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I just ordered my zalman cnp9900 max blue led for i think 62 bucks........ i can't find the chart atm but i was on a site that tested every cpu cooler they could get their hands on and the 9900 max performed a little better than the dh-14
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I agree with what your saying, at the same point though, every company out there has had a bad product reach the consumer. If everyone had such worry and fear of buying a product, I doubt anyone would be driving a car from any manufacturer due to yearly recalls and not to mention tsb's that almost no one hears about. Say you go to a restuarant and get a bad steak, will that stop you from eating steak ever again?
Again, dont take this as being a fanboy to clc's as I am currently contemplating a havik 140 to replace my h80. I just dont have much to go on besides all this "scientific data" I keep hearing about in the air threads. After looking at all that "data", 2 weeks later I am still unsure of what kind of temp difference I will see over my h80, good or bad.

Honestly, you won't notice much of a difference except for noise. You seem dead set on water cooling so I think you should continue down that route. Spend a bit more and get one of those custom kits instead if you really want much more performance.

Yes, most people will be turned off by how HSFs look. I, for one, don't care how the inside of my case looks. Everything is done merely practical purposes (cable management for airflow) and technically, that the only thing that matters, BUT people have personal preferences. But if you don't mind paying more for something that is noisier than performs very similarly then good for you! I have very sensitive hearing so I cannot bare fans humming while idling. tongue.gif
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Honestly, you won't notice much of a difference except for noise. You seem dead set on water cooling so I think you should continue down that route. Spend a bit more and get one of those custom kits instead if you really want much more performance.
Yes, most people will be turned off by how HSFs look. I, for one, don't care how the inside of my case looks. Everything is done merely practical purposes (cable management for airflow) and technically, that the only thing that matters, BUT people have personal preferences. But if you don't mind paying more for something that is noisier than performs very similarly then good for you! I have very sensitive hearing so I cannot bare fans humming while idling. tongue.gif

I'm not dead set on water, I'm currently shopping for an air cooler. I have thought about a custom loop, but as much as I like tinkering with builds, redoing a full setup for water maintainence on a schedule is more like work to me.
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post #44 of 54
also if i remember right the c14 performed better than the d14
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If you're wanting Price/Performance with quiet abilities....check out the new CoolerMaster TPC 812....there are plenty of reviews now that show this cooler to be right up there with $80-$90 air cooling solutions.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103176&Tpk=TPC%20812

Reviews:

http://www.pro-clockers.com/cooling/2222-cooler-master-tpc-812-vertical-vapor-chamber-cpu-cooler.html

http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2654

http://www.modders-inc.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=379
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post #46 of 54
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I'm not dead set on water, I'm currently shopping for an air cooler. I have thought about a custom loop, but as much as I like tinkering with builds, redoing a full setup for water maintainence on a schedule is more like work to me.

Well that Phanteks deal looks pretty good.

Oh did I mention I have one of the lowest, if not the lowest, temps in the Sandy Stable Club for a 4.5ghz OC? I'm willing to bet it's probably one of the quietest too. This is compared to a variety of coolers - air and water. I use different fans for my heatsink so it does cost quite a bit more than stock.
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See if you can't pick up a used nh-d14 or silver arrow for that price. thumb.gif
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post #48 of 54
I searched for the chart and frosty tech took it down but it listed 252 heatsinks performance and noise on high and low settings for each heatsink and listed them in order of performance, each on the exact same setups. both intel and amd, kinda dumb they took it down tho
post #49 of 54
the evga super clock isnt the best over all but it is really good, because of its single fan design, but from what i seen, the are really nice and look really well, the one that hardware secrets had ran as well as a antec 920! but as always there is good batches and bad batches
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just canceled my evga superclock...got a noctua nh-d14 for $55...I hate the way it looks but thats too good a deal to pass up!
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