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Need advice on Thermalright Silver Arrow or Noctua NH-D14 please.

Hi I am looking for some advice and suggestions on whether to get the Thermalright Silver Arrow or Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler.

I am going to cool an i5-4670K and plan to overclock it as well.

I already have experience with the NH-D14 cause it is currently in one of my other systems but I need some advice on comparing it to the Silver Arrow.

Would both be the same and should I just go for whatever I find is cheapest at the time, or is one better than the other?

Also how quiet are the two compared?


Thanks!
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    Personally Noctua NH-D14, it is quiet and is a good as some liquid coolers (H80 for example) if it fits in your system then get this! will allow for serious overclocking.

    Here is a comparison of the two:
    http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cases_cooling/thermalright_silver_arrow_vs_noctua_nh-d14/1
  2. Azrael47 said:
    Personally Noctua NH-D14, it is quiet and is a good as some liquid coolers (H80 for example) if it fits in your system then get this! will allow for serious overclocking.

    Here is a comparison of the two:
    http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cases_cooling/thermalright_silver_arrow_vs_noctua_nh-d14/1



    Ok thanks for the suggestion, is there a reason why you recommend it over the Silver Arrow though?

    And I know it'll fit in my case, I have the Corsair Vengeance C70 Case
  3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709001

    Better than both ^

    Phanteks PH-TC14PE 140mm UFB (Updraft Floating Balance) CPU Cooler
  4. I guess it depends on the type of Silver Arrow? I mean, both are serious contenders, but the Silver Arrow SB-E is definitely a different beast.

    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/thermalright_silver_arrow_sb_e_extreme_review,9.html
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/thermalright-silver-arrow-sb-e-extreme_5.html#sect1

    Note, though, that the SB-E isn't exactly meant to be quiet. The original Silver Arrow is more pleasant to the ears, and is still a give good punches: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/thermalright-silver-arrow_5.html

    You'll find a lot of reviews that show the Silver Arrow (both types) trade blows with the Noctua NH-D14. I think it's safe to say they are, roughly speaking, equal. I would probably be happy with either product, so I say just get whatever is cheaper. The tinkerer in me, though, says, since you already have a Noctua, go ahead and buy the Silver Arrow and give it a shot. Worst case scenario, you still get to tell us your experience as to which was better. :D
  5. http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cases_cooling/thermalright_silver_arrow_vs_noctua_nh-d14/2

    Well you can see from the test results that somebody initiated, that the Noctua just had a slight edge in some areas.

    but when it gets to the overclock stage it lacks performance.
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