Cooler recommendation for Noctua NF-F12 PWM

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dmitch
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Cooler recommendation for Noctua NF-F12 PWM

Post by dmitch » Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:24 pm

Hey there,
I transitioned from my previous build viewtopic.php?f=15&t=67907 to the following:

Fractal Design R5 PCGH Edition
Asus Z170 Pro Gaming
i5 6600K

Since I am about to give the Scythe Kotetsu I am recently using to a friend, I was wondering what might be a decent replacement given I have a spare NF F12-PWM lying around and aim for some moderate overclocking. In most threads I saw recommendation for the Scythe Ninja. Are there any additional coolers I should consider?
Thanks and best regards!
Specs: Antec II Solo, Asus Z97 Pro Wifi AC, i5-4430, Scythe Kotetsu, Crucial Ballistix Tactical LP 16 GB, Samsung EVO 840 1TB, WD Red 3TB (2x).

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Re: Cooler recommendation for Noctua NF-F12 PWM

Post by quest_for_silence » Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:01 pm

dmitch wrote:I was wondering what might be a decent replacement given I have a spare NF F12-PWM lying around and aim for some moderate overclocking. In most threads I saw recommendation for the Scythe Ninja. Are there any additional coolers I should consider?

The Ninja already sports a Glidestream fan and, albeit the F12 has an higher build quality, in a SPCR-like scenario (low rpm) the stock fan somehow proved to be slightly better than the Noctua: this is my own experience (I mean mostly better temps, and a more agreable noise-signature IMO).
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Luca

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