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I don't recommend fanless or water cooling. Instead, I recommend Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (which is a newer version of the 212 Plus I have). This is a very quiet fan. The specs say it's between 9-36 dBA. For me, it's quieter than the noise my video card generates. It keeps the CPU cool too. I don't have a "before" comparison, as it was installed when I ...


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This is a slightly more budget friendly option, which is according to the budget which was just edited in, the Noctua NH-D14. This CPU cooler keeps temps pretty low, about 5*C higher on an i7-4770k than the NZXT Kraken x61 I mentioned above. The NH-D14 is an air cooler available here, for 56 pounds. Pros Is an air cooler, and therefore does not have the ...


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The question was edited with a budget after I posted this answer. If you are looking for something more fancy, something a bit quieter, and a lot colder, I recommend you check out the NZXT Kraken x61. I do not believe it fails very often, as it's been around for awhile and it's relatively popular, plus there are no negative reviews about the pump failing, ...


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Unless you go for the "ghetto cooling" option you are not likely to find any after-market cooling options for a lower end card like the 430. This one supports the 440 but does not list the 430 and I suspect it would not be an improvement in terms of freeing up the neighboring slot. Do you have any other full size PCI-E slots available (x4 or x8)? If so, ...


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Whenever I hear "heatsink" I immediately think of the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (~$30). I, along with tons of other people, will instantly recommend this over anything else. It's actually gained sort of a cult following for how great it is. Fits LGA 2011 sockets and many others 2x120mm fans (600-2000 RPM) 9-36dB — 9dB on the lowest setting is ...


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As an alternative to @rubyjunk, there is a similar water cooler made by corsair that includes usb control for only $100: the H100i. I have personally had a H100i on an overclocked FX-8350 (125w TDP), and the maximum temperature I've seen has been 40 degrees. I did have the 212 Evo previously, but I found that it got unreasonably hot on my rig.


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I'm going to recommend the Be Quiet Shadow Rock Top Flow SR1 (£43). Be Quiet, like Noctua, specialises in making very, very quiet CPU coolers. The advantage of this particular cooler is that it also helps keep the motherboard components cool. Pulling air down greatly improves airflow around the motherboard. It's also more compact than the D14. All three air ...


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Noctua makes a range of low-profile and low-decibel coolers. A number of other companies do as well but in my experience Noctua has the best track record for performance. This model might work for you: Noctua Low-Profile Quiet CPU Cooler for Intel 115x Based Retail Cooling NH-L9I Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Noctua-Low-Profile-Cooler-Retail-...


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Arctic Cool Freezer Pro 7 r2 This is my go-to budget cooler. Much quieter and a better cooler than stock HSFs. Also buy some decent-but-cheap thermal paste, such as Arctic Silver 5 and Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut. Combined, these should set you back 25-30 GBP/USD/Euro. Also perhaps look at some fan-control s/w such as Speedfan - even when you can't improve ...


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If you look at pcpartpicker.com under CPU coolers, they have a lot of great filtering options. For example... Here is a list of available CPU coolers that don't come with fans. Even at stock it probably won't be possible to find a passive CPU cooler unless you have some big fans for your case that are pushing a lot of air through, which from this post, ...


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It isn't going to fit. The LGA 775 socket CPUs are a different form factor, 37.5mm square, than the i5-8400 which uses an LGA 1151 socket. The distance between the screw-holes for the heatsink of an LGA 775 is 72 mm. Such heatsinks are not interchangeable with heatsinks for sockets that have a distance of 75 mm, such as the i5-8400 which uses the LGA 1151 ...


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According to the ASUS website, the board only supports a max of 140W so in theory your cooler doesn't need to be any better than that anyways. However, that motherboard doesn't really have the VRMs required for significant and reliable overlocking. You can do it, but the lack of heat sinks on the VRMs and it only being a 4+1 design is likely going to hold ...


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I do understand wanting quiet. I am dubious about your choice. It says 25 dB at its lowest setting. That means if you put any load on your CPU, it will speed up and be louder. This one is $20 and its high noise level is 21 dB. Hope that is within your budget.


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Laptops over time especially as they get older generate more heat as they keep up with the latest OS and software which gets more demanding.3-4 years is the lifetime I realistically expect any laptop to perform comfortably. cooling pads don't offer much. Look into Opolar LC05 Laptop Cooler with Vacuum Fan that attaches to the fan vent of laptop. A little ...


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I'd recommend the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. It has 4 direct contact heat pipes and is rated for 180W thermal dissipation. And goes for about £30. You can also buy some clips and convert it to push-pull rather than just push. The dimensions are (H,W,L) 158.5mm x 120mm x 77mm (1 fan) or ~100mm (2 fans).


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