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D-14: Cools better than the H-70, hangs on your Mobo like a fat cow.

H-70: A tad behind the D-14, Compact, makes your rig look sexy, light weight.

So pick between fat and ugly and blows better, or sexy and skinny with a small performance loss in the blowing. Up to you.
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These sealed WC'ing units all perform worse than high end air coolers and cost just as much or more in most cases. If I wasn't a n00b at the time, I would have never purchased a coolit eco and went straight for the d14 or real water cooling (which is waaay better than air coolers and sealed units).
Not really. The latest and greatest sealed unit, Antec Kuhler H2O 620 does better than the super mega, and is very close the the VenX with the same fans. Both those air coolers are top end, but I would like it see it compared directly to an SA or DH-14...But I would estimate a 3-4 degree difference with the same fans.
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D-14: Cools better than the H-70, hangs on your Mobo like a fat cow.

H-70: A tad behind the D-14, Compact, makes your rig look sexy, light weight.

So pick between fat and ugly and blows better, or sexy and skinny with a small performance loss in the blowing. Up to you.
I was also considering the same options when I rebuilt my sig rig. I went with the H70 mainly because the performance was close enough to the D14, and there was no possible way the D14 would have fit in my case.

One caveat is that to get the max performance from the H70, you have to lap the waterblock. You'll gain at least a 5-6C improvement in cooling that way. The stock fans are good; but kind of noisy.
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post #54 of 58
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Not really. The latest and greatest sealed unit, Antec Kuhler H2O 620 does better than the super mega, and is very close the the VenX with the same fans. Both those air coolers are top end, but I would like it see it compared directly to an SA or DH-14...But I would estimate a 3-4 degree difference with the same fans.
http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...0_review/4.htm

The d-14 beats it by 5-6 degrees in each load test and beats the h70 by 4-5 degrees..
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post #55 of 58
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Originally Posted by grassh0ppa View Post
I'm deciding between the DH14 for $70 and The Antec Kuhler for $60. I don't like the idea of a brick hanging from my mobo either so I'm leaning towards the Kuhler
Motherboards are built to a spec and so is the NH-D14. heck my computer fell off my desk and the cooler did absolutely no damage to any part of it. go with the D14, you won't be disappointed
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D-14: Cools better than the H-70, hangs on your Mobo like a fat cow.

H-70: A tad behind the D-14, Compact, makes your rig look sexy, light weight.

So pick between fat and ugly and blows better, or sexy and skinny with a small performance loss in the blowing. Up to you.
I think my Megahalems is pretty sexy!
 
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post #58 of 58
As an ex owner of both the Noctua and H70, I can honestly say you won't be disappointed with either. One another note, forget both and go with Water cooling. Worth the extra $$ and cools your CPU by 10+ degrees over both.
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