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ZeroTherm ZT-10D or Thermal take frio?

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I haven't gotten a response in the air cooling forum after three days so im posting this here
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I decided that i am going to either grab a ZeroTherm ZT-10D and an ultra kaze 3000 or a Thermal take frio. Both are the same price. I have a fan controller for the kaze and both of the fans on the frio. From the reviews i have found the zero therm beats the frio by 2-3 degrees and loses out to the nh-d14 by a degree or two. The ZeroTherm was tested with two 1300rpm fans and the Frio was tested with the two stock fans (2000RPM?). I'm leaning towards the ZeroTherm but want someone elses opinion which one should i get?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16835887037 ZeroTherm
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16835106150 Frio
    
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I've had a very good experience with Zerotherm's cooling products. The Frio is irritatingly loud and the mounting system is not so good. Go with the ZT-10D.
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Originally Posted by TFL Replica View Post
I've had a very good experience with Zerotherm's cooling products. The Frio is irritatingly loud and the mounting system is not so good. Go with the ZT-10D.
I wouldn't use that to base a decision between the two, because [H] said the ZT-10D was the hardest cooler to install they'd ever experienced. That being said, the ZT10D is a beast at cooling.
http://hardocp.com/article/2010/11/1...ooler_review/3
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I played this game for a while when I built my sig rig. Then I stopped shagging around and dropped on the NH-D14. Why settle?
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Very impressive. You only have to mount it once (hopefully). I'd put up a tricky installation for a cooler with such a great thermal/acoustic performance.

I thought the silver arrow was the current king. Last time I checked it had dethroned the NH-D14.
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Originally Posted by TFL Replica View Post
Very impressive. You only have to mount it once (hopefully). I'd put up a tricky installation for a cooler with such a great thermal/acoustic performance.

I thought the silver arrow was the current king. Last time I checked it had dethroned the NH-D14.
Depends on the review. In all reviews I have seen, the Silver Arrow trumps it by less than 1 or 1.5 degrees C. I was thinking on getting the SA but the colours and overall shape of the NH-D14 as well as the Noctua name's reputation for parts built like Panzers swayed me to it. Can't go wrong with either.
Edited by lowfiwhiteguy - 7/26/11 at 8:30pm
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I will say that contact plate on the zerotherm is making me and my 212+ jealous....
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Completely agree, its huge!
    
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