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post #11 of 20

It is a beast in more ways than one..It is large but fit in my Cosmos S with no problem..I has kept my 930 @4.02 and 4.20 nice and cool..I am currently at work so I can't post my pics, but you can search the official D-14 group in intel->cooling it will have pretty all the answers that you need there..Here is a really good review from youtube on it also:

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post #12 of 20
This cooler is enormous, and has the cooling capabilities to commensurate.

The only caveat that I can think of is that the height of RAM modules will be limited as there is little clearance. With some forethought this can readily be avoided.

I have reverted to air-cooling from liquid cooling, and I am very pleased and impressed with the performance of this cooler.

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Hey Syrillian I had to adjust the front intake fan on the D-14 about .25 of an inch up to fit over top my dominators...It was such a small move that I didn't notice any performance loss at all...Here is a pic when I was getting my rig stable at 4.0: http://www.overclock.net/attachments....0-1.232vs.jpg
Edited by GuardDawg30 - 1/22/11 at 9:00am
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post #14 of 20
I replaced an Arrow with the NH-D14 and it was an improvement, with similar air flow.

Clearance was as good as or better on the NH-D14, and you shouldn't have issues even with very tall memory as you can raise or remove the front fan.

My two biggest annoyances with the cooler were the base (it's significantly convex, not flat) and the fan mounting clips. The clips are more secure and easier to use than Thermalright's, but they are much more difficult to swap between fans, and many fans won't accept them at all.
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post #15 of 20
Heyhay, GuardDawg30.

I had the same issue, but another Member here recommended that I remove the fins from the RAM modules. It worked great.

I also had to lift the front fan marginally, and I also had no detrimental performance issues.

Here are some images for reference for other Members that may be considering this cooler:





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I was going to do that also Syrillian if I had noticed any performance loss...BTW off topic I love following your case builds top notch my friend.
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post #17 of 20
Thanks, GuardDawg.


and yeah... this cooler is really very effective.

I hope that anyone that uses it is as satisfied as I am.
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post #18 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by smash_mouth01 View Post
Yeah the next D cooler from Noctua is a 120mm version.
Is there any more information on this?
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post #19 of 20
The Noctua is excellent for me.

Upgraded two days ago, no major OC yet only at 3775Mhz, 22DegC at idle and 38DegC full tress, and very quite too.

It is BIG, make sure your case can take it, also it will hang over your RAM so you may have to remove any memory cooling.
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Read my sig link.
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