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There's a hard to find rare cooler out there that can match up with the D14 and silver arrow. But its by far the heaviest. The copper TRUE. I'm pretty amazed by it but will probably get the silver arrow cuz this thing is just too heavy.

http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_pa..._t_copper.html
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Personally, I can't give you any feedback on that cause I've never owned one. But reviews suggest that it is probably THE best budget cooler out there. Apparently, its so good that it matches up to, if not surpasses some of the much more expensive ones.

Hit the links below for a few reviews

http://www.guru3d.com/article/cooler...-plus-review/2 <-- probably the most comprehensive/best review. The 7th page has a comparison against the competition which you might find useful.
http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...yper_212_plus/ <-- also a good source
http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...articleID=2419 <-- also a reputable source
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...er-review.html <-- probably my favorite source
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Unfortunately the nh-d14 or anything similarly sized is just too big to fit. The best thing is to get the thermalright archon with a second Ty-140 fan so it can be used in a push pull configuration. That's what I did... I have the vengeance ram as well, and any large cooler will hit the heat spreaders... The archon with the second fan will get the the same if nit better performance as the nh-d14 or the silver arrow.

I'm putting my build together on the 26th, so look for pictures of the build. I'll be sure to take plenty if pics of the ram and cooler.

Good luck
Thanks for the info, looking forward to seeing your pictures.

My other choice the NH-U12P SE2 seems like it might be a good alternative, while it wont have the sheer cooling power of the SA or d14 it still a good notch above the rest. But again not enitrely sure if the vengance will fit with it! the site does not give any problems but some reviews have stated it might have problems.
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The best thing you can do is to look all the possible installation pictures either here on google. If you are mo sure of anything, you other alternative to "build" a model out if cardboard or paper. You should be able to find the dimensions easily. Comapre that to the ram you have. Honestly though, it's better to sometimes go with whatever is guaranteed to work, rather than take a chance.

I can't give you a nicely worded answer right now because I'm just about to leave for my math diploma. I will be sure to answer as soon as I get back.
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I'm considering the TRUE-120 rev C with 2 TR FDB-1600 fans, versus the Archon with 2 TY-140 PWM fans and possibly the VenX also with 2 FDB-1600 fans. I'm looking for decent cooling but also quiet fan operation. I've been checking reviews all week, with no clear comparison of these 3 champs.

The D14 and SA are just too massive for 2-3 degreesC benefit.
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The Archon is more or less on the same level as the SA/D14; in a few reviews it's even better. If you reall ywant silence and "save a bit money" go for the archon with only one fan, the second will get you only 2 degrees or so, and p/p is considerably louder (over 1000rpm) than only one fan...
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Yea, go for the archon... The fans are pretty silent... Atleast more silent compared to the d14 and sa
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Yea, go for the archon... The fans are pretty silent... Atleast more silent compared to the d14 and sa
But the SA has the same TY-140 fans as the Archon, right? Hence, if I went for push-pull with the Archon, it would be the same fan-setup as the SA, except there would only be one set of fins interacting with the fan-blades.

Think i need to look for sound tests of the Archon
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You have an As.s board. You cannot control fans with voltage. Your choices: Silver Arrow, stock. Archon, with an additional TY-140. Right now the relative virtues of the Silver Arrow vs the Archon are up in the air, so go with the sure choice: Silver Arrow.
My buddy has a 1156 ASUS board and we can adjust CPU fan RPM in the BIOS. His fan is a 4 pin fan.

Is this different, or are you talking about adjusting RPM on a 3 pin fan with voltage?

My NOCTUA came with resistors to adjust speed.
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My buddy has a 1156 ASUS board and we can adjust CPU fan RPM in the BIOS. His fan is a 4 pin fan.

Is this different, or are you talking about adjusting RPM on a 3 pin fan with voltage?

My NOCTUA came with resistors to adjust speed.
You have a 3-pin fan that can only e controlled with voltage. That's what the resistor does. Your buddy's 4-pin fan is pwm, and can be controlled by an As.s board.
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