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Corsair H80i vs Noctua NH-D14 vs Noctua NH-U14S

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November 13, 2013 1:41:26 PM

I can buy these 3 coolers for the same price. So if you were going to buy one of these, which one it would and why? Thanks for the answers

My System
Amd FX-8350
Asus Sabertooth R2.0
Asus HD7950
GSkill RipjawsX 2x4GB 1866Mhz
Corsair C70 Case

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November 13, 2013 1:45:01 PM

The D14 / u14 will not fit in that case.

Also, it will block the 2 closest RAM slots to the processor, so you wouldn't be able to have those RAM sticks in them.
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November 13, 2013 2:01:56 PM

I think both of them will definitely fit, but u maybe right about the ram slots with d14.

Corsair C70
501mm x 232mm x 533mm
Noctua NH-U14S
165mm(h) x 150mm x 78mm
Noctua NH-D14
160mm(h) x 140mm x 158mm
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November 13, 2013 4:25:20 PM

Faun said:
I think both of them will definitely fit, but u maybe right about the ram slots with d14.

Corsair C70
501mm x 232mm x 533mm
Noctua NH-U14S
165mm(h) x 150mm x 78mm
Noctua NH-D14
160mm(h) x 140mm x 158mm


The Corsair H100i, which is bigger than the H80i, could not beat the Noctua NH D14: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/h100i-elc240-seidon...
You will most certainly NOT have any memory to cooler clearance issues: http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=compatibility_ram_ge...

If the dimensions for the Corsair C70 case quoted above are accurate, fitting the Noctua NH D14 inside this case should not be a problem as it is only 160mm tall.

Get the Noctua NH D14!

Yogi

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November 13, 2013 5:27:12 PM

As said above, the D14 has great memory clearance.



In the case of my system the NH D14 and H80i perform similarly, but the NH D14 has lots of headroom, my system simply did not push enough wattage to hit the limit of either cooler.

I kept the H80i in because it takes a bit less space in my system(it was actually hard to remove my video card with the NH D14 installed)

My D14 now lives on my old higher wattage I7 920 system(still working great.).
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December 13, 2013 12:34:03 PM

Y0GI said:
Faun said:
I think both of them will definitely fit, but u maybe right about the ram slots with d14.

Corsair C70
501mm x 232mm x 533mm
Noctua NH-U14S
165mm(h) x 150mm x 78mm
Noctua NH-D14
160mm(h) x 140mm x 158mm


The Corsair H100i, which is bigger than the H80i, could not beat the Noctua NH D14: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/h100i-elc240-seidon...
You will most certainly NOT have any memory to cooler clearance issues: http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=compatibility_ram_ge...

If the dimensions for the Corsair C70 case quoted above are accurate, fitting the Noctua NH D14 inside this case should not be a problem as it is only 160mm tall.

Get the Noctua NH D14!

Yogi



Yogi read the review in your link again. Don't just look at the graph, that is a value analysis not performance analysis. If you read the paragraph above the graph if says it did not out perform the H100i but showed at the top of the graph because its cost vs performance was the best as water cooling is generally quite alot more expensive.

Quote form the link you provided
"Yielding CPU temperatures just a few degrees warmer than Corsair's top-performing H100i, generating less noise than the extra-quiet Enermax ELC240, and selling for less than any of the closer-loop liquid coolers in today's story, Noctua’s NH-D14 looks like the surprise winner in our analysis of value."
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