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Silent CPU fan recommendation for Core i7700 (FCLGA1151)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

The stock fan is very noisy, and the PC will be right next to be so I need a cheap silent heatsink fan.

Recommendations?


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Noctua NH-L9i?

Its an HTPC so needs to be small


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14 hours ago, JayEee said:

Noctua NH-L9i?

Its an HTPC so needs to be small

Budget, location and limitations, please. Like case and RAM.


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23 hours ago, LogicalDrm said:

Budget, location and limitations, please. Like case and RAM.

I spoke to the PC shop and they recommended the NH-L9i (would be nice if copy and pasting from websites didn't preserve the large bold font)
So I bought it and it is super silent, and 14 degrees less than the Stock Intel 👍

Case is Silverstone GD09
RAM is typical height.

I did need to bend the HDD bay metal bracket down so I lost a drive bay, but I managed to wrap the HDD in non-conductive material and jam it on top of the GPU next to the PSU, and another drive at the front of the case above the cable mess opposite the PSU.


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15 minutes ago, JayEee said:

would be nice if copy and pasting from websites didn't preserve the large bold font

It gives you options to both paste without formatting and removing formatting afterwards.

 

But good if you are happy with it.


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The NH-L9i would probably be the best air cooler. 

But you should be able to 120mm aio maybe even a 240mm with some extra work.

 

What GPU do you have in there?

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NH- L9i is a 65w tdp cooler, and the 7700k is 95w.. probably not a good idea.


Maybe one of these? I would go for a copper one if I was in the market for SFF cooling.

 

http://thermalright.com/product-category/products/heatsink/low-profile/

 


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Looks like you could do it if you dont OC it.

 

I have used the L9a (same fan and heatsink) on a 2600 and 2700x.  The 2700x had a loose recommendation as 105w pushes it, however, it honestly runs fine at stock in a SUGO SG13B.  I run it with stock settings and PBO off.  Stays in 70's while gaming or when looping benchmarks (unigine).  

 

 


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That's pretty warm for just running a game to be honest. Your CPU shouldn't be anywhere near that for something as easy to run as a game.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I got the NH- L9i and its super silent now 👍 Plus its about 9c cooler than stock.


Favorite hardware I've ever owned: Logi MX KEYS,  Audi S3, Renova Zero.
When installing a hardware (no matter what device), never install the screws, and wait a few hours... until you know it works properly :) (Linus should do a video in this 😏 )

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