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post #11 of 17
SilverArrow:

- Cheaper than NH-D14
- Fans are quieter
- Performs the same
- Better colour scheme (my opinion)
post #12 of 17
megahelms, anyone?
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post #13 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by asuindasun View Post
yeah the hyper 212+ has been doing great things for these chips from what i've seen... thinking about getting one to replace my h50 cause my pump is getting pretty weak, hitting 75C on itb at 4.6
You won't get any better with the Hyper 212+!
    
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post #14 of 17
Hyper 212+ or if you want something easy to install without hogging space, Antec 620.
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post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 
OK, so I've narrowed it down to two:

Silver Arrow... http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0352680
or

Hyper 212+... http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0315397

I like the price of the 212, but I think the SA will cool better and I'm looking for a 5.0GHz overclock, so I think the SA will be the winner, but I have one last question: How hard is it to install? Will I have to remove the MB? Not that it will really matter, but I'd just like to know before I go buy it.

As always, thanks a ton for all the help and advice!
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post #16 of 17
You can find a SA and NH-D14 cheaper @ directron. Currently the D14 is still $70 + shipping there, and the SA is $75 + shipping (shouldn't be any tax for you either).

http://www.directron.com/nhd14.html
http://www.directron.com/silverarrow.html

As for Install, I found it a bit tedious when I installed my SA, but the cutout in the back of my HAF 932 allowed me to replace the stock backplate with the provided SA one and mount the cooler on. I figure it should be the same if not slightly worse on the 212+ since I hear that may be the biggest con of the 212+.
Edited by yoshi245 - 5/11/11 at 5:01am
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post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by surfbumb View Post
noctua nh-d14...one of the best air coolers...you need to check if it can fit in your case.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608018
All day, I def recommend it!
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