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I have a Corsair H50 with Single GentleTyphoon 1850RPM pushing.

Do you guys think Noctua C14 will be better than H50 for an overclocked i7 920? (1.21-22v, 4.0Ghz)

The H50 is taking up the only exhaust fan slot available, so if using Noctua C14, I can push more heated air out of the case compared to H50.

Also, have anyone seen any comparison between the C12P and C14?
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I've got a C12P and it struggled to cool a 955 BE.

The C14P looks interesting with the new space below the heatsink for an additional 140mmm fan. What I can tell you is that the 140mm Noctua fans are excellent, they move alot of air. I have 2 in my case and they really help with folding.
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D14>H50

and you dont need fans to run@1800RPMs
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I've got a C12P and it struggled to cool a 955 BE.

The C14P looks interesting with the new space below the heatsink for an additional 140mmm fan. What I can tell you is that the 140mm Noctua fans are excellent, they move alot of air. I have 2 in my case and they really help with folding.
I used a C12P with some 1700RPM 140mm fan, while it's noisy, the temp does stay in reasonable range. but then again I'm using relatively low voltage on my i7 920(3.6Ghz, 1.18v at this time)

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D14>H50

and you dont need fans to run@1800RPMs
I don't have the space for D14 in my case....
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No offense, but considering the h50 isn't that great of a cooler to begin with, i'd say the c14 should easily outperform it. I heard that the c14 performs pretty close to the highest end coolers, like the d14.
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post #6 of 13
Only reason you should consider an H50 over a good air cooler is if you like the clean look it gives. Cause lets be honest, its not worth the $$ unless you get it for cheap.
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No offense, but considering the h50 isn't that great of a cooler to begin with, i'd say the c14 should easily outperform it. I heard that the c14 performs pretty close to the highest end coolers, like the d14.
If the C14 can get close to D14 then it's really good....just haven't seen much reviews yet.

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Only reason you should consider an H50 over a good air cooler is if you like the clean look it gives. Cause lets be honest, its not worth the $$ unless you get it for cheap.
I got it for relatively cheap when it was on sale at Bestbuy a year ago.....and I picked the H50 because my case have clearance problem with taller tower coolers like Mega and Ven-X
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post #8 of 13
it depends on how much are you looking to OC.
Dh14 if you want the best performance, if you want something that gets the job done and still have some room in your case, then go for the h50.

Both nice coolers, cant go wrong with either.
post #9 of 13
H50 is junkie, unless you like the space it saves, and it DOES LEAK, read corsair forums
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I used a C12P with some 1700RPM 140mm fan, while it's noisy, the temp does stay in reasonable range. but then again I'm using relatively low voltage on my i7 920(3.6Ghz, 1.18v at this time)



I don't have the space for D14 in my case....
so go for C14 really
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