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I recently bought a Megahalem with two TY140s, haven't finished installing them yet, but would it have been a better choice to go with the other two coolers listed? Just wondering how many degrees difference it makes.

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Would have cost the same with 2 TY-140's and a Mega to a D14/SA. But given the option, it's probably better to have gotten the D14/SA since they should cool better if only slightly.
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Lucky for you the new definitive review was just published here, on Vortez.net. Read it, and decide what you want.

I'll just add that the D14 and the SA are generally within a degree of each other. The SA stock is about 3dB quieter than the D14. The SA will just barely fit over Ripjaws RAM. The D14 will fit over even taller RAM.
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Originally Posted by ehume;12954194 
Lucky for you the new definitive review was just published here, on Vortez.net. Read it, and decide what you want.

I'll just add that the D14 and the SA are generally within a degree of each other. The SA stock is about 3dB quieter than the D14. The SA will just barely fit over Ripjaws RAM. The D14 will fit over even taller RAM.

Thing with that it's the Super Mega and not quite the Mega itself, it may not result much more than an even wider gap of say a few C further from D14/SA. But for the Op, I think it would have better in the end to have gotten a D14/SA first rather than Mega + 2 TY-140's, the convenient part though with Mega is that it won't intrude over ram as bad as SA/D14 (they can still be manageable as long as you don't have very tall heat spreaders in Corsair Dominators/OCZ Reapers). But you should be fine with your Mega and TY-140's. It'll cool well and quietly too.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by yoshi245;12954746 
Thing with that it's the Super Mega and not quite the Mega itself, it may not result much more than an even wider gap of say a few C further from D14/SA. But for the Op, I think it would have better in the end to have gotten a D14/SA first rather than Mega + 2 TY-140's, the convenient part though with Mega is that it won't intrude over ram as bad as SA/D14 (they can still be manageable as long as you don't have very tall heat spreaders in Corsair Dominators/OCZ Reapers). But you should be fine with your Mega and TY-140's. It'll cool well and quietly too.

The study I linked to has the old Megahalems on there too, just not as fully fleshed out as the others.
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attachment.php?attachmentid=224367&stc=1&d=1299620540

these are my results with the Super Mega, silver Arrow, Ven X and d14 with two TY140 fans (2x140)

the super Mega with two ty-140 is better than the D14 with stock fans
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Well, I did get the Megahalems and the fans for the same price as what I would get a new Megahalem for.

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