If you're paying $89 for an NH-D14, you're paying too much.
Both the NH-D14 and Silver Arrow can be had for $69.99:
For a cooler that costs almost twice as much
as the D14, the H100 doesn't really deliver all that much more IMO. Yes it performs a bit better, but it's also not as quiet. In addition, the H100 arguably has even more case compatibility issues than even the largest of air coolers due to its 240mm radiator.
I mean, if you're going to spend that much on a cooling solution, just look at the relative performance differences. The H100 (with fans at 2600 rpm) performs about 7C better than the D14 with stock 1300 rpm fans. The Rasa 360 kit performs 20C better than the D14 and doesn't need 2600 RPM fans to do it, unlike the H100.Edited by 996gt2 - 8/16/11 at 9:48am