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Which of the following CPU coolers would you recommend,
Decision should be based on;
-Noise level (i want to make my pc very quiet)
-Cost (bang-for-buck)
-Cooling power

I'm looking at the following CPU coolers!
Be Quiet! Dark rock advance
Be Quiet! Dark rock pro advance
Corsair H50

Pretty certain i want it to be mainly quiet as i plan to start folding as constantly as i can so volume is very important!

Suggestions for an alternative are welcomed! Please link me to UK websites XD

www.scan.co.uk
www.novatech.co.uk
www.aria.co.uk


THANK YOU =]
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Hi.

From you options I'd go with the 1st one. Or you can take a look of this: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/titan...366-k8-am2-am3
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I would advise against using the Dark Rock coolers. They are HEAVY and do not cool as well as you would think. You should take a look at the cogage arrow. It is basically the Thermalright Silver Arrow with a different name and slightly different looks, one of the best coolers currently available. Get some nice and quiet fans and enjoy your cool and quiet CPU cooling
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I would advise against using the Dark Rock coolers. They are HEAVY and do not cool as well as you would think. You should take a look at the cogage arrow. It is basically the Thermalright Silver Arrow with a different name and slightly different looks, one of the best coolers currently available. Get some nice and quiet fans and enjoy your cool and quiet CPU cooling
What fans would you reccomend? Super quiet please =p
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post #5 of 14
H50 in a push/pull setup if you can find it cheaper than 41 pounds.
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What fans would you reccomend? Super quiet please =p
For 120mm fans the Scythe Gentle Typhoons would probably be the way to go. Never had one myself, but they are regarded as being the quitest, bestest 120 fans around . Scythe Slipstreams or S-Flex fans are really quiet as well.
For 140mm fans, the Thermalright TY-140 is pretty quiet while pushing lots of air. You might need to slow them down a bit, at 100% (1300rpm) they are probably too loud for silence fanatics.
If you deccide to go with the TY-140 fans, you should buy the Thermalright Silver Arrow, it comes with two TY-140 fans, for only 13£ more than the Cogage Arrow. These are PWM-fans, so you might want to buy a PWM Y-Splitter cable to control both fans via PWM.
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For 120mm fans the Scythe Gentle Typhoons would probably be the way to go. Never had one myself, but they are regarded as being the quitest, bestest 120 fans around . Scythe Slipstreams or S-Flex fans are really quiet as well.
For 140mm fans, the Thermalright TY-140 is pretty quiet while pushing lots of air. You might need to slow them down a bit, at 100% (1300rpm) they are probably too loud for silence fanatics.
If you deccide to go with the TY-140 fans, you should buy the Thermalright Silver Arrow, it comes with two TY-140 fans, for only 13£ more than the Cogage Arrow. These are PWM-fans, so you might want to buy a PWM Y-Splitter cable to control both fans via PWM.
I've had a TY-140 less a foot away from my ear at full blast and can still barely hear it. Or maybe I'm just going deaf, but they're very silent even at max rpm.

[edit] Decided to retest TY-140 fan noise at max rpm at same distance, it's a very light humming sound. At a few feet away inside a case, that'd be the least of your worries.
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im thinking of driving over to novatech today with my friend and picking up a H50 and a fan to put it in push/pull... 3 questions,

1) Do you pull the air from the case and push it out? or do you pull air in and push it through the rad to cool the rad better?

2) is there something thats better on novatech for less than the £55 the h50 costs plus £13 for the scythe gentle typhoon?

3) i take it its a 120mm fan i want to add to the H50? will i need extra screws or should i mount it with two screws diagonally?
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Links to products on novatech

H50

Gentle Typhoon

Would i want to be purchasing 2 fans or will the antec stock fan do enough?
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The stock is fine if your strap on money, or just buy 1 Typhoon at best and mix with the stock.
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