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So, I picked up the Noctua d14 today and decided to give it a try. However, i'm looking at the fan specs and they dont move much air - specially the 140mm. Has anyone tried using other fans with higher cfms and are you getting better results?
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yes it helped a lot by using high cfm + static pressure.try searching ehume thread on nh-d14's fan.he did a lot of testing on the fan and you may get some clue which path you wanna go whether silent or performance.
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Im for performance anyday as long as the fan doesnt sound like a harrier taking off. Im okay with 36dba at most I think.. hopefully that can get me a 100cfm fan. ANyone have any suggestions for a 100cfm fan that works with the d14?
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post #4 of 34
I settled on a TY-140 with a Gentle Typhoon AP-14 as a quiet combination that keeps my very hot i7 860 at 50c over ambient at 100% load, 4GHz Vcore=1.3125v.

Higher CFM fans cool better. Best performer is Scythe Slip Stream 140 (Kaze Maru 2) 1700 rpm. Add a GT AP-15 or a CM R4 or a YL D12SH-12 or a CM Blade Master and you'll get a really good cooler. Even better: two Ultra Kaze 3000's. Or two 250cfm Deltas. We're getting really loud here.

I also found that the stock P14 fan with an AP-14 was good enough. OTOH, I have a case setup where the cpu temps drop 3-5c when I close the side panel. I don't need any higher performance.
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post #5 of 34
im using 3 fan. 2 san ace which rated 104cfm and 1 scythe kaze maru2 which rated 92.4cfm
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post #6 of 34
Are the stock fans good enough or should i get some other ones? It comes with two right? Are they mounted correctly out from the box as in push/pull?
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Noctua fans are some of the best fans on the market
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Originally Posted by ehume;12761301 
I settled on a TY-140 with a Gentle Typhoon AP-14 as a quiet combination that keeps my very hot i7 860 at 50c over ambient at 100% load, 4GHz Vcore=1.3125v.

Higher CFM fans cool better. .

Not neccessarly true when it comes to heatsinks...If they can't get good static pressure, your cooling will not be as efficient..
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post #9 of 34
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Originally Posted by jag9326;12764788 
Are the stock fans good enough or should i get some other ones? It comes with two right? Are they mounted correctly out from the box as in push/pull?

stock fans will serve you well. its very silent and shift very good amount of air.you have to mount it by yourselves out from the box by using the clip attached.so you can decide whether you want push/pull or some other configuration
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post #10 of 34
why bother with other fans

the entire nh-d14 package is great
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