Nine-Way CPU Cooler Comparison
Patrick "MACMAC" MacMillan
Benchmark Reviews has just tested & compared nine CPU coolers from Cooler Master, Gigabyte, GlacialTech, Noctua, SilenX, Sunbeam, and Thermaltake.
Heres what they had to say:
So here's my suggestion: if you're looking for a high-performance cooler that operates at a whisper level for your HTPC, the Noctua NH-U12P is an excellent fit. If you're after a good performer right out of the box for your tower system, then the OCZ Vendetta 2 is still my top choice with the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 right behind it. However when it comes to the best (or rather the best with a Yate Loon D12SH-12 high-output fan), the Noctua NH-U12P certainly fits the build. It's going to be difficult to locate in North America, which is why OCZ's Vendetta 2 makes for an excellent second-choice.
As usual, another excellent article by Benchmark Reviews. They have really established themselves as one of the best sources for cooling-related reviews. I have no qualms with their conclusion, as the OCZ Vendetta 2 has been getting a lot of well-deserved praise recently.
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