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Because the VX, like the Megahalems, requires more powerful fans to get the same results as a D14 or a SA. And these more powerful fans end up making more than twice the noise (+10dB) of a D14, and that heatsink makes 3dB more noise than a D14.

I'll be testing those fans on my D14; but based on work so far, I expect 4-5c better cooling with high performance fans on my D14.
NH D14 is too heavy for having in a mobo i think
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NH D14 is too heavy for having in a mobo i think
The D14, like all quality coolers, makes a motherboard sandwich. So it and the motherboard move together. Motherboards are strong and tough, so they handle the strain easily. Also, motherboards are attached at their top edges with three screws that keep them firmly in place.

I have yet to hear of any user who has had problems with heavy heatsinks. The only problems come from their size, which is a problem if you don't plan in advance.
Edited by ehume - 9/14/11 at 7:51pm
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post #23 of 24
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Because the VX, like the Megahalems, requires more powerful fans to get the same results as a D14 or a SA. And these more powerful fans end up making more than twice the noise (+10dB) of a D14, and that heatsink makes 3dB more noise than a D14.
Ehume, I believe you already aware of this too, its simply physics, these two towers hs like D14 or SA have much larger cooling area, VX or Mnegahalems simply need much more airflow hence more noise than those giants in order to gain similar performance.

Currently as I'm aware of, the only 1st tier single tower hs that has close or comparable cooling area to those two giants is Archon, it has 1.8 times bigger cooling area (almost twice) than it's older popular brother TR VX, this info came directly from TR them self if I'm not mistaken.

Check this post here to see the comparison in sizes -> http://www.overclock.net/13337762-post330.html


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NH D14 is too heavy for having in a mobo i think
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Originally Posted by ehume View Post
The D14, like all quality coolers, makes a motherboard sandwich. So it and the motherboard move together. Motherboards are strong and tough, so they handle the strain easitly. Also, motherboards are attached at their top edges with three screw that keep them firmly in place.

I have yet to hear of any user who has had problems with heavy heatsinks. The only problems come from their size, which is a problem if you don't plan in advance.
+1 to ehume comment.

Not sure how many two towers giant heatsinks like D14 or SA sold worldwide, prolly thousands or even millions I guess, and never heard or read even in popular forums across the internet that these giants broke mobo because of their weight in normal use.


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Edited by Bing - 9/14/11 at 7:53pm
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And then there's the video where a guy attached a Scythe Susanoo to a mb and whipped the mb back and forth - really whipped it, too - and didn't break the mb. Amazing. It made me cringe, but the mb held.
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