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Originally Posted by Ellis;13265010 
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.

When we put the second fan on my buddy's it dropped from 85c on the hottest core to 70c so it definitely made a huge difference.... And during games when the fan speeds up a little bit its too loud for my tastes.
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Dont wast time with anything other than d-14/silver arrow/archon for a silent system. The first two I listed are THE best air coolers on the market not only do they offer the lowest temps for air/hybrid water coolers, they make less noise while doing it. I use Silver Arrow, the fans make no noise what so ever, stock coolermaster hyper 212+ is a rock n roll concert compaired to TY-140's.
D-14 is also a stong cooler, and make's just a hair more noise than silver arrow. Arcon is Silver Arrows lil brother, same fan(ty-140) but is only a single tower instead of S/A having 2 towers.

If i wher you, drop the money on silver arrow and be happy. if thats to pricy, Archon, and pick up a second TY-140 fan later for less than 15 bucks new. hope this helps:)
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Originally Posted by Somenamehere;13261076 
The quietest air cooler is the Hr02

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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.

lol ap15s are 20 bucks ea and in short supply, making that combo over 100 bucks easy.

I'd rather go with a 212+ a quieter fan you can afford that at that price point.
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Scythe Mugen 2 w/ the OEM fan is pretty quiet, I accidentally unplugged my CPU fan during some cabling and my OC'ed athlon2 @ 3.5ghz reached up to 36*C on idle and 45*C on video rendering...but that's just me...so I suggest the Mugen2 for $45CND and pair it up with a Noctua 120mm 800rpm fan would do the trick
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I was thinking about the scythe ninja 3 or yasya. They seem cheap and can take a quiet fan easily it looks like.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185143

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With your Storm Sniper you can put nearly anything in there. Go with a Silver Arrow. Very quiet. Your case has room for you to nudge up the front fan so it clears the Ripjaws.

SA has the best cooling performance and is 3dB quieter than a D14.

And before there are arguments: Vortez tested and retested, found the Archon does not match the SA. SA has a lot more surface area. Also, in passive cooling, the SA is about the best.
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With your Storm Sniper you can put nearly anything in there. Go with a Silver Arrow. Very quiet. Your case has room for you to nudge up the front fan so it clears the Ripjaws.

SA has the best cooling performance and is 3dB quieter than a D14.

And before there are arguments: Vortez tested and retested, found the Archon does not match the SA. SA has a lot more surface area. Also, in passive cooling, the SA is about the best.

SA is a little more expensive than I want to pay. I'm sure its a great cooler and all but I know a cheap cooler will get me where I want. I am throwing around the idea now of a cheap cooler with the GT 1850's ap-15's on it to quiet it down. Just not sure what one to pick.

Thinking about it I am pretty sure the 212+ would be quiet enough with the GT's because i'm sure the fans are what changes the noise level
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Originally Posted by ehume;13268146 
With your Storm Sniper you can put nearly anything in there. Go with a Silver Arrow. Very quiet. Your case has room for you to nudge up the front fan so it clears the Ripjaws.

SA has the best cooling performance and is 3dB quieter than a D14.

And before there are arguments: Vortez tested and retested, found the Archon does not match the SA. SA has a lot more surface area. Also, in passive cooling, the SA is about the best.

^What he said, the Archon dose not perform as well as silver arrow, but is just as silent, and perform's pretty darn good from what i have read, its also cheaper.
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SA is a little more expensive than I want to pay. I'm sure its a great cooler and all but I know a cheap cooler will get me where I want. I am throwing around the idea now of a cheap cooler with the GT 1850's ap-15's on it to quiet it down. Just not sure what one to pick.

Thinking about it I am pretty sure the 212+ would be quiet enough with the GT's because i'm sure the fans are what changes the noise level

The fans make all the noise on a cooler.sometimes the fan will "rattle" or "clank" aginst the heatsink, you can use sticky foam pads form a craftstore to stop this, cost you less than a buck too! The hyper 212+ is a great cooler, cheap too, I had one befor my S/A. If you do go 212+, If your set on using the 1850rpm AP fans use them in push pull, they have a lower CFM than the stock fans. But I would get the cooler, set it up with just a single fan, and see how the bush master sets your fancy. Its not all that loud compaird to some stock case fans.
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^What he said, the Archon dose not perform as well as silver arrow, but is just as silent, and perform's pretty darn good from what i have read, its also cheaper.



The fans make all the noise on a cooler.sometimes the fan will "rattle" or "clank" aginst the heatsink, you can use sticky foam pads form a craftstore to stop this, cost you less than a buck too! The hyper 212+ is a great cooler, cheap too, I had one befor my S/A. If you do go 212+, If your set on using the 1850rpm AP fans use them in push pull, they have a lower CFM than the stock fans. But I would get the cooler, set it up with just a single fan, and see how the bush master sets your fancy. Its not all that loud compaird to some stock case fans.
Bush Master? It's called the Blade Master. lachen.gif
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Originally Posted by killeraxemannic;13265042 
When we put the second fan on my buddy's it dropped from 85c on the hottest core to 70c so it definitely made a huge difference.... And during games when the fan speeds up a little bit its too loud for my tastes.

There had to be more to that than just adding the fan. It's been proven time and time again that adding the second fan to the 212 does not drop temps that much.

You can try to add nice fans to lower end cooler to meet your $60 budget, but why not just spend $15-20 more and get the best combo of performance and sound around?

$80 to your door: http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSearch.asp?scriteria=AA77450&pagetitle=Thermalright%20Silver%20Arrow%20Dual14cm%20Round%20Fan%20Heatsink
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