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Old March 10, 2011, 09:31 AM
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Default Noctua NH-D14 vs Corsair Hydro H70..

Is this true?? Corsair H70 Review » Page 4 - Testing: Setup & Results - Overclockers Club
The air cooler outperforms the watercooling very good.. All that for 20euros less!!??
That cooler, is really really good then!
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Old March 10, 2011, 09:46 AM
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concidering the fan power and the dissipation area on the DH14 yes it make sens that it beat the H70. The only issue is that the DH14 wont fit in all case, even the bigger one sometime.
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Old March 10, 2011, 09:48 AM
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NH-D14 is what I would get if I were you.

I had both actually, and D14 definitely did better by 3 or 4 degrees and much quieter
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that D14 is very great. I do have a I7 at 4Ghz and folding at 100% and temp never goes up more than 60c. THat pretty awesome.
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that D14 is very great. I do have a I7 at 4Ghz and folding at 100% and temp never goes up more than 60c. THat pretty awesome.
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Most of the top-end air coolers out perform those pre-assembled water coolers.
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Most of the top-end air coolers out perform those pre-assembled water coolers.
In my personal testing I find they barely manage to beat each other and the pre-assembled water coolers are always far quieter doing nearly the same job. I just picked up a H50 for my new PC and while I have no doubt I could find an air cooler that could beat it be 3-5C, the air cooler would also be 5-10db louder. There is no real world benefit making one or the other more beneficial, it truly depends on your needs and desires. I choose low noise so that leaves most high end air out of the question to enable it to keep pace with the nearly silent water coolers.
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In my personal testing I find they barely manage to beat each other and the pre-assembled water coolers are always far quieter doing nearly the same job. I just picked up a H50 for my new PC and while I have no doubt I could find an air cooler that could beat it be 3-5C, the air cooler would also be 5-10db louder. There is no real world benefit making one or the other more beneficial, it truly depends on your needs and desires. I choose low noise so that leaves most high end air out of the question to enable it to keep pace with the nearly silent water coolers.
that's not true.

D14 is much quieter with stock fans and offers better temp vs h50 and h70.
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I agree with Mekaw, the pumps on the H50/60/70 are "fairly loud" + the dual fans connected to the outside of the case.. To get great temps from the pre-filled liquid cooled units, you have to use 1200+ rpm fans with good static pressure.. which equates to using some fairly loud fans.
That, versus a near silent D14 inside the case, no contest.
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Personally, I think it all comes down to your case's internal air flow. IF it can handle a massive heat dump then the D14 (like ANY of the super high end air based cpu cooling solutions) will walk all over it in both terms of cooling AND noise levels.
IF you have a crappy case with crappy airflow then these pre-built entry level units will walk all over the d14; as the d14 will be baking in its own "juices"....and assuming you set the H series up to exhaust the heat OUTSIDE the case.

Of course personal preference will also play a large role as the D14 is heavy and has all its weight hanging off the mobo; whereas these sealed entrly level wc units have the weight hanging off the case. At the end of the day we all must decide what is "best" for our personal needs, and personally for OC'ing I'd go the D14 route and for other areas (like in a HTPC) I'd go the Eco, H50, H60 or H70 route (depending on size of the case).

YMMV :)
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