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I will be doing my first build soon and I was wondering if there are any mods if I could do to cool my CPU better. Although I will not use deltas or anything extremely loud. Anything a type of fan, not extreme mod to CPU cooler ( Noctua Nh-d14 ).

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Shrouds man.
    
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You lost me alittle there man. So you plan on getting a D14 with you build and your wondering what else you could do? I may just be alittle slow so you need to break it down for me.
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I would definitely use shrouds on the fans because they can allow the fan to push a more even airflow through the rad/heatsink. Also you can use a fan controller to turn the fans down when you're simply browsing the internet instead of gaming.
 
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What cooler are you using right now?

Other wise buy a Cooler Master 212+ foor $29.99 from Newegg.com and use the included 2nd fan bracket to add a 2nd fan in a Push/Pull configuration.
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post #6 of 16

Here is an important thread(s) to read on the NH-D14.  It is nicely and thoroughly done by ehume with 6 chapters.  You will learn many things about the NH-D14.  For example, using a high and loud Delta will not bring substantial thermal improvement.

 

Go ahead and read:-

http://www.overclock.net/t/1189963/secrets-of-the-d14-chapter-6-high-performance-fans-images-ahead-may-load-slowly

 

And, I see you are new to OCN.  So, welcome!

(Hint: click 'My Profile' at the top and go to 'Your Rigs' to input details of your upcoming system)


Edited by windfire - 1/12/12 at 6:14pm
post #7 of 16
I honestly didnt think a d-14 was loud at all.. plus id change out all the fans to yate loons and have 3 on the d14
post #8 of 16
I think he means nothing huge like the noctua. The cooler master Hyper 212 is a good choice, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065, only $30.
But for only 5 more after rebate, you can get the Hyper N 520, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103057.

Another great option is to look at the OCN market place for cheap cooling solutions.
post #9 of 16
You already did the best thing, you got a D14. Second best thing, would be a case with good flow design. second is having even airflow through the case. fourthly, dont end up with this.

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I will be doing my first build soon and I was wondering if there are any mods if I could do to cool my CPU better. Although I will not use deltas or anything extremely loud. Anything a type of fan, not extreme mod to CPU cooler ( Noctua Nh-d14 ).
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