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Hey everyone,I'm building myself a new PC. (thread here) so I wanted to get the Noctua NH-C14 for my build but unfortunately it's out of stock. I've been given suggestions to get the Noctua NH-D14 instead. Personally I want the C14 more seeing as how it's more compatible and more roomy. Now my question is whether I should just order the D14 on Newegg or get the C14 on Amazon

UPDATE: I have bought the D14 along with the rest of my build
Edited by shuojinz - 1/27/11 at 8:37pm
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you're using a full tower case, why not just go with D14?
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I have heard nothing but good things about the NH-D14.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKHRPJfZ5Y8[/ame]
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I'm thinking about getting the C14 as well, just because the D14 is ugly as sin.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Vispor;12166942 
I'm thinking about getting the C14 as well, just because the D14 is ugly as sin.

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function over appearance. Plus, the D14 is far from ugly and it performs top notch.
post #6 of 32
both great coolers

The fans they use big the the ugly
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Ok I think I'm going to go with the D14 since I DO have a big case and no capability issues. Also I want to know which direction should the fans be blowing at? By that I mean something like: blowing through the rear exhaust 120mm or blowing through the top 200mm exhaust.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shuojinz;12167188 
Ok I think I'm going to go with the D14 since I DO have a big case and no capability issues. Also I want to know which direction should the fans be blowing at? By that I mean something like: blowing through the rear exhaust 120mm or blowing through the top 200mm exhaust.

I have mine lined up with the rear exhaust, but if you have a large top exhaust, I would go with that. Better airflow that way.
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post #9 of 32
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Originally Posted by Clock for Clock;12168316 
I have mine lined up with the rear exhaust, but if you have a large top exhaust, I would go with that. Better airflow that way.

Yeah I was thinking of that and that way it also sucks a bit of hot air from the Graphics card eh? Oh and also my case supports another 200mm top exhaust fan which I will purchase when NZXT releases a better one.(the one I saw on Newegg had poor reviews and other 200mm aren't compatible since it's actually 192mm, on top of that NZXT said one with blue LED is "coming soon")
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yeah, i think it's a good idea. The area on the top of my case over the heatsink gets pretty hot. In one way, it's nice because I can rest my icy feet over it tongue.gif but maybe i should look into a mod lol
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