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At the moment SA, D14 & Phanteks are on top of the hill air cooled and H100 water cooled. All at similar prices. The choice is yours..

I upgraded from NH-U12P to Phanteks PH-TC14PE for bargain price of £45. All things equal (case, cpu, fans, etc) cpu runs 9-10c cooler.thumb.gif
post #42 of 48
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Yeah, I just ordered the Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 from NCIX for $63.56 shipped thanks to your thread. I went from a Megahalem on my 980X to a Corsair H80 on my 3930k. The Corsair doesn't cool like I want it to, and it isn't as quiet as I expected (with two GELID 120mm PWM fans). My silverstone FT02 made it impossible to get the H100 like I wanted. So I picked up this cooler to see if I can get my load temps down. right now at 4.4GHz with 1.34v, I'm hitting 80°C+...
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=64540

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I personally chose against it since I don't find a giant hunk of metal on a black and red motherboard very attractive.

what do you mean its not attractive lol I like overkill!
and 4.5GHZ on the 8150/4.0 on the 1090T !

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what do you mean its not attractive lol I like overkill!
and 4.5GHZ on the 8150/4.0 on the 1090T !
Fat girls need love too! lol
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The D14 is much more capable than the CM 212+ when you reach high voltages, and have significantly more heat to dissipate. I personally chose against it since I don't find a giant hunk of metal on a black and red motherboard very attractive.

Beauty is in the eye of the Beer Holder. thumb.gif
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Beauty is in the eye of the Beer Holder. thumb.gif
cause the d14 is a fat ass
Edited by RUSL - 5/26/12 at 3:13pm
post #47 of 48
i just upgraded my 212+ to a nh-d14 and my temps are around 8-10 degrees lower , i also had my 212+ in push/pull with an ap-15 and the stock fan and im using stock fans with the noctua , not a tremendous difference but well worth the upgrade since it was only $49.99 with free shipping !!!!!!!
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post #48 of 48
3 degree difference? mate show me a 212+ that can cool a 5ghz 2700k the same as a noctua d14 can.
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