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Poll Results: which cpu cooler would u vote? or should i get?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 72% of voters (27)
    Noctua NH-D14
  • 18% of voters (7)
    Prolimate Megahalems
  • 0% of voters (0)
    OCZ Vendetta2
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Xigmatek Dark Knight/Rifle
  • 8% of voters (3)
    Etc - other than the ones above. please do share!
37 Total Votes  
post #21 of 24
Spire thermax eclipse II It's my favorite cooler right now and performs great oh it's also only 50 bucks

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Originally Posted by hun77777 View Post
sorta bummed out to find out that Noctua NH-D14 won't fit on neither xfx 780i motherboard nor corsair dominator with fans...
with fans as in you have ram fan? if you just mean heatsink, you just have to remove the top part of your dominator ram

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post #23 of 24
Given that the D14 won't fit on your board, I'd go Megahalems.

1. The H50/H70 just can't stand up to the Mega when both are using the same fans. Check the reviews, read the charts, it's been well-documented.

2. Mega is going to give you great performance per dollar at this price point. You pay $60 for the HS itself (less if bought used on OCN), and spend whatever you want to on the fans. That could be as little as $5 (cheap Yates) or $10 (Ultra Kaze) or $17 (Panaflos) and beyond (San Aces, depending on location). That leaves you with a lot of choice and a lot of upgrade paths if you decide you want better fans after awhile.

3. I'm unconvinced that the Silver Arrow will fit if the D14 doesn't, and Mega offers comparable performance in a considerably smaller package. It's just a good choice for physical orientation. Per reviews, the differences only seem to be 2-3C at load, and that's not even consistent: it's hard to justify the extra cost and hassle of a significantly larger cooler.

Addendum: Noise and Price don't appear to be an option, so dual Panaflo Ultra-Highs or San Aces will run about $35 or so and pull in some serious performance.
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post #24 of 24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mekaw View Post
with fans as in you have ram fan? if you just mean heatsink, you just have to remove the top part of your dominator ram

i still have ddr2 platform and heatsink on top of the ram is not seperate-able like those on ddr3 based dominator gt. and yes i meant fan as ram fan that goes top of the ram... thanks for sharing


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Originally Posted by beoagate View Post
Given that the D14 won't fit on your board, I'd go Megahalems
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1. The H50/H70 just can't stand up to the Mega when both are using the same fans. Check the reviews, read the charts, it's been well-documented.

2. Mega is going to give you great performance per dollar at this price point. You pay $60 for the HS itself (less if bought used on OCN), and spend whatever you want to on the fans. That could be as little as $5 (cheap Yates) or $10 (Ultra Kaze) or $17 (Panaflos) and beyond (San Aces, depending on location). That leaves you with a lot of choice and a lot of upgrade paths if you decide you want better fans after awhile.

3. I'm unconvinced that the Silver Arrow will fit if the D14 doesn't, and Mega offers comparable performance in a considerably smaller package. It's just a good choice for physical orientation. Per reviews, the differences only seem to be 2-3C at load, and that's not even consistent: it's hard to justify the extra cost and hassle of a significantly larger cooler.

Addendum: Noise and Price don't appear to be an option, so dual Panaflo Ultra-Highs or San Aces will run about $35 or so and pull in some serious performance.
i'm on basically same path you said. i read just as much as negative reviews about H50/H70 as positive ones and i don't think that'll be the path i'll be going. as few said, i'd rather fork out bit more and go with xspc if i were to go watercool rather than h70. not even considering h50.

i came across Thermalright Archon and it seems to perform as good as silver arrow or D14 so i'm very lineant towards that but yea, megahalem is still on my list mainly because it's about $20~$30 cheaper, not because of performance factor (it's proven archon beat megahalems but my question is if it's worth that extra $$).









+ repped many of you guys who responded with insightful/helpful reply. thanks!
I ruled out some of inexpensive coolers and made another post so this thread is being closed.
MOD feel free to close this thread. i couldn't figure out how to close it...
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Edited by hun77777 - 1/5/11 at 5:30pm
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