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Let me rephrase...I have already pulled the trigger. I'm not an AMD fanboy, by any stretch. I'm a fanboy of whatever is FASTEST or the best BANG FOR BUCK.

I'm looking on NCIX, and I see I can get a Core i7 2600k for $289.99 CAD....so I did. Now, I've got this whole red and black thing going, and I really like the quality of the ROG boards...so I bought a Maximus IV Extreme...cause thats hows I roll (white and nerdy).

I also hooked myself up with 2x4 / 8GB / 2000mhz of sniper memory

I can haz cheezeburgers??

Anyway...how well does the noctua NH-D14 work for the 2600k? I managed to pick one of these up for 50$ on a pricematch

Why did I do all this, you ask? My crossfire bottleneck. Nuff said.
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Let me rephrase...I have already pulled the trigger. I'm not an AMD fanboy, by any stretch. I'm a fanboy of whatever is FASTEST or the best BANG FOR BUCK.

I'm looking on NCIX, and I see I can get a Core i7 2600k for $289.99 CAD....so I did. Now, I've got this whole red and black thing going, and I really like the quality of the ROG boards...so I bought a Maximus IV Extreme...cause thats hows I roll (white and nerdy).

I also hooked myself up with 2x4 / 8GB / 2000mhz of sniper memory

I can haz cheezeburgers??

Anyway...how well does the noctua NH-D14 work for the 2600k? I managed to pick one of these up for 50$ on a pricematch

Why did I do all this, you ask? My crossfire bottleneck. Nuff said.
You'll hit a voltage wall long before you hit a temperature one with the 2600k, so any decent aftermarket cooler will do the trick. The Noctua D-14 is more than adequate.

It's nice to spoil yourself every now and then. Enjoy your new rig!
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Atm I would just wait a month for bulldozer
    
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Atm I would just wait a month for bulldozer
I wanted to, I really did...but at the prices I was paying, I may as well just do this now. Besides, I get my GST in a couple of months which will add up to 2-3000$ CAD...I may get bulldozer ANYWAY lol.
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Can you provide a link to the $50.00 NH-D14 for price matching please? PM me if you want.
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What was bottlenecking your crossfire 5870s??
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if u get teh noctua, and wanted to have a red and black theme , it wont work, because that huge cooler will block all the view of the board ( ugly fans)so u wont see the sexy board or ram, i say get an h 70 liquid cooler but thats up to you.
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if u get teh noctua, and wanted to have a red and black theme , it wont work, because that huge cooler will block all the view of the board ( ugly fans)so u wont see the sexy board or ram, i say get an h 70 liquid cooler but thats up to you.

I have a 140mm/120 red LED fans for the Noctua cooler. Plus 2 reference red and black 5870s, not to mention the maximus IV extreme is wider than a typical ATX board. The red and black theme will live
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What was bottlenecking your crossfire 5870s??
My CPU. It's actually a pretty classic case of bottlenecking. For no reason other than recycled chip manufacturing processing, AMD's hexcore cpu's just seem to keep up with dual 5870s in crossfireX. I've seen it on these forums before as well, almost the exact same situation.
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