The thing is, the render is made with perspective and the base is closer than the fin stack, so in your mock-ups (and my earlier mockups) the fin stack is slightly smaller than in reality even if you scale the fan to its real 92 x 92 mm dimensions.You are right, that is 3D model not 2D drawing, and there is difference
The v2 will eventually be available from OverclockersUK, which ships to the US. At the moment it is only available from Caseking, which does not ship to the US.I have the v1, but I can't seem to be able to find the v2 anywhere. I'm in the US, and willing to ship from EU.
I can't tell from the photos how you modified the Black Ridge to work with the ASRock AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac. Has anyone else tried it with this motherboard?Hey guys,
if you have an ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac and want to instal an EKL Alpenföhn Black Ridge, you need to modity the cooler. See the images.
But the EKL Alpenföhn Black Ridge is better than the NH-L9a-AM4.
Were you able to design a 3d-printed shroud? Would be very interested.You're right about the colouring of the black ridge. The box shows the black matte painting but it is indeed a more subtly coating like you said. Couple photos below.
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I will do some more testing with the duct off and get back to you. I've just designed a small 3D model that should work. If it fits I'll share the file. I didn't try with the fan pushing air out the chassis. It's just too much of a pain in the butt to sort out, especially I think it was yourself that said it performed better in pull.
PantherB or anyone else that has done so, is it possible to take a picture of the modification you had to do to the AM4 bracket? Even just a paint diagram of the piece you had to Dremel/bend would be awesome. Thanks!
SaperPL erPL tagging you as well as I'm looking at the new gigabyte 570 and it looks like the chips are in the same location.
Hahaha, you're a legend! Thank you so much. Just wanted to confirm that the mod wasn't actually that mind-blowing
I recently tried the Black Ridge on my Ryzen 7 1800X in a Louqe Ghost S1 since I couldn't find a NH-L12 (non S). With the single 92 mm fan on the bottom, the CPU would reach 75 C (measured using CPUID HWMONITOR) and throttled to 3.4 GHz under full load. I tried adding a Scythe 120 mm fan to the top. The CPU still reached 75 C, but the speed was mostly at 3.6 GHz.Hi all, if you had to make an educated guess, what is the likelihood that the Black Ridge will be able to cool an R9 3900X in an A4? Noctua has this to say about the NH-L9a in relation to the R7 2700X, which has the same TDP: Recommended with good case ventilation only, might drop below base clock speeds with continuous 100% load. It seems like it could be within the realm of possibility.
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 the slim 120 fan position (no clips), and wedging the fan between the VRM heatsink and the 24pin.Can anyone confirm whether the ASRock Z390 Phantom’s VRM heatsink needs to be removed when using the Black Ridge with a 120mm slim fan? It’s extremely difficult to search for this information (niche within a niche within a niche).
Thank you sir!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 the slim 120 fan position (no clips), and wedging the fan between the VRM heatsink and the 24pin.
From what I’ve tested the 92mm configuration hardly leaves even a few mm to spare on the VRM heatsink side. I don’t think you could fit even one of the 100mm fans (e.g. TY-100) even with VLP memory.how close of an almost-fit was it on the z390? I have a z370 version which appears to have a slightly shorter vrm heatsink and I’m curious if it’d fit with the board unmodified
On the Asrock Z390 Phantom Gaming ITX, I also tried the TY100 and it didn't fit.Thank you sir!
From what I’ve tested the 92mm configuration hardly leaves even a few mm to spare on the VRM heatsink side. I don’t think you could fit even one of the 100mm fans (e.g. TY-100) even with VLP memory.
It’s a shame that the VRM heatsink on the ASRock isn’t more modular...
I highly doubt you'll be able to cool the i9-9900K with the Black Ridge. I couldn't even keep my Ryzen 7 1800X from throttling with the Black Ridge + 92 mm fan + 120 mm fan.Spoiler: I will try to do a build using a 9900k with direct die cooling on an Asus Z390 Strix-I using the Black Ridge with a Noctua A12x15 PWM and VLP Ram. Pretty much everything will need to be modified for this. The mounting brackets because of the reduced CPU height, the fan frame will need to be trimmed since it will interfere with the ram and either the heatsink will have to be trimmed or the VRM cooler removed. This is going to be interesting...