The III is the one that comes with all the small VRM / Vram heatsinks. The IV comes with a giant passive heatsink backplate that won't fit with most air coolers in the M1. In regards to the EVGA failed ACX line, they had problems with VRM overheating, the Vram doesn't get as hot as the VRM.
Wow, do you have a Noctua C12P?! That’s awesome if you do :). I’ve never seen one as it’s been discontinued before I started getting back into pc building 4-5 years ago.
To answer your question, the Arctic Accelero III is the one you’d want to mount on your 2080. I’m not 100% sure if the...
On the Asrock Z390 Phantom Gaming ITX, I also tried the TY100 and it didn't fit.
For Z370, I've only tried it with the Asus Strix ITX, and had removed all of the motherboard heatsinks to fit the Black Ridge v1 with a slim 120mm fan.
Short answer is yes, the VRM needs to be removed. But the VRM heatsink is connected to the PCH heatsink via heat pipe, and the front M.2 is mounted on top of the PCH heatsink. This made it impossible for me to remove the VRM heatsink, as I do utilize the front M.2 slot. You could try offsetting...
With the windowed panel, I’ve tried bottom intake, and only rear exhaust. Make sure the C14S fan is blowing away from the motherboard. I’ve never had good temperatures with this setup... even with a 3000rpm 140mm fan screaming, my cpu still get very toasty. The tiny 92mm exhaust just can’t keep...
Yes, at 195w, ANY cpu cooler that fits in the M1 will be at maximum rpm. Water or air.
The Noctua fans are hardly screamers, IMHO.
Why mention the C14 when it’s no longer available, and the question was focused on aesthetics of the D9L?
Yes, I believe that's the only way, since the bottom slim fans must be set to intake to play nice with your stock GPU intake fans. Both side fans will be exhaust, while the rear 92mm fan will supplement cool air for the C14. The CPU will run slightly hotter, but will stay cooler in the long run...
I have tried what you’re describing back in 2016. I find rear and bottom intake, with side exhaust worked the best.
I just want to encourage you try things out, as you might have different findings:
i7-6700K with U9S
GTX1080 with NZXT G10 with 120mm AIO (Corsair H75)
Your idea is worth a try! However, I would probably have rear intake for the U9S, and gpu radiator as exhaust. Bottom fans intake. Hybrid cards usually runs so cool that even the warm air from the CPU won’t affect boost. I recommend testing yours and mine!
Yes, thermal tape will actually hold on to the upside down heatsinks when the graphics card is installed in the M1.
Pads are usually placed between components and heatsinks that are mechanically held on. They are slightly sticky, but isn’t strong enough for aluminum/copper heatsinks. You really...
From my experience, both of the main heatsink from the III and IV are compatible with the Founders Edition GTX 1080 and RTX 2080.
To be specific, I have the IV on my GTX 1080 FE:
- just the main heatsink for the GPU die
- I didn't use the giant back plate heatsink in the M1. It is very large...
My old Thermalrake 240mm Water 3.0 Extreme performs better than my C14, or C14S for cooling the i9-9900K
Asrock Phantom Gaming Z390
32gb Crucial VLP ram (Micron)
RTX 2080 FE with Accelero iii
4x Noctua A12x25 fans, side intake pull, bottom exhaust
After 30 minutes of Prime95 small FFT +...
Both the Asus Strix and Asrock Phantom Gaming Z390 are good boards. I have both, and from my personal experience of overclocking them using the same 9900K, the Asus had a harder time keeping 5ghz all cores. The Asrock has been solid keeping the 9900K at 5ghz.
I’ve even tried 5.2ghz on all core...
I’ve seen many effective custom loop build in the M1. Many use an external rear reservoir, with a small Swiftech combination pump & cpu block. Some even have 480mm of radiators cooling HEDT chips. Windowed watercooled builds are ok for non OC chips.
Sorry to bring bad news, but bottom radiator builds are usually windowed showcases, and cooling performance suffers. They're usually beautiful though. I loved mine when I had it :)
No I haven't used the TX240. It may allow more room for slim fans to breathe (but insufficient static pressure)...
Technically you can fit the XSPC rad + 15mm fans + gpu + waterblock, but the fans will be choked...
Some of the slim fans I've tried:
Silverstone FW121 PWM
Noctua A12x15 PWM
Nhowe XtraFlo Slim 12015 PWM
They all choked with restrictive bottom opening, and crowded space below the gpu. I don't...
I've used a Hardware Labs Black Ice GT Stealth 240. It's 30mm thick. It is slightly shorter, but wider than other 240mm radiators, and fit well in the floor of the M1. Even with a GPU waterblock, you will not be able to use 25mm fans with a 30mm thick radiator.