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post #1 of 13
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Noctua NH-U12P

I like the low noise level, but i never really been impressed by the temps. I am in kinda hot room, but anyway 48C idle isnt good. When running Prime under full load it can get as hot as 80C.

I am not sure if my airflow in case is bad - it is not ideal by no means, but it should be decent.

So i am wondering whether you think the cooler upgrade would be worth it or not?
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post #2 of 13
I dont think "outdated" is the term, your cooler is fine but there are better ones out there.
I just got the H80 last week and i have to say im very very impressed. in a hot room, prime and IBT dont go over 55C when my zalman performa got to the 80s easily.
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I would not call the NH-U12P outdated all thou there are much better cooler's on the market now. Are you running it in push pull? What is your ambient temp?
    
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post #4 of 13
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Yes, push/pull with Noctua fans.

Other than that stock ATCS 840 fans (minus one top fan) + one ****ty scythe fan on the bottom as an addional intake.
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post #5 of 13
For the task of cooling an OCed i7, I'd consider it outclassed.
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post #6 of 13
For air coolers theres nothing really outdated about any large heatpipe tower, and they all perform about the same.

Back with IFX-14 Thermalright started to split the tower in 2 and that lead to Silver Arrow and Noctua's D14, then Prolimatech flipped one of the towers on its side and you have the Genesis. They are all little tweaks of the same idea and all perform within a few degrees of each other depending on who's benchmarks you want to look at.
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post #7 of 13
It can probably max out an i5 2500k but an i7 920 laughs at it. Depending on your point of view either of them can be considered outdated.
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Maybe i should be rather looking at replacing the stock case fans. My room temp is quite high, probably above 25C.
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Noctua NH-U12P

I like the low noise level, but i never really been impressed by the temps. I am in kinda hot room, but anyway 48C idle isnt good. When running Prime under full load it can get as hot as 80C.

I am not sure if my airflow in case is bad - it is not ideal by no means, but it should be decent.

So i am wondering whether you think the cooler upgrade would be worth it or not?
i just ordered the Noctua D14 because my Noctua U12P-SE2 cannot handle im at 4.6Ghz @1.34VCore and hit 75C under prime with a room temp of 25-27C
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Would you recommend getting one of those all in one liquid coolers, like Corsair H80? How much of a difference would that make?
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