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post #11 of 49
Then how about the NH-C14?
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Great fan not fond of the color and too the horizontal fan orientation. FrostyTech.com ranked it #2 best cooler behind the Spire.
    
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I considered it, but I don't want the anxiety of wondering if it will fit my case and that thing is ginormous.
If the Frio fits in my Antec 300, than the NH-D14 will surely fit in a wider HAF 912. Knowing that the Frio is slightly bigger. Mind you though, watch out for high profile RAM heatsinks.
post #14 of 49
Don't go for the 212+, it'll do less than your H50 at push/pull. If you want better temps, you'll have to pay more for something like Silver Arrow or NH-D14.
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post #15 of 49
There's currently a $68 Silver Arrow for sale at CrazyPC.

Only downside is that you can't return it, because they're going out of business and all sales are final.
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post #16 of 49
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Thank you to everyone for the feedback. Even though most of the recommendations were not inclusive of my 4 choices I did appreciate them. In the end I decided to go for the Spire TherMax Eclipse II, it just seemed to offer the best balance between performance and aesthetics of all the CPU air-coolers I considered.
    
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post #17 of 49
The Prolimatech Megahalems is a high performance cooler that isn't too huge. It can't hang with a D-14 or Silver Arrow but I think it is awesome when the size is considered. That's why I chose it. Seems like a great balance between size and performance.
    
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The Prolimatech Megahalems is a high performance cooler that isn't too huge. It can't hang with a D-14 or Silver Arrow but I think it is awesome when the size is considered. That's why I chose it. Seems like a great balance between size and performance.

Check out this site these folks have a data base of 400 tested air-coolers

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm
    
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post #19 of 49
You should get the NH-D14, it is a BEAST but you have the same case and me and it fits perfectly in the HAF 912 with a little bit of space to spare. I also have a 140MM fan on the side panel and no issues as far as space is concerned.
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There's currently a $68 Silver Arrow for sale at CrazyPC.

Only downside is that you can't return it, because they're going out of business and all sales are final.
This...

Best deal right now AND it comes with 2 excellent fans.

It's HUGE though, so make sure it can fit.
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