’re left with the 31 db Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo battling Corsair’s A70. A temperature difference of only 1° C certainly makes it hard to argue against Cooler Master’s lower noise level, yet price parity will probably push many enthusiasts to take that 1° to the bank.

It’s at this point where we must wonder what would happen if we compare acoustic efficiency to price.

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Cooler Master wins this time, and by a wider margin. If we were basing this review on Intel’s upcoming Core i7-3820, we might even hand out a value award and be done with the story.

But we’re not using a low-cost processor, and prices on Intel’s six-core models justify higher standards of cooling and noise. Putting cost aside, we like the low temperature and noise of Zalman’s CNPS12X. But it also doesn’t fit our motherboard in the desired orientation, or even provide proper memory clearance for our 1.55” tall DIMMs. Instead of using the CNPS12X backwards or trying to remove its fans and face them the other way, and then installing shorter memory that we didn’t even want, we’re forced to consider Noctua’s second-place performer as a perennial champion ever since its took the performance lead two years ago.

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The problem with “Best of” awards is that the best often changes before we can even get a review published. Determining that something's the best also means we have to test all of its competition. If we trust that Noctua’s competitors put forth their best efforts for this comparison, two years of performance leadership make the NH-D14 deserving of our highest honor.

But how valuable is this award, really? The NH-D14 just earned this editor’s very first “Best of Tom's Hardware” in the award's four-year history!

My Opinion Here We Can see that Noctua NH D14 is still the king of air cooling

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Edited by PontiacGTX - 2/17/12 at 10:37am
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they didn't do the silver arrow
   
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
core 2 duo P8700@2.53GHz 2242CTO Intel X4500MHD 4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
fujitsu 320gb dvd rom cd/rw Windows 7 Professional x64 15.4" 
PowerCaseMouse
Panasonic 6-cell + 65W AC adapter lenovo t500 Logitech MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 760 evga p55 sli MSI gtx460 Hawk corsair dominator 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
kingston ssdnow hyper 212+ windows 7 professional sam syncmaster 
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Acer Razer Blackwidow ocz 650W coolermaster elite 335 
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core 2 duo P8700@2.53GHz 2242CTO Intel X4500MHD 4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
fujitsu 320gb dvd rom cd/rw Windows 7 Professional x64 15.4" 
PowerCaseMouse
Panasonic 6-cell + 65W AC adapter lenovo t500 Logitech MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 760 evga p55 sli MSI gtx460 Hawk corsair dominator 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
kingston ssdnow hyper 212+ windows 7 professional sam syncmaster 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer Razer Blackwidow ocz 650W coolermaster elite 335 
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they didn't do the silver arrow

and silver arrow SB-E
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Yeah, they missed a number of high end HSFs in this test...so it's really not complete by any stretch as far as finding the "best" of the best. It's more a sampling of good HSFs over the range of options.

It's worth noting that per Thomas Solderstrom, this test was conducted on an OPEN AIR test bed similar to that used by some other reviewers and not in a PC case as many reviewers tend to do. Thus the test data shows the thermal efficiency of those HSFs tested, NOT how they will actually perform in your PC case with your specific hardware - which could be significantly different.

The take-away from this should be that the top quality HSFs are all within a couple degrees in thermal efficiency at the thermal load used in this particular test. Unfortunately we do not know exactly what that thermal load is but Thomas estimates it's "around 300w" with the 4.6 GHz. OC'd i7-3960x.

Depending on the thermal load the results can be different based on the CPU heat spreader area and as the thermal load approaches the maximum capacity of the HSF design. In some instances even at relatively normal thermal loads of 125w-150w the HSF performance can be quite different so the only means to know how any of these HSFs will perform in your PC case with your hardware - is by carefully testing them. Don't assume that you will obtain the same results as this or other HSF tests because you probably will not.
Edited by AMD4ME - 2/17/12 at 7:17pm
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