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I ordered a Noctua NH D14 CPU Cooler based on some recommendations from people on the site but I did not do a ton of research before ordering so I did not know how freakishly big it is. Apparently it will just fit in my case, the Antec 900, and that is with the side fan off. I am worried about the pressure it will put on the CPU and mobo plus the fact that I do move my case around a couple times a week to go to friends dorms/apts for lan parties.

Now I do not plan on bringing my i5 2500k past 4.5ghz so would I be better of just going with a Corsair h50 or h70 and putting new fans on it? My i5 2500k/asus p67 pro/ddr3 ram will not be hear until the end of the week so I am thinking of refusing the Noctua cooler from Amazon and reordering the H50 or H79. What do you guys think? Thanks.
    
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post #2 of 46
Noctua NH D14 Away good to have your setup
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If your weary, the H70.
In all honesty however, I have a Lion Square(Which weighs quite a bit) on a 680i Board(Very thin PCB) and it just went to and from a 350~ mile trip on some of the bumpiest roads in Texas. Plus i move it constantly, so i doubt it will break.
(Point being, i've never seen a snapped motherboard. Mounted correctly, it shouldn't)

Just keep the D14.
    
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You could just use the D14 passively (without fans), it would help keep your case nice and quiet
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you should give it to more intelligent person and buy an eMachines at walmart
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Originally Posted by taystew;11965208 
you should give it to more intelligent person and buy an eMachines at walmart

Your cool.
    
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post #7 of 46
I got a silver arrow for my 2600k. The idea of low temps and near silent low speed fans is great to me.
    
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post #8 of 46
The NH-D14 is perfectly fine! I have used mine for a couple months now and it hasn't ripped my mobo in half tongue.gif If it would, they wouldn't sell it.
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post #9 of 46
i bet you couldnt even snap a mobo with your bare hands.
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post #10 of 46
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Originally Posted by MR KROGOTH;11965203 
If your weary, the H70.
In all honesty however, I have a Lion Square(Which weighs quite a bit) on a 680i Board(Very thin PCB) and it just went to and from a 350~ mile trip on some of the bumpiest roads in Texas. Plus i move it constantly, so i doubt it will break.
(Point being, i've never seen a snapped motherboard. Mounted correctly, it shouldn't)

Just keep the D14.

I know it probably will not hurt the motherboard or anything otherwise they would not be able to sell them. Its just that it was probably not designed to be moved around a couple times a week.
    
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