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I have finished my 1155 build and so far its been going great, having fun running prime 95 ON THE STOCK cooler but its still good and when i get my new GTX 560 its going to be 100x better but i need to replace that stock cooler because on a 4.3Ghz OC i cant leave it running on prime 95 because the temps get to 72C and just keep climbing so, I have decided to start saving for either the Air Noctua D14 or $109 or the H50 or H60 for $109 but if i saver a little more i can get the XSPC 240 kit. What would cool my i5 2500k the most, im really concentrating on cooling as most PC enthusiast if i go with the XSPC cooling kit i can add another 120mm rad later on and cool my 560. So what do you think?
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idk anything about custom loops, but h50-60 vs d14, I'd get the d14 for better temps.
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As far as I know, the NH-D14/Silver Arrow/Archon are still better than any of the compact water cooling units from Corsair and Antec. So if your choice is down to a self contained liquid unit or top end air cooler, the air cooler would be better if you're going for performance. The Corsair and Antec units would be better if interior space is a concern to you since the high end air coolers are all humongous.

But you mentioned that you'd consider saving up more money for an XSPC kit, and that would blow away any air cooler or self contained liquid unit.
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I vote: Antec 920
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Originally Posted by yakuzapuppy;13350741 
As far as I know, the NH-D14/Silver Arrow/Archon are still better than any of the compact water cooling units from Corsair and Antec. So if your choice is down to a self contained liquid unit or top end air cooler, the air cooler would be better if you're going for performance. The Corsair and Antec units would be better if interior space is a concern to you since the high end air coolers are all humongous.

But you mentioned that you'd consider saving up more money for an XSPC kit, and that would blow away any air cooler or self contained liquid unit.

Yeah i dont like the way the D14 takes out 1 or 2 RAM slots and it is huge, but taking your post into concern i think i might save a bit more for the XSPC kit, a 240 rad would be plenty for a i5 2500k OC'ed @ 4.5ghz?

+Rep for the good response and infomation
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Originally Posted by Gawdz;13350755 
a 240 rad would be plenty for a i5 2500k OC'ed @ 4.5ghz?

Yes?

I honestly have no idea lol, but I'm sure if you poke around the XSPC Owner's thread someone can chip in with better info.
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Yeah i dont like the way the D14 takes out 1 or 2 RAM slots and it is huge, but taking your post into concern i think i might save a bit more for the XSPC kit, a 240 rad would be plenty for a i5 2500k OC'ed @ 4.5ghz?

+Rep for the good response and infomation

Actually, the D14 will fit middle height heatspreaders on ram, such as the Ripjaws. Forget about it with tall spreaders though. But yeah, the Rasa RX240/360 kits are the way to go. The RS series, aside from the 360 variant, aren't highly recommended.
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by Lucky 13 SpeedShop;13350797 
Actually, the D14 will fit middle height heatspreaders on ram, such as the Ripjaws. Forget about it with tall spreaders though. But yeah, the Rasa RX240/360 kits are the way to go. The RS series, aside from the 360 variant, aren't highly recommended.

Yep im saving for the XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 for $160 on pccasegear, CANT WAIT!
post #9 of 13
the DH14 will beat h50/h60, but you mentioned you might be able to afford XSPC rasa 240 kit, well that would beat the Dh14, so get that if you can afford.
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Originally Posted by $ilent;13351096 
the DH14 will beat h50/h60, but you mentioned you might be able to afford XSPC rasa 240 kit, well that would beat the Dh14, so get that if you can afford.

Yeah, im deff getting the RX240 but are these things loud?
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