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post #11 of 22
NH D14 is the king on 2011 but SA wasnt tested on the review

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I think TR SA SB-E is the same as NH D14 and it´s more expensive

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/thermalright-silver-arrow-sb-e_5.html#sect1
Edited by PontiacGTX - 4/21/12 at 9:03am
post #12 of 22
the phantek

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4453/phanteks_ph_tc14pe_cpu_cooler_review/index.html

it seems that it REALLY benefits from the third fan

the big 3 now are the noctua , silver arrow and the Phantek; in the end it comes to How good the mounting was, the case, etc... rather than actual "this A cooler is clearly better than the B cooler" (my opinion)
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post #13 of 22
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these 2011 coolers are monsters
there huge
(yeah, yeah thats' what she said...)
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post #14 of 22
Go for the Zalman 12X. Cheaper than a D14 and performs basically the same. Looks a hell of a lot better too imo.
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post #15 of 22
Corsair H100 all the way
post #16 of 22
there is no significant difference between the socket as far as air coolers go. One of the obvious choices: Silver Arrow (SB-E), D14, Phanteks, etc...
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post #17 of 22
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Corsair H100 all the way

obviously not
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post #18 of 22
Corsair h100 perform slightly better than SA/D14 when on the highest setting but it really make a lot more noise.

It's also 30$ more.

The only reason you would want to choose the h100 over a air cooler is for clearance/aesthetic, otherwise there is, IN MY OPININION, no point at all.
post #19 of 22
Phanteks, noctua, SA are all within 1-2c of each other.

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post #20 of 22
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Go for the Zalman 12X. Cheaper than a D14 and performs basically the same. Looks a hell of a lot better too imo.

where?

CNPS12X is more expensive and useless for fan replacement
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