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#51
Swell man!

Nah u dont need to show me "pr00f" I beleive ya...

BTW. my test "only" took about 700secs (pissing contest?...NOT)

Cheers m8

//Dog
 
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#52
The D14 is the best air cooler available for heavy loads. It does not seem to do that well with lower loads in comparison to other coolers, but shines when given an i7 9xx at high OC.
The silver arrow is the opposite. It does well to a point but can be overwhelmed with a high load. It FAILED on a recent review vs the D14 when, IIRC, a i7-9xx was OC'd to 4.5. (search TPU's review database)
IMHO, if you're not going to OC like crazy, save your money and get the CM 212+.
 
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#53
Well ill be OC i7-870 to be stable 4-8 hours per day. Don't like the idea to watch Temps always....
 
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#55
check out crazypc as they are going out of business and have some pretty good deals, i.e. Thermalright Silver Arrow for $67.99
 
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#57
That price making me think about it. Thanks ill have it in my mind.
So now the leaders
Cooler Master 212 Plus / Noctua NH-d14 / Noctua NH-C14 / Corsair A70 / Thermalright Venomous X Black / Corsair h70
Already oredered 2x "Gentle Typhoons AP30"
Just an FYI. I sold my Gentle Typhoons because they are closed corner, and they don't play nice with the Venomous-X fan clips, and will not stay on the cooler appropriately. Any cooler with the same fan clip design should be avoided with those fans or any other fan with closed corners, unless you want to open up the corners with a dremel.
 
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#58
Can the H50/70 run passive?

Let me know when cause my NH-D14 does it effortlessly.
 
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So Noctua NH-d14 Are the leaders for now.
Ordering will be tommorow with VGA card. More ideas/recommendation anyone ?
 
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#61
So Noctua NH-d14 Are the leaders for now.
Ordering will be tommorow with VGA card. More ideas/recommendation anyone ?
M8 go for teh NH-d14 & then there is an end of this thread...& u will be happy with a proven to be great c00ler.:cool:

:toast:

//Dog
 

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#62
Yeah I beleive ya bokou, the Noctua c00ler is great according to most tests/reviews/users (much like the Tuniq Tower 120 I had before to my E6550).
+ I puke at those brown/beige colours, so how do the end result look (the fans)? Maybe u have a pic.? It would be:pimp:

//Dog
I painted them using a rustoleum (I believe) glossy black that I painted the inside of my HAF932 with (why the F did they sell a sweet case that you can see through at any angle with a silver unfinished inside?!)

I'll take an up-close picture tonight and upload it here. I like the noctua not only b/c it's cool at high loads but it's also not really that loud... as a matter of fact my Thermaltake was louder (don't know db... just going on what I can hear from 2-3 feet away) and didn't cool as well.
 
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I painted them using a rustoleum (I believe) glossy black that I painted the inside of my HAF932 with (why the F did they sell a sweet case that you can see through at any angle with a silver unfinished inside?!)

I'll take an up-close picture tonight and upload it here. I like the noctua not only b/c it's cool at high loads but it's also not really that loud... as a matter of fact my Thermaltake was louder (don't know db... just going on what I can hear from 2-3 feet away) and didn't cool as well.
Pictures will be nice :D
 
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I painted them using a rustoleum (I believe) glossy black that I painted the inside of my HAF932 with (why the F did they sell a sweet case that you can see through at any angle with a silver unfinished inside?!)

I'll take an up-close picture tonight and upload it here. I like the noctua not only b/c it's cool at high loads but it's also not really that loud... as a matter of fact my Thermaltake was louder (don't know db... just going on what I can hear from 2-3 feet away) and didn't cool as well.
That would be awesome! m8 :toast:

@ xXxBREAKERxXx: are u excited in a sexual way (HW-XXX for geeks):D

Well Im off to see "Tron Legacy" in glorius 720p + DTS

I´ll catch up laterz

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#65
I just wanted to add that I picked up an H50 more for space reasons to replace my True. I'm talking about the original true black which I lapped. I mounted the H50 with the same fans and with some MX-2 like I used on my true. Performance on my i7 860 is almost exactly the same between the two coolers.

I would grab one of these with 50% off at check out its hard to beat.
http://www.crazypc.com/products/ultra-120_extreme-50983.html
You can't beat a True rev.C for $35 shipped. There isn't a cooler on the market that will beat that by more than a few degrees and none of which at a similar size that I know of.
 
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#66
I just wanted to add that I picked up an H50 more for space reasons to replace my True. I'm talking about the original true black which I lapped. I mounted the H50 with the same fans and with some MX-2 like I used on my true. Performance on my i7 860 is almost exactly the same between the two coolers.
What "Clock" you are using for stable gaming on your CPU ?
 
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What "Clock" you are using for stable gaming on your CPU ?
I only have it clocked to 3.6ghz, its no cherry chip. This is the maximum reported temp by Real temp after five passes of Intel Burn Test maximum stress on each cooler. The H50 was tested later in the day when it was a bit warmer. My old thermostat that I don't trust that I have been meaning to replace was reporting a difference of 1F from when I tested the two coolers.

TRUE temps

Load

60 59 57 61


H50 temps

Load

61 61 58 62
 
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#68
So you made it stable 60-61 temps ? Nice
Ill try maximum clock (3.8-4.0) Ghz to stay 65-70 temps
 
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Unless the D14 is significantly less than a Silver Arrow I don't know why you'd choose it. The arrow has better compatibility, thermal performance and fans.
 
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Unless the D14 is significantly less than a Silver Arrow I don't know why you'd choose it. The arrow has better compatibility, thermal performance and fans.
5 euro is no difference for me.
 

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Meh the noctua is so visually impressive and massive that it's totally worth it :)
 
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Okay i got a corsair H50 with p&p 2x1600 rpm fans and when i play games like bad company 2, gta iv, the temp never exceeds 59 °c most of the time the clocks are between 3.0/3.6ghz.
and the beauty of it is the corsair is really cheap i paid 70 Euros for it add 7 euro for the extra fan. and u have a mighty low-end but still fairly good watercooler.
but if u realy want to go with air i recommend the Thermalright v10 that also has a build in mem cooler. or if you are low on cash flow u can always go for the cheaper model the v8, its basically the same but with no memcooler extension.

also im working on a little project, trying to mount 4x1600 rpm fans, meaning 2xpush and 2xpull. is quite difficult to get screws that are that long and fit in the holes of the fans/radiator.
Will post, when complete :laugh:
 

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That would be awesome! m8 :toast:

@ xXxBREAKERxXx: are u excited in a sexual way (HW-XXX for geeks):D

Well Im off to see "Tron Legacy" in glorius 720p + DTS

I´ll catch up laterz

//Dog
here's the noctua fans painted in glossy black.

pardon the messy pci-e cables... trying to figure out if my card is pulling more than 1 rail can handle right now so I'm running two cables to the video card and it's messy messy...

 

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here's another shot of the noctua in the case with smudgy fingerprints and dust on my window



Also, the side-most fan doesn't look like it's turning but it is... and I've sleeved the red/white/black cable next to it that goes to the door-fan
 

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Okay i got a corsair H50 with p&p 2x1600 rpm fans and when i play games like bad company 2, gta iv, the temp never exceeds 59 °c most of the time the clocks are between 3.0/3.6ghz.
and the beauty of it is the corsair is really cheap i paid 70 Euros for it add 7 euro for the extra fan. and u have a mighty low-end but still fairly good watercooler.
but if u realy want to go with air i recommend the Thermalright v10 that also has a build in mem cooler. or if you are low on cash flow u can always go for the cheaper model the v8, its basically the same but with no memcooler extension.

also im working on a little project, trying to mount 4x1600 rpm fans, meaning 2xpush and 2xpull. is quite difficult to get screws that are that long and fit in the holes of the fans/radiator.
Will post, when complete :laugh:
There's always the option to use four tiny zip ties through the holes to hold the second fan to the first after you get the first one attached.