feel like swapping in a slighty bigger fan would help this one.
They weren't kidding with the "Rock" in its name...
That is pretty good for a quiet gaming rig if you aren't looking for tons of overclocking (even then, it could handle a lot).
Kind of looks like a Scythe Ninja that needs more pressure to work.
Seems like it should work good as long as systems have clearance.
Looks good but I'm really getting used to closed loop H20.
Will you stop tempting me to try those things(closed loop)
My mATX case is quite full because of the NH-D14. Full enough to make me wonder if it hurts overall performance in any way.
That's a really thick heatsink for not a lot of fan; I think the CM 212EVO is also rated for 180w. Reviews pending, I am not sure I would pay that much for it. By the time you've put another fan on it, or switched out for "better" fans, you've spent as much as an out-of-the-box enthusiast cooler.
I'm surprised that big chunky coolers are acceptable norm for PCs.
Heavy and bulky, aren't they dangerous for motherboard stretching and producing ripping of copper leads?
Currently water coolers are affordable and easy to install, providing very much same cooling capabilities. The price referred in article is same for basic water cooler setup!