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    New CPU cooler. Some advice please

    The CPU cooler on the office PC has decided it is (to quote Rutger Hauer in Blade Runner) 'Time to die'. It's a liquid cooler (sealed unit) and the pump has gone which results in cpu temp fluctuations and lots of alarm beeps, so it's time for a new cooler. I'm currently working on a laptop
    I'm not after anything bank breaking, but as I have an i7-950 on a socket 1366 motherboard I want to make sure that I order the right thing. I don't want an Intel stock cooler as apparently they are next to useless in actually keeping the i7 cool, but I have seen this:

    Titan Intel Copper CPU Cooler - TTC-Nk34TZ/R/V2 - Scan.co.uk

    Can anyone confirm that this will do without my needing to purchase a back 'x bracket, or can anyone recommend a better cooler for a similar price?

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    Finally... you are getting rid of that noisey, pointless, piece of rubbish CPU cooler. Your office will be so much quieter.

    Don't get another rubbish one though... you can't generally go wrong with a nice Zalman but ask ZeroHour for advice!

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    I use a Coolermaster Hyper cooler on my AM3 board with a Phenom X2 550 idle temps are low 20's.
    comes with a retention bracket for intel sockets which supports 1366
    mobo needs to come out mind.
    nice and quiet as well even under heavy load
    it is BIG

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    Zalman coolers are pretty much the mutts nuts in terms of coolers. The main question is, do you want to go quiet (and much cooler than stock coolers) or super cool (but a bit noisy)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    Finally... you are getting rid of that noisey, pointless, piece of rubbish CPU cooler. Your office will be so much quieter.

    Don't get another rubbish one though... you can't generally go wrong with a nice Zalman but ask ZeroHour for advice!
    You wouldn't belive how quiet it is without the office PC on. Even when the CoolIT Domino was on it's lowest setting it was like sitting next to a taxiway at Heathrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Zalman coolers are pretty much the mutts nuts in terms of coolers. The main question is, do you want to go quiet (and much cooler than stock coolers) or super cool (but a bit noisy)?
    Quiet for preference.

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    CNPS12X Ultimate Performance Triple Fan CPU Cooler < that will be more than sufficient, will keep the PC cool and is quieter than a library (if you consider a library is 30db and that fan peaks at 28db on full load...)

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    Also have you considered your PSU and GFX card could be causing a lot of noise as well?

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    I've always used arctic cooling freezer fans for quiet running CPU · Cooling · Arctic Cooling

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    CNPS12X Ultimate Performance Triple Fan CPU Cooler < that will be more than sufficient, will keep the PC cool and is quieter than a library (if you consider a library is 30db and that fan peaks at 28db on full load...)
    That's £68!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Also have you considered your PSU and GFX card could be causing a lot of noise as well?
    It really is that POS CPU cooler... you wouldn't believe anything could be so noisey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Also have you considered your PSU and GFX card could be causing a lot of noise as well?
    Yes, the PSU and graphics are quite quiet. Ric can verify just how loud the liquid cooler was!

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    I know its £68, but can you put a price on the quietness of your office? lol

    And I see that @Ric_ has verified your claims!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Even when the CoolIT Domino was on it's lowest setting it was like sitting next to a taxiway at Heathrow!
    ...I have settings?

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    yes, your settings are

    "Drunk"
    "tipsy"
    "smoking"

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