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Should I go air? or H50/H70

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Here's the problem, I really want a quiet CPU cooling solution, the cooling power is negligible since I won't be overclocking that much. So at first I wanted an H50 or an H70 since I could use the case exhaust fan to drive the rad eliminating a fan on the case. But will an air tower actually be more silent? If not, I'm going h50/h70.
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Less fans = Less noise
Lower powered fans = Less noise than high powered fans

Doesn't really matter if it is air or water setup
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As losttsol said.

The H50/70 will need at least one fan, as will any air cooler.

As you said with the H50/70 solution, you can exhaust the air out of the case, allowing you to reduce your general cooling requirements.
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Less fans = Less noise
Lower powered fans = Less noise than high powered fans

Doesn't really matter if it is air or water setup
I'm just reallly trying to find that sweetspot beetween ultrasilent/optimal performance. If they both have the same noise output, then I'll pick the one that gives better temps, or the cheaper one
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As losttsol said.

The H50/70 will need at least one fan, as will any air cooler.

As you said with the H50/70 solution, you can exhaust the air out of the case, allowing you to reduce your general cooling requirements.
That's exactly why im leaning towards that solution, but those setups require louder fans...
post #7 of 17
Get something like a Noctua NH-D14. It might not be the best at cooling (though it's damn close) but thanks to the Noctua fans and wide fin spacing it's extremely quiet.
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post #8 of 17
It doesn't matter if you get an higher end air cooler or the h50/h70. If you get a quiet fan with high static pressure you are all set. Something like the Gentle Typhoon AP14 or AP15
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i'd go h50/h70 just because i dislike huge air coolers
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It doesn't matter if you get an higher end air cooler or the h50/h70. If you get a quiet fan with high static pressure you are all set. Something like the Gentle Typhoon AP14 or AP15
in this case you're refering to use those fans with the h50/h70 right?
Because, if i can get the same performance with an H50 as say a D14 while reducing the need for an extra fan, thus reducing the noise, that'll be the sweetpot for me .
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