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coolermaster v8, hyper 212+, or something else?????
    
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NH-D14 is the King, expensive, but the king. I went from it to a watercooled loop and my temps only dropped ~6c at load.
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Originally Posted by PulkPull View Post
NH-D14 is the King, expensive, but the king. I went from it to a watercooled loop and my temps only dropped ~6c at load.
Yes the NH-D14 is by far one of the best air coolers on the market today.

The CM hyper 212+ is a great bang for your buck cooler!
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+1 for the 212. I'm a HUGE advocate of this mighty little cooler! The NH-D14 also sounds kickass... but I can't recommend it because I haven't used it. I have never been disappointed by their products, mind you, and have used a number of their fans to upgrade other sinks.
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Silver Arrow > NH-D14
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Best budget cooler was the Mugen 2 when it was $40 with free shipping. With $3 shipping now, the total now is $43. It's also available for $34 + shipping. Both prices are great for a great cooler. It has two problems:

You must mount the mb to the cooler, not the cooler to the mb. It's annoying that way.

To get the most out of it you must buy a second fan and a second set of clips. Clips are $4.49. That puts your total up to $60, including shipping.

Comparable coolers include the Thermaltake Frio and others.
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Silver Arrow and NH-D14 should be similar if not identical if you use the same fans on them. So I suggest going for which one you think looks better if you are going to change the fans anyway. Also, if you want to put 3 fans on the NH-D14, like in my sig rig, its easy, just buy some Megahalems clips. I don't know how easy it is to get compatible clips for a third fan on the silver arrow.
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