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Noctua NH-C14 vs Noctua NH-D14

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I am getting the ASUS Sabertooth X58 with a I7-960 and wanting to OC so i want some of the best fans.

Im really convinced to buy either the Noctua NH-C14 or Noctua NH-D14, but leaning more towards the C14. Or even a Corsair HYDRO even.

And im not really sure if either of the fans will fit in the sabertooth with G.SKILL Ripjaws Series RAM or even Mushkin Enhanced Blackline if it comes back in stock.
Edited by myrandomspaces - 3/23/11 at 3:40pm
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post #2 of 9
D14>C14

and push fan on D14 can me moved up a little bit so ropjaws will fit
I think noctua has picture somewhere on their site
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post #3 of 9
I know a Silver Arrow can fit with those types of GSkill Ripjaws(check my sig). The D14 which is identical and comes with an even smaller fan in the 120mm, should be able to do so as well. I say go for the D14, it cools better.

BTW, your link for that Mushkin ram doesn't work.
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post #4 of 9
the D14 is a beast, I had a h50 and 70 before the noctua and I dont regret leaving them. The only down side is that its a huge heat sink and my antec 900 side fan can't be installed with it.
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post #5 of 9
What's a Corsair Hydro? You mean H70/50? NH-D14 blows them out of the water. All of them.
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post #6 of 9
The C in C14 is stands for Compact 140mm while the D in D14 stands for Double as in double tower.

Compact things are less effective compared to it's full sized products.
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post #7 of 9
Saw that you fixed link to the Blacklines, while I do think the D14 can fit with the Ripjaws, it should have even less or no problem with the Mushkin RAM. But go for the D14 nonetheless.
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post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the help. Ive done more research and im completely convinced to get the D14.
I have the antec 902 now but im thinking about getting a HAF full tower.
Thanks again.
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Originally Posted by myrandomspaces View Post
Thanks for all the help. Ive done more research and im completely convinced to get the D14.
I have the antec 902 now but im thinking about getting a HAF full tower.
Thanks again.
Get a D14 and either a HAF 932 or a HAF X case.

I had a D14 with a dual channel kit of that ram on the same motherboard and everything worked like a charm. There was more than enough room for the front fan. One that thing that really seems to throw people off about the Blackline RAM is that it LOOKS tall.

When in reality the actual PCB of the Mushkin Blackline is shorter by a good amount than the PCBs on my Corsair Dominators. Those are so large that I had to remove the top fins on the one closest to the heatsink and actually SIT the fan on top of the heatsink so that the fan still sat within the fin array.

I say get the D14. You will not be disappoint. Also the Mushkin RAM ran great. I only got rid of them cause I wanted to get a nice triple channel kit. The Blacklines I had were only a dual channel kit cause I was using a 32 bit OS.

Good luck with your build man.
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