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Yes, you'll definitely want a better cooler over the 212+. It's a good alternative to stock, but it won't get you too terribly much more over stock cooling with overclocking (dead serious). So yeah, get a good, solid, flat base cooler like the D14, Frio, Megahalems, whatever! If you've got a $70 budget, get a great cooler now, add some great fans to it later (or now if you can stretch the budget slightly to afford better fans).
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Noctua D14 is what I would get. Only ~$10 over $70 on newegg.
TT Frio is another option.

For more money you can get the Thermalright Silver arrow, bot not worth the money imo..
at the frio being ~$50, would it be worth the extra $30 for the nh-d14?
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at the frio being ~$50, would it be worth the extra $30 for the nh-d14?
They'll perform similarly, but the D14 will be superior by a few degrees. Its up to you if that $30 is worth a few extra degrees off load temps. Same goes with aftermarket fans too though, push / pull, shrouds, everything else we do....

I'd say go for the D14 or the Megahalems myself.
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post #14 of 25
Here's a thread about the Silver Arrow, Frio and D14.
http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...ver-arrow.html

D14 will be a few degrees better than the Frio.
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Quote:
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Noctua D14 is what I would get. Only ~$10 over $70 on newegg.
TT Frio is another option.

For more money you can get the Thermalright Silver arrow, bot not worth the money imo..
You can get the Silver Arrow for $70 to $75 and it has the same performance as a NH-D14. So how is it not worth the money?

As far as the H60 goes, it will be louder and not cool as well as the NH-D14 and Silver Arrow, so I believe that to be a poor choice. I'm not sure how loud the H80 is, but the performance should be closer to the SA and D14.
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You can get the Silver Arrow for $70 to $75 and it has the same performance as a NH-D14. So how is it not worth the money?

As far as the H60 goes, it will be louder and not cool as well as the NH-D14 and Silver Arrow, so I believe that to be a poor choice. I'm not sure how loud the H80 is, but the performance should be closer to the SA and D14.
Just a couple degrees better than the D-14. To me it isn't worth the money...
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Have you seen the bottom of the 212+? goodness....



Noctua is the brand to get imho
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Just a couple degrees better than the D-14. To me it isn't worth the money...
Dude, you have me hella confused, seriously. The D14 and SA have very similar performance and you can get the SA for slightly cheaper. You recommend the D14 and say the SA isn't worth the money. I'm just trying to figure out the reasoning here. lol
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Dude, you have me hella confused, seriously. The D14 and SA have very similar performance and you can get the SA for slightly cheaper. You recommend the D14 and say the SA isn't worth the money. I'm just trying to figure out the reasoning here. lol



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I would highly suggest a scythe mugen 2, scmg2100, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...pk=scmg%202100 it's bulky but you can put push pull fans on it and it cools like a beast, I had one and you can't compare on price to performance, it's cheap and works incredible.
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