air cooling

Forum discussion tagged with air cooling.
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    Question All parts arrived, all i need is a cpu cooler

    All i need is a cooler for the R7 7700x, originally i was going with the LT720 from Deepcool, is that fine? Or can it be an Air Cooler as well? Would be cheaper option. The only issue here i have with air cooling, all air coolers i've looked into, where huge and massive dimensions and would...
  2. zoldos

    Question 3 pin full speed fan, or 4 pin PWM fan for CPU heatsink??

    I currently have a standard 92MM 3 pin fan on my CPU heatsink that spins at full speed. Honestly, temps are great since I removed the front of my case to expose the 120MM fan that was behind it (cheap HP case). But, would a Noctua PWM fan work better? Is it worth swapping it out? Thanks!!
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    Question 5600X Running Hot, Multiple Coolers

    We have a system with a 5600X in it that is continually running hot. We have tried multiple coolers and cannot figure out what I am doing wrong. Had a Kraken 120 originally mounted, the pump went out and the system started shutting down within a minute of boot. Installed a Kraken X42, CPU was...
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    Question i5 11600K Running extremely hot even when idle

    I have an i5-11600k with an Arctic Freezer 34 esports duo Rev2 air cooler. My CPU is running extremely hot (40° C Idle 90-100° C Under Load. For case fans I have 2 intake 1 exhaust (2 Intake on front of case, 1 on back behind cpu cooler). Is this cooler just not enough and do I need to buy a new...
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    Question Cooling an i7-7700k Non-overclocked build

    Hello All, Sorry for the long post. But I really need help. I have an editing PC with i7 7700k processor. I have not overclocked the processor. It has a Corsair 120mm AIO liquid cooler installed. I built this PC for video editing in April 2017 (more than five years ago as of asking this...
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    [SOLVED] Budget CPU 90mm Fan Cooler recommendation for i7-2600

    Hello. I've been looking to replace my Intel stock cooler (E97379-001) for a new one as my CPU temps have gone up a lot lately and the fan has become pretty noisy. Due to chassis constrains (Can't replace it at the moment BTW) I need this replacement fan cooler to be around 90mm too. The...
  7. elminotauro

    [SOLVED] New coolermaster 212 on 4470k or...

    I bought a used motherboard which included a big cpu heatsink(without a fan). I am wondering if it would be best to just attach and try to tie a fan to it or get a new coolermaster 212. It's for a 4470k on an Asrock z97 board. I won't OC yet but I definitely plan on overclocking at least to 4.2...
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    [SOLVED] Be Quiet! Silent Base 802 - normal or inverted for optimal GPU airflow?

    Hi all, I have a very specific use case which is why I also have very specific needs for a PC case. I have broken the post down into sections, I hope it's helpful. I'm a fairly experienced builder, but my current PC is the first one where the components generate a significant amount of heat...
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    [SOLVED] Do I Need Better Cooling?

    Hello all! I recently upgraded to a Ryzen 9 3900x from a Ryzen 7 2700x. On my 2700x, I just used the included Wraith Prism cooler and managed to cool my CPU pretty well. So when I decided to upgrade, I figured I'd need to go with a beefier CPU cooler. However, I decided to install the 3900x...
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    [SOLVED] What fans to put at the top of my case??

    Hello, I would like to ask you what fans should I put at the top of my case. I was thinking about putting 2 x Noctua NF-A15 HS-PWM 140mm as exhaust at the top. Would it be better if I put them as intake? Is there a better fan than Noctua NF-A15 HS-PWM 140mm top case fan? ( And cost less than...
  11. Awesomlego

    [SOLVED] Best 155mm CPU cooler?

    I currently have a Corsair H115i (slightly older one but not like super old), but it just isn't keeping up at the noise levels I want and I've been having issues with the fans/pump working with iCue. The whole experience of using an AIO has not been great, so I think I want to go to an air...
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    [SOLVED] 1080Ti Rog Poseidon Temps Issue

    Hey guys, I'm having issue with GPU temps on my rig with the following configuration: Masterbox Lite 5 ATX Mid Tower Case MSI Z390 Pro Carbon AC i7 - 8700k (Cooled by Masterliquid Lite 120) Asus 1080Ti Rog Poseidon (air cooled only right now) Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8 C16 3200 MHz Corsair RM...
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    Question Should i upgrade my cpu cooler?

    So I'm planning upgrading from i7 7700 to i7 10700k, my current cpu cooler is Cooler Master Hyper TX3i. Do i need to upgrade it or will it work for the i7 10700k?
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    [SOLVED] Overclocking R9 3900X to 5ghz with Wraith Prism cooler?

    This is a purely theoretical question except if it is feasible, then I might try actually doing it. So I'm watching this video about overclocking the 3900X: View: . I noticed Jay is using an AIO instead of the stock cooler, and he also says the...
  15. noeljm

    [SOLVED] i7 6700k - High Temp issue

    I have a gaming build which is close to four years old now (built it in 2016). Specs: CPU - Intel i7 6700k @ 4GHz. Turbo upto 4.2 GHz (no overclocking) GPU - Zotac GTX 970 (no overclocking) CPU Cooler - H100i GTX Motherboard - Asus E3 Pro Gaming v5 BIOS version - 2606 Case - Corsair C70...
  16. Axelrod

    [SOLVED] i9 9900k Air Cooling Help Please

    I have a question here that I've kinda been pulling my hair out for, so first of all to understand my predicament, let me just tell you that Ebay and Amazon don't deliver in my country but I can get Aliexpress products delivered just fine. I'm building an i9 9900k PC with a 2080 Ti that I won't...
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    [SOLVED] Dual fan (rgb?) air cooler suggestions.

    so I am currently using a an AIO but I am not liking the performance or situation I am getting from it. I was wondering what are some suggestions for a dual fan air cooler with good performance. I also prefer RGB but if I can get better performance without it then its not a huge requirement.
  18. Nanekud

    [SOLVED] Stock cooler for Ryzen 3700X or aftermarket for gaming?

    So this build is for my wife's new gaming rig. I'm use to Intel, so I have been getting aftermarket coolers for every other PC I've built. Not going to be overclocking much, if at all, but will be using this system for mainly gaming. I'm trying to avoid water cooling due to the risk of...
  19. sa07kaiser

    [SOLVED] Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 4 (sTRX4) upgrade

    Has anyone tried to install more powerful fans instead of the standard ones on Dark Rock Pro 4? I mean add Silent wings 3 120mm 2200 rpm and Silent wings 3 140mm 1600 rpm. How much does this help? I want to assemble a working machine with a 3960x (don’t tell me about water ahah)) And every...
  20. Alphasid333

    [SOLVED] I have a 1050ti, but Its idle temps hit 60 degrees, why?

    So i have a 1050TI, in a small micro atx case with no case fans. It sits below my desk. The temperature of my room is around i'd say 30 - 24 degrees. It reaches max idle temp upto 60 degrees (Fans dont spin casue they start kicking in the mark of 60 degrees). When i am gaming the fans do start...
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    Question Good Case For Air-Cooling

    Hello all, I am looking to upgrade my PC case as I've been disappointed by the build quality of the one I have now. It is a Corsair 780T and although it gives great cooling performance the build quality seems rather bad. The plastic from which the case is made out of seems flimsy and there are...
  22. extreme_noob

    [SOLVED] Ryzen 7 3700X 45C idle temps

    As the title says, I am getting 45C idle temps on my Ryzen 7 3700X with a Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi cooler (according to CoreTemp and CAM). What should I do? I haven't tried reapplying thermal paste yet but I doubt that would cause a 10 - 20C drop.
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    [SOLVED] NH-D15 - case fans to support the beast?

    I recently got a Noctua NH D15, and a Phanteks Enthoo Pro M (TG) case, but im having trouble deciding on case fans. 3 would be ideal for space and motherboard headers, and also airflow, but im open to suggestions. I dont know what fans to buy. The CPU cooler can go up to 82 CFM, and ill need to...
  24. Happy Pig Demon

    [SOLVED] CPU air cooler for Silverstone RL06 case

    Am looking for a high performance air cooler to fit. I wanted the Noctua D15, however, the specs look like Noctua isn't an option. According to Newegg the Max CPU Cooler Height Allowance is 158mm. Any suggestions for a premium cooler that performs like a Noctua that fits? Many thanks.
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    Build Advice Does this build have merit? ($2000 budget)

    Last time I built a PC was in 2014 and it ended up a mess. I want to make another one without any of my previous pitfalls, so my priorities are as follows: Performance Aesthetics/aesthetic cohesiveness General common sense stuff (ending up with clean cables and well chosen parts that don't have...
  26. techflame700

    [SOLVED] Should I get the Hyper 212 Evo or the Black Edition?

    I am deciding between the Hyper 212 Evo and the Hyper 212 Black Edition. They are both the same price on Amazon. Is there a difference in performance/noise? Are there any other important differences? Thanks! - Hyper 212...
  27. techflame700

    [SOLVED] Should I replace the stock Hyper 212 Evo fan?

    I have a 120mm Corsair fan already from the Corsair H75 (2018 Version). Should I use the H75 fan or leave what's on the Evo? Will the fan fit? Does it make a difference in thermals/noise? Thanks! - Hyper...
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    Question Best Air Cooling Solution for 2066 MB

    I'm working on putting together a new system using a i9-9900x processor with an Asus Rampage VI Extreme Omega motherboard, and 64GB of G.Skill Trident Z RAM. I'd prefer to air cool the system with enough overhead to play with light overclocking (so.. maybe 250w?), but I'm having difficulty...
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    [SOLVED] Can top exhaust fans "steal" air from heatsink fans and rear exhaust fans?

    The case setup that I'm planning to have is essentially the exact same as the setup portrayed in the rightmost picture of this Amazon review (you can click the picture to enlarge it). However, instead of liquid cooling, I intend to use a Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT CPU cooler, which blows...
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    [SOLVED] Does airflow really work the way I think it does in this case?

    I have a question about the fan setup portrayed in this picture. I don't know if I'm crazy, or if airflow actually works this way, but isn't the air being drawn into the case by the uppermost front intake fan being immediately sucked out of the case by the first top exhaust fan before it has a...
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    [SOLVED] What's the best 120mm rear exhaust fan I can get my hands on?

    Originally, I was planning to buy a case that supported a 140mm rear exhaust fan, and I planned to buy a Noctua NF-A14 to fill that slot. However, I recently decided to purchase a different case instead which does not support a 140mm rear exhaust fan, but a 120mm one instead. I'm now looking for...
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    Question Which model of the RTX 2080 TI has the best air cooling?

    I'm looking to buy an RTX 2080 TI, and I'd like to know which model has the best air cooling. If I recall correctly, there are liquid cooled models, which presumably cool better than the air cooled models, but I've never been a fan of the risks that accompany liquid cooling, so I want to stick...
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    Question Convex heatsink base on convex AM4 chip? Cooling implications?

    I am currently contemplating purchasing a Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT CPU cooler for an AM4 CPU chip; however, I'd like to confirm something before I do. As I was browsing reviews of this cooler, I came across one especially informative review that mentioned the fact that the base of the Le...
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    Cant raise my memory clock :[

    Hello guys~ SO, I recently dropped a kraken G10 on my HIS 7950 and added a third monitor. The temps are awesome compared to before BUT if I raise my Memory clock, the GPU WONT throttle. On idle ( Because of the 3 monitors ( not in eyefinity btw)) the clocks are 500 Core and 1250 mhz. But raising...
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    Witcher 3 looks rubbish maxed out r9 290 and I don't know why?

    I have and r9 290 8gb ram I5 4690k @4ghz 650w power supply I have Witcher 3 maxed out and I doesn't look good, I'm playing 1080p on a dell ultrasharp monitor. The trees look flat and there are shiny lines around objects and it just doesn't feel smooth. Is this just the game or is something wrong?
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    i5 4690k + z97 OC mobo + r9 290 or i5 4460 + non OC mobo + GTX 970?

    So i am building a PC with a 1000€ budget (counting with monitor) and i need to know what will perform and make the most difference all around! I want to start playing new games and stuff but i don't need Ultra settings AAx3000000000 and that! I want to play all games 1080p at least high...
  37. Rozzdog

    Black screens on multiple games..?

    Hi guys, been getting a strange occurrence lately where about 1-2 hrs into a game I'm presented with a black screen for a second or two, and then the game mainly pops back to life or on some occasions causes the game to hang. My GPU is OC'd but has been stable for about 12 months with no...
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    Fan Speed Adjuster

    I currently have the Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 motherboard that came with the Asus Suite II 2.04.01. I was wondering if anyone knows how to adjust the fan speed with this current edition of Asus Suite? My fans are, at times, obnoxiously loud and I would like to have them run a lot quieter when...
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    Is this PC good for what it costs?

    I am looking to build a $500-$550 computer and came up with this I'm going to be playing and recording games like Modded Minecraft, G-Mod, Modded Skyrim, and some newer games like GTA and possibly No mans Sky. Would this build work for that and is it worth...
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    GTA V FPS Drop

    Hello everyone. I have a notebook ASUS G56JK-DM156D with this configuration Intel® Core™ i7-4710HQ 2.50GHz, Haswell™ , 15,6" Full HD, 4GB RAM, 1TB, DVD-RW, nVidia GeForce GTX 850M 2GB, and i have fps drop after 5-10 minutes to play. I try all the settings graphics but same problem . I have...