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Now just to choose AS5 or MX-4...oh the agony.
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the NH-D14 comes with Noctua's own NT-H1 paste, which is just as good or better than both of those, why would you need them?
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Originally Posted by Raven Dizzle View Post
Now just to choose AS5 or MX-4...oh the agony.
MX-4 if just choosing between the two. The difference between TIMs is miniscule, but I do believe MX-4 squeaks out AS5. Even if they were equal, though, the AS5 has a really long burn-in time.

I would say G-751 if it was in stock.

http://www.svc.com/g-751.html

$3/gram for a top performer with free shipping if you buy 2-4.

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the NH-D14 comes with Noctua's own NT-H1 paste, which is just as good or better than both of those, why would you need them?
Yeah, if you don't already have the MX-4, just go with Noctua's paste. As I said above, the difference would be pretty small either way.
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Yeah, TIM isn't worth agonizing over anyway. The difference between a mediocre and awesome thermal paste is at most 2-3 C.
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post #15 of 33
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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.
Silver Arrow wins at 4.4 GHz in some reviews over the D14. The more publicized troll by Tom Logan had the D14 win.

Silver Arrow has better fans than the D14 though.
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Silver Arrow wins at 4.4 GHz in some reviews over the D14. The more publicized troll by Tom Logan had the D14 win.

Silver Arrow has better fans than the D14 though.
I guess it depends on what fans you plan on using that should determine which to get.
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post #17 of 33
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I guess it depends on what fans you plan on using that should determine which to get.
Put the SA's Fans on the D14 and see who wins. that will tell you the true winner by eliminating that variable
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Silver Arrow wins at 4.4 GHz in some reviews over the D14. The more publicized troll by Tom Logan had the D14 win.

Silver Arrow has better fans than the D14 though.
I usually like OC3D but it's like Noctua paid him. In his review the Silver Arrow beats the NH-D14 at both 4ghz and 4.2ghz, but all of a sudden at 4.4ghz it loses by a large margin? Doesn't sound right. Plus the review on Xbitlabs shows the Silver Arrow being better anyway.

If I was buying new, I would get the Silver Arrow. I just lucked out a long time ago and picked up a used NH-D14 on eBay before the Silver Arrow was even available IIRC.
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get the CM 212+ better price/performance ratio
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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.
I'm sorry, but most review's actualy put the S/A ahead of the D-14...not to mention that the stock D-14 fans make more noise and move less air(not that much less, but less), so the S/A come's with better fans. If you want to nit pick, Silver Arrow beats the D-14. But this is only by a little bit, so most people have given the current King of Air Cooling Title to Both coolers, as there is not alot of differnce.

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Originally Posted by Kaldari View Post
I guess it depends on what fans you plan on using that should determine which to get.
Of corse

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Originally Posted by Nemesis158 View Post
Put the SA's Fans on the D14 and see who wins. that will tell you the true winner by eliminating that variable
I was just saying this same thing in another thread, The S/A having better fans make's it slightly unfair, I want to know if the Fin Design the Silver Arrow is packing make's a diff.

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I usually like OC3D but it's like Noctua paid him. In his review the Silver Arrow beats the NH-D14 at both 4ghz and 4.2ghz, but all of a sudden at 4.4ghz it loses by a large margin? Doesn't sound right. Plus the review on Xbitlabs shows the Silver Arrow being better anyway.

If I was buying new, I would get the Silver Arrow. I just lucked out a long time ago and picked up a used NH-D14 on eBay before the Silver Arrow was even available IIRC.
I have tested my Silver Arrow at 4.0GHZ and 1.550 VCore(max save Vcore for my stuffs) and temps where more than perfect. I think its a bogus review aswell. but I only one the cooler after all lol.
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