Question quietest air cooler for AM5 7900 65W

bigi

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7900 65W AM5 CPU. No OC.

Looking for quietest air cooler available for this. Stock wraith gets too loud occasionally.

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The efficiency of the heatsink at drawing heat off the block has some effect but the main cause of noise is the fan mounted on the heatsink.

A tower type air cooler tends to be the easiest to replace fans, as opposed to the centered and upwards single fan like the Wraith.

I do NOT recommend anything from the 'Be Quiet!' brand. I'm using one now, and the QC on the block was terrible. I had to do a considerable lap on the block, as it arrived looking gouged with uneven "channels" on the plate.

Noctua is always a good bet...IF you want to pay premium prices for a premium cooler/fans. There are other good/decent brands though for much cheaper.

Thermaltake, Thermalright, Scythe, Deepcool, ID Cooling, NZXT, Arctic, Antec are all lower cost brands worth looking at.
 
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I do NOT recommend anything from the 'Be Quiet!' brand. I'm using one now, and the QC on the block was terrible. I had to do a considerable lap on the block, as it arrived looking gouged with uneven "channels" on the plate.
I have a Be Quiet Pure Rock 2 on both my 12400 and my wife's 5600X, and they've both been fine; perhaps my samples were okay. However, I wouldn't recommend them, if only because they are a bit overpriced for what you're getting.

$30-35 can get you a Thermalright Peerless Assassin, and that's been pretty highly rated, especially for the price, and should easily handle a 65W CPU.
 
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