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Originally Posted by svthomas View Post

I think I am running the tricools on their medium switch, so around 1600RPM I believe.

Lol, so the fans are loud.
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Originally Posted by FEAST View Post

Lol, so the fans are loud.

That entire case is no louder than the four Gentle Typhoons AP-15s I have running full blast in the case next to it. I'll stop helping you now. Good luck. thumb.gif
Edited by svthomas - 4/16/12 at 10:05pm
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Lol, so the fans are loud.

What you are looking for is quite unrealistic with a 60 dollar budget.

You were listed the best for your budget.

You said fans were too loud.

What you are hoping for is a good cooling solution that doesn't make a sound (basically passive).

which isn't possible.
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I know it's not in the specified price range but for $35 this is a great cooler. I actually have it on an i7-3820 with a 140mm fan and the things stay way cooler than I thought it would. 65C on full prime95 load so for 1155 I'm sure it would even better at cooling.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103100&Tpk=geminii
    
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@FEAST

All of the top five or ten coolers perform within the same margin. The Havik is probably the cheapest of the most popular coolers, or 5 or 10 bucks more than the True Spirit.

Right now the best noise/fans you will find with a $60 cooler will be on the Havik 140 or the True Spirit (or Macho--same fan).

And for all, I think it's obvious how bad reviewers screwed up on the Havik. A lot of places put it way down the list but in reality it's totally there with the SA, D14 and TC14PE (maybe +2C on average but nothing that ruins an overclock and still the only choice besides the True for $50-60).
Edited by samwiches - 4/16/12 at 10:18pm
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Originally Posted by KuuFA View Post

What you are looking for is quite unrealistic with a 60 dollar budget.
You were listed the best for your budget.
You said fans were too loud.
What you are hoping for is a good cooling solution that doesn't make a sound (basically passive).
which isn't possible.

This.

If you are telling us your HDD's are loud then you clearly want something that literally makes no noise. You should aim for another $25 on your budget and by a Silver Arrow or D14 and take the fans off. You won't have noise that way, and still good cooling.
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Originally Posted by iinversion View Post

ou won't have noise that way, and still good cooling.

nope
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