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    How many fans can I run off one fan header?

    It's not something that can be stated without knowing what fans' amp load rating is. While most fan headers will handle up to about 1amp / 12w, problem is most fan amp ratings are running amp load, not startup load. Startup load is 2-4 times higher than running .. which is why most fan header...
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    Battle of the air/thermal siphon coolers ( Noctua NH-D15 vs. IceGiant ProSiphon Elite )

    Prosiphon is no doubt a very good cooler, but it's performance isn't evident on normal wattage CPUs. Several users reported higher temps using Prosiphon than with heatpipe coolers. Prosiphon will cool normal CPU but only starts to rise above traditional heatpipe coolers when mounted on super...
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    Battle of the air/thermal siphon coolers ( Noctua NH-D15 vs. IceGiant ProSiphon Elite )

    NH-D14 with stock fans is not quite as good as NH-D15, but with same fans it is slightly better. That's assuming same seat quality / heat transfer ability into ccoler, which is hard to verify.
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    Battle of the air/thermal siphon coolers ( Noctua NH-D15 vs. IceGiant ProSiphon Elite )

    If I remember correctly Silver Arrow came with TY-140 fans with a max speed of 1300rpm and idled down to about 550rpm. Newest generation (there are several generations) is DL-D14, basically same fan with 350-1500rpm range. "Better" fans are basically just higher rpm versions. TY-143 is...
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    Battle of the air/thermal siphon coolers ( Noctua NH-D15 vs. IceGiant ProSiphon Elite )

    What freeagentt and TheSlySly said. I have same cooler as well as several other top tier coolers (PH-TC14PE, Silver Arrow IB-E, HE01, etc). Thermalright is one of if not best cooler company out there, and Frost Commander 140 is easily as good if not better than all coolers I've used / tested...
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    What mini tool do I need to remove mini retaining rings from cooling fan shafts?

    Google search for "mini circlip pliers" should give you some choices. Think mine came in a set of 4 pliers from ebay years ago.
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    New 5800x with NH-U12P SE1366 R possibly heat issues?

    Are stock fan the FT181? They are good fans but not easy to find.
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    New 5800x with NH-U12P SE1366 R possibly heat issues?

    It will work okay off-center.
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    New 5800x with NH-U12P SE1366 R possibly heat issues?

    Could fan in front of GPU be slid back a little so it's more centered below CPU? Reason I say to block vent where there is no fan is so air fans move into case has to flow up and out top, not leak around and below to be drawn back into fan going in circles. ;)
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    New 5800x with NH-U12P SE1366 R possibly heat issues?

    Just in case you want to monitor air airflow temp, cheap indoor/outdoor digital thermometers with wired remote sensor from ebay, Amazon, etc make it easy and low cost. Others are terrarium remote sensor and fridge remote sensor. Links below are examples...
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    New 5800x with NH-U12P SE1366 R possibly heat issues?

    With such quiet systems it's not hard to have a fan (or 2) die and not know it. I've done similar a few times myself. If you could fit 2x 180s in bottom and block the middle opening the other two will probably flow air up over motherboard and out top. Problem with slimmer fans is they have...
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    New 5800x with NH-U12P SE1366 R possibly heat issues?

    I love seeing these old coolers still being used. :D I used NH-U12P SE1366 when I built my 920, but changed to Ultra 120 Extreme when it came out (6x vs 4x 6mm heatpipes). U12 was doing a good job, just couldn't OC' as much as I wanted. Ended up using PH-TC14PE with TY-143 fan at 4.3Ghz Oc...
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    AM4 Offset heatpipe cooler?

    In my experience fins remain only slightly warmer than airflow thru them. Likely because they are releasing heat from heat pipe into airflow, so their outer edges have already been cooled to air temp or very near to it. Keep in mind 50c is 122f, which is quite warm but not very hot. That...
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    AM4 Offset heatpipe cooler?

    Nicely done! I doubt bending heatpipes improved their performance. What improved performance is the fin-pack position creating better heated exhaust air separation from cool intake air into cooler. This means air entering cooler does not have heated exhaust air mixing into and warming it...
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    12700K and Air cooling (Besides for Dark Rock Pro 4) Avoiding AIO

    Fans pushing in boths sides of twin towers usually cause at lot more mixing of heated exhaust air into cool intake air, and warmer air entering cooler raised component temp same degrees as air is warmer, so if air is 3c warmer entering cooler component is also 3c hotter (@ same load & fan speed).
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    How far behind would a TRUE copper be in the current era?

    Maybe I'm misunderstanding but not all Thermalright coolers with TRUE name are the same. They range from small TRUE Spirit Direct 90 up to biggest TRUE Spirit 140 Power with Ultra Extreme being mid-sized. Original Ultra Extreme was released many, many years ago in 2007. First Ultra was 4x 6mm...
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    How far behind would a TRUE copper be in the current era?

    Sounds like customer support we had from Thermalright many years ago. They used to have good customer support, but it dropped off to almost no support. Hopefully we will seetheir customer support being much better now.
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    12700K and Air cooling (Besides for Dark Rock Pro 4) Avoiding AIO

    Frost Commander 140 cools better than all other air coolers. It's very well designed with 5x 8mm heatpipes. There's a long thread about it on overclock.net .. over 370 posts. Reviews...
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    12700K and Air cooling (Besides for Dark Rock Pro 4) Avoiding AIO

    Little late to the party, but will add Thermalright Frost Commander 140 is very good for $58.31 in silver (Thermalright Direct)...
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    Cooling acting weird --- Performance degraded

    Corsair H100i has 5 year warranty. Different countries had different warranty procedures so check out what yours is. If yours is still under warranty you can get it replaced. Obviously you will need your purchase receipt and might need a picture of cooler serial number. It's often easier to...
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    How far behind would a TRUE copper be in the current era?

    I've tested several all copper against their aluminum fin counterparts and found there wasn't much if any improvement in cooling. Cooling difference definitely not worth the difference is price, but they do look very nice. Here in UK with kinda high humidity it's a challenge to keep their...
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    How far behind would a TRUE copper be in the current era?

    PSU cables looking like a bunch of white snakes marching around look much worse than zip-ties on fans. :D Problem is only solution is neither cheap or quick because making custom ones takes time and expense. I think it looks just fine as is!
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    How far behind would a TRUE copper be in the current era?

    Nice job! I'm not into all the lighting but like how you did it. Too bad PSU cables are so long making it hard to do clean cable management in small case. Would have to make custom cables to have lengths needed.
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    How far behind would a TRUE copper be in the current era?

    Definitely like to see build pics. 👍
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    Replacement 120mm Fans / Trash MSI Support

    Indeed I did. No idea how I screwed that one up so bad. Sorry.
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    Replacement 120mm Fans / Trash MSI Support

    Arctic P14 were released Oct 2018 which is about 3.5 years ago. To me that's a few years ago, not "many, many years". Are you sure yours are P14's?
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    AIO vs Custom Water: Showdown at 280mm

    I was working in machine shop and made several similar to your out of copper. Thicker outer walls drilled and tapped for top plate. Top plate was drilled and tapped for fittings. Worked quite well on CPUs of that era.
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    AIO vs Custom Water: Showdown at 280mm

    Most are the factory sealed kind with no way to repair them. A few now have fill ports, but not many. Some of us started water cooling with aquarium and pond pumps and car heater radiators. At first we had to make our own waterblocks. Wish I still had the pics from those days.
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    AIO vs Custom Water: Showdown at 280mm

    Some think everything is "AIO", some think of "CLC" as a sub-group of give .. and some think CLCs are just a way to get cooling like custom water cooling loops have for a fraction the price because they are "water cooling". ;) If you understand that CLCs are only marginally the same thing as...
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    AIO vs Custom Water: Showdown at 280mm

    Swiftech started selling repairable AIOs many years ago. I can't remember exactly when but I remember them about the same time Asetek's CLCs hit the market. Asetek got a cease-and-desist order against Swiftech in 2013 over patent on CLC. Asetek called them LCLC for Low-Cost Liquid Cooling...
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    AIO vs Custom Water: Showdown at 280mm

    To me "AIO" is "All in One", "CLC" is "Closed Loop Cooler". AIO is parent group and CLC are a sub-group of AIO. AIOs are a individual components (same as custom loops use) assembled into a loop and filled before shipping to consumer. AIOs have threaded fittings, a fill port, etc. It can be...
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    AIO vs Custom Water: Showdown at 280mm

    JSHamlet234 Thanks for all the great data! Peeps going on about how AIO/CLC is half or less the cost of custom loop are not looking at whole picture. To me AIOs are pre-assembled and filled components with threaded fittings, fill port, etc. that can be repaired if needed. Granted they are...
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    How far behind would a TRUE copper be in the current era?

    Never had Ultra Copper but have aluminum finned ones, one of original and new Ultra 120EX Rev. 4 black. Both same size but rev. 4 has finpack offset back 8mm for more RAM clearance and comes with 2x TL-B12 Extrem 2150rpm ball bearing fans. Not sure why it comes with 2 fans because they are...
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    How far behind would a TRUE copper be in the current era?

    Good looking Ultra 120 Extreme. Great old cooler!
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    Help improving cooling with a touch of modding?

    If you have the skills and tools to cut clean vent holes, I would defintely put one in GPU side centered on GPU fan/s, and probably one in CPU side of case as far forward as possible in motherboard area so it's air flow in front of and into CPU cooler. 120mm and 140mm fans are much better than...
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    Best top down air coolers?

    I find ID-Cooling are good coolers. Considering I'm a die-hard Thermalright, be quiet!, Noctua, Phanteks, kind of guy, adding ID-Cooling to list says a lot about how good they are.
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    Best top down air coolers?

    I find ID-Cooling a good product, and that's high praise considering I'm a Thermalright, be quiet!, Noctua, Phanteks, Cryorig kind of guy. Good cooling is as much setting up case to flow cool air to components and coolers as it is about what cooler is used. Even a 360w TDP cooler cannot cool a...
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    Best top down air coolers?

    Having tested many ID-Cooling coolers I can say their mounts are not at all bad. Not saying improvement isn't possible, but 214 mount is definitely up to the job. Vetroo V5 has 5x heatpipes and does come in white and seems to cool fine.
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    Best top down air coolers?

    It's hard to keep system quiet with cooler using 94mm fans. Difference is cooling to dBA between 94mm fanned coolers and 120mm fanned coolers is considerable. Much more so than 120mm fanned coolers to 140mm fanned coolers. You are correct, ID-Cooling SE-224-XT White is 154 mm tall. I said...
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    Best top down air coolers?

    150mm gives a pretty good selection of tower coolers that will fit. Problem with flat coolers with top down airflow thru them is keeping heated air out of them from mixing with cool airflow to them. Reason for needing to keep heated cooler exhaust away from cool air entering cooler is every...
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