I have an I5-7500, but the stock cooler is both ugly, and loud as all hell.
What's the cheapest and most silent cooler I can get?
CRYORIG - M9i for example: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/LPVBD3/cryorig-cpu-cooler-m9i
Wow. Very affordable.
As Enrico411 said, the m9i is your best bet. It's super quiet (quieter than the 212 Evo) and has good cooling performance (equitable to the 212 Evo), while being super cheap at $19.99.
M9I it is, then. I'll order that, along with some SilentWings 2 case fans. Thanks, everyone!
Well, it seems sketchy, but here is a silent cooler: the Le Grand Macho.
Yeah, I've looked at that. My case can certainly fit it. However, If I was going that high of the price range, I'd simply get the Thermalright Macho. Performs within 1c of the Noctua D15, and is as quiet as the Dark Rock Pro 3.
But I don't need a beast cooler, I just want a quiet one for now. Later, when I have money to throw around, I'll throw in the Cooler Master V8 GTS for the simple fact it looks beastly. But that won't be for a while.
The V8 GTS looks like it was built on Cybertron.
Yes, but it looks badass, doesn't it?
I expect it to transform and roll out...
Well, I got the sketchy impression from this forum thread. Take a look.
Well yeah, its a 225W CPU with passive cooling. Of course its going to do out right terrible. Thats why I selected it. But for something that isn't crazy when it comes to heat like a locked i5 it will be plenty of good enough.
Well, I was trying to "improve" a system (make it as bad, dangerous and incompatible as possible).
You have a lot of options if you watch the speeds of the fans and limit them to 1350rpm.
The Cryorig H7 runs at 25db which is nearly silent.
Do you want completely silent? Then happy browsing.
I went to Arctic's website, and they list fanless CPU cooler for LGA1151: Arctic Alpine 11 for $12. I don't think you can get anything much chear. And definitely not quieter :D
The Alpine 11 is only recommended for up to 47W TDPs though, and the i5-7500 has a 65W TDP.
Thanks. I didn't find this info on the website under the "Technical Data" section. I did some more detailed research and found it in the support section in the Spec Sheet