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Noctua NH-D14 good enough for 4.5ghz from i5 3570?

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July 3, 2012 8:07:40 PM

Hi everyone. I'm thinking about getting a i5 3570 in my homebuild and will be looking at overclocking but from what I've heard, you need a decent cooler to get a good result from the 3570. I am going to be using air cooling only so have got a case with a 200mm fan at the front and 120mm on the back with a space to add another 200mm fan on top and the cooler I'm thinking about buying is the noctua NH-D14. Like I've mentioned, I shall be overclocking it and was hoping to hit 4.5ghz with it. The question is, will this cooler be able to do the job?

If anyone has a similar setup to this, or has some advice on this. Please feel free to share.

Also, any recommendations on a mobo that would be able to handle it as well. I shall be pairing it with a gtx670.
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July 3, 2012 8:50:39 PM

Ehm, you mean i5 3570 "K" version yes, noctua is best cooler can squeeze upto 4.6ghz, but try to overclock lesser 4.3GHz is enough, for motherboard get the ASUS p8Z77 vpro gen3.
GTX 670 is best choose.
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July 3, 2012 9:01:43 PM

I would get MOBO:ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $189.99

CPU:Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $229.99
and yes the NH-D14 would keep your temps in check 4.5GHZ the NH-D14 laughs at that also you can't overclock the i5 3570 you want the i5 3570K and trust me the Hyper 212 evo ain't even on NH-D14 level
July 3, 2012 9:10:33 PM

xtreme5 said:
Ehm, you mean i5 3570 "K" version yes, noctua is best cooler can squeeze upto 4.6ghz, but try to overclock lesser 4.3GHz is enough, for motherboard get the ASUS p8Z77 vpro gen3.
GTX 670 is best choose.

Yeah, I did mean the K version. I'll have a look at the motherboard as well. Cheers for the advice on the cooler.
July 3, 2012 9:15:00 PM

What about asus p8z77 v lk
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July 3, 2012 9:26:24 PM

Here what i suggest any of these three motherboards take your pick all are solid and offer lots of future expandability if you get a good chip these boards OC very well on it's best not to skimp on your motherboard trust me you will thank yourself in the long run MOBO:ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


mobo:GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


mobo:ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 3, 2012 9:29:42 PM

bendy86 said:
What about asus p8z77 v lk

thats one good.
July 4, 2012 5:16:26 AM

Cool. So with the clock set for 4.3-4.5ghz running an overclocked GTX 670 on the asus p8z77 v lk, will I be able to get the best I can get out of games like battlefield 3 and crysis 2. Do you think they will run at full whack.
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July 4, 2012 5:34:36 AM

You need to be aware that air cooling is dependent on a number of factors: ambient room temperature and the ability of the system to remove the heated air from the interior of the case and the overall air flow of the case/system. The Noc14 is one of the best (got one myself). The success of your OC as far as temps are concerned does depend on these main factors. The difference between a cpu OC of 4.2 and 4.5 is meaningless in terms of game performance but is significant in terms of temperature control.
July 4, 2012 5:50:30 AM

Thanks for the advice. After reading the reviews on the NH-D14, it seemed like a must have for the ivy bridge. Also hoping that the 200mm front and top fans will be enough with a 120mm at the back. May even be able to put one on the side as well.
As for overclocking, I'm not looking to show off how high I can get the clocks. I would rather show off how good the games look that I'm running on it.
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July 4, 2012 7:49:44 AM

you'll be fine at all. NOCTUA is very decent cooler.
July 5, 2012 11:58:44 AM

Well that's it then. Have just purchased the noctua NH d14 for £55 from ebuyer. And so it begins, the path to my gaming pc. I'm aiming to have All parts purchased and the system built within 6 weeks. Wis me luck.
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July 5, 2012 12:24:55 PM

GOOD LUCK!
July 5, 2012 1:05:31 PM

Nice cooler... but i'd go for a 2500k instead, they are about the same money and you could get an extra 200mhz as Sandy runs cooler than Ivy.
July 5, 2012 1:07:46 PM

bendy86 said:
Cool. So with the clock set for 4.3-4.5ghz running an overclocked GTX 670 on the asus p8z77 v lk, will I be able to get the best I can get out of games like battlefield 3 and crysis 2. Do you think they will run at full whack.

Yes, but thats if you have at least 6gb of DDR3 ram :) .

You can max games out with i5 at stock speed but overclock is nice. GTX 670 is the best bang for your buck right now and is fantastic.

Good luck with your PC :) .
July 5, 2012 2:32:33 PM

dansgas1000 said:
Yes, but thats if you have at least 6gb of DDR3 ram :) .

You can max games out with i5 at stock speed but overclock is nice. GTX 670 is the best bang for your buck right now and is fantastic.

Good luck with your PC :) .

Thanks. I've changed a few things from my original choices and I think I'm pretty much settled on this list.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£176.78 @ CCL Computers)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler (£61.37 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£109.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£41.51 @ Amazon UK)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£62.99 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£299.60 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case (£64.67 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£70.38 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £887.29
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

I've already purchased the cooler. I've selected the asrock mobo because it is well within budget and it will do what I want. I've got 8gb ram as well.

The one concern I have now is will I need to get low profile ram so the cooler has enough room and doesn't infringe on the ram.

Apart from that, what do you think? Will it play the latest and greates games at there top settings? Remember, I will be overclocking to give it that lil bit extra.
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July 5, 2012 2:52:19 PM

The only thing here I might change is the PSU. The Corsair is not a bad unit but some others will give better voltage regulation and efficiency. I do not know the dollar conversion so this may be your best bang for the buck (hmmm pound).
July 5, 2012 2:55:34 PM

Dogsnake said:
The only thing here I might change is the PSU. The Corsair is not a bad unit but some others will give better voltage regulation and efficiency. I do not know the dollar conversion so this may be your best bang for the buck (hmmm pound).

Do you have any recommendations then?
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July 5, 2012 3:11:54 PM

bendy86 said:
Thanks. I've changed a few things from my original choices and I think I'm pretty much settled on this list.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£176.78 @ CCL Computers)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler (£61.37 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£109.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£41.51 @ Amazon UK)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£62.99 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£299.60 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case (£64.67 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£70.38 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £887.29
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

I've already purchased the cooler. I've selected the asrock mobo because it is well within budget and it will do what I want. I've got 8gb ram as well.

The one concern I have now is will I need to get low profile ram so the cooler has enough room and doesn't infringe on the ram.

Apart from that, what do you think? Will it play the latest and greates games at there top settings? Remember, I will be overclocking to give it that lil bit extra.
It will play all current games on ultra/max settings the NH-D14 you can actually fit two sticks of ripjaws under but not corsair dominator or corsair vengeance which is rather odd to me but it's the facts of the matter you can look here on Noctua site as to which ram is compatible they provide a chat http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=w... personally i would rather be safe than sorry and just get some low profile ram any of these would do if you decide to go that route RAM:G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM:G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... anyway good luck!BTW nice build looks like it's going to be a kick ass mid high end gaming beast congrats! ;) 
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July 5, 2012 3:14:41 PM

Just FYI, my 3570K at 3.8GHz with Turbo on stays under 100% CPU utilization in BF3 multiplayer on Ultra. You certainly *can* OC higher but at this time it doesn't buy you anything.

Also, I got mine to 4.4GHz stable with a $35 Evo.

Happy gaming!
July 5, 2012 3:17:03 PM

bigcyco1 said:
It will play all current games on ultra/max settings the NH-D14 you can actually fit two sticks of ripjaws under but not corsair dominator or corsair vengeance which is rather odd to me but it's the facts of the matter you can look here on Noctua site as to which ram is compatible they provide a chat http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=w... personally i would rather be safe than sorry and just get some low profile ram any of these would do if you decide to go that route RAM:G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM:G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... anyway good luck!BTW nice build looks like it's going to be a kick ass mid high end gaming beast congrats! ;) 

Thanks. That's what i was hoping for. I had originally picked the low profile corsair but weren't 100% on it. May go back to that now as I think the price is pretty much the same.
I'm now trying to decide if 650w PSU will be enough for when I put another gtx670 in there in a years time.
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July 5, 2012 3:25:56 PM

If you wanted a bit more power for future proofing and had the budget, I would recommend a Seasonic X-760 760W. It is a very good power supply.
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July 5, 2012 4:18:35 PM

bendy86 said:
Thanks. That's what i was hoping for. I had originally picked the low profile corsair but weren't 100% on it. May go back to that now as I think the price is pretty much the same.
I'm now trying to decide if 650w PSU will be enough for when I put another gtx670 in there in a years time.
Well most say it will be and i seen so many different tests and sites say different things that even if it could so what pushing it pretty close i would just go with a SeaSonic X750 or XFX PRO750W all of which are Seasonic made anyway lol but the XFX is Semi-Modular so may be a deal breaker for some
July 5, 2012 7:45:39 PM

Cool, I'll check out prices and try to stick to budget (sort of ). I started off with a £800 budget which has had another £100 added on already(the fiancé don't know that though).
The system has changed a lot from the setup I had, which is great because I'm gonna have a much better system for it so thanks for all the advice. Keep it coming though because I feel like I'm almost there with it.
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July 5, 2012 10:13:28 PM

These are the cheapest ones i know of that are reliable and actually put out what they claim two are 109.99 and the other is 89.99 you can look up reviews of them online by JonnyGURU all he gave good reviews and said they put out what they claim only thing that sucks imo is only the OZC is Fully-Modular the rest are not but those are the best bang for buck SLI reliable PSU's PSU:CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... TX750 V2 this one is actually made by seasonic

PSU:Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU OCZ ZT Series 750W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 6, 2012 2:52:08 PM

bendy86 said:
Thanks. I've changed a few things from my original choices and I think I'm pretty much settled on this list.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£176.78 @ CCL Computers)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler (£61.37 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£109.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£41.51 @ Amazon UK)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£62.99 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£299.60 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case (£64.67 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£70.38 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £887.29
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

I've already purchased the cooler. I've selected the asrock mobo because it is well within budget and it will do what I want. I've got 8gb ram as well.

The one concern I have now is will I need to get low profile ram so the cooler has enough room and doesn't infringe on the ram.

Apart from that, what do you think? Will it play the latest and greates games at there top settings? Remember, I will be overclocking to give it that lil bit extra.



I'd rather get a HAF 912 Plus case for £5 more. It has high air flow, hence the name 'HAF' (High Air Flow)
July 6, 2012 3:54:44 PM

You should also get a solid state drive if your really looking for overall performance. Save the 1TB drive for file storage.
July 6, 2012 4:07:32 PM

DarkOutlaw said:
You should also get a solid state drive if your really looking for overall performance. Save the 1TB drive for file storage.

I've been thinking about a SSD but it takes it way over budget. I would've loved to had one though.
July 6, 2012 4:17:32 PM

But what would the benefits be actually in game and with o/cing over a normal HDD. I know that load times are dramatically reduced but how will it effect things like the FPS in game and things like that?
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July 6, 2012 4:40:53 PM

No impact on FPS but yes, much faster load times.
July 6, 2012 4:44:36 PM

I dunno how to explain it...its like..dips in your FPS. I see alot of people with the issue in Diablo III. They will go from there normal FPS and then it will stutter and drop from lets say 100 fps to 60 fps until the hard drive catches up. May people have fixed this issue by putting the files accessed onto a USB flash drive, but realistically if your gonna do that you might as well upgrade your hdd. Other than 'stuttering' I dont really know how to explain it. This is not all games either, but rarely does a game not access your hdd.
July 6, 2012 4:47:00 PM

Ok for some reason I cannot edit my posts...

I remember installing Doom 3 onto a flash drive back in the day.
July 6, 2012 10:14:25 PM

Is 7200rpm enough for hard drive speed? I really dont want to pay £100000 on SSD's TBH.
July 6, 2012 10:21:27 PM

I may eventually upgrade to ssd but will see what happens. It y be worth getting one once I eventually SLI the gtx 670 and the case is open again.
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July 10, 2012 5:26:26 PM

The Noctua NH-D14 Wont fit in a mid tower case!!! :non: 
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July 10, 2012 6:16:16 PM

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The Noctua NH-D14 Wont fit in a mid tower case!!! :non: 
Who told you that crock of *** it fits fine in three i know of and i bet there more
July 10, 2012 7:03:10 PM

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The Noctua NH-D14 Wont fit in a mid tower case!!! :non: 


Epic fail...I may like my Hyper 212 better than the Noctua, but they both will fit most mid cases. There may be a couple out there it wont, but it would have to be some back water case that hardly anyone has bought.
July 10, 2012 7:13:59 PM

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The Noctua NH-D14 Wont fit in a mid tower case!!! :non: 

I've already looked into that and yes, there are a few out there that it won't fit in but the cases I've been interested in are all over 200mm wide which should accommodate the NH-d14. There's is even a review with one of the cases I've been thinking about getting (cooler master storm enforcer) that is quite a thin case compared to some and that says it just fits in.
July 11, 2012 3:06:06 PM

Well my noctua NH-d14 has arrived today and it's a beast. If this was a human, it would need a crane to get out of bed and would probably have a leg missing due to type 2 diabetes. It's certainly on the overweight size.

So that's the 1st part of my build delivered. I got this 1st as it was on offer for £34.99 delivered, which I thought was a bargain.

The question is now, what do I get next?
July 12, 2012 3:36:16 AM

I dunno what do you need? I thought you had everything but the cooler and mobo.
July 12, 2012 4:44:51 AM

DarkOutlaw said:
I dunno what do you need? I thought you had everything but the cooler and mobo.

No, they were the 2 parts I still hadn't really made my mind up on yet.
July 12, 2012 7:38:44 AM

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The Noctua NH-D14 Wont fit in a mid tower case!!! :non: 


my nh-d14 fits in my Fractal Design Arc Midi just fine, with plenty of room to spare. You obviously don't know your stuff.
October 24, 2012 5:23:13 PM

J_E_D_70 said:
Just FYI, my 3570K at 3.8GHz with Turbo on stays under 100% CPU utilization in BF3 multiplayer on Ultra. You certainly *can* OC higher but at this time it doesn't buy you anything.

Also, I got mine to 4.4GHz stable with a $35 Evo.

Happy gaming!


The reason why it doesn't make too much of a difference in BF3 is because that game is very GPU focused. You still want a good CPU to run it, but not much of an FPS difference will be made between an AMD FX or an i5. (in that game)
October 28, 2012 9:36:16 PM

The answer is yes, mine runs it, perfectly
November 15, 2012 5:15:25 PM

bendy86 said:
Well my noctua NH-d14 has arrived today and it's a beast.


Remember to mount the Noctua NH-D14 pipes horizontally in your case for optimal cooling.

Also the fans need to be installed so that the airflow is down onto the motherboard in preference to away from

it for optimum cooling (as per Noctua's instructions).

Don't put excessive thermal paste between the mounting and processor heads, it will lower cpu heat extraction if you do.
November 15, 2012 5:21:32 PM

2 arrows on the side of both fans show you the direction of fan rotation and heat extraction.
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