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The Air Cooling Showdown [VERSION 2]

Poll Results: Which one?

 
  • 9% (6)
    H70
  • 18% (12)
    Silver Arrow
  • 43% (28)
    NH-D14
  • 6% (4)
    Archon
  • 1% (1)
    Other (please state)
  • 6% (4)
    XSPC Rasa Kit
  • 15% (10)
    Pfft go custom watercool......
65 Total Votes  
post #1 of 40
Thread Starter 
Competitors:

H70

NH-D14

Silver Arrow

Archon

Rules:

No bs on looks, weight, size

You can add/replace fans of any brand

RAW power only!
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post #2 of 40
im not sure why the h70 is included in the list of air coolers... it cools on par w/ the high-end air coolers but it's water, so...
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post #3 of 40
Thread Starter 
i included it because its pretty good with replaced fans.
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post #4 of 40
NH-D14 for me. Looks great, easy to install and incredibly cool for an aircooler.
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post #5 of 40
NH-D14 with 3 scythe gentle typhoon 1850s.
post #6 of 40
Thread Starter 
Anyone tell me best case fans/best cooler fans? and what is push pull?
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post #7 of 40
Should this be retitled, "Cooling Showdown" ? Also, I think most would agree that WC beats air right? Leave the H70 if you must, but if this is going to be an "Air Cooling Showdown", the "XSPC Rasa Kit" and "Pfft go custom watercool......" shouldn't be included. Just my thoughts.

Based only on what I have read from both reviews and other members, I voted for the NH-D14.
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post #8 of 40
for case fans i like the gelid wings... although I'm planning on replacing all my fans with GTs one day. push/pull one fan pushes air out the other pulls it in.


Edit: Here's a photo of push/pull

Edited by Eagle1337 - 2/5/11 at 1:50pm
post #9 of 40
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by oorenotsoo View Post
Should this be retitled, "Cooling Showdown" ? Also, I think most would agree that WC beats air right? Leave the H70 if you must, but if this is going to be an "Air Cooling Showdown", the "XSPC Rasa Kit" and "Pfft go custom watercool......" shouldn't be included. Just my thoughts.

Based only on what I have read from both reviews and other members, I voted for the NH-D14.
how do you retitle?
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U2711 Majestouch Ninja Tenkeyless Brown X-760 Mini P180 
MouseMouse PadAudio
G400 QcK Heavy Westone 
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Vibrant Curiosity
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MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
U2711 Majestouch Ninja Tenkeyless Brown X-760 Mini P180 
MouseMouse PadAudio
G400 QcK Heavy Westone 
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post #10 of 40
Thread Starter 
oh and whats up with GT's? it seems like everyone treats them like the best??
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U2711 Majestouch Ninja Tenkeyless Brown X-760 Mini P180 
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G400 QcK Heavy Westone 
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Vibrant Curiosity
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MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
U2711 Majestouch Ninja Tenkeyless Brown X-760 Mini P180 
MouseMouse PadAudio
G400 QcK Heavy Westone 
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