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Originally Posted by fluffy wabbit;15471001 
yeah ive heard that ill be fine with clearance for the noctua, but i would be hauling it around every now and then. my friend claimed that he could oc his 1090t to 4ghz and not even reach 40 degrees with the h60. i mean at this point its $12 more for better cooling and i dont mind the noise of the fan that much. i'm gonna probably oc my 2500k to 4+ghz.

I'd definitely go for the D14 then. You'll get very good temps at high OC's.
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
The D14 (or other Noctua coolers for that matter) do not make any noise (in comparison to the Hydro Series from Corsair.)

Noctua's hole mission objective with fans & cooling is silence.


Also, the D14 is far superior to even the H100 from Corsair. Pick it up if you have the cash.
This statement is true indeed, I swapped out my u9b se2 last week for a h100 and I couldn't believe how much noisier the corsair fans are over the noctua ones.
As for your friend claiming he never went over 40c @ 4ghz on his 1090t with a h60, well I don't know how much truth is in that because I have load temps of around 50 with my h100.
If you are going to be carting your rig around a bit though I would definately reach for the corsair, unless you dont mind watching your motherboard flex every time you take it with you.

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Hey all, was wondering which would be better for my case. Yes I do plan to oc, but my friend said that it all depends on the airflow in my case and it won't be that much cooler than the case temp. He says that liquid cooling conducts heat better (makes sense), and it doesnt depend on case temp. I'm more inclined on the H60 because it's cheaper, smaller, and my friend has a valid point that it can keep my CPU cooler because the liquid cooling conducts heat better. Which seat should i take?

Corsair H60-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181015

or

Noctua NH-D14-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608018
I don't know what your friend is smoking cause the D14 beats all LCLC's (let alone the H60) in any way conceivable.

And as far as I'm concerned the "cooler is restricted to the temp of your case" argument is just pure BS.

Conclusion: Your friend is a idiot who knows jack about computers.
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post #14 of 24
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I love my NH-D14, only drawback is size.

The construction is very solid, honestly I was more stressed installing a stock cooler than the NH-D14.

If you stick to the stock fans it comes with, the Noctua is quieter than the Corsair, which wins it for me.
My NH-D14 was a doddle to fit, but the sheer weight of it scares me a bit sometimes
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My NH-D14 was a doddle to fit, but the sheer weight of it scares me a bit sometimes
Haha, I was so paranoid when I started with my sigrig build, but I was pleasantly surprised how solid the mounting system is, since then I haven't had any worries.
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Originally Posted by damocash View Post
If you are going to be carting your rig around a bit though I would definately reach for the corsair, unless you dont mind watching your motherboard flex every time you take it with you.
would having the sabertooth matter at all in terms of the mobo's strength? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131702
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I dont really think various motherboards have different strengths or weaknesses (I may be wrong), as long as you excercise caution when transporting your rig and lay it down to a position where the motherboard is horizontal in transit then you shouldn't have any problems.
My advice is definately get the d14, it owns the h60 in every way.

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post #18 of 24
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would having the sabertooth matter at all in terms of the mobo's strength? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131702
T.U.F. Shield adds some regidity to the motherboard it self; but it's nothing to worry about if your case is just sitting still.

If you want to transport the case around and are worried about the cooler; I would suggest getting a Scythe Ninja Wire kit. As it'll work well for transportation and is rather useful to have.

On the other hand, it may sound gimmicky and is (kinda), you also can do it for slightly cheaper if you're not worried about looks to much.
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as long as you excercise caution when transporting your rig and lay it down to a position where the motherboard is horizontal in transit then you shouldn't have any problems.

so if i lay it horizontally during transport it should be fine? when you were talking about the mobo flexing, was that if the case was vertical during transport or if it is horizontal during transport?
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so if i lay it horizontally during transport it should be fine? when you were talking about the mobo flexing, was that if the case was vertical during transport or if it is horizontal during transport?
Yes transporting it in a vertical position would cause horrible and potentially life threatening stress on your motherboard.
Laying the case on its side would allow the pressure to be spread over a wider section of the board, therefore being a lot safer.
I always transport my rig laying horizontally in the back of my wagon so when I go over rough patches of road etc the stress is reduced.

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