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I'm after a quiet 775 CPU cooler. I am using the stock one and it is too loud. I noticed on PC Case Gear they don't seem to have any and maybe in the future I will upgrade to a 1155 CPU so should I get a 1155 cooler with an adapter? Most important thing is noise; I don't care about a few degrees. Suggestions?

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what about the Corsair H series self contained water cooling setups? I'm using the H100 atm, and I love it - it'll fit the 775/1156/1155/1366 and AMD's 2/3 sockets (not sure regarding the new intel 2011 sockets)

I just keep it on low (they have 3 speeds) so it's nice and quiet - I've never seen it go much above 60c running Prime (had it on an 1155 setup, and a 1366 setup, both overclocked) whilst on 'low' - just make sure that you have a case that'l fit the 240mm radiator, if you're thinking of the H100, but the rest of the line up only uses 120mm radiators, which will fit virtually any case.

I really like this cooler.

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Thanks for the reply. I don't have a big case; it's an Antec SOLO and my motherboard is an ASUS P5B-E Plus. I don't think I need anything fancy like a water cooling setup; on a hot day like this my CPU is sitting at 41 degrees and the motherboard/NB won't let me overclock significantly further.

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Thanks for the reply. I don't have a big case; it's an Antec SOLO and my motherboard is an ASUS P5B-E Plus. I don't think I need anything fancy like a water cooling setup; on a hot day like this my CPU is sitting at 41 degrees and the motherboard/NB won't let me overclock significantly further.

I think given if your case is not on the large side you might be better off with the water kit suggested.

 

most of the decent heat-sinks for the 775 were/are on the large side.

 

plus with the kit suggested, there's almost no stuffing about and the price is about the same as a good HSF.

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CoolerMaster Hyper TX3 Evo $29

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_p...oducts_id=18944

run the fan from the mb and use it to control the fans speed so its quiet at idle

 

or there is this monster which is apparently 2mm too high going by specifications

Thermalright HR-02 Macho CPU Cooler $59

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_p...oducts_id=17845

Edited by Dasa

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Thanks for the reply. I don't have a big case; it's an Antec SOLO and my motherboard is an ASUS P5B-E Plus. I don't think I need anything fancy like a water cooling setup; on a hot day like this my CPU is sitting at 41 degrees and the motherboard/NB won't let me overclock significantly further.

 

you don't need a big case for them, all models (except the H100) will fit in virtually any case with provisions for a rear 120mm exhaust fan. they're very simple to install, need no maintenance, take up minimal room, function very well, and are quiet. they also have a 5year warranty.

they're actually less fuss than air coolers.

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Get a Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme and add a fan running on 5v... I'm not just saying that because I have one on eBay at the moment starting @ $1.

Edited by RenascentMisanthropy

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