Gaming Rig 80k

d6bmg

BMG ftw!!
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.

d14 >> a70, period.

I told you a degree here and there.....check....and the price difference of Rs 1500 between the two will justify the 2°C ....

Corsair A70 Dual 120mm Fan CPU Cooler Review - Corsair A70 Benchmarking Results - Legit Reviews
Corsair A70 CPU Cooler Review | Hardware Secrets


Its great aint it.......?

Read the review properly, not only the graphs. It is not 2C.
Legit review: a good please to find occasional wrong and bad quality of reviews. Avoid it.
About hardware secret: what you didn't see is the difference between ambient is HUGE. D14 is tested at 14C ambient, whereas A70 is tested as 26C ambient.
Thus that end discussion of that review is WRONG.

Want to know real difference in performance between D14 & A50/70. See these reviews:
Noctua NH-D14 Review » Page 4 - Testing - Overclockers Club
Corsair A50 and A70 Review » Page 4 - Testing Setup & Results - Overclockers Club

There is ~15-20C temperature difference in load condition.
 
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Aj12

Aj12

Broken In
Both are good, but hd7870 CF would cost 4k more, if OP can afford it, then go for it.

wont the mvg be too cramped for a cf/sli setup..
would the extra performane gain be a tradeoff for stuttering and scaling issues. i chose to go with a single gpu setup to avoid these but with a current generation cf/sli setup there are no major problems i would go for a multi gpu setup.
 

The Incinerator

Human Spambot
@d6bmg....... I would say read the reviews more care fully. Ambient Temps difference should be subtracted from the load temps to find the actuals. Its that simple. And yes I completely agree with the noise the A70 produces over the Noctua,but with Scythe fan that can be overcome too,even then you will save Rs 700 or more. But Noctua does that out of the box and the Corsair dosnt. But for a savings of Rs 1500 Corsair is not a bad buy at all.

And @d6bmg.......the difference of temps between the two is not more than 2°C....:)
 

gameranand

Living to Play
Well D14 can't be compared to A70 of course. I am talking about u12p which performs like A70 but is dead silent. D14 performs much better.
 

d6bmg

BMG ftw!!
@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.
 
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gameranand

Living to Play
@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.

Agreed. He should buy a Hyper 212 EVO and make a push pull setup himself.
 

The Incinerator

Human Spambot
There is ~15-20C temperature difference in load condition.

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.
 
OP
Aj12

Aj12

Broken In
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.

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 ).

Good choice but it best bought within Rs 31,500.

So among the three which would be the best performing.

sapphire 7970 oc
Asus 7970 dc2
Asus 7970 matrix
 
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Myth

Cyborg Agent
The matrix performs the best, though sapphire is the most vfm.
Compared to the sapphire, the others might not be worth the extra money.
 

Cilus

laborare est orare
Another option is Sapphire HD 7970 Vapor-X OC version which is around 30K in Kolkata. This card is the vest VFM custom cooler based factory overclocked card in my opinion. VAPOR-X cooler is comparable to DC II coolers from Asus and also overclocks like hell. It is also a dual slot version unlike the tripple slot version of DC II.
 
Sapphire vapour-x is the one I would prefer as it is a better vfm than the matrix.

Sapphire vapour-x is the one I would prefer as it is a better vfm than the matrix.
 

gameranand

Living to Play
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.

sapphire 7970 oc
Asus 7970 dc2
Asus 7970 matrix

1. It actuallt depends on the RAM you are getting. If you are getting Corsair Vengeance then you can't install D14 very simple. Also D14 is heavy cooler so I think your Mobo should also be very sturdy. I am not sure about this, let others comment.
If you get U12P then you are alright with everything. If you can't find it then you are between 212 EVO and A70. I would say that if you have money then you can buy A70 also but if you wanna save money then go with 212 EVO. :)

As for GPU Asus 7970 Matrix performs the best but its also higher on the price side. Sapphire 7970 would give you best VFM IMO.
 
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