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Will you be swapping out the stock fans on the H100 if so its the clear choice.

Yes most definetly biggrin.gif
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easy NH D14, silent, as cool as H100, cheaper, Noctua has a great customer service, you can be able to change its mounting socket
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Originally Posted by Solmors View Post

The D14 is very similar to the Silver Arrow used in this test.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1184112/noctua-nh-d14-vs-corsair-h100

thanks for the link that helps! thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by blackbalt89 View Post

On my i7 950 setup the H100 with 4 fans outperformed by around 5-7c at the same load than my NH-D14.
Your results may vary.

have you tried 3 fans on NHD14 vs 4 fans corsair h100?
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On my i7 950 setup the H100 with 4 fans outperformed by around 5-7c at the same load than my NH-D14.
Your results may vary.

have you tried 3 fans on NHD14 vs 4 fans corsair h100?

I edited my post because I wasn't using the same paste and i thought about that after i posted. redface.gif That could be the reason as well.

But no, I only ran it with an AP-15 in push, the stock 140mm in the middle, and a AP-14 as case exhaust right behind the heatsink. Another reason why I edited.

Honestly though I was never fond of the absolute massiveness of the NH-D14 and the fact that it made working in my case a PITA. It worked fine. But with the new paste (Dow Corning) and 4 AP fans I did see the temps I posted over the NH-D14.

The H100 with 4 quality rad fans is quite a beast. Never even used the stock fans on the H100, heard too many horror stories about how loud they are at full speed. Only one is being used in my case and it runs on medium per the controller but at startup it runs full speed and it is pretty loud. frown.gif
Edited by blackbalt89 - 3/27/12 at 1:11pm
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OC3D and KitGuru both did reviews of the H100 up against the NH-D14 and they perform pretty similarly. The H100 pulls ahead in the louder, aggressive high performance mode and pulls ahead at higher voltages and higher clocks on a last gen i7, but they're pretty close in performance at the stock configuration. Swap out the kit fans for better fans and the H100 starts to pull ahead further.

You really can't go wrong with either. If you don't care about noise and want the best performance, the H100 will be a little better. If silence is important, the NH-D14 or a Thermalright Silver Arrow, or even the Phanteks. Of course a decent, cheap watercooling kit like the XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 or RX240 will handily beat all of the above.
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Get the noctua, h100 is loud as hell to cool as well as the noctua..noctua stays pretty silent
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I like the H100 for several reasons - no worrying about memory module (or heatsink) clearance, better aesthetics in my opinion, and with the right fans (I use AP15s) can be just as quiet as the D14 or the Silver Arrow.

The price difference is in favor of the air cooling solutions..

It's really just personal preference. They will all perform similarly.
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Noctua NH-D14 Vs. corsair H100 thinking.gif
I am about to upgrade my cooling and i heard from both sides they out perform each other, and i know lots of it has to do with airflow but aside from the case airflow, which of these two would be better?
(if anyone has one of these with a 2600k- could you include temps?) -rep thumb.gif

Get the D-14 or Silver Arrow. They are overall much better coolers than any of the CLC kits. The H100 can cool as well as the D-14/Silver Arrow but at over twice the DBA rating. I have had a Silver Arrow for over a year now, never had a problem with warping the mobo or anything like that. Always go for high end air over a CLC. They are cheaper and can cool better with less noise. If your thinking about the H100 stop and get a RASA 240 kit for a few bucks more and smash all previously mentioned coolers. /thread

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I like the H100 for several reasons - no worrying about memory module (or heatsink) clearance, better aesthetics in my opinion, and with the right fans (I use AP15s) can be just as quiet as the D14 or the Silver Arrow.
The price difference is in favor of the air cooling solutions..
It's really just personal preference. They will all perform similarly.

But now you can't cool as well as the Silver Arrow or D-14. And the GT 15's are louder than the stock fan's on the Silver Arrow/D-14 and cannot cool anywhere near as well.
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