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Both of the SA's I have owned did and do have a bit of play. Its normal thumb.gif

Awesome, thanks
+rep for you my friend! biggrin.gif

EDIT: You also seem to have missed the T in "Thermalright" in your sig rig wink.gif
 
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post #2352 of 3848
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Originally Posted by Matt-Matt View Post

Awesome, thanks
+rep for you my friend! biggrin.gif
EDIT: You also seem to have missed the T in "Thermalright" in your sig rig wink.gif

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I had to add it back on as I sold the first one I got, missed it, and i bought a new one biggrin.gif Thanks for catching that thumb.gif
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How does SB-E compare to D14? any forum members test? the data on the reviews is way off.
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I had to add it back on as I sold the first one I got, missed it, and i bought a new one biggrin.gif Thanks for catching that thumb.gif

You sold it then bought a new one? Were they both the same version.. or what? lol biggrin.gif
 
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How does SB-E compare to D14? any forum members test? the data on the reviews is way off.


Well, the reviews on the Silver Arrow shows its slightly better than the NH-D14. I've seen some that the NH-D14 is slightly better than the Silver Arrow. Tbh, for me, they're on par but I have to give the edge to the Silver Arrow for the fans.

Now, the SB-E edition has better fans so it would seem it should be slightly better than the NH-D14 and the Silver Arrow. I hear the SB-E Extreme edition is much better.

And if it is better, don't expect a huge difference. just marginally better. These guys are very close to each other sometimes it comes down to a few ticks if not fractions of a degree in difference.

I like the looks of the SB-E edition one but hate the color of the fans. If your budget is ~$50, you can find the Silver Arrow or NH-D14 around this price. If you can spend a bit more, like the SB-e, checkout the Phanteks and K2/Assassin too.
Edited by wermad - 8/20/12 at 11:30pm
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Well, the reviews on the Silver Arrow shows its slightly better than the NH-D14. I've seen some that the NH-D14 is slightly better than the Silver Arrow. Tbh, for me, they're on par but I have to give the edge to the Silver Arrow for the fans.
Now, the SB-E edition has better fans so it would seem it should be slightly better than the NH-D14 and the Silver Arrow. I hear the SB-E Extreme edition is much better.
And if it is better, don't expect a huge difference. just marginally better. These guys are very close to each other sometimes it comes down to a few ticks if not fractions of a degree in difference.
I like the looks of the SB-E edition one but hate the color of the fans. If your budget is ~$50, you can find the Silver Arrow or NH-D14 around this price. If you can spend a bit more, like the SB-e, checkout the Phanteks and K2/Assassin.

And the fans are the only difference between the SB-E and SB-E Extreme!
I'd suggest a Silver Arrow SB-E to be honest, I really like it and the fans are really nice. It's got a good mounting mechanism too. It's supposedly a bit better than a NH-D14, I think Tw33k (the person whom I bought this off) has a review with a H100, SB-E and a Phanteks somewhere if that helps put the performance into perspective.. smile.gif
 
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You sold it then bought a new one? Were they both the same version.. or what? lol biggrin.gif

lol, I didn't like the setup of the Kuhler 920 and the 212+ was not great tbh. I did miss the uber quietness of the SA and its great performance. Got this one cheaper than the other one so I'm happy biggrin.gif
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How does SB-E compare to D14? any forum members test? the data on the reviews is way off.
SA SB-E is slightly better than D14.
SA SB-E Extreme is same at 1300rpm and about 7c better at 2500rpm but you sacrifice quiet to get it... 56dBA... H100 is 55c but 7c warmer.

I can get SA SB-E for £54 and SB-E Extreme for £58.. and I would if I didn't have Phanteks w/2x TY-143 fans off of a mate's SA SB-E Extreme. He wanted white fans.rolleyes.gif
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I finished my wire management and finally closed up the right panel. Temps did go up a bit, but that's expected since the back is no covered up. There are some perforations on the back to mount a 120mm fan so that should help.
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Hey fellow SA peeps. Been on vacation and will go through the last couple pages soon to update anything I may have missed. thumb.gif
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