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post #61 of 97
Yeah, of course, you are set with them. Post back with results when you get your new cooler thumb.gif
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There was a Thermalright ultra 120 extreme for $19 but I passed it because it was revision A. Rev. A i think is a couple degrees less than Rev. C, which is better than the 212 but i dont think worth buying as an upgrade for $20. Dont have the bracket either which would put the price more like $28 anyways, some companies give out free brackets but thermalright apparently isnt one of them.
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Just a follow up on my earlier post. I took a chance and bought an H80 as a replacement for my noisy H50. It was on sale for $60 after a $15 rebate and store discount. I have installed it and it's noise free.
post #64 of 97
Pretty good price wink.gif
Should do pretty good with your Yates thumb.gif
post #65 of 97
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Bought an H50 for $20 + $7 shipping.

Guy had 223 100% feedback, looks legit. Only 'issue' is that the heatsink does not come with a corsair fan, fine with me, i wasn't planning on using it.

I actually did not have my eye anymore on the H50, i was going to go for the Assassin (much more power than I need, I know, but it was for ~$48, $8 over budget to go from something pretty good to THE best air cooler in the world, basically).

But a $27 H50 is quite the steal. I might actually just sell it off because they seem to have increased in price from when I started this thread (when I made the OP I was turning down $35 after shipping H50s because I thought they were too expensive, but a week later, now, they are selling easily for $50+).

Comes with a "manhattan fan" instead. Not sure what that is.

What's the stock corsair h50 fan? If I theoretically wanted to buy the stock h50 fan, maybe because I plan to sell off this h50, what is it?
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That's odd, my local store had them on sale for 40 new awhile ago.
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I've heard of best buy having $40 specials a couple times but it's been a long time and they run quite short.
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I was planning on getting the gamer storm assassin for ~$48 but I found a Noctua NH-D14 for $43. The 'catch' is that it's a SE2011.... with no mounting bracket at all. So it's really just a NH-d14 with no mounting bracket. To which I have to get mounting bracket for, which is free anyways.

I bought that. I'll resell one of them, since I bought both of them for much lower than they are really worth.

edit: Wow, check out this thread from 2010:
http://www.overclock.net/t/671103/corsair-hydro-series-h50-vs-noctua-nh-d14/0_100
"Which is better performer, H50 vs NH-d14"

There are more people in that thread saying the H50 is superior to the NH-d14 than the noctua being better. There's like 1 guy saying the nh-d14 is better and he's basically getting flamed. I dont see any of these people though, i guess they were just idiots or something. Maybe I can test and find the truth ^^

Such stupid comments... any motherboard will hold the 'weight' of a noctua easily, and the noctua has a ton of clearance room even for most ram heatsinks with high heatspreaders, and even if it doesn't, you can always shift up the fan, I do this to fit a fan onto my VRM heatsink, doesn't reduce temps at all.
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Excellent choice smile.gif
The NH-14 will outperform the H50 easily, i think it can use 140mm fans too. That is, if you want a greater performance boost later on.
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Going to edit title and ask another, related (to the situation), question:

How to best benchmark and test Thermal Paste and different CPU coolers? I have a Phenom ii X4, I'm thinking of overclocking it to something like 3.6-3.7ghz (3.8ghz and the requistite vcore seems to push the limits on my hyper 212+).

I would be testing:
Thermal Pastes (Stock Something vs pk1 vs pk2 vs pk3)

Hyper 212
Noctua Nh-D14
H50

I would like to do an apples to apples comparison, so I'm thinking overclocked and overvolted (maybe artificially raise my voltage to super high to produce excess heat even), and IBT standard (or Small FFT, for example blend is too random, temps are slightly different depending on the pass). I'd do this in an air conditioned room too, make sure temps are stable for a few days in the room.

Probably let each thermal paste application set for a few hours. I emailed Prolimatech, they said the best way to apply paste was to spread on both cpu and hsf, but that seems to introduce too much variability imo. I think a small drop would be best, rice grain size, even for the HDT hyper 212.

As for fans... well I'd just have the stock fans and I have a ton of yate loon mediums (i also have tons of case ventilation and air flow so that won't be an issue). So I'm thinking of on all of the coolers, I'd use 2 x Yate Loons on them, except for the Noctua... in which case I think I'd try 2 x 120mm yate Loon on push/pull, and the stock fans at push/pressure, and maybe once on stock push/pressure and yate loon medium on pull (although i feel that might just actually raise temps because it might be too slow in comparison, although I could use the stock blademaster, it moves quite a bit of cfm...).

Thanks. I think this is all pretty straightforward but just wanted to clear it up with you guys, see if any of you have suggestions. I plan to make it all official and all, to give back to you guys for your help, and because of this odd situation where I'm in possession of 3 great fans.

PS - you can find the Gamer Storm Assassion, the 'best air cooler in the world', for $45 on ebay. Logisys is selling manufacturer refuribhsed one each week for $30 + shipping + bidding, but it generally goes up to about $30-32 after bidding. For me shipping was $14 so it made it more expensive after shipping than the noctua I found, so I bought this noctua for $32+10 shiping for about $43.

I mean I basically saved $3 to go with a noctua nh-d14 than a gamer cool assassin. I know the gamer cool is better, but the nh-d14 is within margin of error and it seems like it's more marketable and popular and well known and I will probably sell it off.

On a side note I've seen a few H70s go for about $35-40, which is slightly more than I saw the H50 go for at the cheapest (although seen a few more expensive)... I never tried to bid on them because it seems to me that the H70 is worse than the H50 in apples to apples comparison. Kind of funny how that is.
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Samsung 830 128gb Corsair H110 w/4x 140mm Yate Loon High Blues W7 x64 Ultimate Yarrgh Matey Dell U2312HM Matte IPS 1080p 
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Sanyo DP19640 18.5" 768p KDS Rad-7xp 1024p CM Storm Quickfire Rapids Brown Rosewill Capstone 750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Bitfenix Shinobi Modded CM Storm Spawn Steelseries Diablo 3 2 set CD Speaker + Big Sub 
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Bitfenix Recon Fan Controller Moded 
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Delidded i7-3770K 5GHz@1.499 Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H 1.1 Sapphire Dual-X 7950 3L Boost 4x2GB Mushkin Ridgeback 2200mhz 8/11/8/27 1.75v... 
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Intel X25-M 80GB SSD NH-D14 SE2011 Noctua 120/140/140 Fans 3 x Yate Loon Mediums (Petras) 2 x NZXT Havik 140mm Fans 
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Hax'd W7 Ultimate 64-bit Sanyo DP19640 19'' KDS Radius Rad-7xp 17'' Ducky 1087 MX Brown 10keyless 
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Phillips FW-C250 2 Speaker Set w/3 CD Changer JBL Sub 6 Subwoofer NZXT Sleeved LED Strip 1m Blue NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller 
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