Help me choose one for my i7 930 Noctua good?
Noctua NH-C14


Noctua NH-D14

I have a Haf 922 ud3r x58 board with a i7930 mushkin redline ram. I've seen a review where they had the same ram/motherboard and the d-14 fit so that wouldn't be a issue.

I'm more wondering if the C-14 is better or if I should just go with the D-14? Or a different one completely? I don't know i'm pretty heart-set on the d-14 i've seen alot of good things about it.

The review on Frosty tech has me wondering if I should just go with the C-14?

I ordered a cooler-master V8 and it very disappointing, my girlfriend has a cnps10x extreme on her cpu and its cold as ice. The v8 is just not in the same league, im guessing its the fan speed? Or the setup, I don't really know. I'm rma'ing it and not being cheap this time.

I'm not really into the Corsair setups. I don't want to have to worry about push pull my butt etc. I'd rather just stick it on there and forget about it and spray it with a can of air to clean it off or something more simple like that. The factory cooler just isn't doing it for me anymore.

Now that I think about it the layout of the c-14 is open fan the same way not sideways like the d-14 so I think it would get dirty alot more fast..

Here's the video I found showing that it will fit the motherboard/ram combo I have.

And here's a video of it fitting the haf 922, Different motherboard though. I was wondering if there would be a issue with push/pull etc I don't really understand that concept.

One more question do I need to buy a different thermal paste to use instead of what it ships with? If so which?

Just fishing for suggestions. Be harsh if you must. :cry:

Thanks, Cole.
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  1. there isnt many distinguishing features between the two you selected, company's can cheap out on thermal paste, but i wouldnt get too worried over it, push pull just brings air through the fins faster than just 1 fan... its configured somewhat like this
    fan cooler fan
    || ||||| ||
    >>------------->> (air :P)
  2. Are these good fans or would you suggest a different one?
    Thanks for replying I really appreciate all the help Sir.
    Also thanks for explaining push/pull
    Would one of the Corsair water-coolers really help that much more then a fan like this one for o/cing?
  3. if your overclocking, it really depends, for higher overclocks yes water cooling is the better solution but i can run 3.8 off my stock cooler keeping under 70C, so it really depends on how high your looking to go
  4. Best answer
    Noctua is the best air cooling solution , everybody try to beat them,but is hard. If you want a good cooled CPU and silent cooling solutin that is Noctua. Both coolers d14 and c14 are very good but the D14 is the father of air cooling.
  5. Best answer selected by cmaki2008.
  6. Thanks for the input both you guys, just needed to be reassured. I noticed in one review the h70 couldn't even best the d-14 that feels good to me. My stock cooler is a pos, I guess my wiring is off I don't know..
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