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Ok so the results are in. I tested the H80 against my NH-D14 and NH-C14 on my stock 2600k. I used Thermalright Chill Factor III TIM on all 3 setups and also recorded the temps of the H80 with stock TIM. Results are from a half hour of Prime 95. Ambient temp was 24c (though I'm sure it fluctuated 1 or 2c).

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So in the test It turns out that the H80 cools the cpu better than the D14, although the vcore was significantly lower while using the D14, everything else was pretty much the same. What surprised me the most was the performance of the C14. I'm figuring it has to do with the case's airflow but I expected it to cool my motherboard components a lot better giving that it's the style cooler recommended for the sabertooth.

I used the line method applying the TIM for each test but keep in mind I could have used too much/or too little but I tryed my best to keep them even.
Edited by EM2J - 7/12/11 at 11:53am
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I'm liking this more and more.
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That is definitely some good stuff, thank you for taking your time on making those tests, I should definitely enjoy the cooler then.
    
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Ok so the results are in. I tested the H80 against my NH-D14 and NH-C14 on my stock 2600k. I used Thermalright Chill Factor III TIM on all 3 setups and also recorded the temps of the H80 with stock TIM. Results are from a half hour of Prime 95. Ambient temp was 24c (though I'm sure it fluctuated 1 or 2c).

-snip-

So in the test It turns out that the H80 cools the cpu better than the D14, although the vcore was significantly lower while using the D14, everything else was pretty much the same. What surprised me the most was the performance of the C14. I'm figuring it has to do with the case's airflow but I expected it to cool my motherboard components a lot better giving that it's the style cooler recommended for the sabertooth.

I used the line method applying the TIM for each test but keep in mind I could have used too much/or too little but I tryed my best to keep them even.
Forgive me if you've answered this already, but are these results with the stock fans?
    
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So was that the stock H80 Corsair fans at 2500rpm versus the stock Noctua fans at 1300rpm. Seriously was anyone expecting the Noctua to win in that particular comparison?

I suppose things will get a bit closer if they are both using like for like fans. The thing with the Noctua is that it cools amazingly considering it only has two ~1300rpm fans on it. If you want to stick more agressive fans on it you can get way better performance. I would expect it to thrash the H80 if you put those two corsair 2500rpm fans on it.
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I <3 this thread but I would like to see how the H80 compares to the Antec Kuhler 920.
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Quote:
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So was that the stock H80 Corsair fans at 2500rpm versus the stock Noctua fans at 1300rpm. Seriously was anyone expecting the Noctua to win in that particular comparison?

I suppose things will get a bit closer if they are both using like for like fans. The thing with the Noctua is that it cools amazingly considering it only has two ~1300rpm fans on it. If you want to stick more agressive fans on it you can get way better performance. I would expect it to thrash the H80 if you put those two corsair 2500rpm fans on it.
Yes it was with stock fans.

and yeah you're probably right, it would be closer. Would it "thrash" it? Not so sure about that.
Edited by EM2J - 7/12/11 at 12:16pm
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Was the H80 set to Performance or balanced profile for the testing???
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Was the H80 set to Performance or balanced profile for the testing???
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So was that the stock H80 Corsair fans at 2500rpm versus the stock Noctua fans at 1300rpm. Seriously was anyone expecting the Noctua to win in that particular comparison?

I suppose things will get a bit closer if they are both using like for like fans. The thing with the Noctua is that it cools amazingly considering it only has two ~1300rpm fans on it. If you want to stick more agressive fans on it you can get way better performance. I would expect it to thrash the H80 if you put those two corsair 2500rpm fans on it.
Maybe Noctua should consider putting better fans on their cooler then? It's not like he upgraded the H80 to beat the Noctua.
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