Originally Posted by Baldy
You sure you didn't install the cooler wrongly? From every review I've seen, the NH-D14 betters the Zalman 9900 max by a few good degrees.
The cooler looks good, the fans look like poop (personal opinion). Slap a San Ace fan on that bad boy and it looks like a beast.
Noctua NH-D14 beats the Zalman in all reviews, definitely must have done somethong wrong on installation
I also don't like a lot the stock fans, but they perform great and are damn silent, so I am keeping them for now.
Might replace them for some Gentle Typhoon 1450RPM (Or 1850rpm) once I get my ssd, new case, and new ram