Quiet Cooler for i7 3770k < $50

Discussion in 'Cases & Cooling' started by sanzen07, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. sanzen07

    sanzen07 Senior member

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    I'm looking for some recommendations on a quiet CPU cooler for an i7 3770k. The CPU won't be overclocked and I'm looking for something that's less than $50. I'm mainly interested in maintaining low noise levels. I currently have a Zalman CNPS9500AT for my Core 2 Duo E6600 that I'm replacing and am happy with the noise levels of that fan. I was thinking about just getting another one of those but I'd like recommendations for something better/quieter if possible.
     
  2. T_Yamamoto

    T_Yamamoto Lifer

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    Hyper 212 evo
     
  3. p_monks33

    p_monks33 Golden Member

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    Hyper 212 EVO then get 2 fans for it, not the ones it comes with.
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    Crap looks the the fans are out of stock, thats the best cheap fan I have found to be really effective and quiet.
     
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    #4 lehtv, Jul 16, 2012
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    sanzen07 Senior member

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    Great - thanks for the recommendations!
     
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    p_monks33 Golden Member

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    Those are all good ideas, I was just making the point that the fans suck for noise levels on the coolermasters. There are sometimes really good air coolers with rebates that get down around the 50 dollar mark. The Thermaltake Frio comes to mind in this group.
     
  7. SZLiao214

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    For great performance and quiet go for the hr-02 macho. Make sure your case can take its 167mm height.