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Which of these TIMs go better with Noctua NH-D14

post #1 of 12
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Here's the deal. I am going to pick up a second hand NH-D14 in a couple of days. It comes with no TIM and no Fans. Now I have access to only these two following TIMs, which one do you think will go better with the Noctua?

1> CoolerMaster IceFusion

2> the TIM provided with CM HyperTX3 cooler.


Well, these are the only two options for me right now. Which one do you think would be best.
    
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post #2 of 12
MX-4 is what I use, it is quite awesome. And some of the best.

http://skinneelabs.com/tim/comparison-2011/

That most of the TIM's around, so if you look there then you will be able to see which is the best.
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post #3 of 12
I will go for the Hyper TX3 TIM
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post #4 of 12
I use the Noctua NT-H1 stuff that came with my NH-D14. Works perfectly. I sold the NH-D14 but still use the NT-H1 on my Antec Kuhler H2O 620.
post #5 of 12
Haven't really found that much of a difference between TIM's, doesn't really matter IMO so long as it works relatively well.
If I have the option I would go for MX-4, but you dont
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post #6 of 12
check skinnee as mentioned above. I used Indigo Xtreme and it was quite noticeable.
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post #7 of 12
the nt-h1 that came with it should do perfectly well... it's actually one of the better tims out on the market... anything better would probably only be 1-2C difference...

besides the indigo and coolab stuff of course
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post #8 of 12
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Once again, I dont have the option to get something other than the two brands I have mentioned. And I can not experiment and go with the one that yields better results, simply because I have a very small amount left of each brand.
I have to find out how much better this move (Thor to noctua) worked out for me, and if I should keep the noctua or not.
Bottomline, desperately need your advice on which one should be better of the two, thanks guys.


PS: its a second hand noctua which came with nothing but the heatsink itself.
    
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post #9 of 12
Well if your basing it on deciding whether to keep the D14 as a comparison of your current HSF, then you best comparison on the performance increase of the D14 would be use the TIM you are currently using with the Thor. That is the only way you will get a true Apples to Apples comparison.
Once you have made the decision to keep it, then I would recommend getting some better TIM and reseat it for the maximum results.
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post #10 of 12
Just use the hyper stuff and don't sweat it. You'll likely see no more than a 3c difference either way.
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