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December 22, 2011 12:44:28 PM

I'm plannig on getting the InWin Dragon Rider but due to the size a normal sized CPU cooler won't fit with the 220mm fan. So what would be the better option?
Keeping the big 220mm fan and using the Noctua NH-C14 or replacing the 220mm fan with 3 Akasa AK-FN059 and using the Akasa Venom Voodoo CPU cooler?

Dragon Rider
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004HGE5Q8/ref=ox_sc...

NH-C14
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS...

AK-FN059
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003S4XOB2/ref=ox_sc...

Venom Voodoo
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005O6519K/ref=ox_sc...

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December 22, 2011 1:53:08 PM

Go with Noctua.
December 22, 2011 2:26:35 PM

sosofm said:
Go with Noctua.



Why?
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December 22, 2011 2:39:11 PM

Devastater6194 said:
Why?

Because it's generally considered the best top-down cooler available for situations such as yours.
http://www.ebuyer.com/253480-noctua-nh-c14-top-flow-fle...
What cpu are you cooling?
If it's a SB cpu i personally think high end coolers are not necessary.
December 22, 2011 2:46:00 PM

The Noctua NH-C14 is actually rated the coolers top down cooler option, the only ones which beat it on the comparisons are the ALC's which technically arn't even top down.

It does raise a good point that you could install an ALC such as the H80 into that case without issue.
December 22, 2011 3:26:45 PM

Planning to do a new build for ivy bridge.
Are the fans on the Nh-c14 replaceable with Ak-fn059.
Won't overclock my CPU high enough to warrant a water cooler.
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December 22, 2011 3:35:47 PM

Devastater6194 said:
Planning to do a new build for ivy bridge.
Are the fans on the Nh-c14 replaceable with Ak-fn059.
Won't overclock my CPU high enough to warrant a water cooler.

Ivy Bridge(77W TDP) runs cooler then SB so the Noctua is overkill imo.
But hey it's your money!
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