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Zalman's heatsink & fans has always been on the cool-looking side.

 

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Love this thread. The last two coolers look more like spaceships than coolers.


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D14 on a OCd cpu running 600rpm fans, yeah nah, your full of shit. Like completely full of shit

Wow you and IVIeLt are so narrowminded it's untrue, and you've both made yourselves looks like complete idiots, I've got a 3770k@4.6Ghz using a NH-U14s, and guess what the fans are running at 700rpm and I get a max of 81-82c at load.Try not to be so wrong in the future yeah?


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The new NH-D15 from Noctua. It's gorgeous.


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CPU: i7 3770k@ 4.6Ghz@ 1.23v - GPU: Palit GTX 660ti - MOBO: Asrock Extreme 4 - RAM: Corsair vengeance 8GB 1600Mhz - PSU: OCZ 650watt - STORAGE: 128Gb corsair force GT SSD/ 1TB seagate barracuda 7200rpm

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Not letting this thread die...

 

(really big picture of Asus Silent Knight II)

I am a fan of those older Asus coolers. Like...

 

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Edit: mrzee, your first post on these forums was to revive my thread? i'm touched! :) and welcome!

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I really like v8 gts


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you guys lack taste, bow down to the superior looks of the cryorig universal! honestly not as good looking as i remember, but dammn it would be awesome in a themed build! and it performs great from what i remember, if only they would fix the black parts to make it more slick and integrate the plastic shroud abit better, there probably are better looking coolers but looking around and seeing what people prefer i don't think i am ever going to discover that cooler :P.

 

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*wee bit thread necro, shame on me, thought the last reply was more recent  :huh: , oh well it could have been worse*

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360MM 45MM thick radiator will beat out a NH-D14.

 

Comparing CLCs to an Air Cooler though? If you're looking at a 360mm 45mm thick Rad, probably in some sort of custom loop, which costs how much comparative to an air cooler?

 

Not really a good comparison dude


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Oh, by the way, this happened today

 

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I'll let you guys be the judge


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NH-D14

Or the EKL Alpenfohn K2

Those are the prettiest.


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I'd like to see Zalman freshen up their CNPS9900 Max cooler. The heatsink itself is beautiful, probably the sexiest around, but that fan needs to be quieter, the cables should be plain black, and I'd like to see white LED and no LED options. I also love how they fit so well with the blower fans on the newer Nvidia reference coolers.

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Also, I'd like to recommend the Cryorig H5 to anybody looking for solid value and nice clean aesthetics.

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(as a bonus, neither of these will cover up your RAM slots)

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