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Well I was thinking about 2 air coolers, the 212+ and the thermaltake frio. I was reading the frio was not quiet and my buddy has the 212 with 2 fans and its a bit too loud for my likes.

So what am I left with that is not $60+ ? Trying to get a 2500k to 4.5 with it is all I need!

Thanks!
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The quietest air cooler is the Hr02

hr02-2.jpg

But it is more than $60.

Any cooler can be silent its just a matter of the fans. Buy some AP-15's and you will be fine.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Somenamehere;13261076 
The quietest air cooler is the Hr02

hr02-2.jpg

But it is more than $60.

Any cooler can be silent its just a matter of the fans. Buy some AP-15's and you will be fine.

Are the AP-15's the gentle typhoons? and what rpm?
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post #4 of 23
the 212+ with the stock fan is pretty quiet
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The hyper212+ as mentioned above, with the Fan running below 55% is really quiet. Thermalright Archon with 1 fan at 800 rpm (or so) is also pretty quiet.
    
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The cooler will depend on what fans it has. For example, I have a VX with Zalman F3 shroud spinning at max speed. You cannot hear the damn thing. My case is 5 times louder than the cooler! frown.gif
 
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post #7 of 23
My Hyper 212+ is very quiet - I bought it not for performance but for noise, after all.

If you want it to be really quiet, stick some (or just one) Gentle Typhoons on it.
post #8 of 23
The GELID Tranquillo is pretty solid for $35-40.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cpu-cooler-heatsink-roundup,2788-10.html

I haven't sat down to OC my 2500K since swapping in my B3 board, but at 4.0 GHz on Auto I haven't seen my load temps go above 53C.
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post #9 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ffejrxx;13263313 
the 212+ with the stock fan is pretty quiet
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Originally Posted by jak3z;13263324 
The hyper212+ as mentioned above, with the Fan running below 55% is really quiet. Thermalright Archon with 1 fan at 800 rpm (or so) is also pretty quiet.
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Originally Posted by Ellis;13263345 
My Hyper 212+ is very quiet - I bought it not for performance but for noise, after all.

If you want it to be really quiet, stick some (or just one) Gentle Typhoons on it.

I have heard a 212+ with 2 stock fans and it is louder than I could stand. If I would swap GT's on it I would be into it for more than just getting a cooler that comes with quieter fans
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Quote:
Originally Posted by killeraxemannic;13264626 
I have heard a 212+ with 2 stock fans and it is louder than I could stand. If I would swap GT's on it I would be into it for more than just getting a cooler that comes with quieter fans
1) It only comes with 1 fan, and you don't need a second fan that much, it only makes a couple of degrees difference.
2) It's virtually silent at low speeds, which it will be at most of the time if you use PWM, which you should be using really.
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