I agree with Elohim.
Yes, SA SB-E Extreme is about 4c at maximum fan speed.. but it's a Jekyll and Hyde cooler. It's running 2500rpm fans instead of 1200-1300rpm fans... and gets twice as loud to get the 4c better cooling.
Put the top 5 or 6 cooler in 5 or 6 reviews and you will probably have 4 or 5 different "best cooler" names.
Frostytech reviewed red, white, blue and orange and got 14.0, 14.8, 14.4 and 14.5c on intel 150w and 11.3, 11.4, 11.3 and 11.4c on AMD 125w results. Guess that proves red is .8c better than white on intel but only .1c better on AMD .
Thing is the difference will be 1-2c... and to most of us that is less than the difference in temp between rooms in our homes.
I'm running TY-143 fans on my Phanteks PH-TC14PE on a 980 @ 3.5GHz and max temp is 53c with fans never running above1150rpm.
Will never use 2500rpm... maybe for "Wow!" factor once in awhile to pump up my ego.
But their red housing cooler matches my red cooler.
I have no complaints with Phanteks products and they have fantastic customer support. I've contacted them several times with questions and requests. Extra Y spliter for 3 fans, questions about PWM adapter getting hot, extra PWM adapters because of heat, extra black mounting buttons for both sides of fans, etc. Always get prompt replies and service. My cooler has been off & on more times than I can count. I noticed a bottom fin feeling like it might be coming loose and dropped Phanteks a note asking about it. They replied asking to verify my address to send me a new one and could I please box up my old one after changing so they could schedule pickup. Edited by doyll - 11/4/12 at 2:00am