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Thermalright Silver Arrow!

this or the noctua nh-d14, im not sure how quite the d14 is other than its pretty quite
but the silverarrow even with stock fans is quite, that i know smile.gifsmile.gif if you can spring some more dough
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post #12 of 67
The Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM is 1 degree celcius warmer, but it cost only $47, or around $40 cheaper.

Basically, this is the successor to the Hyper 212+. It is about 2 degrees cooler in this test, and yes the price is a bit more expensive.

I got this review from the latest review on Frostytech.com, so it has most of the newer coolers.

Basically, the Noctua is what you get if you don't want water cooling but want teh absolute best, the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ is what you get as a basic yet powerful cheap cooler (or the Hyper 212 Evo if the price isn't much more, it really isn't worth but a couple extra dollars), and the Cooler Master Hyper 612 for the middle people.
post #13 of 67
My vote also goes for the NH-D14 or Silver Arrow, but those are really big air coolers.

If you want around $50-60, I would recommend the Corsair H60 (or H50/H70 used), the Scythe Mugen3, or the NXZT Havik 140. The Havik performs very well, but only uses rubber mounting, so that may or may not sag over time.

The Coolermaster Hyper 212+ is really the best value cooler, but you're probably limited to about 4.5-4.6ghz with that cooler.
    
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NH-D14 or silver arrow thumb.gif
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post #16 of 67
TR Silver arrow
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I have a machine with the NZXT Havik 140 and it cools quite well:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835146011&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-CPU+Cooling-_-NZXT-_-35146011

Also, the rubber fittings are quite tight, and they certainly haven't started to sag. They eliminate all vibrations between the fan and the heatsink, quite clever if you ask me.
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theres also this new cooler from enermax too thats cheap and better than the CM 212+ and EVO.. but i just cant remember it
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post #20 of 67
I can highly recommend the Thermalright True Spirit 140, optional with a second TY-140 fan. This would be only a few degrees warmer than the absolute best, only around 40$ and .very quiet with one of the best 140mm fans you could possibly get..
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