Originally Posted by shad0wfax
The Noctua D14 is still the king but the cooler I'm using, the Venemous-X RT has thermal performance that is almost
as good but is noticeably quieter. The H100 is very loud. When properly configured the Silver Arrow is every bit as good as the Noctua and the SA has a PWM fan! EDIT: Although apparently at extremely high clocks, the Noctua still cools well and the Silver Arrow ceases to cool as well.
I'm like you; I could care less about color and I prefer performance.
However, I went with the Venemous over the Noctua due to its near-silent nature even at full load. With two fans, the Venemous-X RT will equal the stock Noctua configuration (which has two sinks and two fans.)
Very good to know!
I was curious what fans you were using on your Venomous-X RT?
I've been bouncing around with coolers on my sig rig the past few weeks, including the D14, and H80 though I suppose since I cant see my innards on the case very well then it wont matter what colour fans
I'll have to see about trying out the Venomous-X RT.
or just save the hassle & stick with the D14, and add another fan on the back; like the one pictured above.
Off topic now - does anyone know where to get fan clips for the third fan placement on the D14? or should I just be ghetto and just zip tie the sucker on?Edited by Xinc - 12/2/11 at 2:11am