Solved Noctua NH-C14 vs Noctua U9S vs be quiet Dark Rock TF

Veryaton

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It looks like the DRTF can fit, but it’s super tight, and I’m not totally convinced it’s worth the hassle
Yes, I also saw this webpage, and because this I purchased the Dark Rock TF, I have Corsair LPX ram modules, but for me this setup is dangerous, I travel with the computer and I don't like these ram modules pushed.
 

Smanci

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Apr 21, 2017
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Macho 90 (vs U9S) has the upper hand in low-noise cooling. Also half the price.
 

Brude27

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Jun 21, 2018
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If you consider an U9S, maybe you can consider the Thermalright Silver Arrow 130 too, which should beat an U9S easily.
SA13 should fit inside a M1 (but you should investigate further).
I would be open to giving this cooler a shot, but where can I find one? I only did a quick search, but didn't see regular availability for my region (USA). I looks pretty nice, though! I'll do some more research on this one, and thank you for the suggestion!

Yes, I also saw this webpage, and because this I purchased the Dark Rock TF, I have Corsair LPX ram modules, but for me this setup is dangerous, I travel with the computer and I don't like these ram modules pushed.
Ahh, then my suspicion was correct... LPX wouldn't make the difference. Good to know, and I'm sorry you had to deal with the issue I was hesitantly heading towards. I'll just cross the DRTF off my list, then. Thanks for the comments. :)

Macho 90 (vs U9S) has the upper hand in low-noise cooling. Also half the price.
The Macho 90 has the same issue as the SA13... I don't see where it's available, but I still appreciate the suggestion. :)
 
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tinyitx

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I would be open to giving this cooler a shot, but where can I find one? I only did a quick search, but didn't see regular availability for my region (USA). I looks pretty nice, though! I'll do some more research on this one, and thank you for the suggestion!
https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/thermalright-silver-arrow-130mm-tower-cooler.8610/
This thread has a lot of info.
Simply put, Thermalright is mainly available in the Chinese market nowadays. You can use an agent to order from Taobao. No sweat.
 

omnikron

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Jun 1, 2019
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Yes, I also saw this webpage, and because this I purchased the Dark Rock TF, I have Corsair LPX ram modules, but for me this setup is dangerous, I travel with the computer and I don't like these ram modules pushed.
So even with the corsair LPX ram it was pushing?