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post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by yoshi245 View Post
The $8 off for SA code has expired, so the D14 is now the better deal among the 2.
It's the currently cheaper of the 2, but there's value in the better fans of the Silver Arrow. I would not say the D14 is a better deal, because fans where you plug in resistors are cheaper than pwm fans. In addition there are two 140mm fans and they are universally considered better than the d14 140mm fan.
post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by hellonwheelz View Post
It's the currently cheaper of the 2, but there's value in the better fans of the Silver Arrow. I would not say the D14 is a better deal, because fans where you plug in resistors are cheaper than pwm fans. In addition there are two 140mm fans and they are universally considered better than the d14 140mm fan.
I acknowledge the TY-140's are top notch fans that mix great movement of air with silence, and are superior to the fans on the D14. But most people don't really care, and if they do, they realize the difference is minor enough and not will matter difference in $5 of price between the 2 for identical or very close results in noise level and cooling between the SA/D14.

Right now, it's the D14's time as the better deal. SA had it's time with that coupon code and I'm glad I hopped on it too.
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Yes. It's getting rather irritating that you keep butting in threads to suggest the SA. I think we get that you think it's superior.
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Yes. It's getting rather irritating that you keep butting in threads to suggest the SA. I think we get that you think it's superior.
Irritating to you, and I apologize for that, but could be helpful for others. I personally would not expect a top cooler to include as speed control.

Yoshi, there are a few people who really value noise control, I'm one of them, and I mention it for them. Since some crazies out there are buying custom quiet fans from japan and putting PWM in them saving $5 over the SA would not tip the balance of value to the d14.
post #15 of 21
I think it's more than just me. You shouldn't need to feel that you should bump a thread just because you don't think people are getting the memo. If people are air cooling enthusiasts, there is a very good possibility that they've already heard about the SA. I am a bit tired of this tirade on the D-14, with these preachings of the supposed supremacy of the SA.
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woah... thread derail... i get my d14 in 3 days. and i dont know when the deal expires but i will keep this updated
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woah... thread derail... i get my d14 in 3 days. and i dont know when the deal expires but i will keep this updated
I agree with the thread having been derailed/hijacked. Wrong place for a silly argument.

$69.99 for the Noctua NH-D14 is fantastic. Want even better performance (+ better than SA)? Add two TR TY-140 fans.
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I think it's more than just me. You shouldn't need to feel that you should bump a thread just because you don't think people are getting the memo. If people are air cooling enthusiasts, there is a very good possibility that they've already heard about the SA. I am a bit tired of this tirade on the D-14, with these preachings of the supposed supremacy of the SA.
Regarding the D-14 (the deal is for this cooler afterall), my understanding is the D-14 is a better overall heatsink but could use better fans. Does it have bad fans? NO. Just not "as good" as the TR fans.

From what I've read, match a D-14 vs a SA with the same fans and the D-14 poops on the SA.
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Indeed, it is my impression that when you compare coolers, you would be comparing the heatsinks and not the fans. Obviously, fans are the dynamic factor and account for deviation in results.

I am just not content with letting someone come in a perfectly good deal thread and try to persuade people to look elsewhere without legitimate reason as to why.
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bump, deal changed op updated
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