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okay so this month i have done quite alot of overtime, i work part time and go to college. So i should have some cash to spend on my rig.

i want to improve my temps in my rig, i have three options...

1) Replace my freezer 7 pro rev2 for a nh-d14. Shouldnt cost too much and will get a noticable decrease in temps.

2) Buy a better case, currently got a CM 430 which has awful air flow due to the fact i am using a non modular PSU in a case with 0 cable management.

3) Wait a month or two and get both together. Im looking at the 600T for the case and the nh-d14 as a cooler.

I will not ever buy a closed loop watercooler like the H100, NEVER. So dont even suggest it
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okay so this month i have done quite alot of overtime, i work part time and go to college. So i should have some cash to spend on my rig.

i want to improve my temps in my rig, i have three options...

1) Replace my freezer 7 pro rev2 for a nh-d14. Shouldnt cost too much and will get a noticable decrease in temps.

2) Buy a better case, currently got a CM 430 which has awful air flow due to the fact i am using a non modular PSU in a case with 0 cable management.

3) Wait a month or two and get both together. Im looking at the 600T for the case and the nh-d14 as a cooler.

I will not ever buy a closed loop watercooler like the H100, NEVER. So dont even suggest it
You could buy a closed loop water cooler! H100 for example.

Other than that, if I were you, I'd get the nh-d14 now and case later. try to get some cable management, ghetto if it has to be
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the white 600t is on sale for $155/145ar
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811139005

or the black is $150/130ar (use code newcustomer10)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811139007

and d14 is $75 (use code newcustomer10)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608018


nevermind, your in the uk
post #4 of 6
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Im not overly sure thqt the NH-D14 fits inside of my Elite 430... Ill have to look into that once i get home from college.

Otherwise my plan is to get the NH-D14, then pick up a decent case sometime down the road.

Thanks for your help guys

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cooler would make a bigger difference in temp than case
    
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the cooler WOULD make a bigger difference in temps but can your case hsndle it? cause if it doesn't fit you would have to leave the side panel off.
If it were me, I would chech it the cooler fits in my case, if it doesn't, get a new case first wuth better airflow. That would also help a bit with your cpu temps if only a little, then later on down get the cpu cooler. But thats just me......
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