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I am looking for AIR cooling. My Corsair H60 makes too much noise. And I am looking for a very good silent replacement. So far The NH-D14 caught my eye. I am looking for similar air coolers.

I don't like coolers like NH-C14. With Haswell they are less needed. Since VRMs may be integrated. 

NH-D14 and NH-C14 are hard to choose between. Both have their advantages. The C14 may not require me to ever buy memory cooling at all.

My case is a P280 from Antec.

post #2 of 32
May I reccomend the h100i? It does a better job at cooling than the nhd14, is just as quiet, doesn't take a HUGE amount of airflow space, looks better, and puts a lot less strain on your motherboard. But if your sold on air cooling the nhd14 is the best air cooler out there.
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post #3 of 32
D14 is still one of the top performers. together with phantek and silver arrow they make the holy trinity of air cooling on the market. you wont find anything that will significantly out perform a D14 on the market right now.
post #4 of 32
Yes, the Noctua NH-D14 is still one of the top dogs, any that beat it is not by much in the realm of aircoolers.
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Okay let me tell you this; The H100i is overpriced for the cooling it gives, its notorious for weird pump noises. its loud. more parts, more things that can go wrong. If you dont want to make a custom loop i strongly advice you to get the Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E, Phanteks TC14PE, or the noctua one that you've been talking about.

All of the mentioned coolers above perform quite similarly. If you want the BEST OF THE BEST. Get the Phanteks TC14PE and get some high end Thermalright fans like the Thermalright 141.

Some of the best air cooler setups can outperform h100's if you have proper airflow in your case.

Also make sure the cooler you decide to buy can fit inside your case.
 
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Also make sure the cooler you decide to buy can fit inside your case.

most important advice of the thread biggrin.gif
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Theres no reason to go air cooling anymore if you have the space. The AIO Water coolers like the H80i and H100i are great, and you save on space in your system because theres not a giant heatsink taking up half of it.
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