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im looking at upgrading from my ID Frostflow sealed unit but it's been good so far.... better than air by a long shot

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/7438/id-cooling-frostflow-240l-cpu-liquid-cooler-review/index6.html

I wouldn't say better than air by a longshot, NH-D15 is 1c warmer, but at 19 less Db. Plus it is cheaper. Not that the ID Frostflow is a bad unit, but nothing is more reliable than air.
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http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/7438/id-cooling-frostflow-240l-cpu-liquid-cooler-review/index6.html

I wouldn't say better than air by a longshot, NH-D15 is 1c warmer, but at 19 less Db. Plus it is cheaper. Not that the ID Frostflow is a bad unit, but nothing is more reliable than air.

i stand corrected! air coolers have gotten better since my thermalrite ultra 120 obviously!
my bad!
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i stand corrected! air coolers have gotten better since my thermalrite ultra 120 obviously!
my bad!

Your good man, I'm not hating! The air coolers are great nowadays. So are AIOs but yeah.
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http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/7438/id-cooling-frostflow-240l-cpu-liquid-cooler-review/index6.html

I wouldn't say better than air by a longshot, NH-D15 is 1c warmer, but at 19 less Db. Plus it is cheaper. Not that the ID Frostflow is a bad unit, but nothing is more reliable than air.

Took the words right out of my mouth.....
post #16 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the replies everyone. While I'm hesitant to buy the NH-D15 because of it's incredibly ugly design and color scheme, it looks like that will be my final pick. What are your opinions on the CM 212 EVO?
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I got a Cooler Master Neptun 240M, really happy with it and keeps my rig cool and silent.

 

http://www.coolermaster.com/cooling/cpu-liquid-cooler/nepton-240m/

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post #18 of 21
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Thanks for all the replies everyone. While I'm hesitant to buy the NH-D15 because of it's incredibly ugly design and color scheme, it looks like that will be my final pick. What are your opinions on the CM 212 EVO?

The Cryorig R1 will get you the same performance as the D15 at only a few dB louder, and is a lot easier on the eyes.

The 212EVO? It was a great overachiever in 2012......now, not so much. Much better coolers out there, even at the $30 price point.
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About to order my new desktop build but can't decide on a good liquid CPU cooler. Corsair seems to be unreliable and NZXT seems to be noisy. My case will be an NZXT S340.
There are all kinds of very good coolers easily as good as NH-D15, Some are even better, like NH-D14 with same fans is 1c better than D15. tongue.gif

I'm running True Spirit 140 rev.A on my 6700K. Idle / normal use is mid to upper 20s with cooler and case fans at 500rpm. Under extreme load temps go up to high 40s and fans spin up of low 800rpm range.

If we include coolers less than 4c warmer than D15 we can include Thermalright Macho 140 all variants, True Spirit 140 all variants, PH-TC14PE, R1 both variants, H5, Dark Rock Pro 3, and about 30 others.

Honestly how well you setup your case airflow will give you way cooler temps then which of the top coolers you get. Most cases run 10c hotter than the should while many are 15-25c hotter, especially when gaming. Well, unless they are custom H2O systems. biggrin.gif
Edited by doyll - 8/11/16 at 5:45am
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The Phanteks PH-TC14PE will give you some more color options in the same performance range as the Noctua & Cryorig 140mm coolers, thought lately on the black & white versions have been in stock, & they're not as amazingly cheap in the UK as they are in the US, & I have no idea what they cost in the rest of Europe.
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