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post #11 of 33
go gor the Khuler H20 620, its much cheaper (60.00) and offers nearly as good performence!

i threw a noctua fan on mine, and it one of the quietest components on my case, and looks sweet too!
    
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post #12 of 33
I guess it's all subjective, but my H100 really doesn't seem that loud to me.
I also don't really understand how any fans, outside of 38mm Delta/Nidecs/UK's...can be distracting.
My old case had 2x3000RPM UK's and 3xNidec Beta V's...THAT was loud.
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post #13 of 33
Like all the others have said, If your not worry about ram height issue and don't care about the size of it(Heat sink) than the D14 would be the best choice. But if you can get an H100 on sale than I personally would go for the H100... That's what I just did actually.

I actually was going to buy a Rasa Kit but a friend gave me a fry's electronic gift card for $150 and so I just picked up the H100 and addition RAMs for my system. I don't like waiting for shipping.
post #14 of 33
NH-D14 FTW

http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling/1161009-noctua-nh-d14-made-my-dreams.html#post15595287



I even tried 4.9Ghz last night for HWBot
Edited by dhenzjhen - 11/7/11 at 5:52pm
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post #15 of 33
If you don't mind the noise as other's seem to be really sensitive to it then go for the D14. I went with the corsair H100 for cosmetics looks and also it cools as good as the D14.
post #16 of 33
Silver Arrow is every bit as good as, if not slightly better than the D14 and comes with dual 140mm PWM fans. Motherboard cpu headers are always PWM, rarely voltage control capable which is the only way you can control the D14 fans unfortunately. If the silver arrow had been out when I got my D14 I would have gone with that instead. The fans are quieter as well.
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post #17 of 33
I use a promlatech genesis heatsink and im pretty satisfied. With 3 x 135mm scythes. Its a bit pricey but its ideal for bulldozer and ram cooling (2200 and up). I currently get 4780 mhz occt stable 24/7 on an 8150 fx. I can turbo four of the cores to 4.9 ghz. At 1.432 v i get 60c after an hour of stressing cpu, and it usually stays there. I read some reviews pushing 95c with dozer and thats just wrong. Its funny how they advertised the fx as a 5 ghz pusher, yet no one has gotten anywhere near 5 ghz stable on an air cooler or even a h100. (well maybe on 2 cores). I guess the only real way to make bulldozer competative is with a phase change solution:sad-smile ( i heared thos can push 5.5 ghz on all 8 coreS)

promlatech genesis > noctua dh14
    
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post #18 of 33
I JUST went from an H50 push pull w/ high speed yate loons, to a Noctua NH-D14 and it is FAR more silent, AND is much better at cooling. with both setups at full speed (had the H50 fans on a control, D14 is full out all the time) the D14 drops around 3-5c full load it seems, while being far quieter.

I know the H80/100 is better than the H50, but I would assume they would both benefit from fast (see: loud) fans, while the D14 works great with the fans it comes with which are quiet as hell.
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post #19 of 33
Thread Starter 
No one has a D14 in a 600T for me to see? ): I made a mockup in photoshop, and honestly the D14 didn't look that bad through the side window.

How does the H80 compare to the D14? I know the D14 is better, but by how much? I'm just looking for a cooler that will give me good temps when OCing my i3 550 to 4.2ghz or more, and also for OCing ivy bridge's when they come out.
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side panel is off, but use your imagination? smile.gif [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QasNKsdBQWY[/ame]
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