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In my P4 days I used a Thermalright SI-120:

Not the most efficient cooler but not too bad. It kept VRMs and RAM blissfully cool. Now with the C14 there's a down blowing option that's at least as efficient as a single fan TRUE but twice as expensive. Noctua is the effing Apple of cooling right now. But I'll just have to bite the bullet at some point.

Sorry for the rant.
Edited by markanini - 11/3/11 at 10:14am
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post #12 of 15
The C14 competes evenly with the D14 and Silver Arrow at high fan speeds (falling between both for noise), and at low fan speeds beats out the Silver Arrow in everything but noise (in which it's the loudest of the three) and almost matches the D14's performance. It's a damn fine cooler. It makes me wonder what swapping the P14s for TY-140s/150s would do, if anything.
    
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post #13 of 15
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I dug up this for you, BEEG, in case you havent seen it:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1171-page5.html
Bottom table of interest. Different heatsink though.
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If nothing it confirms (again ) that the TY-140 outperforms the P14 at similar noise levels. That makes me think it'll be an even better choice for the C14, just as the D14 performs better with Thermalright fans.
    
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Look at this:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1198-page4.html
Again different heatsink but suggests swapping out the Noctua 140's would be beneficial as you say.

I wonder how the Scythe Kama Flex 135 would be in the C14. Love my S-Flex 120's.
Edited by markanini - 11/3/11 at 12:46pm
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