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Directron had it on sale for $69.99 so I picked one up yesterday. I'm currently running a Hyper 212+ with two 1200 RPM fans in push-pull, and my 2500K hits about 70C at max load @ 4.5 GHz, 1.34V. Could I realistically expect maybe 10C off of that with the NH-D14?

My case setup is a Lian-Li PC-A05N with Scythe S-Flex G for intake at the rear and Gentle Typhoon AP15 for exhaust at the front. Both are throttled down to about 1100 RPM with a fan controller.

EDIT: I was also considering the Thermalright Silver Arrow since it came with better, quieter fans, but this review from Overcock3D of both coolers in a closed case (instead of open bench) really put me off on the SA. Anyone know why it would suddenly fail at 4.4 GHz whereas the noctua performed fine?



Link: http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/c...octua_nh-d14/2
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I'd say that 10 degrees less is a realistic target. Might vary slightly depending on how well you mount it.
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Considering TTL found the mounting system difficult for the SA [yeah seriously] he probably mounted it improperly and then started to Q_Q about it.

First this, then the whole NZXT H2 impossibility of using a tool-less system, tack on his generally douchebag attitude like he's God's gift to the Earth...

I'll pass on anything he says.

Some view him as the end all be all for reviews... whatever.

/rant off

There's no reason why the SA would fail with a margin of over 30C, failed mounting is all it is.

Both coolers are the best air coolers on the market atm so either would have been an excellent purchase! Enjoy the D14 ^^

As for a 10C drop... maybe? Probably closer to 7-8 I'd imagine... one way to find out
    
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Yea they should cool about the same. That bar graph is really O_o .

I think you can expect 10c improvement, Just the amount of hot air you will physically feel comming out the back of your case after a 2 or 3 fan NH-D14 is crazy.
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Yea they should cool about the same. That bar graph is really O_o .

I think you can expect 10c improvement, Just the amount of hot air you will physically feel comming out the back of your case after a 2 or 3 fan NH-D14 is crazy.
My Lian Li PC-A05 has a reversed airflow setup where the exhaust fan is at the front. Hopefully it won't affect the NH-D14 too much since the rear intake directly feeds outside air into the cooler.

Here's what the setup looks like with my Hyper 212+. The S-Flex is intake and the two fans are set up as push-pull.

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+ if you case supports left side 70mm fan, you will see addination 2-5C drop.
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