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I'm looking for a small, yet powerfull cooler & The c14 caught my eye.
I absolutely love the D14 but It's too big for the new build that I'm making for a friend & I was wondering how well the C14 performs.

Or if any of you have a better suggestion, feel free to leave a comment.
I only have about 145ish mm to work with.
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Whats the name of the case & motherboard model - intel or amd (what chipset version)... just wondering
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145MM tall? or wide?
    
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Whats the name of the case & motherboard model - intel or amd (what chipset version)... just wondering
Case: NZXT Phantom
Mobo:Asus Crosshair IV Formula

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145MM tall? or wide?
Tall, I guess. You know, The space between both side panels.




Just found out that a Noctua NH-D14 DOES fit, but I will have to be without a 200mm side fan. Would it be better to use the C14 with 200mm sidefan or D14 without side fan.
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"but I will have to be without a 200mm side fan."

Its not really needed, maybe you can add 120mm fans, around where the GPU area would be.. hopefully it does have the mounting holes the side panel

Noctua NH-D14 will obviously be a better cooler, but if he really really really wants to still have the 200mm side panel fan.. then choose the c14
Edited by sendblink23 - 12/19/10 at 8:10am
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Case: NZXT Phantom
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Tall, I guess. You know, The space between both side panels.




Just found out that a Noctua NH-D14 DOES fit, but I will have to be without a 200mm side fan. Would it be better to use the C14 with 200mm sidefan or D14 without side fan.
I'd say go for the c14. The c14 perfoms pretty darn good for a low profile cooler, most likely the best one out there. I would keep the 200mm side panel fan and get the c14. His mainboard, gpu, and memory temps will thank you.
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I'd say go for the c14. The c14 perfoms pretty darn good for a low profile cooler, most likely the best one out there. I would keep the 200mm side panel fan and get the c14. His mainboard, gpu, and memory temps will thank you.
How would you setup the fans?

The case supports 2 200m in the top
1 120 in the front
2 120 in the side
1 200 in the side
1 120 in the back.
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