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post #21 of 33
personally i'd get the h100. I've always been a fan of these self contained LCS. looks nice with only the little waterblock on the motherboard unlike big air coolers where you cover most of your motherboard.
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Originally Posted by Relance;15605205 
I've read that the H100 has to run at full speed (really loud too) to compare with the D14, my question is, would be replacing the stock fans of the H80/100 allow for on par cooling with the D14 without the noise? Are there any other coolers that I could use to provide good temps if I plan on OCing to 4.2ghz or so?

Keep in mind that the D14 is designed so that air flows through it more quietly; the P14 and P12 aren't the greatest fans for noise or static pressure, yet the D14 is still an outstanding cooler. The H100's radiator is pretty dense (higher fpi) and requires fans with higher static pressure to move air through it. I don't think you're going to find fans that will move air through an H100's radiator that will let it compete with the D14 for both noise and cooling, especially if you upgrade the stock D14 fans.
    
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post #23 of 33
I like the looks of the D14 myself but the theme for my rig was make it "big".
At first the colour of the fans put me off but I came to like them. Reminds me
of the old C64 days and they're very quiet at 100%.

Make sure you'll have the space to close the side panel on your case though.
I had to remove a 200mm side fan on my Elysium. Not a bother as I could fit it on the roof.
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post #24 of 33
The H100 can be loud, but only when stressing cpu at 100%. I never hear mine and I just put 3400RPM Deltas on mine. If you go to stress your cpu at 100% load, thats when those fans will kick in and the noise starts, but in my experience thats what happens with any cooler. Everyday game playing and stuff the H100 is very quiet. Just keep it on its first fan setting.
post #25 of 33
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post #26 of 33
If you want something quite, then it has to be the D14.

the H100 does beat the D14 slightly, but it would sound like a jet engine,
here is a comparison, by a reviewer who does not have a hidden agenda. wink.gif

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/cooler_master_hyper_612s_cpu_cooler_review,14.html

ps. the Silver Arrow is the same as a D14, but is cheaper. wink.gifsmile.gif
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post #27 of 33
Corsair warrantys your system if anything with their cooler malfunctions. If a Noctua bends your board or a Rasa kit leaks, your out of luck. Now you tell me which is the better deal. The H100 is what I plan on getting.
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post #28 of 33
1) Get Silver Arrow.
2) Dont get a second GTX460 because 768MB is very low for todays game especially SLI.
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post #29 of 33
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I've decided to go with the D14, thanks for your input guys!

@ZealotKi11er
I'm gaming at 1440x900 resolution, and the only reason I'm SLIing it because i currently have one 768mb, and I can get another for $100. Originally I was going to do a complete upgrade, but I decided to wait for the HD 7000 and GTX 600 series, and wanted to do a kind of side-upgrade to satisfy myself, I know BF3 requires alot of VRAM, but are there really any other games that will require more then 768 at a 1440x900 res?
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Originally Posted by Gallien;15622000 
Corsair warrantys your system if anything with their cooler malfunctions. If a Noctua bends your board or a Rasa kit leaks, your out of luck. Now you tell me which is the better deal. The H100 is what I plan on getting.

The Noctua isn't going to bend your board, unless the board is made of cardboard.
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