Word. firstname.lastname@example.org stable is above average, 4.6 that can boot into os is average. If I'm misspoken then that's all it is, 4.6 is stable, 4.6 is bootable, whatever, we've all read the same stuff and understand. I dont know what your point is. If i said email@example.com stable is average than i said 10 times it's above average.
Just told him I could run at 4.9Ghz with my D14, so not really sure what he's on about. I just leave it at 4.6Ghz because for gaming, it's not really making any difference and it runs so very cool (under 60deg most of the time) at 1.28v.
You never say what voltage any of your overclocks use, you delidded, we don't know what stress testing you use (i know for sure you can't run AVX2, much less AVX stress testing on that). Maybe you have a great chip, maybe not. Your comment only backs up my point that haswell is a great chip and can overclock 4.5ghz+. Nh-d14 is an outdated and weaker cooler but it's still a high end cooler, with a delid and lucky chip you can still do a moderate 4.6-4.8ghz depending on binning. I never made any claim that the nh-d14 is just significantly behind air coolers, I simply said it's one of the weakest air coolers and haswell runs so hot that you really should get high end air at the very least (which the d14 is, sure).
And you yourself say you run too hot to handle 4.9ghz.. so... i mean you just seem to be proving my points. firstname.lastname@example.org is a very low overclock, because you delidded and have a high end air, you are able to do 4.5ghz+, because haswell is awesome and can do similar clocks like ivy and sandy with proper cooling. Just sandy might do email@example.com on a Hyper 212 or H50, sure, but sandy is also a lot slower per clock and had a lot less features.
Well there's only like 10C difference between a D14 and a H100, maybe slightly more depending on ambient and case.
H100 is also a bit dated, I don't know why you'd compare a h100. That's like comparing an NZXT gamma and HAF 912, i mean they were good in their day but their day has long since passed. You can find them on great prices used and refurb for sure.
But a 10C difference between an NH-D14 and H100, that's a pretty massive difference... I don't know why you'd say 'only' 10C, that's massive. Especially since you can find H100's for only $50-70 regularly (ebay, sales, refurb, etc) vs the D14s which sell for $40-50 regularly.
Actually compare it to a modern, larger closed loop like the H100i or H110 or LQ320, and the difference is even bigger, especially if you take into account 4x fans vs 3x fans, ~15-25C. And then an XSPC or H220 kit would be more like 15-25C temp drop, i mean that's rather massive (obviously on a higher overclock, not some firstname.lastname@example.org like reviewers do).