there is not much difference between the dh14 and the a70. A degree here and there. A70 is great too in every sense of the word.
I told you a degree here and there.....check....and the price difference of Rs 1500 between the two will justify the 2°C ....
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Its great aint it.......?
Both are good, but hd7870 CF would cost 4k more, if OP can afford it, then go for it.
@The Incinerator: Difference between Load temperature and ambient is not a way to measure the efficiency of any cooler at the first place. The method is wrong. To compare one need to test all the coolers with same setup, at the same ambient and then he has to post the result, period.
But again, we can't find Noctua NH-D14 in India at the present time which leaves OP with only one solution which is to get other cooler.
A70 is never a VFM cooler thanks to the presence of Hyper 212 EVO which provides very good cooling compared to its price. Choosing A70 over Hyper 212 EVO would be a bad move because there is very little difference between those two to justify the (indian) price difference.
There is ~15-20C temperature difference in load condition.
i am thinking about getting this card instead of the sapphire 7970 oc
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Between the D14 and A70???!!! Where did you read that?
Secondly if you look closely to the links you have posted you are just plain contradicting your ownself. Now why I say that is because in the table the difference of temps between the D14 and NHu12P is between 2C to 4C at max. We all know that the A70 is better than the NHU12P , hence A70 would be very close to the D14 or lag by a 2C at max and that is justified by the price difference between the D14 and A70. Is it that hard to fathom?
Next the noise issue with A70 is only because the fan that it comes along with in not PWM ones and runs at full speed no matter what. Now if attach the adapter connect it to a fan controller (PWM outlest) or simply buy two PWM fans the sound issue will be gone.
Third , the CM 212EVO is great no doubt but you cant compare it to the build quality of the A70. And yes the A70 cools better too than the EVO and that is the evidence supporting why the build quality matters.
Good choice but it best bought within Rs 31,500.
my first preference would be the D14 or the NHU12P.
but if not available ( which up until now is the case) im torn between the A70 & the Hyper 212 EVO (push pull ).
So among the three which would be the best performing.
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