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Which CPU Cooler? Can a heatsink too close to GPU increase temps?

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August 26, 2013 12:44:41 PM

I am relatively new to PC's and need to change my CPU fan. I am choosing between a Noctua NH-U14S and a Noctua NH-U12S. The 14 will keep my Haswell cooler. but it is bigger and the heatsink would be very close to my GPU and I do not want to increase the GPU temperature as a side effect. Here are two images of the fans from a comparison video (my case is somewhat similar, a HAF X):

The one closer to the GPU is the U14S. Could that cause a higher temp on my GPU, and which fan would you choose?


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August 27, 2013 9:09:09 AM

Cooler master 212 will do it

No because the heat will be immediately blown off by the fan
August 27, 2013 10:49:51 AM

So go for the larger?