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amd 8350 stock cooler way too loud, replacement ideas?


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#1 oneofthefew82

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 06:03 PM

I am trying to lower my current fan noise. Also was adding quiet running noctua 120mm side intake fan and 92mm fan. But needed to figure out what i could do about the stock cpu cooler fan to replace it with a quiet but almost/equally as effective cooler. I wasnt gonna add a water cooler since the case is kinda small for it. Open to any suggestions, build as follows.
 
GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3 AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
 
AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX
 
Fractal Design Core 1000 FD-CA-CORE-1000-USB3-BL Black Steel MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case, 120mm silent fan stock
 
Western Digital WD Green WD10EZRX 1TB IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
 
HyperX Fury Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model HX316C10F/8
 
EVGA 600 B 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified 600W Active PFC ATX12V v2.31/EPS 12V v2.91 3 Year Warranty 100-B1-0600-KR Power Supply
 
SAPPHIRE DUAL-X 100373L Radeon R9 280 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card
 


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#2 shanepearce

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 06:52 PM

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Zalman-Outs-CNPS20LQ-Liquid-Cooler-Designed-by-Asetek-241247.shtml
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http://www.arctic.ac/worldwide_en/freezer-a30.html
Superior Cooling Perfomance

An interchangeable 120 mm PWM fan in combination with 4 direct touch heatpipes and a 48-fin heatsink enable the Freezer A30 to deliver outstanding cooling performance and improve heat dissipation from the CPU. According to the test results from Hardware Secrets, its superior cooling performance surpassed the stock cooler and similar models by up to 34 degrees.


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#3 killerx525

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 05:46 AM

Hi, and welcome to Bleeping Computer! If you are looking for a cooler that is quiet and can easily cool the FX8350 without increasing the fan speed, then the Noctua NH-U14S would be a solid choice, although if you are on a budget then the Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO is well regarded by the enthusiast community for it's excellent price to performance ratio.


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#4 DJBPace07

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 06:49 AM

I've never liked stock coolers, there are several aftermarket coolers you can choose from.  Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, ARCTIC Freezer A30, or Enermax ETS-T40-TB.  These are large 120mm coolers, so make sure you have plenty of room before buying.  I use an aftermarket cooler with my FX processor mostly for noise reduction.


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