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i had the ripjaw xs and it did fit with the SA but as my case was not wide enough the side panel did not go on so I changed to low profile RAM and now its fine. So check your case before you use ripjaw x and SA.
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Based on the reviews I have seen, and the careful pictures taken, it appears that the TR mounting system is a close third, behind the Noctua (#1) and the Prolimatech (#2).

I've worked with the Noctua and the Prolimatech, so I can personally vouch for the Noctua being the better of the two. Exquisitely done pics tell me that the TR is not up to the top two, but head-and-shoulders over all the rest.

. . . except for the new Phanteks mounting system, which looks to be a combination of the top three and may have included itself into a Top Four. I'll wait for further reviews, though.
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post #23 of 25
Thread Starter 
How is the performance of noctua nh-c14 compared to both D14 & silver arrow?
C14 retails at same cost as D14.
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post #24 of 25
I've had the d14 and the sa. The noctua has a much more user friendly mounting system. However, mine had a concave surface and I got relatively poor results from it. The silver arrow is harder to mount, but you can adjust the pressure. I lapped my cpu, so I have it cranked down. I have a delta of about 42 degrees celcius when running p95 with ht on at 3.8 ghz with voltage at 1.2125. I'm also using ripsaws ram. It works, but the front fan is raised as high as the clips will allow.
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post #25 of 25
get which ever is cheaper. both perform the same, more or less.
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