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post #11 of 55
Interesting Review, This seem like a good replacement option if I find my PH-TC14PE too loud or bulky.

Other U14S reviews I seen : Tom's hardware


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Edited by sherlock - 11/2/13 at 12:20am
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post #12 of 55
In no particular order, here are some more reviews for this cooler.

TechPowerUp
SilentPC Review
Overclock3D
tom's HARDWARE
Guru3D
HardwareCanucks

Overall it seems to be a decent single-tower cooler if you add the second fan for push-pull.
post #13 of 55
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at the same db level, it performs slightly worse than a d14. The test is kind of skewed, since they probably ran the fans at 100% for this cooler and not the others, hence why the db levels are higher than all the other air coolers + they added after market fans which are $20 a pop...meaning this thing is around $120...def not worth it.
Fan speeds will have been 100% for all coolers tested. It would make absolutely no sense to do otherwise

Extra fans are $20 so the total is $90 not $120... But even in single fan mode for $70 this is a great cooler I think

check here...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608036

Cooler = $76
1 additional fan = $27
Total = $76 + $27 = $103 without tax...tax would bring it over $110.
Edited by surfbumb - 11/2/13 at 12:59am
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post #14 of 55
This looks nice as I'm not a big fan of the dual tower cooler look.
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post #15 of 55
i only hate noise thats why i stuck with clc
post #16 of 55
This cooler came out back in April with reviews accompanying it. Why is this news now?
post #17 of 55
I don't think you can trust those guys. TC14PE losing to both, U14S and D14 doesn't make any sense, from what I've seen its more like:

TC14PE ~ SR SB-E ~ ARCHON SB-E X2 > D14 ~ U14S

FYI
post #18 of 55
Reviewers should learn to make proper graphs. We want audio level bar directly under the cooling bar, so its easy to see what audio level you get at certain cooling performance.
post #19 of 55
Pretty much a Thermalright Archon with the fin density of the TRUE (both coolers I have and love) at first sight. Well done Noctua !
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i only hate noise thats why i stuck with clc

Several of the better air coolers cool as well as most CLCs with equal or less noise.
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Pretty much a Thermalright Archon with the fin density of the TRUE (both coolers I have and love) at first sight. Well done Noctua !

Fin density is lower than the TRUE.
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