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Sup guys,
I'm looking for a black/black and white CPU cooler to replace my faulty H100, what are the best options? Are any of the best performers high profile RAM compatible or will I need to invest in some low profile memory aswell? Thanks! thumb.gif
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http://www.phanteksusa.com/index.php?p=products_3&id=25&cate=1

This is one of the best air coolers out there. It's also really nice and black and white.
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here you go should be similar or better performance than your h100

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709011
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Didn't know Phanteks made a black and white version of the PH-TC14PE biggrin.gif I'll definitely consider it, is it compatible with my vengeance RAM? Thanks.
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Theres a few good ones. Really depends on which way you mount the cooler if you're worried about ram clearance. I had corsair vengeance with the megashadow and it was fine


Megashadow- Black Nickel plated Version of the Megahalems.

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Cooler master V8

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The best two would be the black Phanteks and the bequiet Dark Rock Pro 2:




@Lazloisdavrock

the Megashadow has been EOL for a while, but there is a new one, it's called Megahalems Black Edition:


anyway, it's not as good as the two mentioned above.
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post #7 of 47
I made the same mistake with the Vengeance RAM. I replaced my H100 with a NOCTUA NH-U12P SE2. It is a very capable cooler. It isn't black though. The bequiet Dark Rock Pro 2 is a very quiet cooler and is quite effective from what I have heard.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Elohim View Post

The best two would be the black Phanteks and the bequiet Dark Rock Pro 2:
I read that the Dark Rock Pro performed poorly compared to the D-14 and Silver arrow, to which the TC-14 performs similarly.
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post #10 of 47
Wow, those reviews are not consistent with each other at all. In one, the SB-E did much better than the D-14 and in the other, the SB-E was much worse than the D-14. I guess you could go with just about any of those high end coolers and it wouldn't be significantly different.
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