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Old 06-05-2012, 02:19 PM   #1
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Default Choice between two cpu coolers

I'm going to get an Ivy Bridge 3770 and have a choice between two coolers - Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev. 2 and Cooler Master Hyper TX3. I'm not overclocking (or if so, only a bit) so I'm just looking for the most quiet and reliable of the two. I'm currently using an Arctic Cooling Alpine 7 and it's a bit louder than I would like.

Alternatively I can get a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, but it's a bit bigger so not sure how well it would fit. These are my choices as I'm not building myself.
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:29 PM   #2
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hyper 212+ would be best
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:14 PM   #3
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A 212+ or evo would be better if it'll fit. What case?,
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:21 PM   #4
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Not sure yet, maybe a Cooler Master Silencio 550. Is the 212 a lot quieter than the smaller ones? Temperatures shouldn't matter too much as it'll run at or near stock..
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:42 PM   #5
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I love my COOLER MASTER GeminII S524:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103100

It's cheap, small, and quiet. I put a 140mm Bitfenix Spectre Pro fan on it and it also cools my vrms, ram, and motherboard Since the s524 is a downdraft cooler it will most likely fit in any case.
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:18 PM   #6
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Not sure yet, maybe a Cooler Master Silencio 550. Is the 212 a lot quieter than the smaller ones? Temperatures shouldn't matter too much as it'll run at or near stock..
Larger fans tend to be quieter as they don't need to spin as fast to move the same amount of air.

3770k's can get hot at stock speeds depending on what your doing. A 120mm based cooler gives a lot of fan options if the stock fan is too loud to you.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:45 PM   #7
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I love my COOLER MASTER GeminII S524:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103100

It's cheap, small, and quiet. I put a 140mm Bitfenix Spectre Pro fan on it and it also cools my vrms, ram, and motherboard Since the s524 is a downdraft cooler it will most likely fit in any case.
It also is terrible compared to a hyper 212
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Scythe Mugen 2 is good if you can find one.
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:37 AM   #9
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Thank you all for the suggestions - I only have the choices I mentioned. It sounds like the two 92mm fans are a wash and the 212 will be quieter, just have to see if it will fit..
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Larger fans tend to be quieter as they don't need to spin as fast to move the same amount of air.

3770k's can get hot at stock speeds depending on what your doing. A 120mm based cooler gives a lot of fan options if the stock fan is too loud to you.
This is the best example of fan testing you can get:
http://martinsliquidlab.org/2009/05/05/r2-fan-testing/
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