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Phanteks PH-TC14PE or Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E?

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April 1, 2013 11:34:09 AM

Hello everyone!

I would like to overclock, so i would like to buy a good cpu cooler for my socket 115X configuration (s1155 : i5 2500K).
I have got a G. Skill RipjawsX F3-14900CL8D-8GBXM ram which height is 4cm. The silence is important to me.

Im thinking of:
- Phanteks PH-TC14PE
- Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E
- can you suggest anything else?

What should i buy?

THX for the help!
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April 1, 2013 11:41:32 AM

DEFINITELY the Noctua NH-D14

Tom's has been comparing it with all the those closed loop liquid coolers and only the >$120 ones match it (the ones with the large radiators)

I have it and it's VERY quiet. You can adjust vertically on the heat-sink, how high up you want the fans, so that they fit with your RAM. I ran into stability issues on my 2600K that caused me to keep it OC'ed at 4.6GHz, not thermal issues.

(about how quiet is it? i can hear the HDD writing on low PC loads, and on high PC loads, my GTX 570 turbine fans drown out all other noise the system makes.)
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April 1, 2013 11:53:21 AM

That Phanteks cooler is supposedly better than the NH-D14 and the Silver Arrow, AFAIK, is in the same area too while being cheaper. So, not really DEFINITIVELY the Noctua NH-D14.
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April 1, 2013 12:19:38 PM

Buy a 212+/Evo. I put them on everything, why you ask ? Because they dont cost much and they work fantastic. Want it to cool even more ? Just add another fan for $11 and some good thermal paste and your easily embarrassing water coolers costing twice as much.
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