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What is the current best CPU cooler, is it still the D14
     
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The best CPU coolers right now are all-in-one water coolers. The Corsair H100 leads the way, I believe.
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Originally Posted by Pedroc1999 View Post

What is the current best CPU cooler, is it still the D14

Not really.
The Phanteks dual tower has kinda taken the top spot.
The Silver Arrow SB-E is also a top dog.
But there is really negligible difference between those three. But in order....

1. Phanteks
2. Silver Arrow
3. D14

This also depends a lot on the fans. Some people have a phanteks with silver arrow fans on it and visa vera.

But those three all kill it in the air dept. My SIlver arrow hasn't gone over 51*C with a 4.7GHz clock on an FX chip.
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The best CPU coolers right now are all-in-one water coolers. The Corsair H100 leads the way, I believe.
Sort of. I saw a review where the silver arrow beat the H100 at times. And it definitely beats the H80. (and don't let custom H2O loop people hear you say that. wink.gif )
Edited by Jolly Roger - 2/8/13 at 12:42pm
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the phanteks are leading on the air brigade and the nzxt krakens on the all in 1 water side

but those phanteks are just so cool looking



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The Phanteks ia a very nice cooler, but how does it compare to the H100i and Kraken X60?



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The Phanteks ia a very nice cooler, but how does it compare to the H100i and Kraken X60?



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About the same as a Silver Arrow. (about on par with the H100, a little better than the H80 and NoctuaD14) There are some serious RAM interference issues with the Phanteks though. Same with all these big coolers. Do a lot of research on that aspect for your particular situation.
I had my heart set on the Phanteks, but the silver arrow ended up being the one I bought. I think overall it looks better, performed better, and worked with my current MB and RAM setup. I LOVE it.
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That's it. The very best you can get as a total package. (Not a custom loop.) The Kraken X60 destroys.
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It isnt for personal use, I was just asking because I was interested, so the Kraken X60 is superior than anything, Correct? (Not custom)
     
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Intel Core i7 3820 @ 4.5Ghz ASUS Rampage IV Formula X79 EVGA GTX 980 Ti Hybrid @ 1450/1900 Corsair Dominator 16gb @ 2.2GHz C9 
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WD Caviar Blue 1tb 7200RPM WD Caviar Blue 1tb 7200RPM WD Caviar Blue 500gb 7200RPM 120.5 Custom Loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 LG D2343P-BN 3D Monitor @ 70Hz Corsair K70 (MX Brown) Corsair AX Series 850w 
CaseMouseAudio
NZXT Switch 810 Black (Heavily Modded) Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Sennheiser HD 598 Cs 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-6300 @ 4.5Ghz Gigabyte 970A UD3 AMD HD8490 (OEM) @ 1.1Ghz Core/Mem Patriot Viper Xtreme 8gb @1600MHz 8-8-8-24 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LiteOn Bluray Player Corsair Hydro Series H100i Zalman 120mm Led Fans x4 Windows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Hitachi 24" 70Hz Monitor Logitech EX110 OCZ ZT 550w Full Modular Zalman Z9 Plus 
MouseAudioOther
DELL Wireless Mouse Logitech 5.1 Sound System TP-Link TL-WN781ND Wireless Card 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3820 @ 4.5Ghz ASUS Rampage IV Formula X79 EVGA GTX 980 Ti Hybrid @ 1450/1900 Corsair Dominator 16gb @ 2.2GHz C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
WD Caviar Blue 1tb 7200RPM WD Caviar Blue 1tb 7200RPM WD Caviar Blue 500gb 7200RPM 120.5 Custom Loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 LG D2343P-BN 3D Monitor @ 70Hz Corsair K70 (MX Brown) Corsair AX Series 850w 
CaseMouseAudio
NZXT Switch 810 Black (Heavily Modded) Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Sennheiser HD 598 Cs 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-6300 @ 4.5Ghz Gigabyte 970A UD3 AMD HD8490 (OEM) @ 1.1Ghz Core/Mem Patriot Viper Xtreme 8gb @1600MHz 8-8-8-24 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LiteOn Bluray Player Corsair Hydro Series H100i Zalman 120mm Led Fans x4 Windows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Hitachi 24" 70Hz Monitor Logitech EX110 OCZ ZT 550w Full Modular Zalman Z9 Plus 
MouseAudioOther
DELL Wireless Mouse Logitech 5.1 Sound System TP-Link TL-WN781ND Wireless Card 
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