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So I've been thinking about going with one of these, because people say it's the best in air cooling. Is there any other air cooler that beats it? Also, can you mount 2 120mm fans on here instead of the 140+120? I ask cause the fans are ugly as balls.

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So I've been thinking about going with one of these, because people say it's the best in air cooling. Is there any other air cooler that beats it? Also, can you mount 2 120mm fans on here instead of the 140+120? I ask cause the fans are ugly as balls.

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It is still the best air cooler, yes.

And, yes, you can mount 120s on it if you want. I have 2 2000 RPM 120s on mine. Of course they're only running that high while benchmarking or stability testing, but it's nice to have the headroom if I need it.
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It is still the best air cooler, yes.

And, yes, you can mount 120s on it if you want. I have 2 2000 RPM 120s on mine. Of course they're only running that high while benchmarking or stability testing, but it's nice to have the headroom if I need it.
Whats the strain on the motherboard like? I mean..I had a thermalright 120 black before, and it *seemed* like it was straining the board (when others told me it was me being paranoid), and its why i went to an H50...but ever since i got my H50, I can no longer get a stable 4.0GHz, even during the freaking canadian winter! When I was running 4.0GHz on 1.34vcore ALL SUMMER last summer with the TRUE.
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I love mine...The bracket is really well made and to be honest once you get the heatsink in your hands, the fans do not really look all that bad IMO...
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Whats the strain on the motherboard like? I mean..I had a thermalright 120 black before, and it *seemed* like it was straining the board (when others told me it was me being paranoid), and its why i went to an H50...but ever since i got my H50, I can no longer get a stable 4.0GHz, even during the freaking canadian winter! When I was running 4.0GHz on 1.34vcore ALL SUMMER last summer with the TRUE.
I didn't see any worrying amount of strain with my build. I know some people have gone so far as to use string to pull upward on it, but I don't really see it as necessary.

Don't worry about it.
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I didn't see any worrying amount of strain with my build. I know some people have gone so far as to use string to pull upward on it, but I don't really see it as necessary.

Don't worry about it.
Aight. I figured it *should* be a problem. I mean, the TRUE 120 was HEAVY lol. Besides, it's not like i have some cheap second rate or off brand board, so it should be built for this level of awesome.
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It is still the best air cooler, yes.

And, yes, you can mount 120s on it if you want. I have 2 2000 RPM 120s on mine. Of course they're only running that high while benchmarking or stability testing, but it's nice to have the headroom if I need it.
The first line in the above post should be "It is ONE OF the best air coolers, yes." Silver Arrow put's up a one good fight. I was looking into "the best air cooler" I went with Silver Arrow so I could use San Ace 1011's. But if you plan to use standerd 120x25mm fans D-14 is a great choice.

I would like to see a D-14 with TY-140's on it
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If it's for the system in your sig rig, then yes, the NH-D14 will be the best air cooler for you. There's many different fans you can equip to it as well. I currently have Silver Stone FM123's.
    
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Thermalright Silver Arrow is a good choice. If you want to be a boss then get the Scythe Susanoo.
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The first line in the above post should be "It is ONE OF the best air coolers, yes." Silver Arrow put's up a one good fight. I was looking into "the best air cooler" I went with Silver Arrow so I could use San Ace 1011's. But if you plan to use standerd 120x25mm fans D-14 is a great choice.

I would like to see a D-14 with TY-140's on it
I'm not seeing your point. I said the D14 is the best because it is, and that's what the OP is asking about. Just because the Silver Arrow is almost as good doesn't change the fact that the D14 is still the best.
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