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Heatsink advice/recommendation Intel i7 2600K Processor, NZXT Phantom Case, stock clock for now but will overclock with new setup

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Hi Guys, long story short I was going to go with a water cooling setup but decided against it. Got really busy with work and life in general and just gave up and stuck in default fans that I got and a few extra test ones i bought into my rig and stuck on the default intel heatsink and let her rip.

Now I have time to complete my overall build and actually get real fans/heatsink.

I've done some research and basically am looking at the heatsinks below. (LGA 1155 Socket)
  • Phanteks PH-TC14PE
  • Noctua NH-C14

I haven't completely sized up my case but it looks like have around ~155mm in height available if i keep my side entry fan. I would very much like to keep my side entry fan but we'll see.

Money isn't really an issue but noise and heat are very important to me with a slight more emphasis on noise, trying to build a very quiet rig.

I am open to advice on what you guys think would be the best heatsink/fan for my application.

I really liked the Noctua CH14 as it got very good reviews and had some good data to back it up on frostytech. The thing I don't like is i've heard because of the C pattern design if you look at it from the side, it could potentially vibrate due to the fan, not as stable as i want it to be. This is very important to me as I definitely want to reduce any unwanted noise.

The phanteks seem newer but got good reviews too, the only thing is I am not positive it will fit in my case with the side entry fan on the NZXT phantom.

Does anybody have any suggestions regarding this build or maybe other heatsinks that could match my application, appreciate any help thanks in advance.
post #2 of 7
take a look at the nzxt havik 140. It performs as well as the ones you have mentioned while being smaller and in my opinion much better looking. Oh and its only 50-60 dollars.
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I think I saw it the other day but i just looked it up on frosty tech again.

Doesn't look like its got the stats the NH-C14 has, both louder and hotter.

FrostyTech Mk.II Synthetic Thermal Heatsink Test Results

Man // Model // Fan Speed // 150W Load (Delta C) // 85W Load (Delta C) // Noise (dBA)

Noctua // NH-C14 // high // 14.1 // 8.9 // 46.6

NZXT // Havik 140 // Unspecified //18.6 // 10.6 // 52.6

http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2612&page=5
post #4 of 7
Go find tiny tom logans review. He uses anything and everything noctua but he still said it was better than the nhd14 for how small and cheap it is.
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seagate 7200 rpm 320gb none nzxt havik 140 H60 with dwood bracket 
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Here is the link to the review. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuI5NLOpRmo
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seagate 7200 rpm 320gb none nzxt havik 140 H60 with dwood bracket 
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Also has anybody ever worked with a Tuniq Tower 140 Extreme?
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Originally Posted by GREG MISO View Post

Here is the link to the review. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuI5NLOpRmo

thanks i'll check it out. at work now so can't access youtube haha
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