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H100 or D14?

Poll Results: Which one?

 
  • 36% (4)
    H100
  • 63% (7)
    D14
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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Which one is the best out of the two? The price is isn't much differ.
I decided to not go watercooling because I don't want to deal with it much biggrin.gif

I also heard the H100 has a lot of problems, is that correct? Such as having many defects/too loud/makes a buzzing sound.
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post #2 of 7
The H100 is stupid loud (with stock fans). If you want push/pull, you also have to buy two more fans. You'd have to buy four fans if you were particular about it. I believe on AnandTech it said that even with the fans on low the dB level was around 40. That's on low.
The D14 is quieter and cools just as well.

The Thermalright Silver Arrow is another option to consider. Cheaper and quieter than both.
 
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post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Samurai Batgirl View Post

The H100 is stupid loud (with stock fans). If you want push/pull, you also have to buy two more fans. You'd have to buy four fans if you were particular about it. I believe on AnandTech it said that even with the fans on low the dB level was around 40. That's on low.
The D14 is quieter and cools just as well.
The Thermalright Silver Arrow is another option to consider. Cheaper and quieter than both.

Alright thanks, don't know which, Silver or D14 redface.gif
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post #4 of 7
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Alright thanks, don't know which, Silver or D14 redface.gif

either will do, base it on price wherever you are, looks (as personally i dont like the color scheme of the d14) and as for performance wise they are very close smile.gif
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post #5 of 7
Quote:
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Alright thanks, don't know which, Silver or D14 redface.gif

According to benches the SilverArrow performs a few degrees better at lower clocks then the D14. But all in all the D14 is the cooler of choice as it performs well, has a simple yet sturdy mounting solution, and the fans are quite as anything.
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post #6 of 7
Silver.
Quieter, cheaper, the fans are terrific for it, and the fans are PWM biggrin.gif
 
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post #7 of 7
On technical merit, for most people a highend HSF is the best choice but each person must decide what makes them happy. No one can tell you if one HSF model will be the "best" for any given application without actual testing in your PC case with your hardware. Any of the top ten HSFs should serve most people quite well.

In the first link below use the appropriate HSF test data based on your brand of CPU. This data shows the HSF thermal efficiency but does not guarantee the same results in your PC case as this is an open air test bed designed to determine the true thermal efficiency of the various HSF models.

http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2572&page=4

The thread link below discusses the pros and cons of air vs. water, so there is no point in reposting it here.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1242753/overclocking-my-8120-need-cooling-advice
Edited by AMD4ME - 4/14/12 at 3:58pm
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