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#1 Nemo

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 08:35 PM

Noctua's NH-U12P series cooler has enjoyed a great deal of success and won its fair share of awards, so when Noctua announced the NH-D14 cooler with promises of better performance at reduced noise levels one has to wonder how just how well does the cooler live up to those promises. To find out, check out ccokeman's review - http://www.overclock...s/noctua_nhd14/

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 08:43 PM

Coke you should try and see if that sucker can run passive, then and only then can we crown it king.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 09:38 PM

I wonder if you could run 3 fans f you set it up properly?

Might not work unless you set it up just right though.

That being said ccokeman you should try out some different configurations of the fans, as well as trying to use a standard 120MM fan in place of Noctuas to see if they are indeed any better.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 09:59 PM

I wonder if you could run 3 fans f you set it up properly?

Might not work unless you set it up just right though.

That being said ccokeman you should try out some different configurations of the fans, as well as trying to use a standard 120MM fan in place of Noctuas to see if they are indeed any better.

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 02:36 AM

I remember when this cooler had a post in a different forum. Coke said he had his grubby hands on one. I've been paitently waiting for it.

Thanks Coke for the review. I want dibs on it >_<

+1 for different fan setups..

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 03:10 AM

nice work cokeman. its nice to see that the TRUE has finally been overthrown
+1 for playing around (and having some fun) with the fan configs when you get the time

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 03:27 AM

I would love one but it wouldnt fit my my Reapers. . with my Core Contact Freezer I had to put the ram in the far slots because the fan hits the "handles" on my ram.

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 03:29 AM

That shape does look awfully familiar... IFX-14 anyone? :) Nice review though Frank!

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 03:57 AM

That shape does look awfully familiar... IFX-14 anyone? :) Nice review though Frank!


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Posted 11 December 2009 - 04:48 AM

That shape does look awfully familiar... IFX-14 anyone? :) Nice review though Frank!

though it does bear two extra heatpipes, there's no way it could be a cheapshot :rolleyes:

Anyways, I'd be more curious to see it's passive performance since I'd never run a cooler that ridiculous if it lacked the ability to run passive (most likely stock clocked of course :D)

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 05:30 AM

I have to have this beast cooling my PII. :drools:

Thanks for the review Frank.


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Posted 11 December 2009 - 08:01 AM

How's its performance with just the single fan in the middle? If I understand correctly, removing the 12cm fan on the outside will give room for tall ram heatsinks right?