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The Phanteks and the D14 are pretty much designed the same in terms of fin spacing etc. both work good with low and higher fan speeds as well as fanless.
The Cogage arrow on the other hand has much smaller fin spacing... you could pair it with this fan
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15477/fan-966/Cooljag_Everflow_140mm_x_25mm_Fan_R121425SL.html?tl=g36c15s775

Anyway the Phanteks is a great cooler, too obviously. smile.gif



@Doyll: The Cogage Version didnt came with caps on the HEatpipes and without the nickle plating on the fins.
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Thanks Elohim. I have a CoGage Arrow setting on the shelf. Great cooler and only cost me £15. Was figuring to use TY-14x fans on it. wink.gif
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It's a great cooler. I actually prefer it (Arrow or SA) to the new Silver Arrow SBE. The only benefit of the SASBE is the performance with very slow spinning fans.
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It's a great cooler. I actually prefer it (Arrow or SA) to the new Silver Arrow SBE. The only benefit of the SASBE is the performance with very slow spinning fans.
Had Arrow on, than Phanteks, Than Arrow and Phanteks, now Silver Arrow SB-E and Phanteks. Have i7 920and i7 980 so one on each. All were using TY-14x fans and yes, each has it's own cooling character. But the difference in cooling is +/- 1c or 2c at most. Phanteks and SA-SB-E are a little better at idle. Most normal load use I can't tell enough difference to make definitive statement of one over other. At full load and fans at 1300rpm or more old Arrow might be a degree or two warmer. Was it you that did a comparison test of SA and SA SB-E? I haven't overclocked enough to use the extra rpm of TY-143's yet so no all-out high speed fan testing. Only way I can get it hot enough (65-70c) to get fans to full speed is unplug them for 10-15 minutes while running 2 graphics rendering programs at same time... Than plug fans in and they will run at full speed for about a minute, maybe another minute before they are back down to 1100rpm or less. I suspect if I setup thermometers and go serious there might be a 2-3c difference in performance.

All three are great coolers! And now there's the new VX BTK II mounting kit with nice knobs and nuts instead of those itty bitty screws. smile.gif
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hmmm, i think ill go with the phanteks one, and back to my q about thermal paste above...

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The Noctua Thermal paste is pretty good, the Swiftech stuff I've got on my Apogee HD and my Komodo is actually pretty good too
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so the dual tower phanteks, with noctua thermal paste?

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I'm not as Air fan anymore but i was ,. But i do recomen4dt this XIGMATEK Dark Knight II SD1283 Night Hawk Edition + IC Diamond "7 Carat Thermal Compound " best Thermal for air and water cooler

Review and Result here
Edited by skyn3t - 3/20/13 at 12:15pm
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709019

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835220058

Kinda depends whether or not you have space for a tower cooler...

I personally just got a Phanteks TC14PE_BK, due to advice I received here, and I couldn't be more happy with it. I think this Phanteks should be great if you have the space!
     
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Quote:
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hmmm, i think ill go with the phanteks one, and back to my q about thermal paste above...
Phanteks comes with a tube of TIM
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