With the system running at stock settings the Prolimatech Genesis cooled the Intel Core i7-3690X to 56.67*C, that is 4.5 degrees behind the Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 on low. The Genesis with the Vortex 14 fans is very quiet, if not silent. Given its size I was hoping for better performance.
With the system overclocked to 4.5GHz the Genesis did well, coming in at 70.83*C closing the gap between it and the Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 on low to less than a degree. Going on similar sound levels the two are cloesly matched, however bumping up the fan speed on the NH-D14 SE2011 has large performance gain and is still very quiet. The upside to the Genesis is the ability to run tall RAM which is not posible with the NH-D14.