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Im gonna run SB i7 2600k @4.5 to 5 or SB i7 2500k @4 to 4.5
H70 vs new H60 vs DH-14 vs any other cooler?
case is FT02
mobo is P8P67
What is the best air cooler?
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I am a strong believer that the nh-d14 is the best air cooler. I had one on my i7 950 before I watercooled it. The custom watercooled loop only droped the temps by about 5c at load.

Check my build log link in my sig for before and after temp screenshots.
Edited by PulkPull - 1/8/11 at 9:06am
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how about mugen 2 vs d14 vs c14 vs silver arrow vs archon vs mega vs super mega?
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Not the Mugen 2. You will need to orient your heatsink with airflow going upward. According to Benchmark Reviews, coolers should be oriented so their heatpipes run side to side, not vertically. Supposedly the working fluid of the heatpipes will tend to pool in the lower arms, reducing the heat transfer from contact block to fins. This would happen with a Mugen 2 with airflow pointed up. BR claims, for example, that they got 3c better cooling with a Megahalems with upgoing air than the same cooler pushing its airflow sideways.

For you I'd recommend a Super Mega. With its low profile tensioning screws it is designed to accommodate 140mm fans. That means you can get two TY-140's, which are 140mm PWM fans. Your mb will control fans by PWM but not with voltage. The TY-140's were not available when I did my Megahalems study (see item 1 in my sig).

Or you can use a Silver Arrow, which comes with two TY-140's, and just take the theoretical performance hit.

I'd recommend an Archon but I don't think your case has room for it - it's 170mm tall, where the D14 and the SA are standard 160mm coolers.

The Mugen 2 is a nice cooler that comes with a single PWM fan. However, to get it on you must remove your mb and install the mb to the fan, not vice versa. Also, to install a second fan you must buy a second set of clips. Finally, its heatpipes work best when they are aligned with the airflow. That means when you point airflow up, five arms are low, tending to pool the . . .
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