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    Alternative to NH-D14?

    Okay, so the cooler I wanted is out of stock. What's a good alternative to the nh-d14 and around the same price?

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    Re: Alternative to NH-D14?

    Thermalright sliver arrow and NZXT Havik 140 are supposed to be around the same level

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    Re: Alternative to NH-D14?

    How about a Phanteks PH-TC14PE?

    Slightly better performance in some reviews and the price should be all the same Noctua NH-D14 for £56.86 vs. Phanteks PH-TC14PE_RD for £53.98.

    EDIT : There is even a Hexus review about the PH-TC14PE > Phanteks PH-TC14PE Hexus review.

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    Re: Alternative to NH-D14?

    Oohhh. shiny~ Still I'm wondering if you guys know of a review site kinda like frostytech to compare them?

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    Re: Alternative to NH-D14?

    Phanteks PH-TC14PE
    Thermalright Silver Arrow
    Noctua NH-D14
    Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme

    You could also take a look at the Thermalright Macho or TRUE 140 they're good

    Other heatsinks which do well include the noisy Thermaltake Frio, the well loved Prolimatech Megahalems and Prolimatech Armageddon.

    But Phanteks PH-TC14PE and Thermalright Silver Arrow have proven themselves very worthy in the air cooling market.
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    Re: Alternative to NH-D14?

    No love for the DarkRockPro2 ?
    I have one of these and it's quiet and extremely powerful. Not listed on Frosty tech...
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: Alternative to NH-D14?

    Phanteks seems to have a slight edge over the noctua even with low fan speeds. And it's a damn sight prettier too. Guess I have an alternative~ Though I wonder if it'll fit in the phantom410. there was a concern there about memory clearance...
    Last edited by kylina; 22-01-2013 at 01:41 PM.

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    Re: Alternative to NH-D14?

    Quote Originally Posted by kylina View Post
    Phanteks seems to have a slight edge over the noctua even with low fan speeds. And it's a damn sight prettier too. Guess I have an alternative~ Though I wonder if it'll fit in the phantom410. there was a concern there about memory clearance...
    I have the NH-D14 at home built a system with the phanteks, looks like a D14 clone (the hinksink not the fans) but i found them to be louader than the D14 are, but the cooling preformance was very good.

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    Re: Alternative to NH-D14?

    tbh, the noise wouldn't really bother me as I normally have head phones on. Though, d'you think it's loud enough to bother a room next door with fairly thin walls? i.e. where you can hear someone talking on the phone.

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    Re: Alternative to NH-D14?

    no should be fine imho

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