Corsair Carbide Enthusiast Bundle

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Hi guys,

Sorry if this is in the wrong area.

I'm thinking of getting this bundle in the hope it will quieten and better cool my system. I currently have a Antec Sonata case with 2 fans, plus cpu cooler and fan. It's pretty noisy! About 45db's at idle according to my iPhone app.
My i3570K @ 4.2 ghz idles at 40 - 45c and 65 - 70c after an hour of Battlefield 3.

Would this bundle be much quieter and would my CPU temp drop much?

Thanks !
 
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Are you looking to just make your system run cooler & quieter or are you wanting to get a new case, Mobo, ram etc too. I know you wouldn't spend £300 when better fans are £12 each but you'll get plenty of good info on all your problems & solutions.
 
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Hi Pgreenwo,
If my temps are ok then just quiet fans would be all I need. At the moment I have 2 in a push pull arrangement and one on the cpu cooler. Any suggestions on fan options ? 120mm type?
 
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I like the new corsair SP & AP range and they bring great performance. There are quite a lot of reviews and comparison in the Overclocking & cooling. Most Ivy bridge users have high end air cooling or water.

Temps at 70c in BF3 is a worry as that's quite high for a gaming bench. Try Prime 95 to stress it and that will give you a comparison to most benching results. At least you know what the prize is for investing in cooling kit.
 
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Thanks for the responses guys.
I'm going to get the case fans, but would a Corsair H60 be any better (cooler and quieter) than putting the SP120 on my current cooler?
 
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Prolimatech Lynx? I wouldn't bother push pull. I'd get another cooler, but not the H60. Alpenfhon Matterhorn Pure should get you to that overclock easily and quietly.

Also, Thermalright HR-02, well quite a few HSF that will do a better job, and come out cheaper than buying a set of fans or the H60.
 
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Ive just fitted a Phanteko spals PH-TC14PE to my system and its a fantastic cooler, using the supplied pwm controler its very quiet and still cools ver very well.

Ive also got a Thermalright HR-02 on another computer that ive just fitted today and that was a complete pain to fit due to the way you have to use a small spanner to tighten the cooler down, i had no space to use the spanner due to heat sinks around the CPU socket :(

Both cool very well though, the HR-02 is in a Bitfinix Ghost and the Phanteks is in an Antec P280, and to be honest you need a decent size case to fit either of these coolers in.
 
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I've ordered the Corsair AF120 Quiet dual pack and a single SP120 Quiet for my cooler. Let's see what the noise levels and cooling temps are like after this.
 
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