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    Decent, quiet CPU cooler for an i7?

    I'm looking to upgrade to a Haswell i7 soon and I'm after a decent, quiet cooler for it. I won't be overclocking so no need for uber-coolers, just something that will keep it cool and quiet

    Cheers.

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    Re: Decent, quiet CPU cooler for an i7?

    Noctuas are pretty decent and pretty quiet...

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    Re: Decent, quiet CPU cooler for an i7?

    Cheers! I'll have a look.

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    Re: Decent, quiet CPU cooler for an i7?

    This one is cheaper than the noctuas as your not overclocking and has good ratings/reviews for it to.

    ETS-T40-TB - H.D.T cooler

    also the

    Antec Kuhler H20 950 CPU Liquid Cooler
    Last edited by dfour; 29-01-2015 at 03:53 PM. Reason: forgot link

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    Re: Decent, quiet CPU cooler for an i7?

    Thanks, but the Enermax doesn't mention socket 1150 and the second is a water cooler.

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    Re: Decent, quiet CPU cooler for an i7?

    If it is good for a 1156/1155 socket,most likely will fit a 1150 too. What's your mobo?

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    Re: Decent, quiet CPU cooler for an i7?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/be-qu...-fan-intel-amd

    Been running one now for a long time, can't even tell its spinning.

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    Re: Decent, quiet CPU cooler for an i7?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonebreaker777 View Post
    If it is good for a 1156/1155 socket,most likely will fit a 1150 too. What's your mobo?
    It'll be an Asus Z97-A likely.

    Cheers Jasp, I'll check it out.

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    Re: Decent, quiet CPU cooler for an i7?

    Quote Originally Posted by probedb View Post
    Thanks, but the Enermax doesn't mention socket 1150 and the second is a water cooler.
    Nothing wrong with a water cooler, you dont have to be an overclocker to have one and it will keep your chip nice and cool as quietly as a air cooler.

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    Re: Decent, quiet CPU cooler for an i7?

    Quote Originally Posted by dfour View Post
    Nothing wrong with a water cooler, you dont have to be an overclocker to have one and it will keep your chip nice and cool as quietly as a air cooler.
    Except all the extra stuff you need to run one. Or I could just get an air cooler which does what I want for far less money.

    Thanks for the suggestion but I don't want or need water cooling.

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    Re: Decent, quiet CPU cooler for an i7?

    Quote Originally Posted by probedb View Post
    Except all the extra stuff you need to run one.
    What 'extra' stuff? A Corsair H60 is a fine affordable all-in-one cooler that comes with everything you need in one package.
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    Re: Decent, quiet CPU cooler for an i7?

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    What 'extra' stuff? A Corsair H60 is a fine affordable all-in-one cooler that comes with everything you need in one package.
    It's not a compact unit that sits on the CPU though is it? http://www.corsair.com/~/media/Corsa..._new_viewc.png

    I'll refine my request to an air cooler then.

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    Re: Decent, quiet CPU cooler for an i7?

    I did wonder what you meant by 'extra stuff'

    looks like this fitted


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    Re: Decent, quiet CPU cooler for an i7?

    Cheers for the fitted pic That's not actually as bad as I'd imagined. Do you then need another fan since it's taken over the rear extractor fan?

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    Re: Decent, quiet CPU cooler for an i7?

    no it becomes the rear extractor. You can use 2 fans to increase performance though

    The one I linked to is slightly bigger



    sorry for massive pix I just borrowed it.


    I do think his blue plastic tubing is a bit ugly though
    Last edited by dfour; 30-01-2015 at 03:01 PM. Reason: added more info and pix

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    Re: Decent, quiet CPU cooler for an i7?

    Quote Originally Posted by dfour View Post
    no it becomes the rear extractor. You can use 2 fans to increase performance though
    Cool, thanks for the info! Hoping to purchase Feb, if not then definitely Mar.

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