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Oh and would the Phanteks hold its own vs the NH-D14?

They are pretty much on par with each other. I've used both and there was barely any difference in temps or noise. Even the mounting mechanism is similar.
post #12 of 29
All of the big twins perform about the same except Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme.. and it is 8c cooler than Silver Arros SB-E because of the TY-143 2500rpm 130cfm fans. Put these fans on the others and you will get similar results.

Size comparison of most of the big twins
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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.
You can add 8mm to cooler base to bottom fins for total motherboard clearance.


You can get Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme for £53.99
Definitely the best performance for cost at the moment.
It has the TY-143 fans which are 2500rpm 130cfm so cool even better at same noise level as H100 and 7c better cooling than H100
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-099-TR
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i7 3820 @4.75GHz
Temperature is delta.

H100 . . . . . . . . 41c 2500rpm. . . . . . . . 55dBA 2
SA SB-E . . . . . . 42c 1100rpm & 1300rpm 38dBA TY-150 & TY-141
SA SB-E Extreme 34c 2500rpm. . . . . . . . 56dBA 2x TY-143
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6xrsuPwDbo
jump in to 3:40 for results

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Edited by doyll - 5/30/13 at 2:17am
post #13 of 29
Like doyll said, they are all about the same, with the Phanteks edging the others out in most of the reviews...
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Ah and i guess if there was a degree or two you'd have to weigh it up with the looks of the cooler. I prefer a black one honestly.
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The Phanteks definately edges the rest (slightly) in performance, but also build quality and (arguably) looks. Their fans are mor emiddle of the road though imo.

If you want something black i would choose between the Phanteks 14PE BK and the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 2. The Dark Rock Pro 2 looks a bit better and comes with better (quiet) fans, the other aspects (performance/build quality/mounting) go to the Phanteks though...
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Yeah i'll take the slightly questionable fans for a little looks thumb.gif Thanks for the help though...now i hope it fits!
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I prefer the DRP2 aestethically, but that's obviously just personal preference smile.gif

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That does look really nice actually i hadnt seen it. Does it cool as effectively as the Phanteks though as i read somewhere about the Phanteks supporting over 300TDP and that i think handles about 220?
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Just reading up on some reviews on the Dark Rock Pro 2 and i do have to admit it does look amazing with that dark finish and the review about the unit being silent seems attractive.
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