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Old June 1, 2011, 04:34 PM
BrutalGreen BrutalGreen is offline
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NH-D14>HR-02 for best possible temps as no one will run fanless trying to get 4.2ghz and the noctua fans are prettymuch inaudible even at max! Also keep in mind the only way a passive cooler can do any good is if you already have good airflow (aka a few case rly there is no point in trying to go passive for a gaming rig just yet...maybe in a few years)!

P.S. ambient temperature and case airflow matter too, but either way the NH-D14 will get better performance...the question is, how much?

P.P.S. if im not mistaking (which i might be) the mega has a convex base by design so make sure u have proper mounting pressure for the surfaces to make proper contact
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