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post #1 of 19
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I just bought my new PC as you can see in my rig, and would like to get rid of the mediocre Intel heatsink.

What I am looking for:
Quiet = #1
Price Range = $100CAN Max
Good Looks (I know this sounds sad)
Can be liquid or air

Some things I have looked at are the Noctua NH-D14, Corsair H100 and H80, Cooler Master V6GT.

I however do not find the Noctua asthetically appealling (brown fans)
I don't know how noisy those Corsair H2O's are
The Cooler Master may be too noisy.

I am open to any suggetions you may have. I have a NZXT Lexa S Case, so I do have 141mm of clearance it states. I do however have the MSI P67A-C43 board which doesn't have the MOSFET cooling so more clearance for better airflow below may be better.
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post #2 of 19
Check out the silver arrow. I think it looks pretty cool compared to the D14
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post #3 of 19
Thermalright Silver arrow? It cools 1-2C better than the d-14
post #4 of 19
i like my silver arrow it performs very well but i did have to take my heatspreaders off my ram for it to fit, so unless u have low profile heatspreaders alot of the bigger hsf will cause issues
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post #5 of 19
d-14 or silver arrow you can't go wrong either way
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[Noctua] NH-D14 [Micro$oft] Win7 64-bit/Linux [HP] 2311x [Logitech] G510 
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[XFX] 650W [Cooler Master] HAF X [Logitech] G400 
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[XFX] 650W [Cooler Master] HAF X [Logitech] G400 
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post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by IXcrispyXI View Post
i like my silver arrow it performs very well but i did have to take my heatspreaders off my ram for it to fit, so unless u have low profile heatspreaders alot of the bigger hsf will cause issues
I have this ram
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
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post #7 of 19
h100 if you can fit inside your case,
or h80 since you said looks matter.
These coolers also free up your motherboard by tons compared to silver arrow or noctua.
post #8 of 19
Silver Arrow,
H80/100 =/= quite.
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post #9 of 19
Silver Arrow = best heatsink. And the TY-140 fans are PWM and can be controlled by your motherboard.
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Samsung 840 EVO 500GB Prolimatech Megahalems Rev. C Windows 8.1 Home Premium 64-bit Acer K242HL 
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