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post #1 of 17
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Thermaltake Frio Or Noctua NH-D14? i heard that thermaltake can beat noctua
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post #2 of 17
Never seen a test where the Noctua NH-D14 didn't beat out the Frio, it has more surface area, can support more fans, which generally earns top spot That isn't to say that it beats it out by a significant amount, or that the amount of $$ is worth it over the Frio.

http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...ake_frio/4.htm
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/T...ke/Frio/5.html
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post #3 of 17
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ok thanks maybe what i heard was just a myth
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post #4 of 17
You're probably thinking of the Thermalright Silver Arrow. They are both top dog on the market for air-cooling.

What processor do you have? How far are you looking to overclock?
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i5 2500k i wanna to OC it to 4.5ghz around $90 below
Edited by Praty - 8/9/11 at 5:22am
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post #6 of 17
I personally prefer the cooler master V8.Though I have never used the others, this cooler works excellent. Just a thought.
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post #7 of 17
If you're looking to save a bunch of money, go with the Hyper 212+. It'll take you to 4.5GHz just fine. I did 4.5GHz on the stock cooler, but wouldn't stress test. I was idling around 45c. However, stress testing at 4GHz brought me up to around 80c on the stock cooler.

The Hyper 212+ would be an excellent choice.
    
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post #8 of 17
The VX is a solid choice too.
 
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post #9 of 17
NH-D14 for sure, or the upcoming Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro C2.
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post #10 of 17
The Frio is a fantastic cooler for the price. I loved mine and it kept everything cool. Looks great too. The Be Quiet! looks fantastic as well.
   
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