Question Noctua NH-U14S or Noctua NH-U12S

NautilusOctopus

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I have a i7-6700 with a standard cooler on an ATX board. I want to replace the stock cooler because it's too loud. Which should I buy? The price difference is only $10 usd.
Is it worth it to upgrade on an old PC anyways?
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rubix_1011

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Might also make sure you can support the cooler height in your case:

NH-U12S: 158mm (without fan)
NH-U14S: 165mm (without fan)

Neither are incredibly tall by cooler standards, a few cases have clearance problems, although most recently designed ones allow for large air coolers like these.
 

NautilusOctopus

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Might also make sure you can support the cooler height in your case:

NH-U12S: 158mm (without fan)
NH-U14S: 165mm (without fan)

Neither are incredibly tall by cooler standards, a few cases have clearance problems, although most recently designed ones allow for large air coolers like these.
I checked the compatibility and both should fit. Which should I choose?
 

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