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Which Cooler is better?

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July 2, 2011 11:44:38 PM

your first link is not working-brings you to part of toms forum

second link
is good
I dont have experience with that cooler
but it looks good
and Zalman is an extremely respected company

but without first link I cannot answer your question :) 
July 3, 2011 12:26:56 AM

The first link is this: AND if the link didn't work it's the Noctua NH-D14

So is the second link is better? I mostly prefer the second link because it can handle up to TDP of 320 Watts(I Think) awhile others are aound the 200 watts(Probably lower)...
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July 3, 2011 1:40:50 AM

Just going from reviews and from what I hear on Toms
the Noctua is supposed to the best
that is one of the most highly rated
with that said
I dont think you can go wrong with either one
try a search on toms on Noctua NH-D14 and you wil see many recomendations
of that cooler
July 3, 2011 2:22:42 AM

BUT, the Heatpipes on the second link is way better than Noctua Heatpipes... Is there any test or reviews on both link together?
July 3, 2011 2:46:57 AM

this article compares 9 different coolers

from reading it
the Noctual is rather large and hard to fit
though it is the best air cooler
so the Zalman would be the easier fit
July 3, 2011 3:20:42 AM

Agree everywhere you read on the web teh Noctua is considered the best
in its price range
only complaint if size and fitting it
I dont think you would want to use it on a mATX board
definitely would have trouble with tall ram like Ripjaws

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July 3, 2011 1:06:27 PM

The Noctua is better in terms of cooling but the Zalman unit is no slouch either. I do believe the Noctua unit is the quieter among the two. So obviously, it comes out the winner here. Now what are you going to cool with it? And are you sure it fits your case? Its a huge cooler.
July 3, 2011 6:21:39 PM

Best answer selected by LegendKiller.
July 3, 2011 6:59:27 PM

Good selection then. Enjoy the Noctua performance. I hope your processor does not catch any cold!!
February 3, 2012 6:43:26 PM

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