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Unless you have a Gigabyte board your D14 fans will have a fixed RPM. Silver Arrow has PWM fans, and runs 3dB quieter than the D14.

SA > D14 by a little less than 1c
D14 > Frio by 3 - 5c

Frio is an excellent heatsink, but the other two are the very best.

For a non-Gigabyte mb, probably the best bet would be to mail-order a SA. Whatever heatsink you get, be sure to buy low-profile RAM.
If I don't plan on doing much overclocking (I'm still new to it, so I'm gonna take it slow), at least not yet, is it worth getting the SA? I was thinking that it might be worth it if I was ordering it together with my 2nd 6850, but Newegg.ca doesn't even carry it

If I only have 2 sticks of ram (2 x 4GB) will it matter if it's low profile or no? I was gonna get G.Skill Ripjaws, but I might get the low-profile G.Skill instead.

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Originally Posted by munaim1 View Post
I would recommend taking a look at my thread, The Sandy Stable Club and at the top of the spreadsheet select cooling, you should be able to see temps and how the cooler's are performing under different or similar overcocks, it's quite informative.

Hope that helps, link is in my sig
Had to turn on sigs again to see that

I'll be honest, I'm not 100% sure what exactly I was looking for there. It looked like in some setups the Frio was doing fairly well when compared to the D14. The only one that really stood out was the Silver Arrow.
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I absolutely love my Silver Arrow. It cools amazingly well and is very quiet. That being said, it is so big that it does not allow for taller profile ram, which is a pain and it is pretty tall. In my case, I can barely put on the side panel. I use a CM Storm Sniper which is not Gigantic, but it is pretty good size.
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both, the d14 and silver arrow outperforms the frio

silver arrow gives 1-2 degrees lower temps than d14 and where i'm from, it's cheaper than d14
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