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Which CPU cooler is quieter

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Hey guys, I have to choose a CPU heatsink and i have two choices.

They cost to me almost the same.

Which of these two be more quiet, more interest to the highest fan speed noise.

Thermalright macho HR02



or

Zalman CNPS 11 X Extreme



Thanks alot for any advice
 
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According to Frosty, the thermalright is silent at low speed but noisy at high speed.
Zalman is relatively noisy both ways.
 
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Well i just checked:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/printpage/Zalman-CNPS11X-Extreme-CPU-Cooler-Review/1266

which suggests the zalman is quite loud, and i'm getting the macho 2 myself probably, as it's quite a good cooler and extremely silent compared to most other decent cooling solutions.

Only thing it falters at is if you want to do high oc's then you are better of with an archon or silver arrow.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/thermalright-hr-02-macho_5.html#sect0



I'm not seeing the thermalright at frostytech erixx?


Anyhoe according to those sources the thermalright does 37 decibel at full load, which is very very quiet, and the zalman does 56db full load, ofc they arent from the same website, so testing methods might differ.
 
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im going to buy the thermalright archon rev.a , i have see the review on frostytech and is very good and very silent ,the macho is not bad but the weight is high,i give you 2 advice , the archon or the silver arrow temperature difference is about 1 degree, the archon is 17mm tall , silver arrow 16 xd
 
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According to Frosty, the thermalright is silent at low speed but noisy at high speed.
Zalman is relatively noisy both ways.
You confirm my doubts thanks for the advice, so better the Thermalright for my goal.


Well i just checked:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/printpage/Zalman-CNPS11X-Extreme-CPU-Cooler-Review/1266

which suggests the zalman is quite loud, and i'm getting the macho 2 myself probably, as it's quite a good cooler and extremely silent compared to most other decent cooling solutions.

Only thing it falters at is if you want to do high oc's then you are better of with an archon or silver arrow.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/thermalright-hr-02-macho_5.html#sect0



I'm not seeing the thermalright at frostytech erixx?


Anyhoe according to those sources the thermalright does 37 decibel at full load, which is very very quiet, and the zalman does 56db full load, ofc they arent from the same website, so testing methods might differ.

Thanks very explicative. Macho is the choice.



im going to buy the thermalright archon rev.a , i have see the review on frostytech and is very good and very silent ,the macho is not bad but the weight is high,i give you 2 advice , the archon or the silver arrow temperature difference is about 1 degree, the archon is 17mm tall , silver arrow 16 xd

Thermalright archon rev.a seems a tiny cooler but is nice.

No prob for the weight i worry only that does not touch the RAM dimms on my motherboard.
 
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Well, there was a similar Tr model with same fan, so i took that it will sound similar.
 
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btw is it not possible to get a case like those music rooms (anti noise something) well you know what I mean.

it might help thought. but that macho thermally looks macho.
 
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looks like neither one has rubber mounts or the like to help with noise from vibration of the fan.