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Coolers this size can be secured to shipping/moving but I'm one for better safe than sorry, but no one should really be shipping fully built mid/high end rigs without tons of fishing lines. tongue.gif

But man if you guys think Fed Ex is bad.... UPS............the horror........ biggrin.gif
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I went from a D14 to an H100i, and I don't regret it in the slightest, even if the performance is comparable. The thing was just too big and hard to work around. It was fine after the system was built, and it sat for a while. But anytime you have to work on anything or swap anything around the cooler, it's literally the elephant in the room.

This is the only reason I went with my H80 way back, purely for the smaller foot print ( at least right over and around the socket ). May perform slightly worse, but the convenience is worth it to me, and I got it for the slightly less as my H80 was on sale during the time.
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I thought this was obvious? Isn't the whole point of the small AIO systems to provide an alternative to the death-star sized air coolers? Congrats on the "surprise" revelation Tom's.
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Coolers this size can be secured to shipping/moving but I'm one for better safe than sorry, but no one should really be shipping fully built mid/high end rigs without tons of fishing lines. tongue.gif
But man if you guys think Fed Ex is bad.... UPS............the horror........ biggrin.gif

Tell me about it! UPS shipped a hopper adapter for my paintball pistol and good thing it was all metal because the pakaging was destroyed(bubble envelope actually had a lift-truck tread mark on it) Oh and the duty was like $32 and i asked why and the guy said "because it had to cross the boarder twice". I checked the tracking and it went from Illinois to Windsor, then back to Illinois, then to Windsor the next day....***?
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Chances of motherboard damage due to a D14 <<<<<<<< chances of a closed-loop cooler leaking all over your motherboard, GPU, etc.

Seriously. In the past 5 or 6 years, I've never even heard of one person having motherboard damage as a result of a heavy air cooler, but I've read several reports of CLC systems leaking and destroying hardware in the last 6 months alone.
Edited by 996gt2 - 12/31/12 at 10:56pm
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Tell me about it! UPS shipped a hopper adapter for my paintball pistol and good thing it was all metal because the pakaging was destroyed(bubble envelope actually had a lift-truck tread mark on it) Oh and the duty was like $32 and i asked why and the guy said "because it had to cross the boarder twice". I checked the tracking and it went from Illinois to Windsor, then back to Illinois, then to Windsor the next day....***?

I received a nearly crushed, fully dented and holes everywhere on the box that was shipped from Long Beach (17 miles . . . ) in a span of Friday - Monday when they had it.... needless to say I refused delivery.
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Chances of motherboard damage due to a D14 <<<<<<<< chances of a closed-loop cooler leaking all over your motherboard, GPU, etc.

I concur ^ ,

From everything I've read across the net (HArd, Anad, EVGA, OCN, Overclocker, ect) I've never heard ONE single single instance of a D14/Silver Arrow/Phanteks breaking a board but I remember more than a few AIO CLCs leaking.
Edited by Junkboy - 12/31/12 at 10:49pm
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I thought this was obvious? Isn't the whole point of the small AIO systems to provide an alternative to the death-star sized air coolers? Congrats on the "surprise" revelation Tom's.

There's a very common misconception all over the internet that CLC > air when it comes to cooling performance.

I really would like to see a comparison where they use 2500+ RPM fans on both the D-14 and the H100, and see which one has the superior high-speed fan performance.
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i had an NH-D14 and I hated it. I expected it to be a great cooler but I was really underwhelmed. performed worse than my corsair h60 (that was with my i7 950 rig) if you check my sig I still have pics of the nh-d14 installed on my i5 3570k. temps were horrible rolleyes.gif
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I dont mind these AIO, More space around socket, plus free up room for nicer airflow.
I had my ALC570 leaked before. Good system was off and noticed white spot on backplate of my gpu.

I'll stick to my Noctua NH-U12P, not too big and works fine. If I was given a free H100i or X60 then I might use.
    
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i had an NH-D14 and I hated it. I expected it to be a great cooler but I was really underwhelmed. performed worse than my corsair h60 (that was with my i7 950 rig) if you check my sig I still have pics of the nh-d14 installed on my i5 3570k. temps were horrible rolleyes.gif




Looking at the Case Layout I am not suprised one bit that your D14 stunk, and it is completely not the D14's fault.

The case have one partially blocked 120mm intake fan and no other intakes, your D14 is horribly underfed in term ofair intake thus under-performing.
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