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Oh now i just saw that your motherboard is an X58 SLI LE. I use to have one of those before i got my FTW3. I VERY HIGHLY SUGGEST YOU KEEP THE D14. The NB/VREG heatsinks on the SLI LE are bad enough as it is. ballistix ram coolers WILL NOT help them.
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Originally Posted by RawrNate;14512984 
True, it's amazing, the best heatsink you can buy on the market. BUT, as he said, it's HUUUGE. It's extremely hard to install/unmount and it barely fit in my CoolerMaster 690 II Adv. I just recently upgraded to the Corsair 600t (free for my birthday!) and I can't use the top 200mm fan, I had to remove it to make room (sadly it doesn't go on the other side, had to resort to one 120mm fan).

I don't know what drugs your on...JK.

But that Noctua set up is one of the easiest coolers to set up.
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don't know if anyone has mentioned Noctua C14?
    
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don't know if anyone has mentioned Noctua C14?

This would work, and it would cool all of his MB components in the process.
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Head over to the Sandy Stable club for some real data on how different cooler#s are performing. Scroll to the top of the spreadsheet and click the sorted 'by cooling'.

You should be able to determine which other's, aside from the nh-d14, are doing quite well or even better.

One that has certainly caught my eye is the H80 and the antec 920. Take a look, link is in my sig.
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I also went with the H50 instead of the D14. Though I did so because the H50 was on sale for $40 in Best Buy.

My Vengeance sticks prevent me from using a D14, due to the thermal skyscrapers. But I don't think I'm missing out on much. I can run my 2600K with HT on @4.5GHz stable with temps maxing out at around 74C only after hours of P95 or IBT. Otherwise temps stay under 60C (gaming).
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Originally Posted by smash_mouth01;14513759 
I don't know what drugs your on...JK.

But that Noctua set up is one of the easiest coolers to set up.

I agree, there's nothing hard about installing the D14. It is huge but that doesn't make things any harder and I've got a tiny case.

Don't want to hijack the thread but do you think an H80 would do better for me? I have both but I've only tried the D14 so far.
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post #28 of 51
I'm only going to say this once more. Any closed loop cooler is BAD NEWS for an X58 SLI LE board. You will burn out your VREG using one. if you want a lower profile cooler that will also cool your RAM/NB/VREG, go with the NH-C14:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608020&Tpk=NH-C14
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Originally Posted by munaim1;14513798 
Head over to the Sandy Stable club for some real data on how different cooler#s are performing. Scroll to the top of the spreadsheet and click the sorted 'by cooling'.

You should be able to determine which other's, aside from the nh-d14, are doing quite well or even better.

One that has certainly caught my eye is the H80 and the antec 920. Take a look, link is in my sig.

Thanks for the tip. Looks like the Corsair H60 and H80 are the highest when it comes to Corsair's line of work. The Antec 920 is also up there a few times, as you said.

To put it bluntly, I want Corsair. Yes it might be ridiculous, but I'd like to stick to one company that has +5 years of warranty per item and the best quality I've found in PC hardware. I'd also like the uniform look with the Corsair case, memory, cooler, and eventually a Corsair power supply.

On a review, the Corsair H80 beats the Antec 920, is quiter at full speed (stock fans) and is also $13 cheaper.

[Side Note] I saw the Corsair H100, their 240mm radiator model, is only $115. I haven't seen any reviews on it, anyone know if it's any good?
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Originally Posted by Nemesis158;14513850 
I'm only going to say this once more. Any closed loop cooler is BAD NEWS for an X58 SLI LE board. You will burn out your VREG using one. if you want a lower profile cooler that will also cool your RAM/NB/VREG, go with the NH-C14:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608020&Tpk=NH-C14

I thought of upgrading my mobo to an Asus Sabertooth, but others said nay to that. I could use a better quality board, along with USB 3.0 and SATA III. If I can sell this board for at least $100, the Asus would only be like $95 out of my pocket.
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