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can anyone tell me how the phanteks thermal paste is?

Its ok , not bad at all
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Will the phanteks cooler clear ripjaws x in a haf x case??

I don't know about the case but I'm using Ripjaws X
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Its ok , not bad at all

ok cool I have a year old tube of as5 but I'm also heading to microcenter so I could actually grab anything, do you suggest just using the provided over like ic diamond or the other contenders?
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my TIM of choice is AC MX2 but everyone has a brand they like the best
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[quote name="BarryBGB"
I would suspect the circuitry converts the PWM signals to a Voltage Control for the fan and the speed signal is just a pass through. I might open up the heat shrink just to check on the circuit. I don't have that size of heat shrink but I have some at work. Maybe tomorrow.
I actually placed an order for the PWM module before I realized there was one in the box. I tried to cancel but was too late. Received it a couple of days later. Pretty fast shipment. So now I have a spare.[/quote]

Thanks Barry. Looking at the picture it would appear my PWM splitter probably won't work with the adapter. frown.gif

Might be able to use a 4 wire PWM splitter running Phanteks on side and my PSU powered splitter on other... Can't wait for my cooler to show up. mad.gif
post #237 of 2766
Update:
Cooler arrived. The PWM external adapter is in fact a small circuit board with 8 components on it so now think it really is a PWM control circuit. Will be installing later today and let you know.


Edit 12/5/2012:
Due to gremlins I will now try and install cooler tomorrow. Will be using 3x TY-140 fans.. same ones used on NH-U12P and case intake with new one for intake.
Edited by doyll - 5/12/12 at 11:30am
post #238 of 2766
Great thread.

I'm looking at building a new system and considering the Phantek but want to make sure it fits before I buy everything...

I would utilize my existing P180 case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129154
Asus P8Z77-V Pro motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131819
Gskill ripjaws Z RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231585

I'm mostly concerned about the RAM heatsinks hitting it or the HSF being too tall for my case. My case is 8.1" W but that's with the side panels and all... The Phanteks HSF is 171mm tall (~6.73") from what I've read. This leaves a 1.37" clearance...just wondering after motherboard is in and it's on top of that, mounting brackets, etc if it will still make it.

For clearing the RAM, is there a recommended height to keep it under? The RAM I want is 1.58" tall according to http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=516. Not sure if that will make it or not.

Any feedback or tips appreciated.

Thx
post #239 of 2766
It should fit in your case but you will probably need to remove the heat spreaders on the RAM
post #240 of 2766
The Phanteks paste is quite good, up there with other "diamond-based" pastes. I wouldn't use anything over it unless you've pored over benchmarks for several days.

For Ripjaws Z, you'll be fine. I'm using 4x Ripjaws Z sticks in a CM Trooper.

As for clearing Ripjaws X in a HAF X, unsure. It clears Ripjaws Z (I believe the same height, maybe a tad shorter) in a Trooper, I can tell you that.
I think it's most likely you'll be okay.
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