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I'm wondering if there is a cpu cooler under $150 AU (not custom watercooling) which can be a worthy upgrade (4-5 degrees better at least) to my Noctua NHU12P which isn't that much louder. Thinking of a corsair h70 or a thermalright archon or prolimatech megashdow. Ideas?
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post #2 of 12
I have no experience with the Noctua NHU12P, but I just got rid of my H70 for a Thermalright Silver Arrow.

Do NOT buy the H70, it is overrated and absolutely not worth the money.

My SA greatly outperforms the H70 and cost $50 less!

It is also dead silent compared to a very noticeable and noisy H70, and without any worries of leakage (doubtful, but in the back of your mind) or the pump going out.

My next choice would obviously be the NH-D14 as they are about exactly the same.
Edited by StylePoint - 1/23/11 at 11:33pm
    
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post #3 of 12
G day cobber follow this link and it will tell all.

PC Case Gear
Also this is an Australian business based in Melbourne.

of all those I would take the Thermalright Silver Arrow for $109+$11 shipping (depending).
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of all those I would take the Thermalright Silver Arrow for $109+$11 shipping (depending).
$75 + shipping
    
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$75 + shipping
No.. they live in Australia. Prices are a little different.

Here's the website the second poster mentioned:


http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=15272
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lol I thought Noctua came from Australia...
    
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post #7 of 12
Nope, Austria.
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post #8 of 12
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umm i considered the silver arrow but it has memory clearence problems and i have memory with kinda tall heatspreaders.
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Intel X25-M + 1TB + 1.5TB +1.5tb LG dvd-rw Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Benq 24" 
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Logitech G19 Thermaltake 850w Antec P182 Razer Lachesis 
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post #9 of 12
yep, just barely cleared my ripjaws
    
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Crucial RealSSD C300 128GB Win7 Ultimate 64-bit ASUS VW246H (x3 Eyefinity) CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 
Case
Cooler Master HAF 932 
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Phenom II X6 1090T BE @ 4.11 GHz ASUS Crosshair IV Formula XFX HD 6950 ~ Flashed to 6970 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
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Cooler Master HAF 932 
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by StylePoint View Post
lol I thought Noctua came from Australia...
No that would be ThermalTake, hardly anything to be proud of LOL.



OP what sort of RAM do you use?
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