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after some googling, looks like both coolers will fit my case. Granted...memory clearance issues seem like they are going to be a problem. Dono if it will clear my gskill ripjaws X
post #12 of 44
Depending where you live makes a big difference on what to get. Here in UK Silver Arrow SB-E is £52 and Extreme is £54.00 and TC14PE is £58.00 - £70.00... and TY-147 fans can be had for £6.00 each; TY-143 are £8.40 each.

Really the difference between the top twins is only a couple of degrees from best to worst. Pick the one you like and go with it.

As for clearance:
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Cooler size comparison (Width x Depth x Height looking from front of case with motherboard laying flat)
K2 . . . . . .= . . . . 8x 6mm pipes 140x128x158mm 146x154x160mm w/ 120mm & 140mm PWM fans 43.2mm*
D14 . . . . .= . . . . 6x 6mm pipes 140x130x160mm 140x158x160mm w/ only 2011 has PWM fans 44mm*
TC14PE . . . = . . . 5x 8mm pipes 140x134x160mm 140x159x171mm w/fans, PWM adaptor included 40-45mm*
Silver Arrow . = . . 4x 8mm pipes 147x123x163mm 151x149x168mm w/Fans 40.87mm*
SA SB-E . . . .= . . 8x 6mm pipes 155x105x164mm 170x130x170mm w/ 140mm & 150mm PWM fans 31.9/39/46mm**
SA SB-E Extreme . 8x 6mm pipes 155x105x164mm 155x130x165mm w/fans Reason it's smaller is 140mm fan vs 150mm fan.
HE01 . . . . .= . . . 6x 6mm pipes 140x119c160mm w/ 140x38mm PWM fan
Dark Rock Pro .= . 7x 6mm pipes 133x124x166mm 133x149x166mm w/ 120mm & 135mm PWM fans
*cooler base to bottom fin. (add 8mm for motherboard to bottom fin.)
**fins are at 3 different levels


K2, D14 & TC14 are about same except for TC14 140mm fans & 31mm RAM clearance stack up to 171mm (my R2 is 165mm clearance and TC14 fits)

SB-E is widest by 15mm. Even wider with TY-150 fan = 170.

Extreme with TY-143 fans is still 151.5mm wide.

31.9mm(fin-cpu) +8mm(cpu-mobo) -3mm(mobo-ram) =
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36.9mm
I believe G Skill RipjawsX is 40mm . If you do have 40mm from mobo it will be a tight fit.. I guess you could bend the bottom fins up a little if needed.

Also make sure you have enough room for front fan to set on RAM and still get cover on. 40mm(ram) 3mm(ram-mobo) + 140mm(fan) = 183mm mobo to side cover.

Alpenfohn K2; aka DeepCool Assassin; is a very good cooler too. It and NH-D14 both use 120mm front fans.
Edited by doyll - 5/14/13 at 4:19am
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Silverstone Heligon HE01 biggrin.gif
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For reference, i'm using a silver arrow with two TY-140 and i'm seeing temps in the 60c at 4.5 ghz using 1.13 volts. It's also dead quiet.

 


Just remove one fan and put it the other way around if you have clearance issue. It should work.

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For reference, i'm using a silver arrow with two TY-140 and i'm seeing temps in the 60c at 4.5 ghz using 1.13 volts. It's also dead quiet.



Just remove one fan and put it the other way around if you have clearance issue. It should work.
Original Silver Arrow? No much difference in performance than Silver Arrow SB-E. thumb.gif
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Original Silver Arrow? No much difference in performance than Silver Arrow SB-E. thumb.gif

 

Ya the original thing. I got it second hand for 40$ biggrin.gif I just cant justify spending 80$ on a SB-E since both are so close in performance.

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Originally Posted by splinterize View Post

Ya the original thing. I got it second hand for 40$ biggrin.gif
 I just cant justify spending 80$ on a SB-E since both are so close in performance.

SA
http://cdn.overclock.net/b/bf/576x700px-LL-bfdc6875_silver_arrow-size.jpeg
SA SB-E
post #18 of 44
Get Silver arrow biggrin.gif
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post #19 of 44
Silver Arrow is NOA most places.
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Ive been quite happy with my DH-14

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