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Venomous X vs Silver Arrow vs Noctua NH-D14

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hey everybody I am planning a i5-2500k build once motherboards are re-released. and am trying to decide which CPU cooler to get.

Newegg only has the Venomous X and Noctua NH-D14 but i found the silver arrow on another website.

So here are my choices.

Venomous X Newegg - 75 SVC - 70

Noctua NH-D14 Newegg - 90 SVC - 75

Thermaltake Silver Arrow SVC - 80
post #2 of 51
Noctua nh-d14 is the best air cooler on market, get it. NOW. :-)
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post #3 of 51
NH-D14 and SA are identical in performance and noise, as well as size/design heh. VX is a slight bit less in performance as the other 2 but still good.

Can also get a Silver Arrow for around ~$80 or so (shipping included, and no tax as long as you're not in Texas I think).
http://www.directron.com/silverarrow.html
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post #4 of 51
SA or Noctua. Both perform right about the same depending on which review you look at. Either way you're good to go.
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post #5 of 51
By the way, the Venomous X is available on www.superbiiz.com for $60 shipped.
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post #6 of 51
Venomous X doesn't come with fans (depending on which model you get).
Go with either the Noctua D-14 or Thermalright Silver Arrow, whichever you can get a better deal on.
post #7 of 51
Silver Arrow comes with better fans than the Noctua D14 and also supports larger fans.
I suggest the Silver Arrow.
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post #8 of 51
throw the frio in there.... 50 bucks and performs very well on my 2600k ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106150&cm_re=frio-_-35-106-150-_-Product
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Silver arrow wins by like 1-2 degrees
    
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Originally Posted by hitman1985;12534510 
throw the frio in there.... 50 bucks and performs very well on my 2600k ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106150&cm_re=frio-_-35-106-150-_-Product

That Frio for about $50 is a good deal imo. It won't perform or be as quiet as SA/D14, but it scales very well with it's price in terms of cooling.

Can also get it in Amazon for same price w/o paying tax as long as you're not in states eligible for sales tax like CA, or NJ from newegg.
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Overclocking-Universal-Cooler-CLP0564/dp/B003DW0GO2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1298755901&sr=8-1"]Amazon.com: Thermaltake Frio Overclocking Universal CPU Cooler CLP0564: Electronics[/ame]
Edited by yoshi245 - 2/26/11 at 1:33pm
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