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why is the middle fan round ? If i wanna run 3 i buy the square not the round one right ?

this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608004 ?
All fans on a heatsink should probably have the same performance/characteristics, for consistent results. I think the larger, round fan is used to optimize airflow across the surface areas that the square fans don't quite cover. But, that could just be a personal prefence thing.
post #32 of 38
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ahhh ok , threw me off there, again if i want to run the 3 fans on the D14 i get an additional http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608004 correct?
If you want to spend $25 for like a degree or two improvement. I don't think it's necessary if your case already has an exhaust fan.

NH-D14 is a beast for air cooling. Get it and the only way you'll be disappoint is if you improperly mount it or your case has horrible airflow.
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well im in the open air, i have a torture rack from danger den .
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Thread Starter 
One last final question , just wondering before i place my order, the 120mm fan is on the outside and the 140mm is the round one in the middle ? Or doe the newegg info just state that it supports up to 140mm fans??

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608018
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post #35 of 38
The 120mm is normally mounted on the front.
The 140mm is in the middle.
The 140mm also protrudes below the fin-stack and provides some cooling for the MOSFETs and RAM.
post #36 of 38
dude the SA is as good if not better than the D14 by just a couple degrees and The Archon w/push pull i think is as good if not better than both (I'll try to find some resources here but I remember reading this)

btw both SA and Archon are on sale at mwave right now

Another good thing about Archon is that it doesn't interfere with RAM so buy g skill trident or whatever
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Already went with the D14, should be here Monday . As for the ram i don't have obnoxious heat spreaders to worry about he he .
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post #38 of 38
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The h70 is a pos. D14 is much better.

Oh, and to the person above me, the d14 is much quieter than the h70.
Yes. True.

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Well i have an H70 im not terribly disappointed with it, i was gonna go with a custom loop but wont be able to comfortably afford it until the fall. I have a torture rack so space isnt an issue. Hmmm.....
And the H70 is good.

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you can put 3 fans on the D14 right ?
AND are gentle typhoons better than the stock fans?
Is the D14 THE BEST air cooler money can buy ?
You can put 3 fans on it: write to Noctua with your receipt and they will send you a third set of pads and clips. You can also mount the fan with Megahalems clips.

GT's: AP-15's are better than the P12 stock fans. AP-14's are comparable to the P12 and quieter. Thermalright TY-140 + AP-14 or AP-15 is your best bet for quiet performance.

See item 4 in my sig. I'll be adding to it with time.

Finally: the Silver Arrow is a better cooler by a fraction of a degree, but 3dB quieter because it comes with two TY-140's. It can be used with Ripjaws RAM. The D14 can be used with even taller RAM.
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