Question Replacement for noisy Wraith Spire for Ryzen 3400G fan

Luno

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Hi,

I just built a system with the CPU / Cooling Combo mentioned. After a few good reviews I thought I'd check out the cooler provided with Ryzen CPUs, but damn, even at 25% that thing makes way more noise than those reviews would have me believe - so much so that I thought I received a defective unit. To be fair, it's not that bad in terms of pure loudness, it's more about the kind of noise it makes. Looking further into it, these noise levels are apparently to be expected. Quite disappointed with that cooler, now I'm looking for a replacement with more acceptable noise levels.

It would be really neat if there was a way to only replace the fan on top without removing the heat sink (which also reviewed well and obviously doesn't have the noise factor; also I'm lazy). Googling revealed a few people with the same idea and some talk about standard 80 mm fans being suitable replacement, but couldn't get a definitive "yeah that fits" statement.
 

Luno

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So here's a follow up absolutely no one was asking for, but hey, just in case someone tries to google this:

I successfully replaced the fan (just the fan, not the passive cooler / heatsink) with an 80mm be quiet! Pure Wings 2 and I can highly recommend this. Really quiet even at high speeds and temps under load don't go above low 60-ish °C.
 

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