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post #11 of 25
also RipjawsX arent that big so you shouldnt run into trouble with the SA anyway.
there is also the possibiliy to adjust the fan height a bit
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post #12 of 25
SA beat nh-d14 by 2C° but go with nh-d14 if u have high ram even low profile ram barely get under it
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Originally Posted by mrteddy View Post
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
Well, three things here:
  • First off, Noctua does produce compatibility lists (you can go here for mobo comparability and here for memory compatibility.)
  • Second, both the OP's mobo and memory are on those compatibility lists, and I can confirm from personal experience that the lists are correct (I use that memory on P8Z68-V Pro (same layout in that part of the board.))
  • Lastly, the reason I DID NOT get the SA was that there was no compatibility list. The best that anyone could do was guess about whether it would work. Everyone thought it would be OK, but no one had the combo I wanted and I didn't feel like taking a chance.

Having now seen the D14 installed, I can say that for the OP the issue is going to be where the fan is, not the cooling fins themselves, over the second memory slot in from the CPU side. The cooling fins really only overhand the fist slot, and the fan can always be positioned a tad higher. (Note, the OP's memory configuration is only going to use the second and fourth slots on that mobo, from the CPU side, there are no choices.)

If the OP is comfortable with the fit options, then by all means follow the advice of getting which ever is cheaper. The two units are basically dead-even. I don't know that 5.0 MHz is going to be a slam-dunk on either, I would think that would be kind of chip dependent and luck of the draw (getting a chip capable of that speed at low enough voltage that a high end air cooler can deal with it.)
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post #14 of 25
OP: you have an As.s board. An As.s board will control the cpu fan with PWM only. That means you should get a Silver Arrow unless you're OK with having your fans run 100% all the time.

Issues: an NZXT Gamma is wide enough to barely accommodate either cooler, but leaves no room for sliding fans upward. If you have not bought your Ripjaws, don't do it. G.Skill makes perfectly good flat low profile RAM. I know because I switched from Ripjaws to low profile G.Skills.

You can get low profile RAM heatsinks to replace high profile heatsinks. You can also put your fans in center-pull position, leaving the face of the cooler fanless (normal fan setup is push-center).
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post #15 of 25
You cant expect your chip to get to 5Ghz, just because you want it to. Only some chips get to that level without water cooling, due to crazy voltages and temps. Get the SA, if it is cheaper. The Noctua has a better mounting system and quieter fans.
    
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Originally Posted by ehume View Post
Issues: an NZXT Gamma is wide enough to barely accommodate either cooler, but leaves no room for sliding fans upward. If you have not bought your Ripjaws, don't do it.
So ripjawsX has issues with silver arrow?
I already own the rig specified..
As for cabinet, i'll be getting HAF X shortly so no issues there..
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You cant expect your chip to get to 5Ghz, just because you want it to. Only some chips get to that level without water cooling, due to crazy voltages and temps.
Yep, i'm well aware of it... Just a wish to reach 5GHz & check whether its stable..
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post #18 of 25
With a HAF X you'll be fine.

And Noctua fans are louder than TY-140's by several dB - like 5 dBA when installed.
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post #19 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by sloppyjoe123 View Post
You cant expect your chip to get to 5Ghz, just because you want it to. Only some chips get to that level without water cooling, due to crazy voltages and temps. Get the SA, if it is cheaper. The Noctua has a better mounting system and quieter fans.
i doubt that you can call one of the mountings better, thermalright mounting is really awesome, high quality and you can choose the pressure.
when i changed from mugen 2 to the archon (same mounting as sa) i was impressed how stable the mounting is compared to my old cooler which is a joke.

the TY-140, as ehume stated, is indeed very quiet and moves a lot of air in low rpm
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post #20 of 25
Thermalright Silver Arrow.

-Better mounting pressure system
- 2 mounting positions
- Relatively Equal Performance

The 2 different mounting positions is "the sell" for me. I love thermodynamics and making heat rise with the air-flow. I would buy the thermal-right just because you can mount it vertically, like a smart person, to push the hot air out the top of your case, in accordance with the direction it naturally goes.

Also, with the Silver Arrow the mounting system lets you put the optimal amount of pressure.

Silver Arrow FTW!!!!
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