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post #11 of 20
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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

If you aren't OC'ing it'll be frosty cold.

You'll be putting your Carlsberg on it to chill them before you drink.
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post #12 of 20
Obviously i would choose D14 not only because i happend to have one, but it's build quality is very good and fans included are one of the best on the market.
Can't stand loud cheap fans which some of these aftermarket coolers come with.
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post #13 of 20
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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.

I've used both the H60 2012 edition and the NH-D14 , altough i did put two SP120 Quiet Edition fans on my H60 and it's whisper quiet , but still they perform equally for me ( i think my noctua is 1-2 degress cooler ) but nevertheless they both are whisper quiet , anyway , i\ve seen a big difference in maintenance between these two , oh and i've snapped a motherboard with a NH-D14 while going on a trip by train biggrin.gif But then again if you're not doing heavy Overclocking then the 212Hyper Evo will do the trick ! 2cents.gif
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post #14 of 20
NH-D14.. Simply because of price and noise. It's quieter then the H60 with stock fans.
It's also a bit better at cooling, and looks better IMO. As many others have said a Hyper 212+/Evo/Hyper T4 or whatever works fine. Because it will work just as well and it's cheaper again and you probably wont notice a difference, I know a Hyper 212+ dropped temps on a friends i5 2400 to ~50c at load, from 100c on load with the stock cooler. rolleyes.gif
 
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post #15 of 20
I have a D14 and I kind of wish I got a 212+ due to its smaller form factor and lower price redface.gif

Still love my D14 though, as my build is more of a medium OC build with silence in mind.
 
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post #16 of 20
I'd go D14. I had the H50 before and the pump was louder than my D14 is.
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post #17 of 20
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NH-D14.. Simply because of price and noise. It's quieter then the H60 with stock fans.
It's also a bit better at cooling, and looks better IMO. As many others have said a Hyper 212+/Evo/Hyper T4 or whatever works fine. Because it will work just as well and it's cheaper again and you probably wont notice a difference, I know a Hyper 212+ dropped temps on a friends i5 2400 to ~50c at load, from 100c on load with the stock cooler. rolleyes.gif

Wow , never thought the small Hyper could pull such a feat biggrin.gif
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post #18 of 20
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With the H60 on my i5 2400 It wasn't really going above 42c while playing BF3 on ultra. I did replace the stock fan with an akasa apache black
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post #19 of 20
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With the H60 on my i5 2400 It wasn't really going above 42c while playing BF3 on ultra. I did replace the stock fan with an akasa apache black

Well it was getting ~50c at full load with IBT.. so yeah, not sure if we had 1.54 of IBT and not sure if we had SP1 installed. Still a massive drop in temps.
 
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Yeah that is very good, especially considering the price of the cooler used.
Looking at the discussion, the D14 does seem to be the favorable cooler.
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