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Noctua D14 or Thermalright Silver arrow?

post #1 of 25
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Hello guy,
I'm planning on a good cooler for my 2500K to make it to 5GHz.
Full system specs,
i5 2500K
AsusP8Z68-V
RipjawsX 8GB CL8
9800GT
CM M600
NZXT Gamma

Which cooler to go for?
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i5 2500K Asus P8Z68-V Pailt GTX570 Sonic Platinum RipjawsX 8GB CL8(1600MHz) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M3 PRO Seagate 7200.12 Sony Venomous X 
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Win 7 Ult x64 Alienware OptX AW2210 Cooler Master M600 HAF X 
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post #2 of 25
I'm partial to the D14, go for that!



Both perform on the same level. It's a win win situation.
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Samsung 850 EVO Lite ON 24x Noctua D14 Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 
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Samsung 850 EVO Lite ON 24x Noctua D14 Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 
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post #3 of 25
Whichever is cheaper.
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AMD RYZEN 7 1800X  MSI B350M MORTAR ARCTIC AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB - 2133 MHz) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
SAMSUNG SSD 950 PRO 512GB Crucial MX300 2TB Noctua NH-U12S  BenQ XL2730Z - 27” 2560x1440 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Keyboard 4 Professional Soft Tactile (MX Br... Seasonic X-850(SS-850KM3 Active PFC F3) Fractal Design Define Mini C BenQ ZOWIE EC1-A 
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Intel Core i7-2600K @4.6 GHz P8Z68-V AMD Radeon RX 480 (ref. design) Mushkin Enhanced Stealth 8GB (2 x 4GB) (PC3 17000) 
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SanDisk Extreme PRO 480GB Noctua NH-U12 S Arch Linux Seasonic SS-520FL 520W 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
SAMSUNG SSD 950 PRO 512GB Crucial MX300 2TB Noctua NH-U12S  BenQ XL2730Z - 27” 2560x1440 
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Das Keyboard 4 Professional Soft Tactile (MX Br... Seasonic X-850(SS-850KM3 Active PFC F3) Fractal Design Define Mini C BenQ ZOWIE EC1-A 
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post #4 of 25
Thread Starter 
I'm getting Silver arrow for $20 cheaper than D14... Thats y the confusion....
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i5 2500K Asus P8Z68-V Pailt GTX570 Sonic Platinum RipjawsX 8GB CL8(1600MHz) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M3 PRO Seagate 7200.12 Sony Venomous X 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 Ult x64 Alienware OptX AW2210 Cooler Master M600 HAF X 
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Xonar DX VS4121 - XB500 - Hippo VB 
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i5 2500K Asus P8Z68-V Pailt GTX570 Sonic Platinum RipjawsX 8GB CL8(1600MHz) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M3 PRO Seagate 7200.12 Sony Venomous X 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 Ult x64 Alienware OptX AW2210 Cooler Master M600 HAF X 
AudioAudio
Xonar DX VS4121 - XB500 - Hippo VB 
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post #5 of 25
Why get a high OC if you have such an old GPU? lol
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i5 2500k @ 4.8 GHZ 1.33v  ASUS P8P67 PRO 3.0 Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7950 1000/1575 1.149v 12 GB Kingston DDR3 1600 MHZ 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston 96GB SSD  Caviar Green 1TB storage  Plextor PX-L890 SA 24x DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 
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Windows 7 Professional 64 bit IPS Dell Ultrasharp U2412M 24" Logitech G110 Corsair AX1200  
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston 96GB SSD  Caviar Green 1TB storage  Plextor PX-L890 SA 24x DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 
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Windows 7 Professional 64 bit IPS Dell Ultrasharp U2412M 24" Logitech G110 Corsair AX1200  
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post #6 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thryack View Post
Why get a high OC if you have such an old GPU? lol
What does a high OC have to do with his gpu?
post #7 of 25
id go with the nh-d14 just to be safe on ram clearance, the silver arrows front 14cm hangs into the ram slots where the noctua 12cm dosent go past the heat sink it self
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post #8 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Analog View Post
What does a high OC have to do with his gpu?
i think he means, why spend so much on a cooler where it could go to a better graphics card :/
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post #9 of 25
It's too close to call performance wise. Get the cheaper one.
    
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post #10 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Thryack View Post
Why get a high OC if you have such an old GPU? lol
Will be upgrading soon...
Warming up!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K Asus P8Z68-V Pailt GTX570 Sonic Platinum RipjawsX 8GB CL8(1600MHz) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M3 PRO Seagate 7200.12 Sony Venomous X 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 Ult x64 Alienware OptX AW2210 Cooler Master M600 HAF X 
AudioAudio
Xonar DX VS4121 - XB500 - Hippo VB 
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Warming up!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K Asus P8Z68-V Pailt GTX570 Sonic Platinum RipjawsX 8GB CL8(1600MHz) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M3 PRO Seagate 7200.12 Sony Venomous X 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 Ult x64 Alienware OptX AW2210 Cooler Master M600 HAF X 
AudioAudio
Xonar DX VS4121 - XB500 - Hippo VB 
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