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hey guys i saw this post on the deal sections. but if im paying 66.99 plus shipping which probably comes close to 75 why not just buy a noctua on newegg for 75 shipped.

this is the deal
http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...-dual-fan.html
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I paid $73 for my SA off that same deal and it works great. Can't go wrong with either imo. Some argue the SA is better, others say the D14 is better, I say they're even. The SA does have the better fans though.
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hey guys i saw this post on the deal sections. but if im paying 66.99 plus shipping which probably comes close to 75 why not just buy a noctua on newegg for 75 shipped.

this is the deal
http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...-dual-fan.html
Some prefer the Silver Arrow and some prefer the NH-D14. They perform very similarly and therefore both are excellent deals at that price.

That NH-D14 was going for 90 bucks on Newegg not too long ago. If you want one I would suggest getting it now.

I went hunting around for the best price for mine and got it from Amazon for $80.77 shipped 2 day.
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will the silver arrow work if i got a 2x2gb ripjaw kit
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will the silver arrow work if i got a 2x2gb ripjaw kit
Yes, at least it does for my setup. I've been meaning to post pictures, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Tbe front fan is as high as it can go and its sitting on my ripjaws, but it works. See my sig for details. For the record, I had a d-14 and its much easier to mount. However, it was concave and didn't perform as well for me as the sa. Manufacturing defecy I guess.
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post #6 of 10
With the same fans theyare about the same, with stock fans the SA is a bit better and more quiet than the d14.

Also the SA works better with higher rpms were the D14 works better with slower fans...

Noctua is a biteasier to mount,, if that makes a difference to you.
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post #7 of 10
Noctua is a great cooler, Love mine. Very easy to install for being such a large cooler, and the included thermal paste is good stuff. Highly recommended.
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post #8 of 10
performance wise they are almost same (SA is better by 1-2C but it has 2x14cm fans)

and noctua can do pretty good with low RPM fan because it has more space between fins than SA (which need little higher RPM)

fans: well it seem SA are little bit better but question for me is how long they can run like that? noctua fans can go like new for 3-4y easily

you will not do wrong with either one of them. as mentioned above, noctua is easier to mount
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post #9 of 10
They are pretty much the exact same cooler. You might see a difference of 1-2 degrees.. but really just get whichever is cheaper. And make sure they don't conflict with your ram.
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post #10 of 10
Im not sure about the Noctua NH-D14 but the Silverarrow is pretty nice. When I first turned my pc on I didn't even realize it was on, it was that quiet. So far even on full load the silver arrow doesnt even make much noise.
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