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^ funny, I bought this cooler years ago when I though the better a cooler looked the better it performed , and then I found this place... a week later it was replaced by a cooler that was 1/3 the cost after buying two 120mm fans (sunbeam core contact freezer) and dropped load temps 17C.
my cpu temps are 26c at 4.5
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updated and edited the OP everyone
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For a tower cooler? Go with D14.

For a downward blowing cooler? C14, hands down.

The D14 cools better than the C14. But even the C14 outperforms a lot of the tower coolers. (including the 212+ by ~3 degrees at peak)

You can't go wrong with Noctua.
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For a tower cooler? Go with D14.

For a downward blowing cooler? C14, hands down.

The D14 cools better than the C14. But even the C14 outperforms a lot of the tower coolers. (including the 212+ by ~3 degrees at peak)

You can't go wrong with Noctua.
thanks but i already knew that lol
i'm trying to find a cpu cooler that provides lower temps than the d14 basically
or a custom configuration of different heatsink, thermal paste, and fans
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my cpu temps are 26c at 4.5
Oh I know the cooler has great idle temps, but once the heat is turned up it can't keep up to a 1Ghz overclock on my old q9400... let alone my 950 sucking over 130 watts.
    
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thanks but i already knew that lol
i'm trying to find a cpu cooler that provides lower temps than the d14 basically
or a custom configuration of different heatsink, thermal paste, and fans
Well, if you're looking for lower temps than the D14 you're basically looking at water cooling. XSPC Rasa kits are the next step up.
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Well, if you're looking for lower temps than the D14 you're basically looking at water cooling. XSPC Rasa kits are the next step up.
thanks! i guess you answered that

so now it all comes down to which gives lower temps: silver arrow or d14?
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thanks! i guess you answered that

so now it all comes down to which gives lower temps: silver arrow or d14?
They are within 3C of each other, but I purchased the silver arrow because it was 20$ cheaper in Canada and those 160X140mm fans are much better at cooling then the noctuas(have to factor in buying two good fan's onto the purchase price of the d14)
    
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i am very very very happy with my zalman cooler.
Zalman Coolers sucks IMO...
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