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whats the best preforming air cooler on the market? is there anything that out preforms a h100?
Price is not an issue i just dont wanna deal with water :/
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This Phantek cooler beat the Noctua NH-D14
http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/phanteks_ph_tc14pe_cpu_cooler_review,7.html
    
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The H100 is a self-contained unit. You get it shipped to you with water already inside of it. It is much less intimidating than you would think.

You just need space for the radiator.

As for air coolers, some people believe the Phantek cooler is #1 now, but there are too many variables to really test.

Phantek, Noctua's NH-D14, and Thermalright's Silver Arrow are pretty much the top dogs right now.
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post #4 of 57
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well i know the h100 isnt a water cooling loop or anything but would that out preform the high quality air coolers?
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post #5 of 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kratthew D. Kraids View Post

This Phantek cooler beat the Noctua NH-D14
http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/phanteks_ph_tc14pe_cpu_cooler_review,7.html


Well yeah....... that's ONE review. [on a semi obscure website]

Typically, I like judgements to be made, on a larger set of studies. Made by multlble, reputable sources

One article does not a number one make
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post #6 of 57
The h100 should be about .5 degrees better than a d14
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post #7 of 57
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Originally Posted by robert125381 View Post

well i know the h100 isnt a water cooling loop or anything but would that out preform the high quality air coolers?

They are very close. The benefits of the H100 are that you can install it in a push-pull for better temperatures than the reviews will show you (going to vary person to person anyway, TIM application, case used, ambients, etc), and you don't stress the motherboard with a heavy cooler, or limit your access to the RAM slots.

The Silver Arrow even with the 3 stock fans will be quieter than the H100's stock setup, but there are things you can do to improve the noise levels.

I think the H100 was a great investment - I came from a Thermaltake Frio and my temps are marginally better, but mostly I like not having a giant cooler blocking memory slots anymore.
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post #8 of 57
True but we all know that there are too many variables in all environments to justify cooler A's performance over cooler B. In the end OP it's going to depend on what case you are using and ultimately what your ambient temps are.
    
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post #9 of 57
I just picked up the Noctua, It's Amazing! The Phantek Looks Outstanding, I didn't think anything could be bigger than the Noctua but it is. Anyways, I don't think you could go wrong with either the Noctua or the Phantek. Just remember how big they are!! If your case isn't big enough or your memory is too tall, the cooler won't fit. Check the websites if your case / memory is compatible.
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If you're using the Ripjaws the Phantek cooler probably won't work, unless you want to pry off the heatspreaders.
    
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