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I'll join in. Purchased the first component of my new build today (well yesterday now as it's now 2am here in australia.. haha). A lovely NH-U12P SE2. Spent literally hours researching coolers in it's pricerange and decided the U12P was the best choice. Hopefully should have the rig completed in the coming weeks, just waiting on my tax return to come in. Will post some pics up then.
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Tator Tot prowls all threads, and marks them official when they seem really beast (and also meet other criteria )





I still don't like Noctua fans though.
Haha thats ok, people have their preferences. I like them, and will continue to use them. Now that doesnt mean I wont use other products either, I got some TY-140s coming in that Im going to test on my C14. Also debating on getting an HR02. I'm waiting on the new Noctua fans coming in October (hopefully).

Thanks for the [Official] status though.
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Haha thats ok, people have their preferences. I like them, and will continue to use them. Now that doesnt mean I wont use other products either, I got some TY-140s coming in that Im going to test on my C14. Also debating on getting an HR02. I'm waiting on the new Noctua fans coming in October (hopefully).

Thanks for the [Official] status though.
Gentle Typhoons & Thermalright TY-140's (as well as Scythe S-Flex & Thermalright FDB's) have my heart right now.

Or Yates.

I'm eagerly awaiting the new Noctua fans though.
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Gentle Typhoons & Thermalright TY-140's (as well as Scythe S-Flex & Thermalright FDB's) have my heart right now.

Or Yates.

I'm eagerly awaiting the new Noctua fans though.
I wont buy sleeve bearing fans, so my options are limited(besides the obvious intake on my new case, trust me I dont like the thought of it). I got some GT's though I didn't care for them much. I found the 15s to be a tad loud but I do like the 92mm versions. They make for great gpu ducts when paired with a shroud.
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I wont buy sleeve bearing fans, so my options are limited(besides the obvious intake on my new case, trust me I dont like the thought of it). I got some GT's though I didn't care for them much. I found the 15s to be a tad loud but I do like the 92mm versions. They make for great gpu ducts when paired with a shroud.
AP-14's are my personal favorite. 21dB(A) is perfect for most applications (when you're looking for silencer.)

Though I run AP-15's on a fan controller and I have some "AP-16's" (2150 models) coming in from the group buy. Mostly just for the performance aspect. (I keep all of my fans turned down most of the time.)

And Noctua's SSO bearing is just an advanced version of the sleeve bearing. Technically it's not even a "closed oil shaft" (since it's not permanently sealed.) They put a lot of marketing behind it as well.

Personally though, I'd love to have a large test sample (50 of earch) of some ADDA FDB fans (Scythe / Thermalright), Nidec Servo GT's, Noctua's SSO Fans, Yates, (and a varriation of other bearings)
Just so I could measure them all, and then let them run for 50,000 Hours in a 40*C environment to see how they really hold up.

Unfortunately though, by the time testing is done, a whole new wave of fans (better or with more features) will be out.
Since 50k Hours = ~ 5 Years & 8 months.
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AP-14's are my personal favorite. 21dB(A) is perfect for most applications (when you're looking for silencer.)

Though I run AP-15's on a fan controller and I have some "AP-16's" (2150 models) coming in from the group buy. Mostly just for the performance aspect. (I keep all of my fans turned down most of the time.)

And Noctua's SSO bearing is just an advanced version of the sleeve bearing. Technically it's not even a "closed oil shaft" (since it's not permanently sealed.) They put a lot of marketing behind it as well.

Personally though, I'd love to have a large test sample (50 of earch) of some ADDA FDB fans (Scythe / Thermalright), Nidec Servo GT's, Noctua's SSO Fans, Yates, (and a varriation of other bearings)
Just so I could measure them all, and then let them run for 50,000 Hours in a 40*C environment to see how they really hold up.

Unfortunately though, by the time testing is done, a whole new wave of fans (better or with more features) will be out.
Since 50k Hours = ~ 5 Years & 8 months.
I need to get a fan controller, I always seem to buy something else though whenever I get the money to get some pc stuff. I have my eye set on a Lamptron FC5v2 at the moment. I like how it actually gives a voltage readout and looks decent.

I didnt know that about the SSO bearing, it must be good enough to stamp a 6 year warranty on it though. I cant think of any brands off the top of my head that have a similar warranty besides Noiseblocker. They also have the customer service to match an awesome warranty which is another reason I buy their products.

I'm slowly growing a nice combo of fans, its one of those things that are cheap enough to buy them whenever. You can never have to much air flow , ok I'll stop rambling now...
 
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Oh yeah, the 6 Year warranty is definitely a moment of " "

Noiseblocker has 6 year warranty; Arctic Cooling does as well. Though they lie about their bearing (it's a closed oil shaft rifle bearing, not a FDB bearing.)

There's 2 other companies that hold long warranties as well. I think Enermax is one... I can't remember for sure on that one though.

Most other companies just have a 1 year warranty on fans because they don't make them or design them for the most part.

Thermaltake is out of the norm and has a 3 year warranty on Coolers & Fans which is always nice.
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post #267 of 2990
I'm Interested in getting a Noctua CPU Cooler, as I have little hope of overclocking with my current Arctic Freezer 7.
I figured this was the best place to ask some questions

I' thinking along the lines of either the NH-C14 or the NH-C12p SE14, as they'll cool other components a bit better.
Is it worth spending £10-15 (~$15-25) more to get the C14?

Some reviews say that the C12p SE14 can't cope with overclocks very well.
What would be the best for my Phenom II x4 955?

Thanks
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I'm Interested in getting a Noctua CPU Cooler, as I have little hope of overclocking with my current Arctic Freezer 7.
I figured this was the best place to ask some questions

I' thinking along the lines of either the NH-C14 or the NH-C12p SE14, as they'll cool other components a bit better.
Is it worth spending £10-15 (~$15-25) more to get the C14?

Some reviews say that the C12p SE14 can't cope with overclocks very well.
What would be the best for my Phenom II x4 955?

Thanks
Most reviews I've seen put the C12P just barely ahead of the U9B so I would suggest getting the C14. There was a 10c difference for me in load temps going from a U9B to a C14.
 
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Newest TIM review that includes NT-H1, at Skinnee Labs.

It does pretty well . . .

. . . and there is a "curing factor." The tests ended at 10 hours, while NT-H1 was still improving. Who knows how good it will get with enough time?
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Newest TIM review that includes NT-H1, at Skinnee Labs.

It does pretty well . . .

. . . and there is a "curing factor." The tests ended at 10 hours, while NT-H1 was still improving. Who knows how good it will get with enough time?
Nice review, good to see that NT-H1 holds up very well apparently. It didnt improve much with great contact but it seems like you can apply it almost any way you want and it will still perform decently.
 
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