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I currently have the H50 and I am pretty impressed with the results. I used to use the scythe Mugen 2, and the H50 has given me lower temps since. I got a new motherboard coming and my rig is in pieces, so I figured, might as well try on a new air cooler since I have the time and have some spare change. I head lots of great things about the Noctua D14, and I have no yet tried it myself. What are some of the BEST air coolers out there? Im talking top end air cooling that would smoke the h50 :O! Thanks
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Silver Arrow or like you said Noctua D-14. These 2 perform within 1-2 C of each other.
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Archon, NH-D14, Silverarrow.
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Prolimatech megahalem, OCZ Vendetta 2, coolermaster V10, Ven X
    
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post #5 of 46
If you're probably going to go as high as a D14 and anything upwards of $70-$80 for air cooling, a RASA kit isn't too far behind at around $120 if you're upgrading further. Maybe save for it?

If not, D14, Silver Arrow, or Venomous X are on top, and that's all I know off the top of my head
 
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post #6 of 46
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Thanks, I dont do any crazy OCs so i dont see myself needing the water cooling kit anytime soon. I also know next to nothing about water cooling, and I have nightmares just thinking about leakages. I will look at the silver arrow for some reviews.
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post #7 of 46
From what I understand the H50/70 with 2 good fans will outperform just about any aircooler (reasonable sized ones anyway).
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I'd pick the Silver Arrow over the D14. They're both great coolers, but you can put 38mm fans on the Silver Arrow, you're limited to 25mm on the D14.
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post #9 of 46
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I find that the H50 with 2 70cfm fans do very well. How much does the silver arrow go for right now?
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post #10 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by Full_Tilt View Post
From what I understand the H50/70 with 2 good fans will outperform just about any aircooler (reasonable sized ones anyway).
Lol where did you learn/read that?
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