CPU cooler for powerful (gaming etc.) quiet PC

Alex11223

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I am trying to build a powerful and quiet PC.

Something like this:
Intel i5 4660k or i7 4770k
Asus Z87 Sabertooth
16 GB RAM (Crucial Ballistix 1600MHz CL9 probably)
Gainward GeForce GTX770 Phantom (as I understood, it is the most quiet of 770)
Corsair RM 550-650W
Fractal Define R4 or XL R2

And the only thing left to choose is the CPU cooler.
Which one of those should I take?


  • Noctua NH-U12P SE2
    Noctua NH-D14 (will it fit to my case, MB etc.?)
    Scythe Shuriken Rev.B
    Scythe Ninja 3 Rev.B
    Scythe Mugen 4 (there is also Scythe Mugen 4 PCGH Edition)
    Scythe Ashura
    ZALMAN CNPS9900 MAX
    ZALMAN CNPS12X (as I understood it is very big, will it fit to my case, MB etc.?)
Or here is the full price list http://www.skytech.lt/ausintuvai-procesoriu-ausintuvai-c-86_85_116_115.html?f=s%28%29,g%28%29,p%28719,726%29,k%2851.49,531.00%29&frag=&fragd=0&pav=1&sort=5a&sand=0%20sf-with-ul&grp=1%20sf-with-ul&pagesize=100&page=1 (sorry the website is not in English but I hope it is not a problem).
 

Vic 40

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I have looked at the next review,
http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/3960/33-cpu-cooler-group-test-cool-quiet-and-both
and the following come to mind,
Scythe Mugen 4 PCGH Edition,good results and quiet.,especially low speed.
Cooler Master Hyper 412S,good results and quiet,especially low speed.
Noctua NH-D14,the best but just a little bit more noisy.

If you really want to see how the perormance/noise ratio is look at the efficiency charts in that review.
 

chucklehead74

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Not sure if you have your mind set on one of the above, but I've found the the CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo to be a pretty popular fan-based CPU cooler. It is quiet and powerful, but also quite large.
 

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