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just got my new case (haf 912) and getting ready to order a gigabyte 890fxa-ud5 mobo. i'll be moving my 965BE over to this board. i owned an h50 before and found it would fall short for ocing. now i'm finding myself wanting to try the h70 and hope it does better this time around. but i think i would be better off going with the d14 for best results. which one would you guys go for?
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NH D-14 is better, but it is freaking big. I have 2 of them.
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post #3 of 30
d-14 if you don't ming a huge cooler in your case
h70 if you mind a huge cooler in your case
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i live in florida...so my room temp's get alittle above average(75f). so thats why i'm thinking of just going with the d14. but i was thinking the h70 would be a quieter solution.
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post #5 of 30
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Originally Posted by toyz72 View Post
i live in florida...so my room temp's get alittle above average(75f). so thats why i'm thinking of just going with the d14. but i was thinking the h70 would be a quieter solution.
The stock fans on the H70 are louder at 12v than the D14.
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The stock fans on the H70 are louder at 12v than the D14.
In fact, way louder

Go for the NH-D14, why?

- It's cheaper
- It performs better under load (Up to 6ºC improvement over H70)
- It's a lot quieter
    
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i live in florida...so my room temp's get alittle above average(75f). so thats why i'm thinking of just going with the d14. but i was thinking the h70 would be a quieter solution.
both have 2 fans regardless so probably the same or the d-14 quieter
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well guess i'm going with the d14. thx for the replys
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post #9 of 30
the NH-D14 in reviews get the same temp most of the time or sometimes win by a small diffrence

but remember its a open system in a close system the H70 get air from outside the case while the NH-D14 get it from inside the case... and the diffrence just getting bigger and bigger if you got hot graphic cards in that case or the case dont have a good air flow...
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post #10 of 30
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Originally Posted by toyz72 View Post
just got my new case (haf 912) and getting ready to order a gigabyte 890fxa-ud5 mobo. i'll be moving my 965BE over to this board. i owned an h50 before and found it would fall short for ocing. now i'm finding myself wanting to try the h70 and hope it does better this time around. but i think i would be better off going with the d14 for best results. which one would you guys go for?
the d14 definately outperforms both the h50 and the h70. you cant go wrong with the d14. even with the stock fans its a great cooler.
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