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NH D14 or silver arrow

post #1 of 18
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Hi as the the title says im looking at buying either of theses coolers, but i am unable to decide on which to get as i have tall Ram heatsinks (Corsair Vengeance).

Im looking for advice on clearance issues, any advice would be helpful

thanks

hig
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Archon!biggrin.gif
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post #3 of 18
both coolers are close 1c difference,

go for which ever you think looks better for you.

and im not sure about your ram clearance problem, but noctua should show it in the compatibility section.
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post #4 of 18
I had to make this same choice but everyone told me that the D14 was better. But after looking at possibly every review of both on the internet, the SA is slightly better, and quieter too. So that's why I went with the SA : )
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post #5 of 18
I'd have to say NH-D14 if RAM is really that much of an issue, but Archon would also work.
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post #6 of 18
The SA is better, if you have the room.

If someone links that OC3D article I will digitally strangle them.
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post #7 of 18
they are very close in terms of performance but the silver arrow is easier on the eyes and ears. smile.gif
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post #8 of 18
Hello. smile.gif

The NH-D14 will block many of the memory slots closest to the CPU socket:

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If the RAM sinks are removable like these Corsair modules, then the cooler will fit (fan needs to elevated by about 1/2" as well):

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post #9 of 18
i would grab neither... get the frio.
http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2523&page=4

i like the thing a lot, a few friends said grab the nhd 14 but i beg to differ from everyone else in my region and went for the frio without looking at references. so far for my 2600k build that thing is very close to my triple rad setup i had!

with a little placement control of the front intake fan on the memory side you can fit easily any memory under it too.

my personal opinion after having owned the nhd 14 and some megahalems and such aircoolers. im surprised by the price / performance aspect of the frio.
Edited by hitman1985 - 2/21/11 at 12:38pm
post #10 of 18
Silver Arrow has more RAM compatibility issues than the D14. So keep that in mind. Also I remember seeing that Corsair Vengeance RAM doesn't work with the D14. Not so sure about the Silver Arrow.

If RAM height wouldn't be an issue I would still suggest the NH-D14.

But for tall RAM sinks I would suggest taking a look at the Thermalright Archon. http://thermalright.com/products/index.php?act=data&cat_id=27&id=172

But I still don't know if that would work to your fancy.

Good luck.
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