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Old April 12, 2010, 06:07 PM
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Hey guys, I was wondering how well a TRUE 120 with the stock fan would compare to a NH-D14 with the stock fans, assuming the TRUE is $30 and the NH-D14 is $80? I don't mind the huge D14 blocking off stuff, but I do like to have good aesthetics. Thermal paste used will be MX-3, here are the specs:

-i7 920 C0 capable of 4ghz at 1.35vcore
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-haf 922
-I play all hardware demanding non-ported FPS games, and will play Crysis 2
-I also plan on folding bigadv's

Would the TRUE or the NH-D14 be able to keep the temperatures of the i7 reasonable under (bigadv) loads at 4ghz? If the TRUE can get a lower clock than the NH-D14, is the D14 worth the extra money for the extra clock?

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Old April 12, 2010, 06:18 PM
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Been running my TRUE with Scythe S Flex 120mm (Push / Pull) for quite sometime...too much vCore required for 4Ghz on my C1, but 3.83Ghz 1.34v sees a Max of 66c running LinX....very good Cooler imo...
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I've had both. D14 hands-down.

Kept a 920 C0 @ 4.0, then a 965 @ 4.3 while folding Bigadv under 70C.
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I've had both. D14 hands-down.

Kept a 920 C0 @ 4.0, then a 965 @ 4.3 while folding Bigadv under 70C.
What voltage was the C0 running at, and how many degrees difference was it? If you were to run your C) at 4ghz with the TRUE while folding bigadv's or stress tests, how hot did it get? Thanks.
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I don't remember the Vcore of the 920, but I sure know I upgraded to the D14 because of the temps while Folding. Otherwise I would have kept the TRUE.
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965: 1.42V Vcore for 4.3, 68C load 21C ambiant.
YMMV, or course.
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The D14 isn't worth 50$ more than a TRUE.
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The D14 isn't worth 50$ more than a TRUE.
How's yours running? Voltage, stepping, and are you using stock fan for the true?
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