1. M

    Opinions as to if I need more fans

    I wanted opinions as to whether or not I needed any additional fans for my current setup. My hardware is as follows: CPU - Intel Core i7-12700K Alder Lake (12th gen) Cooler - Noctua NH-D15S Case - Corsair 750D Airflow Edition GPU - Asus ROG STRIX 3090 Fans - 2 front intake fans : CORSAIR ML140...
  2. funkydmunky

    HMD cooling methods for the user?

    I've modded both my Samsung Odyssey + and HP Reverb G2 with air flow. I seem to have the ability to fog up a display (despite not being a hot/sweaty type) and also get nauseous very quickly when I have no air flow. Anyone else suffered and or made a comfort fix to a HMD and if so how did you...
  3. C

    a thick boi 120mm rad with fine fins?

    i see thicc radiators but, they all have low fin count. are there thick 120mm rads with finer fins?
  4. L

    Airflow PC Fans

    I have a new computer case, but I have a problem with the fan connected above the HDD slot in the picture below. Do I need to put air in or out? Will it affect the video card if it draws hot air from the HDD slot into the video card? case is Thermaltake versa n24.
  5. M

    i9-10850k running hot even with 2 CPU and 4 case fans

    I just built a new PC around the i9-10850K CPU. Motherboard is ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO Intel Z490. Cooler is the famous EVO 212, single fan version, but with a 2nd Noctua fan added. Nice fan BTW for $20. I have another (cheap) 120mm case fan right "upwind" of the CPU, on the back of the case...
  6. D

    Scythe Fuma 2 - should I use the y splitter?

    I’ve got two headers for CPU fans on my motherboard but a Y-splitter will be included when my new cooler arrives. Would both fans be treated as one if I used the splitter or would I need to use the two separate headers to control each fan individually?
  7. M

    Is it possible to mod this case?

    Here are some pics of the case: It supports 3 frontal fans(12cm), 1 rear(8cm) and allegedly a top one, though I'm not sure on how to install it since I see no holes. This case has poor airflow and my GPU is suffering. If I didn't want to change cases, how would I go about modifying it to...
  8. R

    DIY Home server room cooling, ideas/inputs

    Hi All, preface: I have all my server gear and network placed in my house in an around 1.8m2 (~20sqft) room, district heating enters the same room and therefor adds more heat in the winter time but more or less no heat in the summer as we dont have the heating turned on beside heating water...
  9. J

    Best cooling solution for i9-9900K

    Hello, I am looking for a new cooler as my cooler that I have right now is not doing the job. My cpu is OC @ 5GHZ @ 1.3 volts and temps when benchmarking are 95+ degrees. At idle it's anywhere from 55-60 degrees. The cooler that I have right now is the H115i pro platinum from Corsair. Will a...
  10. M

    Cooling research

    Hey guys ! I am a student at the University of Technology in Delft. Together with a group of fellow students and researchers we are investigating a new concept of liquid cooling which seems be very useful for the cooling of ICT components and computers. It works pretty much the same as water...
  11. Halon

    Dark Rock 4 sufficient for a stock 3900x?

    I've been asked to supervise / sanity check a build for a friend who's building a Zen 2 box. Would a be quiet! Dark Rock 4 be sufficient to cool a 3900x with PBO enabled? It wasn't quite up to the task of keeping my 7940x from throttling under sustained load, but I'm hoping it can deal with...
  12. B

    i5-9600KF Cooling Recommendation

    Hello, I am assembling new PC. I have a choice between i5-9600 Tray (does not come in a box and without, just a CPU, no stock cooler) and AMD Ryzen 5 3600 boxed. There is a $20 difference between them so I am more likely to go with i5-9600KF but since it requires cooler, I will pay a bit more...
  13. O

    Areca replacing fan: what to do with thermal grease?

    I own a couple of 1882 Areca cards. Most of them are working fine. I would like to replace the fans of all of them, starting with a 1882-8i. I have removed the fan and the squared metal. I have bought a Noctua 40mm (10mm height). This one doesn't really fit on to the squared metal, but okee i...
  14. F

    SFF - Best cooling configuration. 3 Noctua options

    Hey Everyone. I am currently trying to make a new build inside a Silverstone FTZ01B-E case with the new Ryzen 5 3600. The case has a 83 mm clearance for the CPU cooler. I did run into a problem what cooling option from Noctua should I choose to make the whole configuration quiet and low on...
  15. Pieter3dnow

    Buildzoid breaks down Gigabyte X570 I Aorus Pro Wifi

    Might be one of the cheaper X570 motherboards Buildzoid discussing hardware features.
  16. AlphaAtlas

    What Happens When You Water Cool an Air Cooler?

    What happens when you try to water cool an air cooling tower? One YouTuber decided decided to find out, as he sealed the upper part of a Hyper 212 EVO inside a closed ice loop. The setup managed to keep and overclocked 2500k at a stable 44C under load, but just how practical such a setup would...
  17. cageymaru

    Alphacool Announces Eisblock GPX-A Plexi Light Cooler for AMD Radeon VII

    Alphacool has announced the release of its Eisblock GPX Plexi Light cooler for the AMD Radeon VII. The cooling block is made of solid copper and is completely nickel-plated. The clear Plexiglas allows owners to view the mesmerizing water flow. The water flow actively cools not only the GPU, but...
  18. AlphaAtlas

    A Tour of Deepcool's Fan Factory

    If you've ever wondered how case fans are manufactured, Gamers Nexus just uploaded a tour through a Deepcool factory. The company says they're transitioning to a fully automated manufacturing process before some of their competitors, but it appears that the quality control process is still...
  19. AlphaAtlas

    Oculus Quest Features an Active Cooling Fan

    In a forum AMA that UploadVR spotted over the weekend, Oculus Director of Ecosystem Chris Pruett said that the upcoming Oculus Quest will be "significantly faster" that Facebook's last mainstream standalone headset, the Oculus Go. This should seem fairly obvious, as the Quest will use a Qualcomm...
  20. AlphaAtlas

    Here's a Tutorial for Applying Liquid Metal TIM to a Laptop

    Thanks to its remarkable thermal performance, liquid metal TIM is a favorite among high end desktop PC builders who aren't turned away by the somewhat daunting application process. But Overclocked Inside points out that liquid metal TIM can give laptops a huge boost as well, as their CPUs and...
  21. F

    Ncase M1 cooling - 120mm fans under the GPU?

    Hello my sweet princes! My Ncase is currently on it's way to a country superior to yours (Canada, of course). In the meantime, I'm planning the build... So, here are my questions. 1.Does an open-air GPU manage to keep reasonable temperature? a) If I add two 120mm fans to the bottom of the...
  22. Z

    How quite are the water pumps? Kraken/CORSAIR/Thermaltake

    Good Day, I just finished putting together a new build and I feel a little disappointment with my liquid cooling system: Thermaltake Floe Triple Riing RGB 360 TT I have an open case which sits on my desk Thermaltake P3 and the pump is the loudest component in my PC when GPU is idle. The pump...
  23. cageymaru

    HP OMEN X Mindframe Gaming Headset Review: Peltiers Keep Your Ears Cool

    Windows Central has reviewed the all new HP OMEN X Mindframe Advanced Gaming Headset that features FrostCap Technology. The thermoelectric cooling device in each ear cup is actually a peltier that keeps each ear cup cool. The peltier moves the heat from the inner ear cup to the outer ear cup...
  24. FrgMstr

    Threadripper Air Coolers-Silver Arrow TR4 vs. Wraith Ripper @ [H]

    Threadripper Air Coolers-Silver Arrow TR4 vs. Wraith Ripper Cooling the AMD Threadripper CPUs is not to be taken for granted. We pit the Thermalright Silver Arrow TR4 against the Cooler Master Wraith Ripper using both the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and 2950X processors. We show you how both...
  25. AlphaAtlas

    Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Features Water Carbon Cooling System

    Samsung first introduced a water-based cooling system in the Galaxy S7, and just announced a much improved version that will ship in the Galaxy Note 9. The system features a porous, water filled cavity that carries heat away from the SOC using carbon fiber as a highly efficient TIM. In the...
  26. B

    Enigma - the rigid copper pipe watercooled Pc project build

    Hey guys (and gals)!! First timer here at hard forums, and I just had a few questions and I was hoping to run into someone who has experience. It seems that the customary thing to do is list specs (Sry I think I've only ever posted a handful of times in my life) so here they are: - I5 8600k @...
  27. FrgMstr

    Gearing Up for Threadripper 2990X Cooling

    You might have noticed our excitement about AMD's Threadripper over the last year, both in terms of performance and cooling. Given that AMD will soon be rolling out its 32-Core 2990X processor, we have been getting things in line for it in terms of overclocking and cooling. We have two more...
  28. L

    Server needs better cooling - What options?

    As the title says I did the (probably big) mistake of buying 2 x Supermicro SC825 TQ-R740LPB 2U chassis. One at the moment is equipped with a X9DR3-F (one socket not working, I will probably need to check for bent pins) and the other with a X9DR3-LN4F+ (both sockets working). Both boards are...
  29. B

    Cooling Suggestions for LSI SAS card? (LSI 9207-8i)

    I recently had an LSI 9211 SAS card die on me and i'm fairly sure it's because cooling was inadequate. Despite the whole internet telling me they need decent airflow, I decided to chance it in a tiny case (U-NAS NSC-800) with limited airflow. So while a replacement (LSI 9207-8i) is en route, i'm...
  30. O

    Need help on a Crossfire cooling issue

    I'm running dual XFX R9 290x (R9-290X-EDFD) cards on a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 Rev 3.0 mobo. The two cards are currently air cooled and slotted in the PCIe 2.0 16x slots on the board. I am planning on upgrading the cooling on these cards using 2 Corsair H55 closed loop coolers and 2 NZXT G12...
  31. pencea

    Noctua NH-U14S good enough for OC'd 8700k?

    I can find a lot info about the Noctua NH-D15(S) in combination with the 8700k, but none with the Noctua NH-U14S. Do you guys think that my Noctua NH-U14S will be sufficiënt if I want to overclock the 8700k say to a modest 4.8ghz? Is the Noctua NH-U14S compatible with socket 1151?
  32. FrgMstr

    Phanteks Glacier C399A Threadripper Waterblock Review @ [H]

    Phanteks Glacier C399A Threadripper Waterblock Review The Phanteks Glacier C399A is a custom-designed water cooling block built specifically for AMD's new Threadripper processors. It has great looks, Frag-Harder Disco Lights, is built like a tank, and seems to be just what the doctor ordered...
  33. C

    Testing Cooling Performance with Intel Math Kernel Library Optimized Linpack

    If you want to test how close you get to TJmax with a maximum load, this is the best way to do it. It gives a Gflops result so that you can sanity check as well as for bragging rights :p. Run it both with HT on and off...
  34. pencea

    Which cooler to pair up with the 8700k?

    I'm thinking about upgrading to the 8700k and hoping to clock it to 5ghz to make it even more worthwhile. In the past I’ve used air coolers exclusively for every build and hesitated going AIO solutions mainly due to being a little unfamiliar with them, but this time I might actually switch over...
  35. pencea

    Which cooler to pair up with the 8700k?

    Thinking about upgrading to the 8700k and hoping to clock it to 5ghz to make it even more worthwhile. In the past I’ve used air coolers exclusively for every build and hesitated going AIO solutions mainly due to being a little unfamiliar with them, but this time I might actually switch over to...
  36. FrgMstr

    ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme Threadripper Mobo Review @ [H]

    ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme Threadripper Mobo Review The ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme is poised to be the definitive choice for a high end Threadripper based build. It’s one of the most feature rich and complete solutions we’ve ever seen in our years of reviewing hardware. It's also one of the most...
  37. Pieter3dnow

    TR4 Noctua air cooling tests from computerbase Seems that even with the full cover block it is not going to blow your mind performance wise. original source...
  38. FrgMstr

    AMD Threadripper Cooling Update

    Moving forward...
  39. B

    FS: Brand New 1080ti Hybrid cooler and Used NH-D15 Heatsink

    Subject line: Brand New, Factory-sealed EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC HYBRID Waterblock Cooler, Cooling, 400-HY-5598-B1 and Used NOCTUA NH-D15 CPU heatsink with fans Heatware: Method of Payment: (Paypal, Cash for Pickups) Shipping: Lower 48 States *Item for...
  40. R

    Enermax Launches Threadripper All In One Coolers

    In a press release today, Enermax is launching it's Liqtech line of AiO coolers for AMD's upcoming Threadripper CPUs. Coming in 2 variants, a 240mm version, and a 360mm version both can deliver extremely high cooling capacity of 500W+TDP, and feature a cooling block big enough to give coverage...