It's just far enough off that someone thinking that the prices they are looking at are in Canadian dollars could easily select the wrong component if there are various choices, such as with the Asrock Z77 Extreme4 motherboards. If you compare Newegg.com vs Newegg.ca prices, for example, you'll see what I mean.
I see, but in that case just go with the full name of the component and not something similar that is also based on the price :P
Normally that works, but in certain cases like the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 motherboards, there are two with nearly identical names! :)Kalganized:
According to most of the reviews I've seen, the Noctua NH-D14 seems to be just as good, if not better than, the Corsair Hydro H80 and the H100 as well (unless you start swapping out the push/pull fans for better flowing ones). I've also checked out the performance graphs which compare multiple CPU cooling solutions and it looks like the Noctua is the best choice. Does this make sense or am I missing something important?
I'm considering the Noctua NH-D14 or the Corsair Hydro H100 at the moment and I have three concerns. The first is with regards to the Noctua having RAM clearance issues; assuming I go with G.Skill RipjawsX on the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 motherboard, do you think this will be a problem for me?I found this compatability list, so the Noctua should be alright with the RAM I have in mind:
My other two concerns are with the H100. I've never run water cooling before and I am wondering how often (if ever) these things can leak and/or do something to fry the expensive stuff inside any given case - do you know this? I'd be more tempted to get the H100 if the D-14 would really pose a problem for my RAM slots, assuming it even fits in my case! My last concern with the H100 is noise levels. I've read that it can be really loud, which would make sense with 4 fans, but I can't find any reference to exactly how loud it can get. Any idea?
Ultimately, I'm trying to figure out the best chance at getting the 3570k up to or past the 5ghz mark running stable, 24/7. If that seems out of reach on either of those two CPU cooling solutions, I'd still be pretty happy since my current CPU is a 2ghz - OCed! :P
As a side note, I think I saw you mention that you have an H80. What kind of results are you getting with that for your OC & temps/stability? If I figure out that the H100's radiator is too large to fit inside my case, I'd be looking at the H80 versus the D-14.It turns out that the H100 won't fit into my case properly without a good amount of modding, so it's either the H80 or the NH-D14 for me.
*Edit: Added compatability list for RAM with Noctua NH-D14 & added a blurb about the H100 not fitting in the case I am looking to buy.