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Temperature wise, the difference is negligible.

Not sure how much this sells for in the UK but I picked mine up from here.

They ship worldwide and it takes about 1.5 weeks for goods to arrive (Hong Kong to New Zealand).

Looks like its £55 shipped to the UK - do they charge VAT on overseas purchases or no?

Edit: They also sell the Silver Arrow for slightly less

Lastly: The Silver Arrow has PWM fans so you can plug in both on your mobo using Y splitter and auto regulate RPM. The NH-D14 has regular 3 pin fans...
Edited by subnet - 5/1/11 at 2:58pm
post #12 of 26
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Flip a coin and save yourself the trouble..difference is too small to matter.

Take the cheaper one in all reality
Exactly. SA has better fans, and that's as far as I'll go.
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I just watched a video fron overclock3d.net 30 min review. Looks like when the voltage and speed is at it highest, the noctua is the winner.
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Silver Arrow. Not only does it come with better fans, but it can fit a 38mm in the center whereas the Noctua can't; the Silver Arrow also performs slightly better, though the difference is really small in that aspect.
I have been watching this for a while now. I chose silver Arrow becouse it has more tech built into it. Look at pics of the fins on a silver arrow. The ends are bent down and interlocked, also the entrence and exit's of the fins are angled. not to mention that there is more room for a 120*38mm fan on the silver arrow. D-14 and silver arrow are on the same plane of performance, both trade blows quite nicly. I will say that silver arrow is more of a pain in the arese when it comes to fitting it in a case. the fans are not 140mm, they are 160x140x25, so there is more of a chance it wont fit over the D-14.
I find it hard to compair fans between the silver arrow and teh d-14, both fans arent in the same class, one is a 120, the other is a 160x140, so putting them toe to toe isnt fair at all. Silver Arrow fans move more air(not my much..like less than 10CFM) and have a higher static pressure and make less noise for what its worth. Keep in mind there are like 2 reviews about the silver arrow..one is by some werid british guy and his review sucks. all other reviews put the S/A-d-14 within 1-2c of eachother.

That being said, I want to see a D-14 with two TY-140's mounted on it
Also, Silver Arrow with San Ace 1011's works great! but is loud
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That being said, I want to see a D-14 with two TY-140's mounted on it
I think Ehume already did a test with that before, you probably already seen the results of it since it's in his sig link, though I'd love to see pictures though just to see how it looks.
Edited by yoshi245 - 5/2/11 at 5:42am
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I just watched a video fron overclock3d.net 30 min review. Looks like when the voltage and speed is at it highest, the noctua is the winner.
The video is highly disputed. I think some people have even been suspended from OCN for adamantly sourcing it .

What I'm trying to say is, it's complete bull****. Get the Silver Arrow. Though you can't really go wrong with either.
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They perform really close, so it all comes down to price and RAM clearance.
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post #17 of 26
Both are very similar in terms of performance.

I personally got the Silver Arrow because it's cheaper and it's also quieter.
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I think Ehume already did a test with that before, you probably already seen the results of it since it's in his sig link, though I'd love to see pictures though just to see how it looks.
Yes, he did. I cant remeber the results..Its hard to remeber all the info in Ehume's sig clickys..to much info lol
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Silver Arrow - The stock fans are prettier and move more air at less dBa, unless you anticipate clearance issues with your RAM.
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Silver Arrow cools less than 1c better than the D14 - nearly all reviews show this. SA has been up at 4.5GHz, doing fine.

SA is 3dB quieter than a D14. Those TY-140's.

The guy that did that TY-140 on those Ripjaws says they push the fan too high to fit in a case. With low profile RAM heatsinks the SA is fine. OTOH, the D14 will fit over RAM that is taller than Ripjaws:



(Four sticks of Ripjaws, 44mm tall. Note the center fan is a TY-140.)

TY-140 fans are PWM, so they can be controlled by your mb. OTOH, you were smart enough to buy a blessed Gigabyte board rather than a cursed As.s board. The Gigabyte board will contol fans via Voltage as well as with PWM - check out your BIOS settings. So your mb can use Voltage controlled fans like the ones that come with the D14.

These are the two best heatsinks. None better, for now.
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