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Noctua NH-D14 or NH-U14S. I am using it for overclocking at the event in toronto. I will be putting it into my itx system afterwards.
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I don't think you can shoehorn either into an ITX system unless you're using s BItfenix Prodigy or Silverstone SG-09 style case (i.e. a microatx case with ITX).

The NH-U14S at stock vs NH-D14 compares within a few degrees, but for ITX I think NH-D14 would have major compatibility issues.

Check http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=compatibility_gen&products_id=34&lng=en

LGA1155 ASRock Z77E-ITX No Components at the back prevent installation of the backplate.

LGA1155 Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe Yes Possible compatibility issues with video cards that have large protruding components at the back. Please see FAQ.

LGA1155 Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WIFI Yes Cooler blocks PCIe slot.

LGA1150 ASRock Z87E-ITX Yes
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I don't think you can shoehorn either into an ITX system unless you're using s BItfenix Prodigy or Silverstone SG-09 style case (i.e. a microatx case with ITX).

The NH-U14S at stock vs NH-D14 compares within a few degrees, but for ITX I think NH-D14 would have major compatibility issues.

Check http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=compatibility_gen&products_id=34&lng=en

I will be trying it in the prodigy, if it does not fit in the prodigy after the event I will just put it into my main rig. Which it should fit in. On noctua's site it says that there are no compatibility issues for either of my motherboards. I basically need to know which will work better for use at the benchmarking event next week.
Edited by xNovax - 6/29/13 at 8:54pm
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If there is a different cpu cooler that you recommend please let me know.
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Arguably the best cooler out of the box is the Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme.. because it has 130cfm / 2500rpm fans stock. These high performance fans increase it's cooling ability.

Not much out there comparing it to other coolers but this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6xrsuPwDbo
jump in to 3:40 for results
Quote:
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

Probably won't fit on an ITX motherboard because it is so wide. As you can see it's 15mm wider (7.5mm each way from center of CPU) than NH-D14 and similar
Quote:
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.
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I will be trying it in the prodigy, if it does not fit in the prodigy after the event I will just put it into my main rig. Which it should fit in. On noctua's site it says that there are no compatibility issues for either of my motherboards. I basically need to know which will work better for use at the benchmarking event next week.

Fitting the D14 into the prodigy isn't a problem. the problem is which motherboard you are using as socket placement is all over the map on itx boards. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by xNovax View Post

I will be trying it in the prodigy, if it does not fit in the prodigy after the event I will just put it into my main rig. Which it should fit in. On noctua's site it says that there are no compatibility issues for either of my motherboards. I basically need to know which will work better for use at the benchmarking event next week.

Fitting the D14 into the prodigy isn't a problem. the problem is which motherboard you are using as socket placement is all over the map on itx boards. thumb.gif

I checked the fitting guide on the noctua site. The site says that it should fit fine, I just need to insulate the bottom of the heatsink if it touches the gpu.
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