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Old February 16, 2014, 03:17 AM
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I need to cool my wifes i3-4130, she is using the on board graphics and obviously no OC... OK - yes, I know... its ok with the stock cooler but I would want a better cooler for future upgrades.

Would a Noctua NH-U12P SE2 do the job? Or any other that is in that price range? Maybe the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO?
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Old February 16, 2014, 03:48 AM
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well...the reality is that an i3 would cause little heat, can't OC, and don't run that hot. So basically any upgrade is strictly to make it run even cooler and/or to reduce noise. Pretty much any 120mm based cooler will do an amazing job of keeping it cool (and may be overkill...but that's ok). Noctua are generally quieter (but more costly) and the hyper 212 line are generally regarded as a baseline for bang for buck cooling. Your call.
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Old February 16, 2014, 02:36 PM
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Buying an aftermarket cooler for a 54 watt TDP chip is just silly.
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Old February 16, 2014, 08:38 PM
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I run same setup for the Mrs. using 212 EVO.
changed out stock fan for Enermax T.B.SILENCE UCTB12 - 900 RPM... practically silent.
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Old February 16, 2014, 10:58 PM
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I run same setup for the Mrs. using 212 EVO.
changed out stock fan for Enermax T.B.SILENCE UCTB12 - 900 RPM... practically silent.
Nice, That is what I want - a silent build - also it has to be *pretty* in the living room.....
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Old February 17, 2014, 02:35 AM
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My acer uses same cpu I just took it apart on Saturday cleaned out all dust bunnies and wiped of oem paste horrid stuff.

Used my Arctic silver Mx I just bought droped temps by about 10c. But still using stock cooler once main Rig built will Repurpose it to be my Nas.

Ill remove vid card use onboard drop in 4x 4TB Wd Reds and make a nice Raid 5. Currently rig has 16Gb of mushkin blackline memory so more then enough for Linux server.

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Old February 17, 2014, 07:27 AM
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you could nearly passively cool that thing with a 212 or noctua with no fans on it. Depending on ambient
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Old February 17, 2014, 07:55 AM
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you could nearly passively cool that thing with a 212 or noctua with no fans on it. Depending on ambient
here in summer then ambient temps get pretty hot... so I need some fans on it though!
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Old February 17, 2014, 07:36 PM
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Well any noctua you choose will keep it cool n quiet I got 7 Noctua's in new rig when I build.
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