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the fan on my TX3 is starting to click, so in 2 weeks I'll get 1 of the above, they're both reg. $80, but the NH-14 is currently $70 and I'm that broke it will matter.

SA (+) quieter which counts for a lot, size doesn't matter as my case is a TV stand, and my RAM are normal sized

SA (-)seems like a hassle to install properly


NH-14 (+) seems to handle the highest OCs better

NH-14 (-) a bit louder


also how many MB fan headers does the NH-14 use, 1 or 2, and is it PWM controlled like the SA
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i suggest u a
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065
this thing can handle ur OC well and it the best bang for ur Buck
or
A Cooler Master V6 GT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103089
or
ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118075
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i suggest u a
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065
this thing can handle ur OC well and it the best bang for ur Buck
or
A Cooler Master V6 GT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103089
or
ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118075
Sry but I own a V6GT and there is no way it can compete with those 2 mentioned.
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The noctua don't use PWM, it need 1 header (a Y adapter come with it), you change the speed by putting the adapter that reduce the voltage (Ultra Low Now Adapter that come with it).

The silver arrow need 2 header (no Y come with it) and is PWM.

They perform witting 2-3C of each other (with a little hand to the silver arrow in review). Nothing major. They will cool a overclock CPU about the same.

Both seem not that hard too mount.

What you should do, take the cheapest one.
    
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I got the SA and it wasnt "easy" to mount but I dont expect any of the huge coolers are. I didnt have any specific problems with it
.
I went with the SA because the ty-140 fans have one of the best noise/cfm ratios on the market.

Also PWM kicks ass. As stated get the akasa 3 way pwm splitter if you get the SA.

more subjective, I like the look of the SA. the nd14 is ugly IMO.
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post #7 of 11
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I got the SA and it wasnt "easy" to mount but I dont expect any of the huge coolers are. I didnt have any specific problems with it
.
I went with the SA because the ty-140 fans have one of the best noise/cfm ratios on the market.

Also PWM kicks ass. As stated get the akasa 3 way pwm splitter if you get the SA.

more subjective, I like the look of the SA. the nd14 is ugly IMO.
This is an epic battle between these two...

But I agree with MCImes... TY-140 is the best 140mm fan on the market. Go for Silver Arrow..
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Has anyone put TY-140s on a DH-14 and compared to stock Silver Arrow and DH-14 configurations?
    
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post #9 of 11
Why not throw the Scythe MINE 2 into the mix? It's a similar design to the D14 and Silver Arrow. I'm sure it would perform similarly with a second fan as well. I can't say for sure though, as it's lacking in reviews.
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The noctua don't use PWM, it need 1 header (a Y adapter come with it), you change the speed by putting the adapter that reduce the voltage (Ultra Low Now Adapter that come with it).

The silver arrow need 2 header (no Y come with it) and is PWM.

They perform witting 2-3C of each other (with a little hand to the silver arrow in review). Nothing major. They will cool a overclock CPU about the same.

Both seem not that hard too mount.

What you should do, take the cheapest one.
D14 will still perform better at higher OCs, i also have a silver arrow on my back up rig and on a 2600k, @ 5ghz the D14 cools about 5c better on prime95blend runs.
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