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Originally Posted by xoleras View Post
Nah. The acetek systems cool the same or better, but you have to run your fans on high and you must use a push pull configuration.

Anyone who says the D14 wins easily is wrong, period. The D14 is also quite loud. Now the NH-D14 is not a bad cooler. But its ridiculously big, so big that I can't get to my upper PCI express locking mechanism, and it also blocks 1 of my RAM slots. This is on an ATX full tower case and an asus motherboard...the thing is so big its ridiculous. And I don't feel like fooling with a CPU cooler just to get to my upper most GPU? Forget that.



NH-D14 vs 920 here:

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...overclock.html

the antec kuhler is also an acetek closed loop, like the corsair h50/60.



You realize that the fans on the D14 running low vs high show very little change of temperature... right? And its low noise is the reason it's become so popular... right? And that the it takes the H100 to compete with the D14, not the H70...

Right?

This is the first time I've heard the D14 referred to as loud. Ever. Hm.
    
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