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Poll Results: Which performs better? NH-14s or NH-D14

 
  • 45% (5)
    NH-14s
  • 54% (6)
    NH-D14
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post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by AlphaC View Post

That's the thing though, the NH-U14S is usually $65 and it isn't $20 "better" , maybe 1-2°C degrees difference at best

If you buy the Noctua coolers, you're essentially paying for the longer warranty and their R&D cost

Before the True Spirit 140 Power, the True Spirit 140 was good value but more than a few degrees difference and lacked nickel plating / "aesthetics"

see http://www.overclock.net/t/1477785/thermalright-true-spirit-140-power
Wow, I actually think I may go with one of those after reading that review. I can get $5 off if i order today, or i could order from amazon where it costs a little more but I get free two day shipping.
Edited by wes1099 - 3/31/14 at 12:50pm
    
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post #12 of 22
Well I can tell you that the D14 can handle my OC fine and it it quiet, the fans run at 5v.

NH-14S is a good cooler from what I have seen, but it could be louder. I have not used this one. So If you are not to fussed by noise when the PC is under load then I would go for the cheapest one, that is probably the NH-14S.

Any reason you have not considered the other tower coolers?
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by mam72 View Post

Well I can tell you that the D14 can handle my OC fine and it it quiet, the fans run at 5v.

NH-14S is a good cooler from what I have seen, but it could be louder. I have not used this one. So If you are not to fussed by noise when the PC is under load then I would go for the cheapest one, that is probably the NH-14S.

Any reason you have not considered the other tower coolers?
After reading doyll's review on the Thermalright True Spirit 140 Power, I think I am going to get it. It can meet if not surpass the noctua coolers, and it is pretty cheap, which is good because i need to save money for a GPU.
    
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post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by wes1099 View Post

After reading doyll's review on the Thermalright True Spirit 140 Power, I think I am going to get it. It can meet if not surpass the noctua coolers, and it is pretty cheap, which is good because i need to save money for a GPU.

Smart choice thumb.gif, I wish a few people would think like that on here.
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by wes1099 View Post

I bet Thermalright does not have nearly as good warranties and customer service as noctua.
No, Thermalright is nto as good a warranty.. But I have yet to have a Thermalright failure and whenever I've contacted they have helped me get what I needed.

Amazon.com
NH-U14S is $69.99 and up
True Spirit 140 Power is $54.95.
$15.04 less, that's 27% saving

FrozenCPU.com
NH-U14s is $76.99
True Spirit 140 Power is $54.99
$22.00 less, that's 45% savings

Scan.co.uk
NH-U14S is £59.59 + £4.16 post
True Spirit 140 Power is £34.67 + £4.16 post
£24,92 less, that's 72% savings
Edited by doyll - 3/31/14 at 1:52pm
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by mam72 View Post

Well I can tell you that the D14 can handle my OC fine and it it quiet, the fans run at 5v.

NH-14S is a good cooler from what I have seen, but it could be louder. I have not used this one. So If you are not to fussed by noise when the PC is under load then I would go for the cheapest one, that is probably the NH-14S.

Any reason you have not considered the other tower coolers?

I can speak to the NH-14S under load.
The fan is very quiet under load, certainly not something that is annoying, and almost unnoticeable in my quiet case with the CPU below 70C (Corsair 550D).

And at idle, it's virtually silent.
post #17 of 22
I would suggest going with the U14S because it's newer and much quieter than the D14. The NH-U14S has more aluminum fins but slightly less thicker than the aluminum fins of the NH-D14.

http://www.relaxedtech.com/reviews/noctua/nh-l12-nh-u9b-se2/6
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

No, Thermalright is nto as good a warranty.. But I have yet to have a Thermalright failure and whenever I've contacted they have helped me get what I needed.

Amazon.com
NH-U14S is $69.99 and up
True Spirit 140 Power is $54.95.
$15.04 less, that's 27% saving

FrozenCPU.com
NH-U14s is $76.99
True Spirit 140 Power is $54.99
$22.00 less, that's 45% savings

Scan.co.uk
NH-U14S is £59.59 + £4.16 post
True Spirit 140 Power is £34.67 + £4.16 post
£24,92 less, that's 72% savings
So would it be worth the extra money for the NH-U14s?
    
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post #19 of 22
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So would it be worth the extra money for the NH-U14s?

I say it's worth it. The D14 takes up too much space and the U14S performs better while taking significantly less space. I'm considering replacing my D14 for a U14S because of the size and weight of the D14.
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So would it be worth the extra money for the NH-U14s?
I would get the True Spirit 140 Power. But that's me. I can't decide for you. thumb.gif
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