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Noctua NH-D14 vs Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme

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February 16, 2012 3:00:21 PM

Hi guys , i have trouble testing a cooler for my cpu , cz no shop allows me to do that here , i just should Buy & i should be sure about my decision

Ok i have phenom 955Be & it goes over 64C & i hardly keep it under 62 C

i have gaming CASE so its just about crap Fan on CPu it self

now which one i should go for ,

1.Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme

2.Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler


, many told me that COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO , but i need something Biger & better & Safe for Future , I rly want no trouble while gaming , i wanna closer my head & look trought the case & see LED showing something lower than 55C & not 64 wowwww . ( while gaming ) , i have no problem while normal use cz its 35 C

SO just tell me which of those options are best ! & can they rly Cool Down my CPU ? how much Cooler ? is it SAFE decision ?

My Case is GREEN GAMING X3 ! New stuff :D 






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February 16, 2012 11:03:21 PM

Link the retailer site please.
Is this the site in the middle east somewhere?
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February 17, 2012 4:36:27 PM

Yes the Tuniq is fine and comes with very good paste.
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February 17, 2012 6:10:23 PM

I like Tuniq Towers. I got LGA 775 versions (way back in 2008) for my E6600 in my HTPC and for my Q9450 in my primary PC. I'm not too crazy about the included fan, but then again I have a tendency to replace any and all fans that comes a PC case or 3rd party heatsink. I don't touch the GPUs though.

The Tuniq Tower can passively cool my E6600 which I don't OC anyway.
February 19, 2012 2:06:44 PM

Ok ok , but what about Noctua NH-D14 ? 2 heatsinks 3 big coolers ?

I know both are great , just wanna know which one is better ? Tuniq or Noctua ?

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February 19, 2012 2:22:25 PM

Noctua with 2 heatsinks and 3 fans only gets 4-5 degrees over my Zalmans CNPS 11X, it is heavy and cumbersome not to mention stupid looking, if you have a side window serious opt away from the Noctua on aesthetic appeal.

The Zalmans comes with a nice blue LED, good thermal grease and delivers high end cooling, weighs nothing and looks nice.
February 21, 2012 2:09:31 PM

But i saw they R using Noctua for Cooling & OCing high end CPus ?

SO u guys say that Tuniq is better ?
February 21, 2012 2:13:37 PM

Cm on Guys , im In HURRY ! I rly need to grab one ASAP . Please please please & plEZ
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February 21, 2012 3:27:52 PM

The Noctua is high quality, you really can't do to much better for $85
February 21, 2012 4:22:33 PM

Noctua D14 is the one u should go for
( Consider the Corsair H100 too ... )
February 23, 2012 6:34:05 AM

Noctua ! Got it ! Any more Vots for Noctua ? ARE you Sure that I should forget about Tuniq ?

& One more question , will Noctua keep my Phenom 955 BE under 60C ( I want it to be in Safe range ) no matter how heavy game im playing .
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February 23, 2012 8:10:18 AM

The DH14 is priced how it is, and gotten the awards it has for a reason. While it ain't pretty it is damn good at doing what it does.
February 23, 2012 12:50:28 PM

Keep in mind, if you are running 4 sticks of RAM with tall heatsinks you may have clearance issues with both of these heatsinks.
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February 23, 2012 12:55:31 PM

It worked fine with Ripjaws X and they have rather high profile heat spreaders, should be okay. You have to worry more about gross factor and the fact the thing is heavy, poor strain on your motherboard.
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February 24, 2012 11:53:01 AM

NOCTUA (HxWxD) 160mmx140mmx158mm

CASE 450mmx220mmx490mm

It should be fine.


If you are looking for something smaller and prettier, the Zalmans CNPS 11X is great, not to much of a drop off from the Noctua, has smaller dimensions and keeps your system cool. I have summer ambient temps of around 28-34 degrees centigrade and the cooler keeps it around the 28-32 range, 45-55 load. (running stock speeds)

That said the Noctua is a great unit.
February 24, 2012 3:45:07 PM

No no its fine , I dont care about Apperance , most important is Stuff Quality


& since it will fit properly then I can say its JUST GREAT ! Zalmans CNPS 11X ? ill consider it too ! thx alot for all info
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