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post #11 of 30
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You can always get the 920 now and add radiators and blocks to your loop later.

Antec Kuhler H2O 920 is a self contained unit IIRC like the corsair H series, so how would you extend it?? instead trying to extend it would buying a rasa 750 kit be better!!
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Scythe Gentle Typhoon is a very quiet and powerful fan.

these are also great fans smile.gif
 
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Hmm im leaning towards the D14 now just cos I want some quiet and cool running, my Artic cooling 775 cpu cooler has been ok for last 4 years but its running a 3ghz q6600 at around 48-50C idlish (browsing) in a coldish room. Plus had enough of the crazy amount of hot air it produces (tho i see the d14 being a massive hot air producer).
    
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post #13 of 30
Heatsinks don't "produce" heat, they just manipulate it. It won't change the amount of heat in your room but rather help redirect it away from your CPU faster.
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Noise will be totally dependant on your fans.

Both those coolers would suit your needs but Id suggest a D14 would give you a slight edge if OCing.

If you can find them, either the Scythe GT or CM R4-L2R-20CK-GP should do the trick.

Your CPU will produce the heat, the heat sink dissapates the heat.

So if you are going with the D14, your case ventialtion will need to cope with exhausting it out of the case. For the 920, you will have the option to vent the heat from the rad out of the case if you use an exhaust configuration
Edited by Sethy666 - 1/17/12 at 2:49pm
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if you want something smaller but still as good of cooling look at the nzxt havik 140.
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D14. These all in one units have such dense RAD that need tremendous pressure and fan speed to keep up. I have had 620, H60, H70 and 920.
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post #17 of 30
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Noise will be totally dependant on your fans.
Both those coolers would suit your needs but Id suggest a D14 would give you a slight edge if OCing.
If you can find them, either the Scythe GT or CM R4-L2R-20CK-GP should do the trick.
Your CPU will produce the heat. So if you are going with the D14, your case ventialtion will need to cope with exhausting it out of the case. For the 920, you will have the option to vent the heat from the rad out of the case if you use an exhaust configuration

Yeah not really keen on spending more than I need to when it comes to the cooler. The stock seem to be OK and the voltage limiter(?) should slow em down.

I dont plan to do 'extreme' overclocking or reach magic 5gz but something between performance and heat. Heat wins (extreme clock speeds isnt priority.)
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D14. These all in one units have such dense RAD that need tremendous pressure and fan speed to keep up. I have had 620, H60, H70 and 920.

So you've had em and choose D14, awesome. Will most likely get it.

But why have you had so many cpu coolers, out of interest.
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post #18 of 30
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Yeah not really keen on spending more than I need to when it comes to the cooler. The stock seem to be OK and the voltage limiter(?) should slow em down.
I dont plan to do 'extreme' overclocking or reach magic 5gz but something between performance and heat. Heat wins (extreme clock speeds isnt priority.)

stock fans you will be fine for the D14 and mild overclocking. they will do the trick for you.. thumb.gif
 
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post #19 of 30
To be honest, id just get a hyper 212+ on deal right now. If your gonna build a custom water loop, no sense in spending 80 on a cooler right now, and than have to worry about trying to sell it in the future. Just buy a quiet fan to go with it, maybe 2, and you should be able to get pretty good peformance to hold you off until you water cool.
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post #20 of 30
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Yeah not really keen on spending more than I need to when it comes to the cooler. The stock seem to be OK and the voltage limiter(?) should slow em down.
I dont plan to do 'extreme' overclocking or reach magic 5gz but something between performance and heat. Heat wins (extreme clock speeds isnt priority.)

Then the D14 seems a good choice. You can do a push / pull on that cooler and that should keep your heat under control.

Plus, the D14 will give you some wriggle room should you decide on upping your clocks at any stage. thumb.gif
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