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Hello! I am looking at $30 dollar air coolers, and I have two coolers I am thinking of ordering: The Rosewill ROCC AIOLOS 13000-1 or the CM 212 EVO. They both have 120mm fans and move about the same amount of air. However, the 212 is noticeably louder according to the specs. I have purchased many Rosewill items, like multiple cases and power supplies and all without fail. What do?

Rosewill:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200071

Cooler Master:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

[EDIT] I am putting aftermarket fans!
 

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Of course the 212 Evo. But why go for a budget cooler (good one, albeit) and spend more money on aftermarket fans? If it's for appearance, I understand. For noise/performance, you won't get a lot better than the stock 212 Evo fan...

What fans are you planning on getting, OP?
 

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I'd go for the cooler master--I have it and it's terrific for the price.

However, be aware of the space it takes up! It is a rather large heat sink, and if you are using dual fans then one fan may interfere with one of your RAM slots.

So if you're not concerned about space and will be using 2 RAM slots (or your mobo has enough space between the CPU and RAM slots) then go for the Cooler Master.

However, I don't know much about that Rosewill, so it could be good as well--I just know that the 212 is a great cooler!
 

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My friend bought that exact NZXT cooler and told me it was garbage. Said that the heatsink came with bent fins and the copper pipes were all beat up. After he sent it in for an RMA, they sent the same exact paperweight. Hmmm...
 

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My friend bought that exact NZXT cooler and told me it was garbage. Said that the heatsink came with bent fins and the copper pipes were all beat up. After he sent it in for an RMA, they sent the same exact paperweight. Hmmm...
Some people are just unlucky with certain brands. Like I'm extremely unlucky with MSI and Razer. Everything those two companies send me is broken. Not saying they are bad companies, just saying I get the dirty end of the stick.
 

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Some people are just unlucky with certain brands. Like I'm extremely unlucky with MSI and Razer. Everything those two companies send me is broken. Not saying they are bad companies, just saying I get the dirty end of the stick.
That's how I feel about departing from Rosewill and their components! Although when I look into crazy overclocks, I will definitely consider a different brand. I just don't want to go to a different brand and have something go wrong (I'm looking at you Diablotek)
 

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That's how I feel about departing from Rosewill and their components! Although when I look into crazy overclocks, I will definitely consider a different brand. I just don't want to go to a different brand and have something go wrong (I'm looking at you Diablotek)
I know what you mean (I'm looking at you Raidmax), NZXT builds some very high quality components that I would definitely buy, ie: the NZXT Havik 140
 

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I have decided I will order the Rosewill cooler (strictly 30 dollars, as that's all I put on my debit card). I will post a review and let you guys how it cools. Thanks for your input guys!
 
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