If you go water cooling get the N70 it is much better than the N50.
For air cooling you can go with the D14, Venemous X, Prolimatec Megahalems(you will have to buy fans), or the Thermalright Silver Arrow. There are alot of good air coolers.
For the D14 the stock fans are great and you probably wont benefit with any other fans.
For the Megahalems, I use a push pull setup with Cooler Master Blade Master fans. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Here is a few links for Reviews on all of the above coolers and more.
I am not sure if the weight will be a problem, some people say it is and some say its not.
I am not sure about the fans either. All I know is that it is hard to beat the D14 fans.
Sorry, I cant help you here because I have not used the D14.
But if you wait someone else might be able to recommend some fans.
hello everyone, instead of posting new thread. imma try to get another answer. I've decided to go with the NH-D14, was wondering and i cant get a clear answer if the huge CPU cooler will fit inside my Antec 1200 with the side intake fan intact or do i have to remove it?
Cant seem to find a clear answer on the web....anyone have a antec 1200 with NH-D14 with the side intake fan?
please assit and show link to pictures..i need to be 100% sure before i purchase.
It looks like it would fit but I am not sure because I cant find anything to be for sure.
If not you could always remove the fan, I dont think it will affect the cooling performance.
Do some measuring the D14 is about 140mm wide so it is about 70mm(2.8in) from the center of the to the edge. So just measure form the center of your cooler down 70mm
then measure from the base of your cooler out to the outside of your case 160mm(6.3in)
That should give you a good Idea if it will fit with the fan.