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Recommendation for quietest CPU cooler (~$150 - 200)

Discussion in 'Newbie Lounge' started by danhendo888, Apr 22, 2022.

  1. danhendo888

    danhendo888 Member

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    Have a Ryzen 3 3100 on ASUS B550M TUF GAMING Plus.

    What cooler PSU would be the most quiet in the $150-200 ballpark? (Any type)

    I don't want to hear a thing, if possible.

    Also, is there such thing as a quiet PSU?
    My PC noise might actually be caused by the PSU noise
     
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  2. Elmf

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    Corsair RMX PSUs are very quiet and will not turn the fan on at all if not under high load. Buy one of these and oversize it.

    Good quiet CPU coolers at reasonable prices are the Arctic Cooler ones. Grab a 240mm one, change the PWM fan curve to be super low and it will be virtually inaudible and will easily cool that cpu.

    https://www.centrecom.com.au/corsai...BC2OlUjLsdSdQ2ZCsV_NU2L6kiw7igvEaAl3hEALw_wcB

    There's so many options that would suit for the CPU.. I'll just link you to the one i have personal experience with :

    ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 240 RGB - Multi-Compatible All-in-one CPU AIO Water Cooler with RGB, Compatible with Intel & AMD, efficient PWM-Controlled Pump, Fan Speed: 200-1800 RPM - Black https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B08WR9SFTD/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_C1Z92KF0A29VRP1756WB?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
     
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  3. TheWatcher

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    The CPU cooler is going to cost more than the CPU itself!
     
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  4. Elmf

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    It is reusable though :p
     
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    Ok it's definitely the PSU that is making a whirring noise, sounds like a diesel engine (I thought the CPU cooler was the culprit)

    Will check out the Corsair RMX PSUs
     
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    Remember to oversize it for your needs. For many reasons:

    -PSUs are re usable for future PCs
    -The lower the load, the more chance you'll be in the zone where the fan isn't on at all
    -There's not much price difference between the 650w and the 850w on sale
     
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    Great points, well noted. Bought the 850W.
    Thank you!
     
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    I believe adapters will only work up to a certain wattage, though I think that wattage is also above what any current graphics card pulls. Was more tongue in cheek than serious rebuttal. ;)
     
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  11. Deus_Ex_Machina

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    Corsair RMx as many have mentioned. I have a 650W in one system here. Any decent PSU should be pretty quiet though, especially if it's working at the lower end of it's capacity. Great price on MSI's 850W just ended, you can get a similar Enermax DF Revolution 850W for $150 if you are looking to the future or big GPU's though. Still good value.
     
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    Bought the Corsair RM850. Very happy as it makes zero noise.
    Also replaced the case exhaust fan and front fans with the Silent Wings 3 120mm PWM fan and Shadow Wings 2 140mm PWM fans, respectively.

    PC is dead silent now :)
     
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    had my dh15 for 5 years VERY quiet but probably tops out at 150w absolutely max without sounding like a wind tunnel with bigger 14cm 3k rpm fans
     

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