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I've been away from the forums for a few months and was wondering what the new top coolers are. Last time I was up to date the noctua DH-14, silver arrow, and megahalems were some of the best. Have there been any new coolers that displaced them from the top? The corsair H series and antec water coolers don't count either so please don't mention those. I would appreciateif actual facts were mentioned aside from just opinions.
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they're still pretty much the best.

But as xd_1771 kindly pointed out, if you add a 2nd fan to a scythe mine 2 it competes with the 2 dual tower coolers you mentioned... http://ixbtlabs.com/articles3/cpu/scythe-mine2-p6.html
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they're still pretty much the best.

But as xd_1771 kindly pointed out, if you add a 2nd fan to a scythe mine 2 it competes with the 2 dual tower coolers you mentioned... http://ixbtlabs.com/articles3/cpu/scythe-mine2-p6.html

That's exactly what I was looking for. If I rememeber correctly there was a relatively new cooler called the archon that did pretty well. Anybody know which cooler I'm referring to? I'm currently on my phone so searching is a bit of a hassle.
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I've heard good things about the NZXT Havik.
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The best cooler at the moment is Phanteks PH-TC14PE Review
Edited by tw33k - 1/14/12 at 9:36pm
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Originally Posted by tw33k View Post

The best cooler at the moment is Phanteks PH-TC14PE

Phanteks PH-TC14PE , DH-14, Silver Arrow are within 1-2C. Personally i would get Silver Arrow.
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That's exactly what I was looking for. If I rememeber correctly there was a relatively new cooler called the archon that did pretty well. Anybody know which cooler I'm referring to? I'm currently on my phone so searching is a bit of a hassle.
The archon is a good cooler I currently have it installed but it isn't the right choice if your looking for price/performance.
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Phanteks PH-TC14PE , DH-14, Silver Arrow are within 1-2C. Personally i would get Silver Arrow.

I have both and the Phanteks is the better performer in my sytem
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The best cooler at the moment is Phanteks PH-TC14PE Review

I actually looked at a review done by an ocn member and the silver arrow had slightly better temps. So I'm assuming the Phantek is up there with the top coolers.
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I posted comparisons between them both and the Phanteks was overall the better of the two
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