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 Post subject: Is the Corsair H60/H55 really more quiet than Noctua NH-L12?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:58 am 

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Hi, I'm fed up with my stock intel cooler for my 3570K, so now is the time to go silent. I was looking at the new Corsair H55 which seems like a good solution because I move my case a bit, and I'm not conformtable with these huge 1kg coolers. I also like to have room in my case, so it seems like a perfect fit. However, while it might be "quietish", it's not really quiet according to some customer reviews. So I went to SPCR and stumbled across the Noctua NH-L12 which I thought might be a good compromise between size and noise/cooling ability. But according to frostytech the H60 performed better in their review than the NH-L12, both more silent and better at cooling. Am I missing something here? If the results really are correct, then don't you guys think a H55 with a silent PWM fan would be a really good pick?

                                         150w      85W      db
Corsair Hydro H60 low                  26.6      15.9      31.9
Noctua NH-L12 (bot fan only) low       32.9      19.4      33.1

Noise for the H55 is better than the new H60 according to Anandtech and Hardocp as can be seen below, so I even expect to get better results than frostytech's results.

Anandtech review (

Hardocp review ( ... s_review/1)

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