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What cpu cooler should i get? Cool master 212 evo or Noctua NH-U9B SE2

Im not sure what CPU cooler i should get i will be using it on a i7 4770k it will be running a little bit hotter than normal because i will be using its integrated graphics for world of Warcraft. Only looking to spend about $60 so if you know a CPU cooler better than both of these please tell me about it!!... thank you for your time :D
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    The Noctua uses 92mm Fans it is workable in smaller cases. It is no where as good as the Hyper 212 EVO.
    It is a no brainer. If you have an itty bitty case that is a different story.

    This cooler is better Than the Hyper 212 Evo.
    http://www.swiftech.com/polaris120heatsink.aspx
    It should be $60 or less with Tax and shipping.
  2. First, the i7-4790K has the same list price and is a superior chip which runs at 4.0/4.4 turbo at stock.
    If you will not overclock either, the stock intel cooler will do the job. It can get noisy under load.

    Noctua fan quality is outstanding. But, I like tower type coolers with 120mm fans if possible.
    $50 will buy you an excellent Phanteks with two 120mm fans:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709019
  3. jaimelmiel said:
    The Noctua uses 92mm Fans it is workable in smaller cases. It is no where as good as the Hyper 212 EVO.
    It is a no brainer. If you have an itty bitty case that is a different story.


    I have a small case so i would have to mod my side panel or just take it off Is there any other fans around this price range that are better than the 212 evo? maybe this one Noctua
    NH-C12P SE14
  4. geofelt said:
    First, the i7-4790K has the same list price and is a superior chip which runs at 4.0/4.4 turbo at stock.
    If you will not overclock either, the stock intel cooler will do the job. It can get noisy under load.

    Noctua fan quality is outstanding. But, I like tower type coolers with 120mm fans if possible.
    $50 will buy you an excellent Phanteks with two 120mm fans:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709019

    i was able to get the i7 4770k for $200 thats why i went with it
  5. @$200, a great buy.
    Exactly what is your case?

    Measure the height available in your case.
    A cm hyper212 or any other 120mm based tower cooler will need 160mm of height available.

    Those based on 92mm fans will need less.

    Past that, you have downdraft coolers that can be ridiculously low.
    Here is a link to some:
    http://www.frostytech.com/top5_lowprofile_heatsinks.cfm
  6. doyouevenairflow said:
    jaimelmiel said:
    The Noctua uses 92mm Fans it is workable in smaller cases. It is no where as good as the Hyper 212 EVO.
    It is a no brainer. If you have an itty bitty case that is a different story.


    I have a small case so i would have to mod my side panel or just take it off Is there any other fans around this price range that are better than the 212 evo? maybe this one Noctua
    NH-C12P SE14
    What specific case do you have?
  7. i have the corsair spec 01 case
  8. doyouevenairflow said:
    i have the corsair spec 01 case

    The Swiftec Polaris will fit your case. It is 152mm tall.
    http://www.swiftech.com/polaris120heatsink.aspx
  9. kk thank you very much!
  10. I remember researching that case for a friend who needed a smallish case to fit his space.
    I liked the spec01 very much but did not feel that a good tower cooler would fit.
    For what it is worth, we got a Silverstone PS07 which does fit a tall tower cooler and also has good front intake ventilation.
    Washable intake filter too.
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