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Buy the H80 and some gentle typhoons
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Originally Posted by linkin93 View Post
Buy the H80 and some gentle typhoons
The H80 alone is good enough. It's stock fans have improved so much over the H50/H70 that they're even better than everyone's favourite Scythe GTs.

It also beats the antec 920 kuhler, so it could just dethrone the D14/SA easily.
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I don't know how much space you have to fit the cooler. So here are some others that are good and smaller:
Venomous X
Noctua C14
Megahalem
Hyper 212+
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Xigmatek Dark Knight (I think that's what it's called)


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post #34 of 41
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Susanoo beating D14?? Are you kidding me?? Can't even beat a CNPS10X Performa! http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coo...o_5.html#sect0
Read the actual words in that review. They said their Susanoo was making poor contact with the CPU.

http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1285&page=5

The Susanoo loses to the D14 at stock, but with their i7 920 at 3.8 GHz it slightly beats it out. I imagine if they pushed their CPU past 4 GHz the difference would've been greater.
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As someone said earlier, do look into the venomoux-x or the archon. The archon in push pull is BEAST!, and it was made to not have ram clearance issues( doesn't even touch the first slot), and overall it is pretty small. I'm confident it'll fit in your case!
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Thread Starter 
I'm gonna end up going with the Venomous X or the C14.

Once again, Thanks for all the help!
    
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post #37 of 41
Corsair H80 is a good option if you can't have a big heatsink. It will provide performance similar to the D14 or Silver Arrow.

If you want to go with an air cooler, the Noctua NH-C14 is quite good. Not as good as a D14, but it's no slouch.

For all the people saying the H80 will easily dethrone the D14 or SA, look @ this quote from the Corsair rep on OCN, CorsairGeorge. The H80 is a good product, but we have to keep expectations realistic when comparing it to much larger air coolers.

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Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge View Post
There are a lot of truths in the original post. I'll say this perfectly clearly.

The laws of physics are pretty strong, and when it comes to heat exchange, a giant 3lb hunk of copper and aluminum has a huge headstart over something half its mass.

The H80 performs similarly to the D14 on the Balanced mode, and is just a little bit louder. But it has a few other benefits. It fits in just about any case. It doesn't overlap your RAM slots so you can use any memory you want. It takes up less room inside the case so you can still work around the CPU socket. And it doesn't put all its weight on the CPU socket, where it could damage the motherboard during shipping or possibly cause microfractures in the PCB causing difficult-to-pinpoint stabilty issues.

No product is perfect for everyone. But the sales of the Hydro series speak for themselves - a lot of people don't want giant heatsinks in their case if they can get similar or better performance from an all-in-one watercooler. So I think there's enough room in the market for us and the other guys.

Edited by 996gt2 - 7/26/11 at 10:25am
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Read the actual words in that review. They said their Susanoo was making poor contact with the CPU.

http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1285&page=5

The Susanoo loses to the D14 at stock, but with their i7 920 at 3.8 GHz it slightly beats it out. I imagine if they pushed their CPU past 4 GHz the difference would've been greater.
Watch this video and you'll know what I mean. Look at his temperatures for his ambient temperatures.It's a bit long so you might wanna fast forward to 9:30.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPk7V...el_video_title
Watch this video and you'll know what I mean. Look at his temperatures for his ambient temperatures.It's a bit long so you might wanna fast forward to 9:30.
Also watch the same guy reviewing the D14. 68C at the same clock speed with the same processor but at a higher Vcore than the one used in the Susanoo review. The Susanoo reached 75C with an open case with an i7-900 series at 4GHz 1.24V. The D14 reached a maximum of 68C on an open test bench with the same chip at the same clock speed at 1.35V. Susanoo beating D14?? Think again.
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