Originally Posted by Mr.Eiht;15110926
Tbh, I rather doubt that this baby will kick the d14 of it`s (golden) throne.
You never know
I can tell you now there definitely is room for improvement on a NH-D14. Mine is retired, for a Cogage True, link in sig on the i7 950
1) Facts are the mounting could be improved drastically, if you own a Archon or Venomous-X(be aware there are 2 versions of the Venomous-X one cheap mounts and one with superior mounts) you'll know the centre pin nut puts extra pressure up to 70lbs, the NH-D14 does not even come close to that, i know cause i own both, you could handle sticking your knob under while doing it up the NH-D14, but the Archon would virtually chop it it off
2) The cogage true fins on the outside are bent allowing for higher cooling efficiency, as why this mini cooler performs so well, add this to the NH-D14 then it will flog the water cooling
3) The Cogage True does NOT have the heat pipes spread out like the NH-D14 but has bent fins on the outer edges, if it was a X-cross between the 2 would be the best. The spread out pipes distribute the heat out over a greater area. So the Cogage it self has room for improvement
Theirs Definitely room for improving the NH-D14 as why my Cogage flogs it, it wont take much for Noctua to have it own, but highly doubt they would ever consider it, launching new products weather there good or not is usually all there really after for revenue. If you don't think that's true well why the hell aint they done the above. It does not take much to figure out what makes certain coolers perform so well once you own a few of themEdited by Tigerpaws - 9/29/11 at 9:37am