Originally Posted by Bluemustang
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.
Originally Posted by theblade1
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
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 clearanceEdited by doyll - 3/8/14 at 2:43pm