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Soooo Archon+Extra TY-140 fit in a Silverstone FT02, Maximus IV Extreme/Formula/P8P67/Intel DP67BG, Muskin Redline/Blackine?
I'm not sure, but IIRC max CPU cooler height in the FT02 is 165mm, and the Archon is 170mm tall, and if that is the case your best bet is the Silver Arrow which is 160mm tall.
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Silver Arrow vs NH-D14? I will be replacing/adding fans
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Silver Arrow vs NH-D14? I will be replacing/adding fans
Arrow since it comes with better fans and can accommodate 38mm thick fans.
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how about the Mega Rev.B and Super Mega?
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post #15 of 29
The Silver Arrow is a bit better. And i dont even think you need other fans for the silver arrow!

you can cool your 1100T with the stock fans comfortably @4GHz. and for 4.2GHZ you usually need too much VCore with a Phenom II x6...
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The Silver Arrow is a bit better. And i dont even think you need other fans for the silver arrow!

you can cool your 1100T with the stock fans comfortably @4GHz. and for 4.2GHZ you usually need too much VCore with a Phenom II x6...
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post #17 of 29
ok. the silver arrow is still the best option. i'd give the stock fans a try anyways, but with the silver arrow you can put two 38mm fans on there, wich would be your best option if noise doesnt matter...
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post #18 of 29

NH-D14 is also super quiet. I don't understand how so many people are saying one is quieter than the other. They are both SILENT. You cannot hear a thing coming off my NH-D14 with the fans at 100% so unless you have sound meters for ears you will not hear a difference.

And as for the whole RAM heatsink issue, well it's not an issue with the NH-D14 since you can simply move the fan up, where the SA has the fan clips mounted on the top and bottom plate of the heatsink, effectively limiting the amount of play you have with the push fan.

You guys have to remember to compare apples to apples here. An Archon alone is around 83 bucks, and another TY-140 is about 15. So almost 100 dollars compared to the

NH-D14 and 83 dollar Silver Arrow from FrozenCPU.com.

Throw another fan on either of those two dual towers and they will outperform the Archon.

I personally would rather have the NH-D14. It's quiet, has an awesome warranty, and it was easy as hell to install.

Not to mention in my sig rig it idle at 29* and loads no higher than 65* on core 2. All at 1.272v.

Get whatever you want. I got what I felt was the best.
Edited by blackbalt89 - 1/9/11 at 8:36am
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post #19 of 29
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Silver Arrow vs NH-D14? I will be replacing/adding fans
Just a heads up both of those fans stock are very quiet and very capable. Adding another one should be your only bet.
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I have both an Arrow and an NH-D14. The D14 is a superior cooler at equivalent noise levels, especially at higher heat loads. I like the fan clips, but only for the stock fans, they do not work well with many others, and it can be a real pain to mount third-party fans effectively.

The Cogage Arrow/Silver arrow has more versatility, and works better with higher speed fans. It also has more clearance issues though. The fan clips are also annoying, but at least they will attach the majority of fans out there.

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Arrow and DH14 are over sized for their performance, interfere with taller ram sinks and are an eyesore [imo].
The NH-D14 won't interfere with tall ram sinks. The fins start quite high off the board and the front fan, if you need it, can be raised even higher.

The Arrow can, but only if you use a fan on the front.
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