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Hello OCN. I've got a question for you guys. I'm trying to decide between the NH-D14 and the H100. My goal is to get my i7 to 4.5ghz so either should be able to get me there. The case I plan on using is the Corsair 650D and a single 7970 GPU. So which cooler would you guys/gals choose and why? Thanks in advance for any input.
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4.5GHz is easy for a 2600k. Either will work, I personally say the D14 but that's because I'm an air-cooled fanatic. H100 is also a great cooler and makes for neater looking rig internals. 

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Now do you think there is enough air-flow for the D14 in a 650D? I'm just curious because I know it's not the most stellar air cooled case.
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You should grab the h100 and just replace the fans if you want. I think it will work better for that case.
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agreed ^^ both will get you at that clock easily probably higher if you push/pulled the h100. h100 is more wires but less weight on mobo and pretty clean looking in case. D14 is big chunk o metal but simplicity of air
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I got the V8 by thermaltake or coolermaster or whoever.. it's huge and so amazing. I"m at 5ghz right now idles at 31c!!
    
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I would say NH-D14 because it can handle 5Ghz OC so 4.5Ghz won't be problem and u don't have to do any maintenance wink.gif Btw I just got NH-D14 and its awesome + everyone knows it's great cooler so there is another "pro" - if u would decide to sell it someday it will be easy . Also it's compatible with everything and noctua is sending free kits if u need them its just incredible smile.gif
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