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Removing Noctua NH-D14 from i7 2600K/LGA1155

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Hey guys, just ordered a Corsair H80i cooler and putting my new rig into my NEW NZXT Switch 810 case this Saturday.

I'm a bit worried because I currently have the Noctua NH-D14 (see sig rig) on my PC and I can't remember whether I left the "sticky tape" on the mounting plate or whether I removed it and let it adhere to my PC.

I remember using this sticky stuff on one of my Corsair coolers (Corsair H70) and it was next to impossible to tear it off my motherboard (EVGA p67).

I had to rip & tear to get it off and almost broke the motherboard and there is no way in hell I am doing that this time.

Can anyone inform me of the difficulty level to remove Noctua Nh-D14?
post #2 of 11
I you installed it properly it is no problem to remove. No "sticky tape" is involved as far as I know. TIM / thermal compound is used on CPU.
Edited by doyll - 5/15/13 at 10:20am
post #3 of 11
i swapped motherboards a few months ago and don't recall there being any problems . . . gave the heatsink a slight twist, the backplate came right off after unscrewing the retention screws and the rubber "X" took a little tug with a fingernail. but nothing disconcerting.
Edited by looniam - 5/15/13 at 9:59am
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post #4 of 11
Yeah my experience was similar to looniam. The X bracket isn't sticky so it came apart nicely on my rig. You should be fine. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

I you installed it properly it is no problem to remove. No "sticky tape" is supposed to be used. TIM / thermal compound is supposed to be used.

The back mounting plate has some adhesive on it.
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Yeah my experience was similar to looniam. The X bracket isn't sticky so it came apart nicely on my rig. You should be fine. smile.gif

thanks
post #7 of 11
NH D14 is better for its noise level and performance over h80i... you must get h220 if you want better performance w/ less noise
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NH D14 is better for its noise level and performance over h80i... you must get h220 if you want better performance w/ less noise
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I would rather go H80i because the noctua is huge and not only big but ugly.

For those reasons alone, I would get the H80i and looking at the benchmarks, they have very simliar cooling performance.
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I would rather go H80i because the noctua is huge and not only big but ugly.

For those reasons alone, I would get the H80i and looking at the benchmarks, they have very simliar cooling performance.
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Dont' worry, I have the Noctua NH-d14 at full blast, 2 silverstone ap181s & a ultra kaze scythe full blast in my current rig - I do NOT think it could get any worse!
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