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Hello guys!:smile.gif

My new system configuration:

-case: cooler master HAF 912 advanced window
-MoBo: GAZ77X-UD5H
-CPU: intel 7 i3770k
-VIDEO: AMD radeon sapphire vapor-x 7970
- Air cooling: Noctua D14

The Noctua D14 was mounted so:




And i have these temps after run prime95 for 3 hours with frequency set to 4600 MHz and Vcore to 1.28V.



Note: i use Noctua thermal paste
Edited by flaubert - 5/13/13 at 8:52am
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Have you tried a different temp monitoring program? I always try a couple different ones if I question the temps.

Though those temps are core temps...and I personally haven't used the Noctua D14 but I've seen similar core temps on other air coolers on 3570Ks (I haven't built a system with a 3770K yet)

Even under water my 2600K will hit the 60° range for core temps...though my CPU socket temp never gets out of the 30's. So it's always Core temps that I care about.
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Yes...i used HWMonitor and coretemp and temps are the same....

ON Air .... the D14 is the best or are there other more efficient cooler?
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The D14 is definitely up there near the better coolers. The only reason I haven't used it is that I can get a NZXT Kraken x40 for about the same price. I believe it performs about the same, but is near silent (depending on what kind of fans you use either could be pretty quiet I guess) and people will get a kick out of having a "water cooled" CPU even though it is just want-to-be water cooling. Most people think it looks cooler I guess. Takes up less space in a case too.
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There is phantecks witch is around 2c better. Delid the cpu, lap ihs and d14.

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The D14 is definitely up there near the better coolers. The only reason I haven't used it is that I can get a NZXT Kraken x40 for about the same price. I believe it performs about the same, but is near silent (depending on what kind of fans you use either could be pretty quiet I guess) and people will get a kick out of having a "water cooled" CPU even though it is just want-to-be water cooling. Most people think it looks cooler I guess. Takes up less space in a case too.

But using the NZXT Kraken x40 have lower temperatures than the Noctua? If yes, how much lower?
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If you want to compare your situation to someone else, you have to keep the temperature of the air that goes into the cooler in mind. If your room (and case) temperature is 10 C higher, the CPU temperature readings will also be about 10 C higher, etc.
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Originally Posted by flaubert View Post

But using the NZXT Kraken x40 have lower temperatures than the Noctua? If yes, how much lower?

Well, like I said I haven't had both in front of me. Anandtech covered it though

According to their testing the x40 was about 3° cooler than the D-14, but the D-14 was at 100% and the x40 was sent to silent (which means the fan was turned down)

With the D-14 running off of PWM temp control there was about a 6° difference. So nothing too staggering in the difference. Really the big difference for me is that the x40 is tiny but the D-14 darn near will cover up a mATX motherboard.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 5/13/13 at 9:37am
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Originally Posted by kikibgd View Post

There is phantecks witch is around 2c better. Delid the cpu, lap ihs and d14.

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You don't even need to lap these to see amazing results compared to "stock"
But yes, I went from a Hyper 212+ to a Silver Arrow SB-E and I saw like 2c temp difference until I de-lidded. Then I saw more and the gap widended with a custom loop thumb.gif
 
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According to their testing the x40 was about 3° cooler than the D-14, but the D-14 was at 100% and the x40 was sent to silent (which means the fan was turned down)

Interesting test......winner is NZXT Kraken X60?
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