Forum discussion tagged with air.
  1. LegendGojira

    Question Recommended Cooler for RAM Clearance on Z790 Board?

    I'm putting together a new build for 2024 and want to be sure I'll have room to fill all 4 ram slots if needed and that all my other important spots aren't obstructed. My build with be an ASUS TUF Z790 Plus - i5 14600K - RTX 4070ti - in a Corsair 5000X Case I'm thinking of Peerless Assassin...
  2. BeastHotDogGUY

    Question can I use an air mattress pump to clean my pc?

    Im trying to get into the habit of cleaning my pc every 4-6 months and its been 5 but I dont have any compressed air so I asked my parents if I could get some or an air blower but instead they asked me if I could just use and air mattress pump, and that makes a lot of sense since it does blow...
  3. X

    Question Deepcool Infinity LT520 vs ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 240 vs Lian Li Galahad 240

    Hello! I'm currently looking for a replacement AIO for my main rig (i7-9700k) and an air cooler for my backup setup (i7-4770k). Recently, my Arctic Liquid Freezer II 240 stopped working, the pump was making rattling noises and I had to move the case around to get it to start. It's quite...
  4. P

    Question Mac Mini vs Macbook Air - which to buy?

    Hi. Up until now I have always had Windows computers, but I've decided to switch to Apple. Having looked at specs, prices, common issues and opinions, I am still not sure which is the best option. It will be replacing a desktop PC and laptop, although I do have a tablet for a portable option...
  5. D

    Question Friend building a custom pc and realized halfway through that case may not have enough airflow, any help?

    My friend is building a custom pc and has already started installing the hardware, but we have no realized that the airflow may not be able to support the hardware (Though we are not entirely sure it won't) Any advice on if this case will suffice or what to do if it does not...
  6. Phil Holm

    Question Should i use spare fan as Case Exhaust or CPU Cooler Exhaust

    So ive been thinking about getting the antec df700, which comes 4 fans(3 front intake, 1 rear exhaust) + 1 reverse fan thats put on top of the psu shroud, which seems to not make any difference in temps according to reviews. So ive been thinking of using that spare fan as a top exhaust instead...
  7. VladManiu

    [SOLVED] Best cooler for a Ryzen 5 3600 (60$max)

    Hello, can someone recommend to me a cooler that is a maximum of 60 dollars/euro for an AMD Ryzen 5 3600 that can cool it off at something like 50 constant degrees? I don't want to overclock, just to be sure that it is stable, I already have 40-80 but sometimes I got some spikes that are 80+.
  8. H

    [SOLVED] Any ideas on how to improve cooling?

    Currently when at 100% gpu load I am reaching 80c and over on my gpu. My cpu temps are fine as they hit a max of 72c. I was going to buy 6 identical high rpm fans and put 3 at the front and 2 top and 1 rear for a push pull config. (3 push and 3 pull) My case is this...
  9. tek3195

    [SOLVED] Are heavy air coolers really bad for motherboards ?

    I have an ASUS Prime B365M-A with a Thermalright Frost Commander 140 hanging on it. I've seen a lot of comments about heavy coolers sagging and destroying boards, but have not seen any evidence yet. I've read enough that when looking at my PC it looks like the cooler is sagging already. It's an...
  10. brendenmill

    Question Incredibly high CPU temps when idle

    Ryzen 3600 running mid 60s Celsius while idle, 80s when gaming. Running an MSI MAG Coreliquid 240R with 2 fans, and 4 more case fans. I've tried changing bios settings, as well as removing and re-installing my CPU cooler and CPU. I built this PC less than a year ago and I'm not sure what the...
  11. A

    [SOLVED] Question about Fan control and Fan hub(s).

    Hello! I want to improve my airflow in my PC and I want to be able to control it. My PC build is: CPU: i9-10900 (non-K) CPU COOLER: NOCTUA NH-D15 (with 2 Noctua fans that it came with) GPU: MSI 3090 GAMING X TRIO RAM : 2 x 16GB CORSAIR VENGEANCE 3200MHZ MOTHERBOARD: ASROCK Z490 TAICHI PC CASE...
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    [SOLVED] Positive pressure? Help with placements

    I have a fractal meshify s2 that I am looking to add more cooling too. I am Noctua everything at the moment with current setup 10700K + U14S single fan 2x140mm NFA14 intake 1x140mm NFA14 exhaust I strictly game+stream and during 1080p Warzone games while streaming my CPU is about 69-77C I have...
  13. R

    [SOLVED] How to improve airflow in my pc?

    View: Any tips for increasing my airflow? Currently seeing around 80c on the gpu and CPU when gaming. I'm idling at around 42c on both as well. I was thinking maybe more case fans or either a water cooler for the cpu. I have two 120mm slots on the top, and...
  14. J

    [SOLVED] Best Cooler for overclocking the I7-7700K?

    Hello, guys! I'd like to get a new cooler to overclock my I7-7700k. But I don't know which to pick. Preferably one around 50 euros and max 70 euros. And should I get air or water cooling? I know the I7-7700k generates a lot of heat so if a more expensive one is worth buying, I probably will...
  15. A

    [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...
  16. R

    Question PC temps... air temp

    Hello, My computer gets pretty hot most of the time (55°C at idle) (80°C usually while gaming) and I was wondering, would it be bad for my computer if I open my window and allow for cold air to come in my room and cool it off? My computer is near my window and it helps a lot but I was worried...
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    [SOLVED] Best Air Cooler For 3700x and 4800x in future

    Hello, What Air cooler will be best for this 3700x and will be enough for incoming 4800x? In summer I can get more than 30-35 °C in my room so I probably need something good. Also not every cooler is available in my country. I have looked around and found this coolers: Dark Rock Pro 4 (hard...
  18. D

    [SOLVED] i7 10700k cooling

    Hello everyone!I bought an i7-10700k and I am searching for a good cooler that has the max height of 160 mm(case limitation).I want to be able to support overclocking.Right now I plan on buying a dark rock TF because it's relativity small and has 220W TDP.Anyone knows something with better TDP...
  19. A

    [SOLVED] Liquid cooling large air bubbles

    I have recently installed a new water pump because my old one burned out but I am facing issues with large air bubbles in the system and can't seem to get them out. I have tried tilting the case around and I have let the pump run for 3 days, no luck. if anyone has any ideas on how to remove the...
  20. N

    Question Need help with solving my airflow problem

    Hi guys ! As the title says I need help with airflow. The situation is presented in the following link 2 fans at the front are intake and 1 is exhaust, top 2 fans arent currently on because I think they arent needed as much. I marked with colors wich area feels hot the...
  21. R

    Question Constant air bubbles in loop

    Hi, I have a custom waterloop that I've been running for about 1.5 years now. It was last drained and refilled about 6 or so months ago. I run a res/pump combo to a cpu block, to the rad and back to the pump. As usual, over the first few days of a new fill, some air bubbles show up, and I...
  22. D

    [SOLVED] Cheap liquid Vs air

    I have a cheap Alaska liquid cooler (£30) and would it be better for me when I upgrade to get a new air cooler or would the Alaska one be any good? I don't have the page but it kept my FX 8320 at 70c while gaming. I am upgrading to a Ryzen 5 2600x with 8x2 GB off 3200mhz ram (if they is anything...
  23. S

    Question Noctua NH-U14S TR4 or CoolerMaster MasterLiquid ML360 RGB TR4 Edition for Threadripper 3960x?

    Noctua NH-U14S TR4 air cooler or CoolerMaster MasterLiquid ML360 RGB TR4 Edition All In One Liquid CPU Cooler ? Both seem to have full size and rectangular Threadripper Heat spreader plate contact plates But with the threadripper likly to be turboed in rendering and encoding a lot of the...
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    Question Whats the best standard AIO cooler for AMD TR 3960x or 3970x

    Whats the best standard AIO cooler for AMD Threadripper 3960x or 3970x. (or air cooler) First proper system getting custom made (did looking into doing it my self but the custom suppliers like Scan Uk or Amari seem to do it cheaper (bulk deals I guess) so no idea on custom jobs in custom build...
  25. R

    [SOLVED] Case fans

    Hi all, I would like to know if there is any case / chassis fan that has 3 pin and Molex connector together being sold. As I have recently purchased a chassis fan for my rear part of my case but to my dismay it is a 4pin female connector as the store which I bought does not state if the product...
  26. B

    [SOLVED] Liquid or Air cooling for my PC?

    Noticed the Corsair Cooling Hydro H115i PRO RGB on sale for 99€ because of Black Friday, but can't decide whether I should pick it or the Noctua NH-D15 for 109€. Whats the best choice for my system? And if liquid cooling whats the best config to run? What are the cons and pros for both? How...
  27. F

    Question Case Fan airflow

    Good morning guys, I hope you help me with the following. I have a blower type graphic card and I want to know what type of airflow I should use. I attached a picture of the case with everything inside. The case has 3 front, 1 rear and 2 up fans
  28. J

    [SOLVED] What can I use to dust my PC?

    I have used cans of air duster before and it is pretty good however I am looking to buy something much more long term. What can be recommended?
  29. P

    Question No intake fans all fans will be exhaust fans

    What if i build a PC without intake fans and all fans will act as exhaust fans? what will happen? Will i experience better cooling? And dust is a no big deal for me . Asking this question just for Experimental purposes .
  30. M

    Question Mistakes were.....made? Help!?

    Hi guys, I'll make this short. I bought a CPU. I am applying the heatsink and too much air got to it in the process of installing the massive NH-D15. So I started again. This is where the mistakes happened.... -Used kitchen towel (not LINT free) as it was the only thing I had and was not...
  31. S

    [SOLVED] Noctua-D15h in a Rosewill S500 case

    Hey all, The title is pretty self explanatory for what I'm asking. Can a Noctua-D15h fit in a Rosewill S500 case? I'm trying to cool an I7-8700k and OC it and I want to use this cooler for it, but it's hard to find any info whether this Rosewill case will fit it. Ive measured from the cpu...
  32. F

    [SOLVED] My computer fans are spinning but they're blowing no air.

    My computer has been overheating recently, so I set all fans to max in the bios. There's been no change in airflow whatsoever and Im scared that everything will just melt.
  33. marioantunovic13

    [SOLVED] CPU Air cooler recomendations?

    I'm in search of a 775 socket budget CPU Air cooler for my Intel Xeon x5460 which I'm planning to overclock(the only real criteria is the heatsink width which should be 120mm
  34. J

    Question AIO or Air cooler for thermaltake v1 SFF build?

    Hello, I am building my first SFF build. With a thermaltake V1 case. So not too small. I am using an I3-9100 so a low power CPU. Should i go with air cooled or an AIO in this case? Never used an AIO before. I grabbed a Scythe BS3 for now, since not many coolers fit in this case because of...
  35. A

    Question 1 Case fan (In the front)

    Does 1 case fan in the front of the case do any harm? My other fan in my case recently died and we couldn't make it. So i had to take it out. Now i only have 1 fan in the front, and 1 in the back of my case.
  36. velocci

    Question cooler for an i7-8700k

    Hi all, can someone recommend a good air fan/cooler for the i7-8700k? One that isn't too expensive, doesn't interfere with memory and isn't too difficult to install?
  37. P

    Question Help picking cooling option for i7-9700k

    Hi, I'm planning to upgrade my PC. I'm thinking about getting an i7-9700k and planning to OC it. Right now I'm thinking about cooling solutions to it. Currently I'm using a CoolerMaster Masterbox Pro 5 RGB case with (unfortunately) plastic front panel. For my CPU cooler I was rather thinking...
  38. Mo.R

    Question Gtx 1060 quietness

    Hi, I want to know if the Gtx 1060/ti is a quiet card.if there are could you give me the names. I'm not looking for single fan ones, due to dual and triple look better in my opinion. Thanks
  39. S

    [SOLVED] New computer with bad CPU cooler installation causing very high temps!

    Hello, I just built my first PC yesterday, ( ) I've never built a pc before and didn't really know what I was doing, it did turn on however, surprisingly. Anyway when it came time to install the CPU cooler I kind of messed up really bad, or at least I think...
  40. G

    Automatic repair couldn't repair your PC

    I have this problem for the second time. The first time I've fixed it with system restore point and it worked. I THINK windows crashed after using front USB port. Now about one or two minutes after using front usb it happened again. Same problem. Log file...