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 Post subject: i3 3225 cpu cooler
PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:49 am 
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Hello to everyone and Merry Christmas.
I currently have the stock intel cooler that came with i3 3225 and I've found that the noise from the CPU cooler is a big problem, not temp very cool. The cpu is placed inside a Matx case (midi).

Can you give me some advice on a cooler (with price range of euro 20-40) that would be as quiet as possible, while keeping things cool!
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 Post subject: Re: i3 3225 cpu cooler
PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:32 pm 
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Hi and welcome to SPCR. Without knowing the specific case (and it's cooler height limitation) it's hard to give you a suggestion.

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 Post subject: Re: i3 3225 cpu cooler
PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:02 pm 
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A very cheap option would be the Arctic Cooling Alpine 11. It has the same thermal performance as a stock intel cooler, but it is much more quiet! It is practically silent in my built when cooling a triple core 95 W AMD Athlon II 425.

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 Post subject: Re: i3 3225 cpu cooler
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:18 am 
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The case is from an old compaq pc sr1279it. The case is large 17 cm, free space inside about 15 cm: see attached photo.
Kuzzia thanks for suggestion. Can you specify which Alpine 11? Plus, pro, gt? In the meanwhile I've examined another Arctic cooler: Freezer 11 lp, what do you think?
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 Post subject: Re: i3 3225 cpu cooler
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:39 am 
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Well, your CPU is a 55 W CPU i.e. it doesn't dissipate much heat. If you don't push it a lot the GT version should suffice. It only has a 80 mm fan opposed to the other two which have 92 mm fans. If you game the additional cooling performance of the Pro version becomes beneficial.

The min. fan speed:

GT: 500 rpm
"vanilla": 900 rpm
Pro: 500 rpm
Freezer 11 LP: 900 rpm

The noise at 900 rpm is audible so I'd only recommend the ones with 500 rpm.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:33 pm 
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Some other possibilities:

Scythe Samarai ZZ Rev B ~$30
Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev B ~$40
Thermalright TRUE Spirit 120M ~$43

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