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Three extremely silent CPU fan air coolers for gamers

Some CPU fans look amazing, but the excitement can be short-lived when all you can hear is a loud buzzing coming from your computer.

Three extremely silent CPU fan air coolers for gamers

We are not going to cheat on this list and list those tiny CPU fans, which takes advantage of its size to promote how silent they are. We scoured many brands who specialized in CPU air coolers and were able to find these high performing and extremely quiet options just for you.


Many of us who have gaming computers know how loud they can run, which might not necessarily be an issue if we use headsets most of the time. But in the silence of the night when we are trying to sleep, we are forced to shut down the computer, especially for light sleepers completely. Of course, there are many reasons why a loud CPU air more cooling fan is a burden, to some of us at least. Compromising on cooling performance is not an option, which is why we have selected for you three very high performing and deadly silent CPU air cooler fans specifically designed for gamers.

1. Dark Rock Pro 4 by Be Quiet!

1. Dark Rock Pro 4 by Be Quiet!

Three extremely silent CPU fan air coolers for gamers


We think you would love this CPU air cooler fan for the way it looks. We believe the term is 'murdered out' right? From a practical perspective, black radiates heat more effectively, the Dark Rock Pro's black paint has ceramic particles embedded to improve its heat transfer capabilities further. And from the perspective of bringing silent, Be Quiet claims their Dark Rock Pro air cooler only generated 24.3 decibels of noise at the peak operation level. Just for reference, whispering is around 30 decibel, and this fan runs deceptively quiet during standby or regular computer operation.


The Dark Rock Pro is two CPU air cooler fan in one design, with heat exhaust pipes separated into two groups, each group of the exhaust is managed by one of the two fans. There is also the option to add a fan to this air cooler. Touted by Be Quiet as both stylish and easy-to-install, coupled with its low noise level, the Dark Rock Pro 4 is a fantastic option for gamers.

2. Assassin II by Gamer Storm

2. Assassin II by Gamer Storm

Three extremely silent CPU fan air coolers for gamers


The Assassin 2 by Gamer Storm lives up to its name with a noise range of 17.3 to 27.3 decibels. It may not be as silent as the Dark Rock Pro, but it more than makes up for it in functionality. Designed specifically for overclocking, what the Assassin 2 boasts over its competition is its finishing. The attention to little details such as polished contact surface is to ensure the contact to the CPU is as optimal as possible, which is another excellent feature. In this asymmetric fan design, the rear fan is significantly more massive than the first air cooling fan. According to Gamer Storm, this improves airflow efficiency and enhances heat dissipation.


We think this CPU air cooler fan is a must-have for gamers who have red colour accents on their motherboard. But even more so for players who like to have a little more control over maintenance. The Assassin 2 uses fluid dynamic bearings on their fan; this does two things, quiet performance, and the fans are detachable. Using an air spray might be a great way to maintain your CPU air cooler, but it is even better if you can clean and lubricate your fan.

3. Riing Silent 12 Pro by Thermaltake

3. Riing Silent 12 Pro by Thermaltake

Three extremely silent CPU fan air coolers for gamers


If you are an RGB enthusiast, the Ring Silent 12 Pro by Thermaltake is the silent CPU Air Cooler option for you. This air cooler fan comes in red and blue, like the original Pokemon games, if you get the reference. While this fan model may not be that new in the market, the noise-level it offers is still one of the lowest you will find in the market. The noise range the Riing Silent 12 Pro gives is between 12-19 decibels, and no, you did not read that wrong. Thermaltake also tested in a semi-anechoic chamber, a place with zero background noise and got a reading of 25.04 decibels with a standard fan cable and 15.55 decibel with an LNC or low-noise cable.


For a company to go through the trouble of testing their CPU cooling fan to that extent, we can assure they take their work seriously. The hydraulic bearing design of the fan is a maintenance-free and self-lubricating. The Riing Silent 12 Pro is a nice mix of look with LED lights and silent operation.



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