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Hey guys while the cooler I have right now is nice and all... it's for all other purposes outperformed and while it does look nice I stumbled upon the Noctua and this cooler the Prolimatech Armageddon. While the performance looks nice I need to know if for this price I can still upgrade to a 750 or 650 watt PSU and if it's worth it. The Maximum amount I have is currently at 190$ total for these upgrades but I can do a few odd jobs for maybe 220$ (Vending Ice).

So my question is the Noctua worth replacing a overpriced V10 as a gift or is spending around 170$ testing coolers idiotic? I do plan on reusing the V10 possibly when I probably go to college in 2 or 3 years as a scrap build of older parts(Yeah i'm fairly young and cash is hard to come by). But for now It seems to be a really horrible cooler and In maximums PC review which I find here if they completely trash it somethings not right. However the cooler they mentioned the Prolimatech supposedly outperforms the Hyper 212 but the noctua is a worshipped cooler on overclock for just 10 dollars more.

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Prolimatech or Noctua+650(750+ Preferrable Corsair PSU) and Price Per Performance.

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/reviews/corsair_cooling_air_series_a70_cpu_cooler_review

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-Heatpipe-Bearing-Cooler-NH-D14/dp/B002VKVZ1A/ref=pd_cp_e_1"]Amazon.com: Noctua 6 Dual Heatpipe with 140mm/120mm Dual SSO Bearing Fans CPU Cooler NH-D14 - Retail: Electronics[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Prolimatech-Cooler-Socket-Megahalems-Silver/dp/B002WB2LV6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1307225127&sr=8-1"]Amazon.com: Prolimatech CPU Cooler for Intel Socket 1156, 1366 and 775 Megahalems Rev. B (Silver): Electronics[/ame]


Edit:The Reason I'm also considering the upgrades is if I get that new Sabertooth and i7 in 2 months It would be quite nice not to have that valuable motherboard warping inside my case.
Edited by EAPidgeon - 6/4/11 at 3:29pm
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Starting a poll would assist in making your decision. But my vote goes to the D14. I also believe there is a superior/updated version of the megahalems called the super mega with copper middle fins.
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Originally Posted by Agenesis;13752193 
Starting a poll would assist in making your decision. But my vote goes to the D14. I also believe there is a superior/updated version of the megahalems called the super mega with copper middle fins.

Just looking for the best price per performance since this is really just preparing for an i7 and sabertooth build and the new cooler is a bit too heavy to my liking and performs a bit subpar. I'll have to look for reviews of the upgraded form of the megahalems or see if anyone who owns responds however.

That and I need to stay a bit low in price although it would be preferable to just skip the PSU and get a sound card but I would fear for the PSU despite being top grade giving enough wattage.
Edited by EAPidgeon - 6/4/11 at 3:34pm
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post #4 of 10
it all depends on the price you can get them for.

The Silver Arrow, D14, Genesis and the Archon are more or less on the same level with the ven x, megahalems (super mega) and armageddon right behind them (using the same fans).
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it all depends on the price you can get them for.

The Silver Arrow, D14, Genesis and the Archon are more or less on the same level with the ven x, megahalems (super mega) and armageddon right behind them (using the same fans).

The Prolimatech Armageddon is a great deal since you currently get it for as low as $35. Pair it with a couple of Thermalright TY-140 fans and it would perform really well.
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The NH-D14 is top notch and includes everything you need in one package.
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If space is a concern the armagedon will serve well. For absolute maximum performance the d14 will shave another degree or so.
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If space is a concern the armagedon will serve well. For absolute maximum performance the d14 will shave another degree or so.

I think the Thermalright Silver Arrow actually beats the NH-D14 by a bit, right? Plus it costs less and has better fans included.
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The Prolimatech Armageddon is a great deal since you currently get it for as low as $35. Pair it with a couple of Thermalright TY-140 fans and it would perform really well.

wow thats cheap. i'd definately buy the armageddon for that price. together with the ty 140s or the prolimatech vortexfans this will outperform almost every cooler outhere.
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post #10 of 10
If you buy less than the best, you will buy again. You've already bought less than the best.

The Aramgeddon is good but not the best. You use it when you have tall ego combs on your RAM, want to keep those excrescences, and your case is not wide enough for an Archon. It will be limited to 140mm fans. And no, the TY-140 won't fit, so you'll either have a fixed speed or go with a fan controller.

The Silver Arrow and the Noctua D14 are the best heatsinks. You can get a D14 for $70 after MIR at Directron. You can get a Sliver arrow for $75 with no MIR at Directron. The Silver Arrow comes with two TY-140 PWM fans so your mb can control them.
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