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Poll Results: Is the Noctua NH-D14 still the best cpu air cooler?

 
  • 60% (72)
    No
  • 40% (48)
    Yes
120 Total Votes  
post #131 of 192
Suppose in a way I was lucky smile.gif

Changed my mind (again). Think I might get the HAF XM, but again, I'd like your thoughts redface.gif

Thanks.
post #132 of 192
I can't say anything about the HAF XM as I don't like the looks and size. tongue.gif

You could also look at that Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 if you like the HAF XM and liked the Define R4. It seems because it has no dampening, the CPU cooler height for the Arc Midi R2 shows 180mm while it's 170mm on the Define R4.
post #133 of 192
Phanteks TC14 and SB-E both outperform it.
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post #134 of 192
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Originally Posted by Liranan View Post

Phanteks TC14 and SB-E both outperform it.

Phanteks TC14 is what? PH-TC14PE or PH-TC14CS?

SB-E as in Sandy Bridge E?

There are a few CPU coolers that out perform NH-D14 but when tested with same fans the difference is very small.
post #135 of 192
A new kid on the block Cryorig R1and tested here

And the Noctua is only slightly behind so as far as the Noctua is concerned its still one of the very best and quite thumb.gif

Some that may beat it have to have faster fans but noisy - i would like to see all of these brickhouses having the same fans then compare thumb.gif
post #136 of 192
The successor of the NH-D14 should be able to retake the crown for the best air cooler!
post #137 of 192
I'm interested in seeing what the Capotherm MP1120 technology will do. As small as it is and cooling similar to top coolers.. what will this technology do in a larger cooler?
http://www.overclock.net/t/1457961/tt-captherm-systems-unveils-mp1120-multi-phase-cooling-made-with-500lbs-of-explosives/100_20#post_21671066
post #138 of 192
Wish there was a cooler that didn't need low profile ram and still was decent. All of these big coolers hang over the DIMM slots frown.gif

Edit: Just found this
post #139 of 192
I have Cryorig R1 Ultimate and love it. Great cooling, quiet and looks fantastic.

From what I'm hearing the R1 Universal is not yet out because they are making a few changes to give even better RAM clearance.
post #140 of 192
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Originally Posted by ladcrooks View Post

A new kid on the block Cryorig R1and tested here

And the Noctua is only slightly behind so as far as the Noctua is concerned its still one of the very best and quite thumb.gif

Some that may beat it have to have faster fans but noisy - i would like to see all of these brickhouses having the same fans then compare thumb.gif

Very nice you can easily adjust the hight of the fan that's next to the ram
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