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post #2601 of 3947
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I've just received my NH-D14 and I was wondering if I should use the low-noise fan adapters? Well I get better performance if I don't use them? I don't mind the fan noise as I'm on my headset all the time.
Thanks. This thing is bigger than I thought. Its huge.
Can't you use your CPU fan header and bios to control fan speed based on how hard / hot is? It's what I do and system is silent unless I start really work it hard. smile.gif
post #2602 of 3947
Nice purchase! Personally i shelled out the extra dough for the NH-D14 because it was the best at cooling with the quietest operation! So I run mine at 100 percent all the time because 20Db is very tolerable for my ears! Heck the case fans are louder at 1/2 throttle than the NH-D14 fans, granted they are high flow fans but.....
 
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post #2603 of 3947
Like said before just plug them into the MOBO and let it control the speed. Save the noise adapters, maybe you will need them somewhere else.
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What surprise me is it's quietness it's almost inaudible because all the fan are rated at 20db, yet it still do an amazing job at cooling. I'm at 3.4ghz stock voltage and in prime95 all cores maxed out never exceeded 60c.

Here's a little video of how quiet it is. (Note, the camera mic is very close to the fans) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Been playing with the configuration a bit and moved the exhausting case rear Noctua NF-P12 fan to the outside of the case.
The rear factory fan "grille" was previously cut away to lessen the restriction.
Wire from fan goes thru one of the water cooling grommets provided.
Exhausting air off the cpu rad with the third cpu fan of course to that direction.

Previously couldn't get as good a result as the rear case fan was on the inside but moving it externally made the difference when using a third cpu fan
I believe it was just a bit to close before.

The top case fan is the Noctua NF-P14 FLX and it has been pretty much centered(from normal P280 120mm mounts) on the P280 top grille.
It is held by small washers on top that normal fan mount screws don't go thru all the way.
Diagonally by 2 holes which line up

To the right we have 2 internal Noctua NF-P12's pulling off the hard drives in snap in fan bays.
In front of them 2 more NF-P12 Noctuas just behind the air filter drawing in.
No speed slowing adapters are used.
Edited by Tyreman - 6/17/12 at 9:25am
post #2606 of 3947
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Previously couldn't get as good a result as the rear case fan was on the inside but moving it externally made the difference when using a third cpu fan
I believe it was just a bit to close before.
 

When fans get too close they interfere with each other. You can try this out for yourself outside a case by moving fans toward and away from each other, and feeling the outflow from the downstream fan.

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post #2607 of 3947
My d14 in my system.

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Mine came with only two adapters, a black one for the 140mm fan and a blue one for the 120mm fan. I've put the black adapter on the P14 fan but it looks like the speed is staying at 939 RPM now (down from 1300 but still a bit too loud for my tastes at night), shouldn't it be staying at 600 or so? Can anyone that uses these adapters shed some light on this and tell me if they received 4 adapters in the package because I think the current ones are only "Low Noise" and not "Ultra Low Noise".

Never mind about the noise issue, it was my rear fan that was producing most of the noise, I forgot to turn it down. Great cooler.
Edited by Tlnb - 6/20/12 at 4:45pm
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when will the D14 successor come out smile.gif
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one quick question (i dont know if it was answered previously)

there are improvements in terms of temperature placing a fan with 1600-1800RPM over the 1300RPM standart fans??

i have +70ºc with my i7 3820 clocked to 4.500mhz, running 1300RPM with stress Linx test....

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