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Hello

I will be doing a node 304 build, parts are on their way, and I was wondering if the noctua nh d14 would do a decent job on 3570k passive. The case is a long tunnel case and I will be having 2 noctua nf9 fans as intake. I will not overclock the cpu. Maybe later but then I will be sure to add a fan. There is also a asus dc II gtx 670 in there and a gold efficiency psu so less electricity wasted as heat. No exhaust because i think the noctua nh d14 in such a small case will prevent the installation of the exhaust.

Thanks
post #2 of 31
Why not at least stick a fan in the middle. If you can fit the NH-D14 in you can fit a 120mm or possibly even the 140mm fan in the middle position.
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post #3 of 31
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Originally Posted by silvrr View Post

Why not at least stick a fan in the middle. If you can fit the NH-D14 in you can fit a 120mm or possibly even the 140mm fan in the middle position.

Well noise is my only concern. Wouldn't the middle position fan make the most noise as it is sucking and blowing through fine fins? Yea I might try that. But maybe someone uses a noctua nh d14 passive on the 3570k and I am trying to get some info on it. Thanks anyway
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3570k with oc' ?plus NH D14 passive? blinksmiley.gif
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It works but only if you don't OC.
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

3570k with oc' ?plus NH D14 passive? blinksmiley.gif

without oc, I just got the k version so I can overclock when more performance is needed in a few years. Yo don't think it's viable? Just asking for advice.
post #7 of 31
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It works but only if you don't OC.

Cool. Experience? Any thoughts?
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Well noise is my only concern. Wouldn't the middle position fan make the most noise as it is sucking and blowing through fine fins? Yea I might try that. But maybe someone uses a noctua nh d14 passive on the 3570k and I am trying to get some info on it. Thanks anyway

Then why dont you use the front position? Against popular believe dual towers with one fan ususally perform better with that config,

Even with the 120mm fan in the front at absolute minimum speed (300-400rpm) will be extremely beneficial and wontr increase the noise significantly.

Other than that the D14 performs very well without a fan, when there is low case airflow, so your best bet is to try different configurations for your self.
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I tink it's better to leave one fan spinning at lowest possible rpm. You shouldn't be able to hear it and tthe temps will be much lower.
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