As Osea23 noted earlier, the NH-D14 is by far one of the best air coolers that you can purchase at the moment. However, the only draw back is it's enormous weight w/fans installed 1240g, and it's overlap across the RAM slots on most motherboards. If you're going to go with the NH-D14 be sure that it is not blocking your RAM slots, and that you do not have aftermarket memory heat-sinks installed. I've noticed a significant decrease in load temperatures, from 60c at load while running 2x F@h clients, and 3D modelling software whereas now, I'm looking at load temperatures not exceeding 42c.
Personally, I am using the Antec 900 case and I couldn't love the combination more; the level of airflow in the Antec 900 accompanied with the Noctua NH-D14 is impeccable.
Specifications for NH-D14 (source: Noctua.at)
- Socket compatibility: Intel LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA775, AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1 (req. backplate)
- Height: 160mm || Width: 140mm
- Depth (with fan): 158mm
- Fans included: 1x 140x140x25mm & 1x 120x120x25mm
- Bearing type: SSO
- Rotational speed (+/- 10%): 1200/1300RPM
- Rotational speed w/Ultra-low noise adapters (+/- 10%): 900RPM
- Airflow: Quiet a lot.
Tyler J. FisherEdited by TylerJFisher - 11/18/11 at 4:54pm