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Hey everyone, I took my H60 from my processor and put it on my GPU, so now I'm in need of a new cooler for my CPU. I would like to do a custom WC loop but I can't really afford it So I'm tempted by the D14 or another H60.

Owning an H60 I am fairly happy with the noise levels, but at the same time I'm wondering would the D14 be quieter? I plan on using it with only the one middle fan because I can't overclock my CPU so temps will never be very high anyway.

Of course if anyone has any other ideas they can suggest in the same kind of price range then I'm open to suggestions.

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D14 since you won't be OCing anyways and you won't have to worry about any kind of burst / leakage.

If you aren't OCing at all though I'd recommend to just save your money and grab a Hyper 212+ or EVO. They are the best bang for the buck CPU heatsinks.
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IMO id go for the D14 over the H60 biggrin.gif
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I know I wont be OCing because I only have an i5 2400 *sob* but I just like to have low temps nice and quietly which is why I was drawn towards the D14. plus it looks beast.
What are the noise levels of the 212 EVO?
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It should be more like the H80 or DH-14 wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Magical Eskimo View Post

Hey everyone, I took my H60 from my processor and put it on my GPU, so now I'm in need of a new cooler for my CPU. I would like to do a custom WC loop but I can't really afford it So I'm tempted by the D14 or another H60.

Owning an H60 I am fairly happy with the noise levels, but at the same time I'm wondering would the D14 be quieter? I plan on using it with only the one middle fan because I can't overclock my CPU so temps will never be very high anyway.

Of course if anyone has any other ideas they can suggest in the same kind of price range then I'm open to suggestions.

cheers

The Corsair H60 2012 edition is on equal terms with the NH-D14 regarding temps , give or take 1-2 degrees! Now , both have their pluses and their cons! H60 : Watercooling , maintenance free , doesn't strain the mobo with extra weight , Cons : More expensive than the NH-d14 , noisier , leaks ( even if it's 1\10000000000 chance)

Noctua NH-D14 : Whisper quiet , excellent performance ( best air cooler in the market at the moment) , build quality , Cons : Heavy putting extra strain in the mobo , maintenance : you will have to clean it every 2-3 months !

Now , after all this being said , the choice is up to you ! Altough the Noctua is the best choice , i personally would go with the H series ON THE CONDITION that you have contacted their support team and asked them whether they would replace any damaged hardware parts in the event of the cooler leaking!
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What sort of problems would I encounter regarding the D14 straining the mobo? I'm leaning towards the D14 at the moment because I get the impression it would be next to silent with just the 1 fan
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Originally Posted by Magical Eskimo View Post

What sort of problems would I encounter regarding the D14 straining the mobo? I'm leaning towards the D14 at the moment because I get the impression it would be next to silent with just the 1 fan

Nothing too alarming , you will just have to be careful not to move your case a lot , no sudden moves while holding it and for gods sake no travelling with it biggrin.gif Other than that you would be good to go rolleyes.gif
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I've got a H60 2012 edition, I'd definitely say go for the NH-D14, my H60 pump is quite loud, although the temps are fantastic the noise could definitely be a lot better.


On the side of maintenance you'll have to clean both as much as each other, the H60 radiator will attract as much dust through the fan as the D14 will.


Although if you aren't OC'ing just get a cheap Hyper 212 they perform excellent and with a couple of quiet fans will be near inaudible.



I think the weight topic is a bit irrelevant I can't see Noctua marketing a product which could potentially risk them with a huge amount of RMA, warranty and damage claims.

Whilst the D14 may be heavy I'd say its safe.
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I've got faith in the sense that it wouldn't be sold if it was gonna break the rest of my hardware by using it properly. very tempted by D14 at this point tongue.gif
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