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I wouldn't use FrostyTech, as a good review at all.
Debatable. In no way did you actually fix it either. The differences are marginal errors at best.

The silver arrow DOES cool better then the NH-D14. But only ever so slightly more. (1-2C at best)

But it IS quieter and CHEAPER. Thus is more of a viable option. Iv'e had one before. it's an absolute monster.
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post #12 of 53
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The silver arrow DOES cool better then the NH-D14. But only ever so slightly more. (1-2C at best)
But it IS quieter and CHEAPER. Thus is more of a viable option. Iv'e had one before. it's an absolute monster.

You apparently don't understand marginal error. 1-2C is marginal error, especially when it all depends on where you're looking at your reviews.

EDIT:
Acoustic on the other hand, sure it's quieter with stock fans.

Also it's not cheaper.

http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-NH-D14-SE2011-Heatpipes-Bearing/dp/B00631QFG8/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1330207562&sr=1-2

http://www.amazon.com/THERMALRIGHT-SILVER-ARROW-DUAL14CM-HEATSINK/dp/B003XRAKLQ
Edited by dmasteR - 2/25/12 at 2:06pm
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post #13 of 53
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You apparently don't understand marginal error. 1-2C is marginal error, especially when it all depends on where you're looking at your reviews.

You're not familiar with consistency, are you? - This heatsink is better.

/End discussion.

I say grab a Silver arrow. It's easily the quietest.
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post #14 of 53
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I wouldn't use FrostyTech, as a good review at all. Spire Thermax Eclipse II has been proven to be a mediocre heatsink when compared to the other top dogs.
Debatable. In no way did you actually fix it either. The differences are marginal errors at best.

No one has shown that there is ANY inaccuracy in Frosty Tech's test data or test procedures.

We go thru this every time someone doesn't like the test results. Thankfully Frosty Tech uses a true lab quality testing methodology and equipment, not the flawed, hack procedures used by many reviewers using PC cases and all the variables associated with them.

Reputable reviewers without the proper lab test set-up who use a PC case instead, will post a disclaimer that their test results only apply to there specific test hardware and that your results may and probably will be different.

Buy what makes you happy but don't disparage the test data just because you can't handle reality. wink.gif
Edited by AMD4ME - 2/25/12 at 2:11pm
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Phanteks, Silver Arrow or the NH-D14. I'd go with either the Phanteks or the Silver since I can't stand the brown fans on the NH-D14.
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Fixed.

here we go...
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here we go...

SOS, DD. Without testing in the OP's actual PC case with his hardware - the performance results are 100% speculation! wink.gif
post #18 of 53
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Originally Posted by dmasteR View Post

Absolute best in order:
Phanteks PH-TC14PE
Notcua D14
Thermalright Silver Arrow
Trails behind...:
Thermalright Archon
NZXT Havik
Noctua U12P-SE
Prolimatech Genesis
Thermalright hr-02 macho
If you're looking for a closed loop:
Corsair H100
Corsair H80
Antec Kühler H2O 920

The Noctua u12 doesnt belong there, at all.

The list goes more like:

Phanteks
Silver Arrow
Silver Arrow SBE
Deep Cool Assassin/Alpenföhn K2
Archon (2 Fans)
Genesis
Noctua D14
Havik 140
Xigmatek Prime
True Spirit 140
Armageddon
Venomous X
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post #19 of 53
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You're not familiar with consistency, are you? - This heatsink is better.
/End discussion.
I say grab a Silver arrow. It's easily the quietest.

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cases_cooling/thermalright_silver_arrow_vs_noctua_nh-d14/2

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/thermalright-silver-arrow_5.html#sect0

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/thermalright_silver_arrow_cpu_cooler_review,9.html

They're on pair. Acoustic though, yes the SA is definitely ahead.
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Get a coin. On one side write D14, and on the other SA. Flip it.
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