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Originally Posted by james_ant;11943878 
If thats anything like my true, which it looks like, you can easily move the fan up a bit to make room for the ram.

The wires there that hold the fan on clip on the sides and not the top and bottom.

I really don't know to be honest. I took that pic from a review that was done for it on OCN.
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post #22 of 129
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Originally Posted by Esmil;11941709 
Thermalright SilverArrow or Noctua NH-D14.

this. out of the box the sa wins. personally i like the d14 better.
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post #23 of 129
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Originally Posted by AliceInChains;11944691 
this. out of the box the sa wins. personally i like the d14 better.

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cases_cooling/thermalright_silver_arrow_vs_noctua_nh-d14/2
http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2525&page=4

The NH-D14 is the best CPU Cooler.

The silver arrow edges it by 0.7c in the first two tests but when push comes to shove on a major 4.4ghz overclock the Silver Arrow fails while the Noctua comes out in first place.
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post #24 of 129
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Originally Posted by Buffal0;11946062 
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cases_cooling/thermalright_silver_arrow_vs_noctua_nh-d14/2
http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2525&page=4

The NH-D14 is the best CPU Cooler.

The silver arrow edges it by 0.7c in the first two tests but when push comes to shove on a major 4.4ghz overclock the Silver Arrow fails while the Noctua comes out in first place.

FrostyTech's testing methods/results are not to be trusted. Other than that, the OC3D test is somewhat unusual in its results so I'm a bit skeptical of those.
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post #25 of 129
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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp;11946086 
FrostyTech's testing methods/results are not to be trusted. Other than that, the OC3D test is somewhat unusual in its results so I'm a bit skeptical of those.

Why is FrostyTech's testing methods not to be trusted?
Is there a trusted website with good reviews?
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post #27 of 129
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Thanks everyone for their help. I think I'm going to go with the silver arrow. I'm probably going to remove the heatsinks on 1 or two (if I have to) on my ram and leave the rest as normal. I could even move the fan on the cooler a little bit higher if that allows me to leave the heatsink on.

Also, what are the effects of removing the heatsinks on the RAM? Obviously, the temperatuers are going to go up, but will it dramatically decrease performance/life? I'm more concerned about the effect on its life, considering I paid $65 a pop...
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post #28 of 129
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Originally Posted by Buffal0;11946135 
Why is FrostyTech's testing methods not to be trusted?
Is there a trusted website with good reviews?


I prefer harwarecanuks reviews...

Bittech is also good...
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post #29 of 129
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Originally Posted by Buffal0;11946062 
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cases_cooling/thermalright_silver_arrow_vs_noctua_nh-d14/2
http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2525&page=4

The NH-D14 is the best CPU Cooler.

The silver arrow edges it by 0.7c in the first two tests but when push comes to shove on a major 4.4ghz overclock the Silver Arrow fails while the Noctua comes out in first place.

seriously, dude is biased as hell, he basically reviews and praises everything from noctua...
He also didnt review one single thermalright heatsink, and when he did, it's the first comparison-type Review, with a Noctua D14?
And how do you write a review and not mention that the Slver Arrow is more quite than the D14, when he wrote this about the D14: "I’m so amazed by this coolers low noise "
in another review he wrote this: "Over 80°C is not something we like to see at all", but suddenly the 90°C from the D14 are fine?
Not to mention that other Reviews at similar Overclocks had the Silver Arrow still edging the D14:
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/thermalright-silver-arrow.html

another quote:
"TBH even if they scored the same Id tell people to buy the Noctua as its a far superior product."

etc...
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post #30 of 129
silver arrow is the best air cooler you can get

temp-wise it barely edges out the nh-d14, and the silver arrow fans (ty-140) are superior in terms of cfm/noise
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