ok, I think I have all the info you might need to help me decide
Cooler master HAF 912 case
Intel Core i7 3770 @ 3.40GHz
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. P8Z77-V LK (LGA1155)
Crucial Technology BLT4G3D1608DT1TX0 (4 sticks)
current cooler has speccy show temps of 60-80c, I need to pull the case apart to see what model, but i am pretty sure it was a generic stock one. not even listed on the reciept.
my 1st question is the noise ratings on the two CPU coolers
Cooler Master Hyper 612 Ver.2 11-20db
Cooler Master Hyper 212X DUAL 36db
I looked at all the other air coolers (and some liquid) and almost all of them have ~30db for noise specs, is the max db for the 612 right, or a typo? I want the quietest option.
most reviews i see usually refer to the early 612, which seemed to have some performance issues
2nd question, will either fit? I am pretty sure it is a yes, the haf is a midsize case that says it can handle 175mm height coolers.
other things are more fans and an after-market cooler for my GTX 650ti boost, but those are other stories