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Noctua NH-D14 Vs Themax Spire Eclipse 2

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So i bought a Noctua NH-D14 and im debating whether to return it and get a Thermax Spire Eclipse 2 or risk the Cpu popping out and bending another pin while installing.... give me a suggestion so i can hurry up and get 4GHZ out of my system biggrin.gif
post #2 of 15
if you going to get something like the thermax why don't you just get a megahalem, super mega or venomous x which are proven good air coolers

or else i would just stick with the d14
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Originally Posted by godofdeath;11848425 
if you going to get something like the thermax why don't you just get a megahalem, super mega or venomous x which are proven good air coolers

or else i would just stick with the d14

i might just stick with the D14, it is just a pain to remove my MOBO out of my case and my Heatsink, but i guess i will have to do that anyway.... On a side note does the G500 track well on the RAZER sphex?
Edited by Beserk - 12/31/10 at 8:58pm
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Why are you worried about your D14? I've never seen a sturdier mount. If your mb is screwed down tight and you have tightened up your Noctua mounting system, nothing will go anywhere. It's even more solid than the Megahalem's mount.
Edited by ehume - 1/1/11 at 6:46am
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just dont change D14, you have one of the best air cooler in your hands..mounting system is safe and MB can take that weight easily
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post #6 of 15
The D14 is by far one of the best premium air coolers on the market... the only real competition that it has would be the Thermalright Silver Arrow... you will have no problems getting to 4GHz unless of course you incorrectly installed the HS, or you have an incapable chip biggrin.gif
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D14 all the way.
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. . . or risk the Cpu popping out and bending another pin while installing . . .

Between the heatsink and the backplate, the mounting system makes a cpu sandwich. The heatsink is bolted to the backplate with screws that go through the motherboard. It is not attached to the cpu itself so it can't pop the cpu out.

And what's this about "bending another pin"?
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post #9 of 15
Stick with the D14. Just leave the CPU in the socket. Clean off the old thermal paste with CPU still in the socket.

Heatsinks with backplates are more robust and sturdy than the stock push-pin designs. All the good heatsinks have backplates.

I have built rigs for my friends with the D14 and they like it a lot.
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i installed it and i have it at 4Ghz biggrin.gif
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