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Hi guys,
So for my new SB build, I am getting
i7-2600k
GTX480 windforce 3
HAF X
Sabertooth P67
Couple HDDs
Megaflow fans
Couple DVD drives

I need to choose a CPU cooler!
I'm currently bunked between the H70 and the Noctua NH-C14.

I like the H70 because it doesn't take so much space and I would be getting custom silent high airflow fans on it. I also hear it cools very well.

I like the Noctua because it will be blowing down on the mobo, helping out with the Sabertooth's Shroud.

I will be gettting a 50mm fan for the Sabertooth.


Thanks in advance.

EDIT: Here is the shop's page: http://www.pccomponentes.com/ventiladores_cpu-4.html

Note the system WILL be shipped.
    
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I would go for the h70 personally.

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I would go for the h70 personally.

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post #4 of 22
I'd go for the H50 over the H70.

SB chips don't really need that much cooling really, and the H70 is a good deal louder than the H50. The fans spin faster, there's two of them, and the rad's fins are denser.
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post #5 of 22
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I'd go for the H50 over the H70.

SB chips don't really need that much cooling really, and the H70 is a good deal louder than the H50. The fans spin faster, there's two of them, and the rad's fins are denser.
Please read :S I said I was getting low noise aftermarket fans for the H70
These, to be exact:
I've had good experience with them

http://www.pccomponentes.com/tacens_...120x120mm.html
    
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I have a CoolIT Eco water cooler with a push pull fan config on the radiator. It cools my Q6600 pretty good, but Sandy bridge chips run much cooler then my old 775 quad.

The Eco would be like a H50, so if you like CoolIT then you can get a Vantage or one of their better ones.

If it came down to CoolIT vs Corsair I would say get whichever one is cheaper because their both quality coolers.

As for my fans I got a pair of GELID SILENT 12PWM fans as a cheap alternative to the Gentle Typhoons. This and a 4 pin PWM y cable because my motherboard only has one 4pin cpu connector.
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post #7 of 22
My vote is for the H70. But maybe get some better fans for it. My friend's H70 is fairly noisy imo. A fan controller could work if you wanted to keep the noise down.
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My vote is for the H70. But maybe get some better fans for it. My friend's H70 is fairly noisy imo. A fan controller could work if you wanted to keep the noise down.
I'm getting replacement fans and using my existing fan controller
    
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The H50 is on sale at Best Buy for $39.99.
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The H50 is on sale at Best Buy for $39.99.
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