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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: N. Central Valley, Cali
Looking for advice on cpu air cooling solution
I’m not interested in water cooling solutions so please don’t start posting about AIO’s or CLC systems etc. I am trying to find out what cpu coolers are available so I can look at them and decide on which to purchased based on a few factors including but not limited to size, shape, cost, looks, performance, availability, how it fits in relation to ram VRM heat sinks GPU etc.
Seems everyone is convinced the Noctua NH-D15 is the “cats meow” It looks horrendously huge but the chromemax does not look so bad. Are there any other cpu air coolers that can hold a candle to the D15 but cost less? Noctua is rumored to have a new D16 on the way and Zelman is suppose to have one that performs better than the D15 but is nowhere to be had.
Others I have seen listed for significantly less but know nothing about how they perform.
MSI CPU Cooler, Silver/Black (Core Frozr L)
Scythe Ninja 5 120mm Air CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler
It seems Noctua makes good fans with lots of cfm while remaining quiet. Same question applies to fans as well, are there other fan alternatives that perform as good with same noise levels as the Noctua’s but don’t cost so much. I’m looking to get a new pc case and might want to replace the fans on a cpu cooler or pc case depending on the performance of the fans That come with what I purchase. I think I’ll start a different thread asking for suggestions on the pc cases. Looking at the Lian Li Lancool 2 mesh which is not released yet.
The motherboard I will be using is MSI’s X570 Unify with 3800x & EVGA 1080Ti FTW3 Gaming. I have not decided on ram yet so making sure everything fits and works together is another thing I have to consider.
Last edited by N2Gaming; 02-10-2020 at 12:20 PM.