CPU Cooler Selection Every processor you can currently buy comes bundled with a standard cooler, but normally these are not the best at keeping your temperatures down and definitely not the quietest models on the market. If you are looking to overclock your CPU it is best to invest in a better form of cooling, the same goes if you wish to keep you PC as silent as possible.

   Cooler Master Hyper T4 CPU Cooler

  Company General Inquirary: Info@mg.coolermaster.tw
Price: US $24.99 + shipping   newegg
Price: US $30.89 & FREE Shipping    amazon
Heatsink Material: 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes / Aluminum Fins
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 2.9 x 6 inches
Material: Aluminum + Copper + Plastics
Rotate speed: 600 - 1800 RPM
Noise level: 15.1 ~ 31.6 dBA
Voltage: 12 VDC
24 ~ 70 CFM
Life: 40,000 hours
Bearing Type: Rifle
Reviews (from Amazon)   Good Value
    Deepcool Ice Edge Mini FS CPU Cooler

 
Price: US $14.99   xoxide
Dual 6MM heat pipe design.
Fan size:80*80*25mm
Overall Dimension: 127x62x129.5mm
Operating Voltage:10.8-13.2V DC.
Rated Current:0.12±10%A.
Input Power: 1.44W
Fan speed:2200±10% RPM.
Noise level: 25dB(A)
Maximum air flow: 28 CFM.
Intel Socket 95W
Review (from overclockers)
   SilenX-Effizio-80mm-CPU-Cooler

 
Company General Inquiry: info@silenx.com
Price: US $20.89    Outlet PC
Price: US $15.99    frys
TDP: 125 W
Material: 2 Copper Heatpipe + Aluminum Fin
Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 3.7 x 4.8 inches
rpm: 2200 - cfm: 12-36
noise: 8-24dBA
current draw: 0.18A
power consumption: 2.16w
bearings: 3rd generation fluid dynamic
Review (from Amazon)   Good Performance
Review (from Buzzillions)   CPU cooler, fan quieter http://aphnetworks.com/reviews/silenx_effizio_efz_80HA3 http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2539
   SilenX EFZ-92HA3 Effizio 92mm CPU Cooler

 
Price: US $25.89    Outlet PC
Price: US $18.49    Tiger Direct
Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 3.7 x 4.8 in.
TDP: 150W
Noise: 8~24dBA
Fan speed: 800~2000 RPM (Controlled by PWM)
bearings 3rd generation fluid dynamic bearings
current draw 0.15A
power consumption 1.80w
Air flow: 22~48CFM
Review   Satisfactory results on high (150w) power processors)
   ARCTIC-Freezer-7-Pro

 
Price: US $19.32    amazon
Price: US $18.88    outlet PC
Company General Inquiry: artic.us@artic.ac|
Heatsink Dimensions: 104 x 58 x 126.5mm
Fan Dimensions: 107 x 43.5 x 96 mm
Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 3.8 x 5 inches
TDP: 150W
Bearing Type: Rifle Bearing
Max Air Flow: 45 CFM
Noise Level: 21.2 dBA
Power Connector: 4 Pin (PWM)
Rated Voltage: 12V   Rated Current: 0.16A
Life Expectation: 40,000 Hours
Advantage: Cost, Air Flow, Noise Level
Over clockers Review   good performance, quiet
Hardware secrets Review   good performance, quiet
techradar Review   good value, lovely and quiet
hexus review   there is no doubt it's a quality cooler on a budget.
   Evercool HPH-9525EA Intel P4 Core 2

 
Price: US $15.99 directron
Core 2 Extreme Processor Socket T (X6800)
Core 2 Quad Processor Socket T (Q6600-Q9550)
DC Fan Size : 95 x 95 x 25 mm
Speed : 1800 10% RPM
Rated current 0.16A
TDP in watts-120W
overall dimensions-95X64.7mm
max air flow-36.23cfm
Noise Level : 22 dBA
Rated Voltage : 12 V
Review   Poor performance
Review   Poor Performance
   Cooler Master Hyper 212

 
Price: US $30.74    (Amazon)
Heatsink Material: Aluminum
Heatsink Dimensions: 116 x 51 x 159 mm (4.7 x 3.1 x 6.3)
Fan Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 2000 rpm ± 10%
Bearing Type: Sleeve
Max Air Flow: 24.9-82.9 CFM
Noise Level: 9-36 dBA
Rated Voltage: 12V
Rated Current: 0.22A
Life Expectation: 40,000 Hours
Power connector: 4 pin
TDP: 180w
Review
   Arctic Freezer 13 High Performance Heatpipes CPU Cooler UCACO-FZ130-BL

 
Price: US $29.79 Amazon
Price: US $29.99 Newegg
Heatpipe: 6 mm x 4
DC Fan Size: 92 x 92 x 25 mm
Air Flow: 36.4 CFM
Dimensions: 123 L x 96 W x 130 H mm (4.8 x 3.8 x 5.1 inches )
Base Material: Aluminum Fins / Copper base
Bearing Type : Fluid Dynamic Bearing
Speed : 600 - 2,000 RPM (PWM)
Noise Level : 0.4 sone (23.5db)
Rated Voltage : 12 V
current : 0.20A; power : 2.40 W
4 pin
TDP : 200W
hardware Secrets Review   Fair performance, low noise
Legit Review
OverClockers Review   Fair performance, low noise
       Think Computers Review
Review
Aph Networks Review
   Cooler Master Hyper TX3

 
Price: US $20.99    newegg
Price: US $24.95 free shiping    amazon
Heatsink Material: Aluminum
Heatsink Dimensions: 90 x 51 x 139 mm
Fan Dimensions: 92 x 92 x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 800 - 2800 (PWM) rpm ± 10%
Max Air Flow: 15.7 - 54.8 CFM
Noise Level: 17 - 35 dBA
Rated Voltage: 12V
Rated Current: 0.18A
Power connector: 3 pin
TDP: 130w
Review - Amazon   Good Performance
Review - Frosty Tech   Good Performance
Review - guru3D   Good Performance
Review - hardware secrets   Good Performance
   ARCTIC Freezer A11 CPU Cooler for AMD

 
Price: US $19.99 Amazon
Compact Performance CPU Cooler
http://www.dvtests.com/arctic-freezer-i11a11/ ARCTIC Freezer i11/A11
Compatibility: Socket AM2 / AM2+ / AM3 / AM3+ / FM1 / FM2
DC Fan Size : 92 x 92 x 25 mm (PWM)
Air Flow: 74 CFM
Heatsink Dimensions: 115 x 106 x 53 mm
Base Material : Aluminum Base / Copper insert
Bearing Type : fluid dynamic
Speed : 500 - 2,000 RPM
Noise Level: 22.5 dBA
Rated Voltage : 12 V
current : 0.20A
power : 2.40 W
3 pin
TDP : 150W
Review

   Cooler Master Hyper 101i

 
Price: US $19.99 used   amazon
Heatsink Material: Aluminum
Heatsink Dimensions: 83.5 x 68 x 117 mm
Fan Dimensions: 80 x 80 x 25 mm
Fan Speed: 800 – 3000 (PWM) rpm ± 10%
Bearing Type: Long Life Sleeve
Max Air Flow: 10.9 - 40.8 CFM
Noise Level: 13 – 28 dBA
Rated Voltage: 12V
Input Power: 3.36 W
Rated Current: 0.18A
Life Expectation: 40,000 Hours
Power connector: 4 pin
TDP: 95w
Review   Good Performance
   EverCool HPK-10025EA

 
Price: US $22.39 Amazon
DC Fan Size : 110 x 110 x 25 mm (PWM)
Air Flow: 62.11 CFM
Heatsink & Fan Dimensions: 65 x 111 x 118 mm
Base Material : Aluminum Base / Copper insert
Bearing Type : fluid dynamic
Speed : 1800 +/- 10% RPM
Noise Level : 23 dBA
Rated Voltage : 12 V
current : 0.18A
3 pin
TDP : 90W
Review   Poor Performance
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