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post #1 of 17
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I am about to do several upgrades to my PC, one of which is finding an air cooler for my i7 930, as I am running just the stock cooler and it is running quite hot and I am wanting to be able to overclock.

Alot of people have recommended the noctura NH-D14 but after looking into it, its not going to be suitable as it seems to cover 2 of the RAM slots and mine is (about to be) full.

With my current case, switching to water cooling is not really an option so I would like some help finding a good air cooler
post #2 of 17
The Noctua is fine with Ripjaws for clearance.
http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=c...s_id=34&lng=en
 
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post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
The Noctua is fine with Ripjaws for clearance.
http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=c...s_id=34&lng=en
Will it cause heat issues?

Is the noctura the best air cooler on the market?
post #4 of 17
You should have enough clearance for your RAM and everything to fit nicely.

I don't think its the BEST, As there are many out there are very good. And no. Currently my friend was worrying about the same issue and he has no problem with the heat.
    
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ok, so if no one can recommend me a better one today, I will be getting the noctura
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ok, so if no one can recommend me a better one today, I will be getting the noctura
The Noctua is the best along with the Silver Arrow.
 
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post #7 of 17
I would look at maybe this one;

ZALMAN CNPS11X Extreme V-Shaped Dual Heatpipe Design w/120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler

I see you live in New Zealand, So I just sent you a newegg link to look at it.

I think it would be better because you wouldn't have to worry about heat issues or your RAM not having clearance.
    
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post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by Birdy1337 View Post
I would look at maybe this one;

ZALMAN CNPS11X Extreme V-Shaped Dual Heatpipe Design w/120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler

I see you live in New Zealand, So I just sent you a newegg link to look at it.

I think it would be better because you wouldn't have to worry about heat issues or your RAM not having clearance.
I really like the look of this one, but it also looks pretty cheap, will it be able to have my 930 running cooler than with the noctura?
post #9 of 17
Well that one has two different modes;

Low Noise Mode (with RC24P): 1,000 ~ 1,450 rpm ±10%
Performance Mode (without RC24P): 1,000 ~ 1,950 rpm ±10%

While the NH-D14 has a max RPM of 1300;

Rotational Speed (+/- 10%): 1200 RPM (NF-P14) / 1300 RPM (NF-P12)
Rotational Speed with U.L.N.A. (+/- 10%): 900 RPM (NF-P14) / 900 RPM (NF-P12)

1,300RPM compared to 1,950RPM.
    
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post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by Birdy1337 View Post
Well that one has two different modes;

Low Noise Mode (with RC24P): 1,000 ~ 1,450 rpm ±10%
Performance Mode (without RC24P): 1,000 ~ 1,950 rpm ±10%

While the NH-D14 has a max RPM of 1300;

Rotational Speed (+/- 10%): 1200 RPM (NF-P14) / 1300 RPM (NF-P12)
Rotational Speed with U.L.N.A. (+/- 10%): 900 RPM (NF-P14) / 900 RPM (NF-P12)

1,300RPM compared to 1,950RPM.
ok, so I see that the zalman has a higher speed, does that guarantee a cooler cpu ? and I have heard a few people talk about zalman not being reliable?
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