Question Is it better cheaper Air cooler with noctua fans, or just completely noctua nh-u12s

Dec 15, 2020
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Hey guys, im building PC with r5 3600 CPU, and looking for a CPU air cooler and stumble upon noctua nh-u12s chromax ($85) but its expensive and so I search for alternative like CM212 and ID cooling SE 224 XT black, and saw a bunch of great review for SE 224xt and only lack behind u12s by a little, but of course for noise noctua wins, and so i was thinking

just buy SE 224 XT black for $30 + noctua NF-F12 $25, and save $30

or is it better to just buy nh-u12s $85,

any suggestion ?

Thanks !
 

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