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Best cooler for my I5 6500

Jordanhpal

I have the stock cooler for it at the moment but i am wanting something quieter as it can get rather noisy when under use. The temps are fine when under use but i just want something near silent

 

I was looking at this https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009VV56TY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&psc=1

 

Any suggestions? 

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What is your budget?

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if you have some extra room and your main concern in noise, I would suggest a dual or triple fan all-in-one. They'll need to run much slower to dissipate the same amount of heat.

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1 minute ago, Insorior said:

if you have some extra room and your main concern in noise, I would suggest a dual or triple fan all-in-one. They'll need to run much slower to dissipate the same amount of heat.

I hadn't noticed OP chose an AIO. It seems as noise is OP's main concern, so I wouldn't go with an AIO at all, but instead with a quality air cooler, which will perform similar to an AIO and be quieter.

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21 minutes ago, bruny06 said:

What is your budget?

Budget is not to much of a concern providing it is not pointless overkill. Anything around the £90 would be a comfortable amount to pay i feel

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12 minutes ago, Insorior said:

if you have some extra room and your main concern in noise, I would suggest a dual or triple fan all-in-one. They'll need to run much slower to dissipate the same amount of heat.

I will look at a dual/triple i should have room for this i currently have an NZXT S340 Mid-Tower case 

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1 hour ago, Jordanhpal said:

Budget is not to much of a concern providing it is not pointless overkill. Anything around the £90 would be a comfortable amount to pay i feel

In that case, do you care about looks? If not, I would go with a Noctua cooler. These ones might be a good idea:

The NH-D15S is just like the NH-D15, but with one less fan, for higher RAM compatibility, in case you have tall RAM.

 

Any of these options will provide good performance (the more expensive, the more performance) and be very quiet, especially if you decrease the RPM of the fans, since you're only cooling a Core i5 6500 and the last two options will be great for overclocking, should you upgrade to an overclockable CPU in the future. Given that you have the budget, I would go with an NH-D15, however, if you care about looks, you could go with something like an NH-U14S and slap one of these fans onto it, to give it a better look, for a little over the price of an NH-D15.

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10 minutes ago, bruny06 said:

In that case, do you care about looks? If not, I would go with a Noctua cooler. These ones might be a good idea:

The NH-D15S is just like the NH-D15, but with one less fan, for higher RAM compatibility, in case you have tall RAM.

 

Any of these options will provide good performance (the more expensive, the more performance) and be very quiet, especially if you decrease the RPM of the fans, since you're only cooling a Core i5 6500 and the last two options will be great for overclocking, should you upgrade to an overclockable CPU in the future. Given that you have the budget, I would go with an NH-D15, however, if you care about looks, you could go with something like an NH-U14S and slap one of these fans onto it, to give it a better look, for a little over the price of an NH-D15.

Thank you, i do intend to upgrade my CPU in the future so future proofing with it is not a bad thing.

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1 hour ago, Jordanhpal said:

Budget is not to much of a concern providing it is not pointless overkill. Anything around the £90 would be a comfortable amount to pay i feel

 

That would be overkill pricing. For locked CPU, you are looking at £30 price range.

 

17 minutes ago, Jordanhpal said:

Thank you, i do intend to upgrade my CPU in the future so future proofing with it is not a bad thing.

 

To overclockable one? Or just i7?

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2 hours ago, Jordanhpal said:

I will look at a dual/triple i should have room for this i currently have an NZXT S340 Mid-Tower case 

Perfect ! Be sure that at the same clock, noise will be much lower with multiple fans

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9 hours ago, Insorior said:

if you have some extra room and your main concern in noise, I would suggest a dual or triple fan all-in-one. They'll need to run much slower to dissipate the same amount of heat.

7 hours ago, bruny06 said:

These are all overkill. A 92mm cooler would be about as quiet for lower cost.

The H55 isn't very quiet. 

 

@Jordanhpal What case and ram are you using?

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