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post #21 of 145
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Originally Posted by sherlock View Post
Just buy a Phantek PH-TC14PE then, it offers basically the same level of performance but comes in Blue/Red/White/Black & Orange.

I like metallic, like dem Prolimatechs/Thermalrights. :D

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I like AIO mainly because of it looks. It keeps a nice clean open look. It just looks better if you have a window side panel.
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post #23 of 145
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Noctua REALLY needs to provide different colored fans. I bet everyone would buy them if they had changed the color. Modding the fans isn't a choice for some also because if you put a little bit too much paint on one blade you screw the whole fan up.


Pff!!!t Noctua doesn't needs the 2347856237865987234657% increase in fan sales if they just did the standard black. Seriously though if these things weren't so ugly I might be in more of a rush to get a window panel for my case. lachen.gif
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post #24 of 145
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I think the point is to show what these coolers do with their included fans.
But I would never use the stock Corsair 2700 RPM fans. I just use Noctua fans.
post #25 of 145
Too bad the water 2.0 extreme wasn't included! It will be replacing my d14 once my new case arrives. After 2 years of service it's time to retire it, the size was the deciding factor in the end.
post #26 of 145
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Too bad the water 2.0 extreme wasn't included! It will be replacing my d14 once my new case arrives. After 2 years of service it's time to retire it, the size was the deciding factor in the end.

That and any one that can afford an Intel Core i7-3960X will mostly likely get a custom loop.

I really think they should have used an FX chip for this instead.

This was probably only done with an Intel chip because of the temperature senors.
    
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post #27 of 145
It's great to see the heavyweight Champion of air cooling doing well, as I remember my Thermalright Silver Arrow many years ago, and it sure was a beast.

Nowadays, and I don't know if it's just me, I'm just not keen on having a huge slab of metal pressing against my motherboard, and I'll prefer an AIO anyday. I know that the D14 and even the Phanteks are exceptional air coolers, but I just prefer coolers with a more clean and tidy look, that doesn't comprise performance, but offer better.
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post #28 of 145
Seems to me the H100i handily beat the D14 in temps. It also beats it in looks, ease of installation, convenience, portability, and warranty (try getting your mobo replaced if the D14 cracks it). Not sure if conclusion is serious?
post #29 of 145
It looks like I will be sticking with my NH-D14 for awhile.
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post #30 of 145
In the end for me, size was also the determining factor. I wasn't worried about weight, I just wanted a clean look. The H100i seems to cool very well, and if the hum from the new firmware can get fixed, I will consider this a well worth it purchase. I may try to connect the fans to my mobo in the near future and see how the fan speed control works with Asus, but I really like Corsair Link and the ease of going from Silent to Performance depending if I am pushing the CPU or not.
 
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