The Big Air Cooling Sticky!

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Hardware' started by Lardman, Aug 26, 2008.

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  1. MrCupHolder

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    Well if you want something fancier. How about TWO CM Hyper 212's joined together in the form of a Noctua NH-D14. Just make sure you have room for it!
     
  2. sammy_b0i

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    No one has posted in here in a bit, so I thought I'd update my current air cooling situation. Have a True120 mounted with a VenomousX kit. I -had- a Scythe GT on there, but wanted to be able to use all 4 dimm slots, so I grabbed a set of these new Silverstone FW121 slim profile Air Penetrators. I bought them before seeing that they also had the black FN123 version. Don't know if they're different, but the specs for the FW121 are pretty nice. Good static pressure, nice to look at (reminds me of the GT design), not quiet at full speed, but don't want them to be. Full speed is noisy, but that's expected, as it get up to 2,000 RPM.

    Colour scheme definitely doesn't match the red/black of the ROG board. Lol.

    Performance is great. I've got push/pull with all access to Dimm slots with very tall Trident heat spreaders. During The Witcher 3, temps for the CPU don't break 50 deg. Idles in the 20's. Very happy.

    Only issue is that because they're slim, the stock fan clips don't work, so I've cable tied them on. Nice and quiet with rubber strips between them and the heatsink.

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    Actually going to switch to an proper TR VenomousX that should better those temps by a few extra degrees. :thumbup:
     
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  3. Talsek

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    Looking for a 200/230mm fan with molex power and a speed controller/switch

    Anything you guys can recommend?
     
  4. VirtualNinja

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    I highly doubt there is anything on the market with those requirements. Why do you need a speed controller anyway? These large fans generally only hit 800 RPM and make very little noise. as for the molex issue just get a fan header to molex converter.
     
  5. Bold Eagle

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    Holy Ninja thread revival Batman.............you were responding to a comment that was 8-9months old..........

    Whilst were at it.

    Here are some good budget Air Coolers that get some great reviews:
    Deepcool Gammaxx 400 $35
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/deepcool-gammaxx-400-cpu-cooler-review/8/

    Deepcool Gammaxx 300 $28
    http://www.deepcool.com/product/cpucooler/2013-12/7_481.shtml
     
  6. vladtepes

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    Well I may as well kick this thread along....


    I am building a new dual system and it did not for one moment seriously enter my head to use watercooling. H20 + electricity just doesn't sit right for me.... :)

    The bits should be here in the next week or so and I'll incorporate the info in my "Romulus & Remus" - Dual System Build thread.



    Cheers
     
  7. Dimtar

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    Looking at a new build. I have two boxes now, both built in the same month. One has a AIO Corsair Hxx CPU cooler and its loud after 3 years (probably just the built in fan)

    Whilst my other box has a Noctua air cooler, never makes any noise and as far as I can tell cools nicely. Am I crazy to think of putting another Noctua air cooler in my new build over an AIO water cooler?
     
  8. Bold Eagle

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    AIO cooler is going to be affected by the fans used (I always bought after market fans) - so if you put the same Noctua fans on the AIO you may have similar noise outcomes.

    The Noctue are quite because of the fans as well as the design.
     
  9. Agg

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    When you say loud after 3 years.. is the radiator full of dust?
     
  10. ShredSticks

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    If you only have a 120/140mm AIO then you will certainly notice a performance difference if you upgrade to a big air cooler. Smaller AIOs are really only good for aesthetics, also in the long run they have more points of failure. And the pump adds another noise generating component.
    Fortunately the only thing that really can break on a heatsink is the fans. Although as Agg mentioned check that the fins aren't full of dust as this will be forcing the fan to run at full speed without achieving much.

    Noctua are pretty amazing but they aren't the only ones these days, check out some of the offerings from Cryorig and BeQuiet too.
     
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  11. Dimtar

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    I am pretty sure you're right, TY.

    I like the look of the Noctuas, thanks for your help here.
     
  12. Spork!

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    Would you like to buy a box of beige and babyshit brown???? Going cheap.

    I'm sorry. Noctuas cool very well, and are well made. I've owned one. But to "like the look" of them? Sir, you are a unique individual, and I salute you. ;)
    The heatsinks themselves - not a problem - but the fans...
     
  13. Dimtar

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    Haha, I see how that sounds. I meant I like the look of them, the setup, the warranty, the price etc. On the note of aesthetics, I don't care. I am too old for RGB LEDs etc. so every light I can turn off will be off.
     
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    Hi guys,

    I am trying to optimise the air flow in my LAN build. I had to glue a fan mount to the front of the case, as you can see the perforations aren't really designed for fans, but rather passive air flow, so i figured with the black front panel also has vents, i'd try and have an intake fan there. I am now thinking maybe i should have the front fan as an exhaust and the rear fan as intake. What do you reckon?

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  15. Bold Eagle

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    It looks correct the way it is larger intake to a smaller outlet - I have 2x140mm in and 1x120mm push/pull rad H70 going out.
     
  16. MR CHILLED

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    I think that would be absolutely fine, you're moving air through the case and over the hot parts :thumbup:
     

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