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Best Temp:Noise CPU Heatsink

post #1 of 6
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What is the current best temp:noise (and maybe price if they're close) ratio for cpu heatsinks? You can suggest heatsinks with or without fan. If it's the latter, then suggest what fan I should get keeping in mind temp:noise, and maybe price.

This is for a DAW computer. Since it's CPU intensive, it's going to get hot, but it cannot be too loud in this situation.
post #2 of 6
I heard the H70 wasnt so loud and from the reviews seems to give good temps.
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Thermalright Archon since it works thebest with one low/mid speed 140mm fan
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maybe this will help you
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post #5 of 6
Yuck. Frostytech.

Latest review here. This kind of review really helps you decide on things. I will add that the SA is 3dB quieter than the D14, but sits lower on the mb. It will just barely accommodate Ripjaws RAM, while the D14 can handle taller RAM. Both are superb coolers.
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post #6 of 6
The one in my sig is quiet but a budget cooler, not really suitable for much OCing but silent at idle (see my thread above). It has the fan mounted on little flexible vibration dampers which is fairly unique. I'm sure a bigger cooler with a 120-140mm fan would be just as quiet at idle and allow a better OC but more expensive.
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