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Is a $15 cpu cooler better than a stock cooler?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

My core i5 2500k is currently using the stock intel cooler on normal usage it idles around 38-46degrees and on load it goes up to low 60.1 Things that annoys me is that the cooler makes a high pitch sound when its on so i was wondering if i would get a Armageddon Artic Wind cooler will the temperature still be the same and will it run quiter(Im running at 3.7Ghz)

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Should be cooler and quieter, but you're better off with a cooler named Snowman from AliExpress.

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6 minutes ago, ARandomLttuser said:

My core i5 2500k is currently using the stock intel cooler on normal usage it idles around 38-46degrees and on load it goes up to low 60.1 Things that annoys me is that the cooler makes a high pitch sound when its on so i was wondering if i would get a Armageddon Artic Wind cooler will the temperature still be the same and will it run quiter(Im running at 3.7Ghz)

i would suggest:

once your upgrading cooler, actually buying something quality.

a 15$ may be quiter. but if you get some for like $45?

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4 minutes ago, WillLTT said:

i would suggest:

once your upgrading cooler, actually buying something quality.

a 15$ may be quiter. but if you get some for like $45?

I don't want to spend to much on a cooler just a cheap and easy way to get rid of the pitch

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1 minute ago, ARandomLttuser said:

I don't want to spend to much on a cooler just a cheap and easy way to get rid of the pitch

Save up twice the amount of money you have and get a Noctua cooler. you will be happy with it for sure. Noctua may not be pretty, but boy are they functional.

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2 minutes ago, birdflyer said:

Save up twice the amount of money you have and get a Noctua cooler. you will be happy with it for sure. Noctua may not be pretty, but boy are they functional.

And boy are they expencive. There are way cheaper offerings that will deliver slightly worse or comparable results for him. 

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not if it's the old style with the copper core. Not only could it absorb heat better, but it also had a much quieter fan.


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I used to have a scythe mugen 2 rev b combined with a 2500k overclocked to 4.5ghz without issue. 

30-40 bucks and the noise was ok.


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Cheap and easy would be to lower the fan speed. 


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It is hard to say since I am not familiar with the model but the fan that's on the Armaggeddon is 90mm,  possibly you will have the same noise issue.

I'd try looking for cooler with 120mm fan, they'll turn a bit more slowly, ergo less noise.

 

 

 

 


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I wish AMD still offered their cpu's without fan/heat stink. That fancy thing they bundle may be ok, but for those of us who want better, we should be forced to buy what we're not going use, need, or want.

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28 minutes ago, Vorg said:

I wish AMD still offered their cpu's without fan/heat stink. That fancy thing they bundle may be ok, but for those of us who want better, we should be forced to buy what we're not going use, need, or want.

😲Don't wish that or you might get your wish!😂 I think it is awesome that they include a cooler in with their CPU's. Even if you don't need/want, you can just sell it on eBay. Plus I think that the coolers they use are pretty good for the money compared to Intel.

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That could work, you don't need to spend $100 on a HSF to use your computer without a jet engine noise.

 

Check out the brand ID Cooling, it's Chinese but I've bought some coolers for around $11 and they really did the trick even for a locked 8700


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