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Help this old man pick out a fan for his Secondary rig

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Sometime a few months ago i felt that usual hole in my heart that can only be filled with Achohol, food, firearms, or computers. So this time on the rotation i decided to build a secondary rig.

 

Im in the market for a CPU fan, i would like to spend around 50 US dollars worth. Just dipping beyond practicality into eye candy territory but stopping just short of the Liquid Cooled minefields.  I could always pickup a Cooler Master hyper but my mentallity going into this is the best performance i can get out of one fan for below 70 dollars.

 

Here are two that stand out

 

Thermaltake CL-P0466 SpinQ Quiet Copper Heatpipe Univrsal CPU Cooler for 60 dollars exactly, free shipping

 

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and for the possibly over hyped brand due to wehrabooism

 

Noctua NH-U12 S for 66.60 dollars (hail Satan) and free shipping. Normally goes for over 100 from what ive seen

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So there you go, im not concerned with looks, even though the Noctua looks like shit, just which one would you recommend for raw performance

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Cooler Master 212 and a better fan is a strong contender, it's very good, and excellent for the price.

 

The Noctua is pretty decent and plenty sufficient for most non-serious overclocked CPUs, with a pretty big focus on noise.

 

EVGA's ACX CPU cooler is apparently a top notch heatsink, but it wants a fan replacement to shine.

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