Low Noise CPU Coolers Rounded Up and quietly tested

by Rafael Hernandez on May 2, 2010 · 0 comments

CPU coolers tend to require quite a bit of airflow in order to work effectively which is a bit of a downer for anyone that enjoys a silent workspace or even a bit of sanity once those high speed fans kick into gear.

Big Bruin has gathered six LGA1156 compatible heatsinks which seemingly promise low-noise operation and great cooling performance at the same time:

On to the cooler itself – once we got this out of the box, we were amazed at the sheer size and weight of this beast. This is clearly the largest cooler we’ve seen. It comes with both a 140mm center-mounted fan and a 120mm outside mounted fan. You could remove the 120mm fan and use it as a case fan (since Noctua has thoughtfully provided two sets of hardware for this) but for our purposes today, we’ll leave it intact.

It’s a bit unfair to compare the competition to this beast of a cooler but hey if it’s a quiet cooler you can’t lock them out of the competition.

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