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Im building my first computer, I have all the parts except a cooler and a GPU because I ran out of money.
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post #2 of 21
Noctua NH-D14 or the Silver Arrow if you don't mind huge coolers.

I wouldn't bother with the H50 or the H70 if you plan to OC a lot.
    
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post #3 of 21
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Is there a clear better one between the two?
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post #4 of 21
Noctua NH-D14 is top dog.
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post #5 of 21
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Alright I have overclocked and fidled with computers never built one thou...I have a lga478 p4EE and a old AMD duron i mess around with
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post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by Celcoid View Post
Is there a clear better one between the two?
The Silver Arrow is up to 1ºC better!

Just get any of those 2, get the cheapest one you can find!

Both are top air coolers!
    
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post #7 of 21
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Ok I have a athlon II x2 240 2.8ghz on the way what speed do you think I could get it to with the Noctua?
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post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by Celcoid View Post
Im building my first computer, I have all the parts except a cooler and a GPU because I ran out of money.
Well why not get a GPU and use stock cooler lol...?
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post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by kaivorth View Post
Well why not get a GPU and use stock cooler lol...?
Im buying BOTH next paycheck im going to go with a 6950 or the $189 Galaxy GTX 470 on newegg
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post #10 of 21
If you ran out of money, how much are you willing to spend on a cooler?
    
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