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Noctua NH-D14 vs SE2011 vs Phanteks PH-TC14PE

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May 6, 2012 4:21:53 PM

I want to cool a 3770K on a P8z77-v Deluxe, and have a silent build that I can overclock.

My original question was about the difference between the NH-D14 and the NH-D14 SE2011. As far as I understand it the main difference are the NF-P14 NF-P12 being PWM in the SE2011 version (as long as you get a mounting-kit for LGA 1155). Is this it? Does anyone have an idea if the PWM offer enough improvement to justify the hassle of going after a 1155 mounting-kit?

While already overthinking the above I stumbled upon the Phanteks...
I read somewhere around this forum that the Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK actually best the NH-D14.
They all look very similar and are priced ~$10 apart. Does anyone have experience with these? Is it worth going after pwm or should I stop being greedy and just go for the NH-D14?
And since I'm creating a thread about these:
Do you guys like their thermal pastes or should I get a different one?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
May 8, 2012 12:45:29 AM

this

noctua nh-d14
noctua nh-d14 se2011 (this one only has lga 2011 stuff so it wont with ivy 1155 sockets) but different story when you get the mounting kits.
imo go noctua nh-d14 se2011 (like the box better) and get the mounting kits if it's free.

noctua nh-d14 all the way
May 8, 2012 3:01:25 AM

I was about to go for the SE2011 and then it hit me:
LGA2011 are bigger than the 1155, aren't they? Does this mean that the base of the nh-d14 se2011 is also bigger? Should this make it incompatible with 1155 even if I get a mounting kit for 1155?
I could not find this information anywhere yet. Does anyone know?
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May 8, 2012 3:03:40 AM

Tavo_Nova said:
this

noctua nh-d14
noctua nh-d14 se2011 (this one only has lga 2011 stuff so it wont with ivy 1155 sockets) but different story when you get the mounting kits.
imo go noctua nh-d14 se2011 (like the box better) and get the mounting kits if it's free.

noctua nh-d14 all the way


Oops, just noticed your sign.
You have a nh-d14 on a lga2011, is it a se2011? If not, is the base big enough for the chip?
May 8, 2012 3:20:27 PM

The Phanteks comes with mounts for both, but both Noctuas have one size. They perform almost identically anyway.
I have a Phanteks only because the $10 difference is negligible to me and i think the d-14 is butt-ugly (but that is just the fans).
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