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The Hyper 212 Evo fits within the category. (120 x 80 x 159 mm) and at $25 USD its hard to argue its price/performance ability.

I'm not sure I would say the 212 EVO fits in a category where the coolers being discussed are the lines of the D15S, Fuma, U12S, D14, etc. It's a bit like looking for a Bentley that will fit in a particular garage and saying that a Toyota Corolla falls into that category simply because it fits. And in 2016 (not 2012) I would absolutely argue price/performance of the 212 EVO - the Cryorig H7, be quiet! Pure Rock, Macho Direct and a few others are far more capable and quiet coolers in the $30 range. And the OP specifically stated quiet. No one in any year has ever thought the 212 EVO was a quiet cooler. Noise/performance was never it's strong suit.
post #12 of 33
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I'm not sure I would say the 212 EVO fits in a category where the coolers being discussed are the lines of the D15S, Fuma, U12S, D14, etc. It's a bit like looking for a Bentley that will fit in a particular garage and saying that a Toyota Corolla falls into that category simply because it fits. And in 2016 (not 2012) I would absolutely argue price/performance of the 212 EVO - the Cryorig H7, be quiet! Pure Rock, Macho Direct and a few others are far more capable and quiet coolers in the $30 range. And the OP specifically stated quiet. No one in any year has ever thought the 212 EVO was a quiet cooler. Noise/performance was never it's strong suit.

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - Fan Noise Level (dB-A) 9 - 36 dBA or 9 - 31 dBA (EU Version) ($25 at OutletPC
Macho Direct - Noise Level: 15 - 21dBA ($47.97 on Amazon right now
be quiet! Pure Rock - Overall noise level (dB(A)) @ 50/75/100% (rpm)19.1 / 22.1 / 26.8 (Prices $35 - $50 depending)
Cryorig H7 - Noise Level 10 ~ 25 dBA Prices at about $35)

Yes at full RPMs the suggestions you listed are quieter. Without a doubt. But the Hyper 212 Evo is $10 less expensive. But the choice I would make if I had to do it now would be the H7. It looks nicer and has better performance for a minimal increase in price. I got my 212+ before the H7 was even released, so I am kinda partial to its performance on my X6 1090T. (Which is a Heat Beast)
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post #13 of 33
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Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - Fan Noise Level (dB-A) 9 - 36 dBA or 9 - 31 dBA (EU Version) ($25 at OutletPC
Macho Direct - Noise Level: 15 - 21dBA ($47.97 on Amazon right now
be quiet! Pure Rock - Overall noise level (dB(A)) @ 50/75/100% (rpm)19.1 / 22.1 / 26.8 (Prices $35 - $50 depending)
Cryorig H7 - Noise Level 10 ~ 25 dBA Prices at about $35)

Yes at full RPMs the suggestions you listed are quieter. Without a doubt. But the Hyper 212 Evo is $10 less expensive. But the choice I would make if I had to do it now would be the H7. It looks nicer and has better performance for a minimal increase in price. I got my 212+ before the H7 was even released, so I am kinda partial to its performance on my X6 1090T. (Which is a Heat Beast)

This is all totally off topic, so I am hoping that @outofmyheadyo doesn't mind too much......but, you actually believe manufacturer noise ratings? Especially Cooler Master's????? doh.gif
post #14 of 33
Oh by no means do I believe any of their "ratings" I know better than that! I merely posted the ratings from each manufacturer for a rough comparison.
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ratings from each manufacturer for a rough comparison.
Which still doesn't help in any way because they can measure whatever they want blushsmiley.gif
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I usually buy fans to match what I am looking for instead of using the stock fans a cooler comes with anyway.
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post #17 of 33
Phanteks PH-TC14PE with a couple of Thermalright TY-143's replacing the stock fans...pretty hard to beat (You'll have to replace the stock fans in the case with something much more powerful to feed enough intake air into a heat sink set-up like that, fans like the Noctua NF-F12 or NF-A14 x3...everything running on a PWM fan curve, so you don't go deaf, but there is powerful cooling there when you need it, or want it).
Edited by GHADthc - 6/5/16 at 10:16am
post #18 of 33
The TY-143s do actually have a ball bearing. I'd rather suggest Noctua (A15) or Phanteks (F140MP).
Or simply go for a Noctua cooler with some quality fans included.
Triple fan is a pretty overkill by the way.

Just saying biggrin.gif
post #19 of 33
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I usually buy fans to match what I am looking for instead of using the stock fans a cooler comes with anyway.

So.....then your are suggesting buying a 212 EVO for $25, then spending $15-20 on a fan....which will essentially yield you a lower performing H7 (without the good looks of the H7)....which costs less than the 212 + fan....and is still absolutely nothing like what the OP is looking for. So, we go with more expensive, cheaper looking and hopefully as much performance. I see. It all makes sense now. rolleyes.gif
Edited by ciarlatano - 6/5/16 at 1:16pm
post #20 of 33
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Originally Posted by outofmyheadyo View Post

The case is Fractal Define Nano S , wich says "CPU coolers up to 160mm in height" what would be the best aircooler that would have the best performance+quiet fans? The CPU will be an overclocked 6700K, thanks guys thumb.gif



As the owner of an NH-D14 and an NH-D15 I would actually say get an NH-U14S. It is a great single tower cooler. I run my 8320 at 4.9 GHz no problem. I like it better than my other two Noctua's because it looks way, way better than those dual tower monstrosities. It would be overkill for that 6700K.
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