I have some credit at tigerdirect, so I'd like to pick something from them. It's for an i5 2400, the stock fan seems really loud to me. Case is an antec sonata II, if it matters. 1x 120mm fan in the back
The 2 fans that have caught my attention, which are in my price range, are the Cooler Master Hyper N520, and the Thermaltake Silent 1156
Obviously my cpu can't be overclocked, and the sandy bridge's are quite cool to begin with, so I assume any aftermarket cooler will perform well enough, so my main concern is noise level. Does one of those coolers stand ahead of the other? I'm really not sure how to decide between the two. Thanks!
Pick the one that permits you to swap out the fan for a nexus fan.