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post #2391 of 3060
Shame tho. I like their clunky piece of chrome aluminum look. I suppose there's always Thermalright for that. I do see how closing off sides of the finstack could be beneficial in some use cases.
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post #2392 of 3060
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Shame tho. I like their clunky piece of chrome aluminum look. I suppose there's always Thermalright for that. I do see how closing off sides of the finstack could be beneficial in some use cases.

You could just not use the shrouds.
 
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I love Noctua! Pics of my new build. I'm impressed with these new industrial series fans, though I'm sure I'm not using them to their full ability.

Please excuse the blatant disregard for cable management
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post #2394 of 3060
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Shame tho. I like their clunky piece of chrome aluminum look. I suppose there's always Thermalright for that. I do see how closing off sides of the finstack could be beneficial in some use cases.

They're optional add-ons tho for the blingers, not standard, so your default clunk is safe.
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I don't see the appeal. I can't see the benefit of covering the heatsinks, but to some people I'm sure color-matching is very important. I like to gaze upon the non-matching beauty that is tan and *****-brown Noctua
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I use the brown fans on things i don't look at very often. Like my servers. lol But the gaming rig I pay more attention to the aesthetics. But, since that is water cooled, I the new heatsink stuff means little to me. But, I will be using only the black fans on my flashy rigs.
 
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post #2397 of 3060
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Shame tho. I like their clunky piece of chrome aluminum look. I suppose there's always Thermalright for that. I do see how closing off sides of the finstack could be beneficial in some use cases.


Actually, I did some testing with a D14 years ago and discovered closing off the sides of it made it run a degree or two hotter. With the new D15's where the fin stacks are at least as wide as the fans, I doubt this is still an issue. So closing off the sides should be OK. I haven't tried it yet, though.

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Considering the airflow pattern of A14 and A15 fans (the 2 round sides) and how they have a smoother and maybe little more flow on the rounded side versus the flat sides, it only makes sense that closing in the sides can change temps.

Was it you ehume who first noticed this airflow difference? Can't remember who mentioned it and I found the same to be true.
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Considering the airflow pattern of A14 and A15 fans (the 2 round sides) and how they have a smoother and maybe little more flow on the rounded side versus the flat sides, it only makes sense that closing in the sides can change temps.

Was it you ehume who first noticed this airflow difference? Can't remember who mentioned it and I found the same to be true.


Actually, I found the most difference when I tried TY-140's on the D14. Those fans have side vents that extend their side reach, so that they're 150x140mm -- wider than the D14 finstacks. If circular, they would be 140x140mm, like the Noctua P14.

 

A15's frames are elliptical, like the Thermalright fans. But the width of the finstacks on the D15 heatsinks is enough that the fans are not wider than the finstacks.

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Count me in.

I recently bought:

2x NF-F12 iPPC-2000 PWM
1x NA-SAVP1 chromax.white
2x NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM
1x Noctua NF-S12B redux-1200 PWM
1x NA-SAV2 chromax.white pack

Love these fans. They push out a ton of air even at low rpm. And they look a lot better than the poop-brown/tan coloured fans. I'm a big fan biggrin.gif

The last fan is in the back of the case because of the tubing blocking the mounting holes in the case.





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