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Noctua NH-U12P or Xigmatek Dark Knight?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by hat, Jul 30, 2009.

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    Title says it all... which is best in terms of raw performance?
     
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    If I had to pick one...maybe the Noctua....but...I think they may be so close to each other the winner cant really be decided in a clear cut way.


    Personally, if I had to pick one of them for myself, I'd get whatever one was cheaper and that's no doubt the Dark Knight. :laugh:
     
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    im running one now with 2 12cm fans on it... and my true was better (with only 1 fan on)...
    not sure how the xigmatek fares but it does look nicer and cant be that bad with all the good reviews im seeing ;)

    Id say if the noctua is the same price get it... if the xiggy is much cheaper then get that
    (bear in mind youll mneed to buy a 2nd fan for the noctua)
     
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    I own the normal HDT1283 and I couldn't be happy with it....push/pull on this thing works amazingly well.

    Shame I don't get to play with it much these days as its sat in her rig. :laugh: :slap:
     
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    Very close, as I suspected....but...is the price of either the Noctua or Xiggy DK worth it when you can get the "normal" HDT1283 for a fair bit less and then buy another sexy 110cfm fan to strap to it???
     
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    yeah those xiggy fans look fantastic!
    (whereas the horrible beige and dark red / brownish colour of the noctua fans look horrible!)

    I may have to get a pair :D
     
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    I have the U12P on my 955 and it keeps it nice and cool. Once I get the second fan on it, I'm sure it will be even better. From my understanding though, both are about equal, so it really depends on price.
     

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