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post #11 of 14
Here is one review that shows the NH-D14 to be over 6*C better than the Zalman 9900 http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...id=2525&page=4
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post #12 of 14
I personally have the Noctua d14.....and its amazing.....looking at the zalman cooler and im not impressed.

On the topic of physics, in principle it seems to me that there is a large inefficiency with the method of air distribution with the 9900. With the noctua, they have a much more concentrated and funneled air flow, not to mention good distribution of heat and radiators.

Noctua D14 > Zalman 9900
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post #13 of 14
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you guys have all been a huge help. i feel much better and more confident about buying a NH-D14. i really apreciate it guys !
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Glad to see another NH-D14 buyer. It is really really big for a Air cooler. But it will cool a high OC CPU Glad we were a help to ya.
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