cooling

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Pieter3dnow

    Buildzoid breaks down Gigabyte X570 I Aorus Pro Wifi

    Might be one of the cheaper X570 motherboards Buildzoid discussing hardware features.
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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 @...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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?
  23. 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...
  24. 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. https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-mkl-benchmarks-suite 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. Pieter3dnow

    TR4 Noctua air cooling tests from computerbase

    https://translate.google.nl/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=https://www.computerbase.de/2017-08/noctua-nh-u14s-u12s-u9-tr4-test/&prev=search Seems that even with the full cover block it is not going to blow your mind performance wise. original source...
  29. FrgMstr

    AMD Threadripper Cooling Update

    Moving forward...
  30. 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: http://www.heatware.com/u/44673/to Method of Payment: (Paypal, Cash for Pickups) Shipping: Lower 48 States *Item for...
  31. 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...
  32. FrgMstr

    Custom DIY Mount for Threadripper Water Cooling @ [H]

    Custom DIY Mount for Threadripper Water Cooling - What do you do when you don't have the proper parts that you need to water cool your new thread ripper? Make you own with trash you find around the house. Maybe even repurpose and old water block that is in your closet.
  33. FrgMstr

    AMD Ryzen Threadripper Coldplate Mounting and Mating @ [H]

    AMD Ryzen Threadripper Coldplate Mounting and Mating - When you mount any processor cooling system, you want to make sure that you have the best possible mating surface between the two. That means you want as little Thermal Interface Material as possible. When both surfaces are not flat, this...
  34. FrgMstr

    Overclocking the Intel Core i9-7900X X-series Processor

    Overclocking the Intel Core i9-7900X X-series Processor - We have finally gotten some time to spend with the new Intel Core i9-7900X, which is a 10-core 20-thread CPU built to be used with the new X299 chipset and motherboard platform. Is this $1000 3.3GHz to 4.3GHz CPU good for overclocking...
  35. M

    Which air cooler to replace the 212?

    Hello all, I'm going to be getting a Ryzen 1500X soon and I'd like to venture into overclocking for the first time and would be aiming to hit 3.9/4.0 providing I get a good chip. I need a replacement for my 212 and would like to stick with air if possible. My question is, which would provide...
  36. FrgMstr

    AMD Ryzen 5 1600 & 1400 CPU Review @ [H]

    AMD Ryzen 5 1600 & 1400 CPU Review - AMD has been on a tear with its new Ryzen 7 CPUs over the past few weeks and now it is time for the Ryzen 5 processor family performance to be explored. We are giving away the AMD Reviewer's Kit with a 1600X and 1500X, instead we bought 1600 and 1400...
  37. scojer

    How many fans do you have?

    How many fans do you run in your rig? I have 6 case fans (not including CPU cooler, PSU, and GPU), though I'm probably going to take a few out. (I had a fermi for a while, shit got hot!) Do you have more? Less?
  38. B

    FX-8320 proc suddenly 10oc hotter, duplicate system not

    Hi Folks, I'm hoping to see a seriously [H]ARD answer here, because I'm running out of ideas. I'm talking about two identical systems that are used for hosting VMs, which are based around the following parts: AMD's FX-8320 (stock HSF) Asus Motherboard model M5A78L-M/USB3 I'm monitoring the...
  39. D

    Should I be using water or air cooling on my mini itx build?

    Hey guys. I'm new here and I came looking for some advice. If you could help that'd be amazing. So I built my first computer build in January. It was a big undertaking for me, and it came after a period where I was going through a rough time so it meant a lot for me that i could do something...
  40. FrgMstr

    EVGA iCX Technology Examined On The GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2

    Nate "The Big Nasty" Kirsch of Legit Reviews has taken EVGA's new iCX software for a spin. EVGA found itself in a bit of a pickle last year when it came to its video cards igniting and subsequently being the cause of the massive fires in Kentucky last year. WAIT! That was Shrout I think...
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