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NH-D14 is a good cooler, although it depends on your chip. For example, I used to own a zalman 9700, they used to be one of the best on the market for 775 chips. I found a good deal for a NH-D14 so I bought it but I got the same temps as the zalman 9700. I believe it had something to do with my chip. The NH-D14 was made when the i7 came out and is oriented towards that CPU. So you dont end up waisting your money you should get the best cooler for the time your chip came out.
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NH-D14 is a good cooler, although it depends on your chip. For example, I used to own a zalman 9700, they used to be one of the best on the market for 775 chips. I found a good deal for a NH-D14 so I bought it but I got the same temps as the zalman 9700. I believe it had something to do with my chip. The NH-D14 was made when the i7 came out and is oriented towards that CPU. So you dont end up waisting your money you should get the best cooler for the time your chip came out.
What are you talking about a heatsink made for the chip? A heatsink is nothing more than a flat metal surface making contact with the IHS which brings the heat to the aluminum fins via copper pipes to be blown off. More heatpipes and fins the better the performance. Its really basic tech.
    
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Thanks for responsiveness! The system is Intel Z87 based and the CPU is i5-4670K, case will be standart ATX. Haven't bought RAM yet, but was looking on Corsair Vengeance Pro Series.

P.S. Isn't NH-D14 too old?
Edited by theblade1 - 3/8/14 at 2:04pm
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What are you talking about a heatsink made for the chip? A heatsink is nothing more than a flat metal surface making contact with the IHS which brings the heat to the aluminum fins via copper pipes to be blown off. More heatpipes and fins the better the performance. Its really basic tech.
Cooler base size and pipe design make a difference. Some coolers work better on some chips better than others. Thermalright did coolers for SB-E and now IB-E chips.
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Thanks for responsiveness! The system is Intel Z87 based and the CPU is i5-4670K, case will be standart ATX. Haven't bought RAM yet, but was looking on Corsair Vengeance Pro Series.

P.S. Isn't NH-D14 too old?
There is no "standard ATX". ATX cases come in many different sizes.

Corsair Vengeance is very tall (52.5mm). Too tall for most big coolers and 140mm front fans in all but a few cases.

NH-D14 is still one of the top coolers.. All of which cool within a few degrees of each other, maybe 4c difference at extremely high overclock. Many cool even better with different fans like the TY-143 130cfm 2500rpm fan, Deltas, San Ace, AP-29, etc.

Cooling 117w -345w
Cooler Model . . . . . Fan . . . . . . . CFM . . 345.1W 289.9W 232.1W 175.4W 117.1W dBA
Akasa Medusa . . . . FN059,/FN073 84/74 . . 26.7 . . 22.5 . . 18.7 . . 13.7 . . 10.1 . . 48.1
Silver Arrow SB-E. . TY-140TY-150 84/74 . . 26.9 . . 22.8 . . 18.7 . . 14.1 . . 9.5. . . 37.4
Noctua NH-U14S . . 1x NF-A15 . . . 1x 82.5 . 27.0 . . 22.9 . . 19.4 . . 14.9 . . 10.6 . . 35.8
PH-TC14PE Black . . 2x PH-F140. . . 2x 88.6 . 27.4 . . 23.5 . . 19.2 . . 14.1 . . 9.9. . . 41.3
Dark Rock Pro 2 . . T12025/T13525. 68/57 . . 28.2 . . 25.9 . . 20.2 . . 16.4 . . 11.2 . . 38.2
Megahalems . . . . . 2x FN059 . . . . 2x 83.6 . 30.4 . . 25.8 . . 23.4 . . 16.0 . . 11.5 . . 46.5
Noctua NH-D14 . . . 2x NF-P14 . . . 2x 64.9 . 30.6 . . 26.2 . . 21.3 . . 16.3 . . 11.8 . . 38.2
http://www.thelab.gr/heatsinks-coolers-watercooling-reviews/cpu-cooler-review-database-89014.html

Akasa Medusa .= . 8x 6mm pipes 144x129.5x163mm w/ 140mm & 120mm PWM fans 49.6mm*
Cryorig R1 Ult . = . 7x 6mm pipes 140x142.4x168.3mm w/ XF140(140x25) fans 40mm*
Cryorig R1 Uni . = . 7x 6mm pipes 140x130x168.3mm w/ 1x XT140(13mm) & 1x SF140(25mm) fans 40mm*
K2 / Assassin. . = . 8x 6mm pipes 140x128x158mm 146x154x160mm w/ 120mm & 140mm PWM fans 43.2mm*
Dark Rock Pro 2 =. 7x 6mm pipes 138x124x166mm 138x149x166mm w/ 120mm & 135mm PWM fans
NH-D14 . . . . . = . . 6x 6mm pipes 140x130x160mm 140x158x160mm w/ 120mm & 140mm fans44mm*
NH-U14S . . . . = . . 6x 6mm pipes 150x52x165mm plus fans base offset 2mm 41mm*
PH-TC14PE .. . = . . 5x 8mm pipes 140x159x171mm w/ 2x 140mm fans, PWM adaptor40-45mm*
Megahalem . . = . . 6x 6mm pipes 130x74x158.7mm plus fans 40mm*
SS HE01 . . . . .= . . 6x 6mm pipes 140x119x160mm w/ 140x38mm PWM fan 42mm*
Archon SB-E . . = . . 8x 6mm pipes 155x53.6x170.2mm plus fans 34.45mm*
Silver Arrow . . = . . 4x 8mm pipes 147x123x163mm 151x149x168mm w/ 2x 140mm 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 Smaller because of 140mm fan vs 150mm
SA IB-E. . . . . .= . . . 8x 6mm pipes 154.6x103x164mm 154x130x164mm*** w/ 2x 140mm 41.95mm*

*cooler base to bottom fin. (add 8mm for motherboard to bottom fin.)
**fins are at 3 different levels
*** base is off-center 9.5mm for better PCI slot clearance
Edited by doyll - 3/8/14 at 2:43pm
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that's why it's the ONLY computer heatsink ever designed with wheels so it can carry its own weight biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by theblade1 View Post

Thanks for responsiveness! The system is Intel Z87 based and the CPU is i5-4670K, case will be standart ATX. Haven't bought RAM yet, but was looking on Corsair Vengeance Pro Series.

P.S. Isn't NH-D14 too old?

standard ATX is abit vague in terms of description for a case. the best air coolers require 170mm HSF clearance or taller. so not ALL standard ATX cases is capable of handling heat sinks that tall. you are better off letting us know what case you are working with so we can be more helpful.

intel Z87 board is also somewhat vague considering there are different manufactures that put their CPU sockets in various positions on the board as well as different clearance as to where the 16x PCIe slot is. when we are talking about the best cpu coolers, there may be situations where the cooler is too wide if the primary PCIe slot is too close to the CPU socket. so... again what brand/model of mobo really helps with the recommendation.

if you prefer to do your own plug and pray then by all means just pick up a phantek and hope it fits in your case and onto your mobo w/o clearance issues. but alot of the time RAM clearance isn't the biggest problem you'll face when dealing with the best performing HSF on the market.
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

Cooler base size and pipe design make a difference. Some coolers work better on some chips better than others. Thermalright did coolers for SB-E and now IB-E chips.
There is no "standard ATX". ATX cases come in many different sizes.

Corsair Vengeance is very tall (52.5mm). Too tall for most big coolers and 140mm front fans in all but a few cases.

NH-D14 is still one of the top coolers.. All of which cool within a few degrees of each other, maybe 4c difference at extremely high overclock. Many cool even better with different fans like the TY-143 130cfm 2500rpm fan, Deltas, San Ace, AP-29, etc.

Cooling 117w -345w
Cooler Model . . . . . Fan . . . . . . . CFM . . 345.1W 289.9W 232.1W 175.4W 117.1W dBA
Akasa Medusa . . . . FN059,/FN073 84/74 . . 26.7 . . 22.5 . . 18.7 . . 13.7 . . 10.1 . . 48.1
Silver Arrow SB-E. . TY-140TY-150 84/74 . . 26.9 . . 22.8 . . 18.7 . . 14.1 . . 9.5. . . 37.4
Noctua NH-U14S . . 1x NF-A15 . . . 1x 82.5 . 27.0 . . 22.9 . . 19.4 . . 14.9 . . 10.6 . . 35.8
PH-TC14PE Black . . 2x PH-F140. . . 2x 88.6 . 27.4 . . 23.5 . . 19.2 . . 14.1 . . 9.9. . . 41.3
Dark Rock Pro 2 . . T12025/T13525. 68/57 . . 28.2 . . 25.9 . . 20.2 . . 16.4 . . 11.2 . . 38.2
Megahalems . . . . . 2x FN059 . . . . 2x 83.6 . 30.4 . . 25.8 . . 23.4 . . 16.0 . . 11.5 . . 46.5
Noctua NH-D14 . . . 2x NF-P14 . . . 2x 64.9 . 30.6 . . 26.2 . . 21.3 . . 16.3 . . 11.8 . . 38.2
http://www.thelab.gr/heatsinks-coolers-watercooling-reviews/cpu-cooler-review-database-89014.html

Akasa Medusa .= . 8x 6mm pipes 144x129.5x163mm w/ 140mm & 120mm PWM fans 49.6mm*
Cryorig R1 Ult . = . 7x 6mm pipes 140x142.4x168.3mm w/ XF140(140x25) fans 40mm*
Cryorig R1 Uni . = . 7x 6mm pipes 140x130x168.3mm w/ 1x XT140(13mm) & 1x SF140(25mm) fans 40mm*
K2 / Assassin. . = . 8x 6mm pipes 140x128x158mm 146x154x160mm w/ 120mm & 140mm PWM fans 43.2mm*
Dark Rock Pro 2 =. 7x 6mm pipes 138x124x166mm 138x149x166mm w/ 120mm & 135mm PWM fans
NH-D14 . . . . . = . . 6x 6mm pipes 140x130x160mm 140x158x160mm w/ 120mm & 140mm fans44mm*
NH-U14S . . . . = . . 6x 6mm pipes 150x52x165mm plus fans base offset 2mm 41mm*
PH-TC14PE .. . = . . 5x 8mm pipes 140x159x171mm w/ 2x 140mm fans, PWM adaptor40-45mm*
Megahalem . . = . . 6x 6mm pipes 130x74x158.7mm plus fans 40mm*
SS HE01 . . . . .= . . 6x 6mm pipes 140x119x160mm w/ 140x38mm PWM fan 42mm*
Archon SB-E . . = . . 8x 6mm pipes 155x53.6x170.2mm plus fans 34.45mm*
Silver Arrow . . = . . 4x 8mm pipes 147x123x163mm 151x149x168mm w/ 2x 140mm 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 Smaller because of 140mm fan vs 150mm
SA IB-E. . . . . .= . . . 8x 6mm pipes 154.6x103x164mm 154x130x164mm*** w/ 2x 140mm 41.95mm*

*cooler base to bottom fin. (add 8mm for motherboard to bottom fin.)
**fins are at 3 different levels
*** base is off-center 9.5mm for better PCI slot clearance

Not the old Corsair Vengeance, but the new Pro Series, they aren't so tall.

Quote:
Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

standard ATX is abit vague in terms of description for a case. the best air coolers require 170mm HSF clearance or taller. so not ALL standard ATX cases is capable of handling heat sinks that tall. you are better off letting us know what case you are working with so we can be more helpful.

intel Z87 board is also somewhat vague considering there are different manufactures that put their CPU sockets in various positions on the board as well as different clearance as to where the 16x PCIe slot is. when we are talking about the best cpu coolers, there may be situations where the cooler is too wide if the primary PCIe slot is too close to the CPU socket. so... again what brand/model of mobo really helps with the recommendation.

if you prefer to do your own plug and pray then by all means just pick up a phantek and hope it fits in your case and onto your mobo w/o clearance issues. but alot of the time RAM clearance isn't the biggest problem you'll face when dealing with the best performing HSF on the market.

I don't know how to describe the case, my mobo is ATX and I picked up case that supports ATX. It's a Corsair Carbide Series 330R
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I don't know how to describe the case, my mobo is ATX and I picked up case that supports ATX. It's a Corsair Carbide Series 330R

the 330R has a HSF clearance of 170mm so you should be fine for most of the HSF currently on the market.

as for what mobo you have, do you at least know what brand the mobo is? it's usually printed somewhere on the board. even if you don't know the model of the board, most manufactures place their CPU socket at the same spot across different models so we should be able to deduce whether you'll have clearance issues with the PCIe slot or not.
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