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Well the one you got, is a slightly more refined Assassin, which performs damn near as well as a NH-D14, so you should be good.
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yay its here, after dinner will install biggrin.gif

although this is my least favorite part of building a rig, applying the paste etc. Some mounting systems aren't easy to use either.

Not more refined tongue.gif, more like a budget version of the assassin, it has fewer heat-pipes and weighs less.
post #33 of 71
I don't know what you ordered but any of the big twin towers with lots of pipes and several of the big single tower coolers work well as passive coolers. i7 980 under a TC14PE will passive cool (entire system passive) 100% load all cores peaks at 70c.. takes 30 minutes to get there but goes no higher. That's more passive cooling than I need.
post #34 of 71
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Ok, cooler is installed.

I find it dead quiet if i have just one of the cpu fans connected. Having both running, the middle one is clearly audible.

Is this normal, to have the fan in the middle make more noise? It has rubber between the fan and the radiator...

I might just run it with one fan.
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Ok, cooler is installed.

I find it dead quiet if i have just one of the cpu fans connected. Having both running, the middle one is clearly audible.

Is this normal, to have the fan in the middle make more noise? It has rubber between the fan and the radiator...

I might just run it with one fan.

What you want to do is control the RPMs. Only have it go up to audible levels when it reaches hot temps.
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It was audible at the lowest fan speed set in bios. By audible I mean it had a kind of high pitch tone.

What i've noticed is that for this particular cooler, one fan is 3 pin and one is 4 pin. They both get connected to this 'station' that turns into a single 4 pin cable for the mobo. It seems this cooler is designed to have the two fans run at different speeds from each-other.

I just put a voltage reduction cable on the 'loud' fan and now it's tame. Satisfied thumb.gif
post #37 of 71
Use only One Fan on the outside at the Minimum possible rpm.

And yeah for whatever retarded reason they think its a good idea to combine 3Pin and 4pin Fans on their coolers, wich is just stupid. See Deep Cool Assassin and Frostwin.
Edited by Elohim - 1/23/13 at 2:38am
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post #38 of 71
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Originally Posted by ilikebeer View Post

Ok, cooler is installed.
I find it dead quiet if i have just one of the cpu fans connected. Having both running, the middle one is clearly audible.
Is this normal, to have the fan in the middle make more noise? It has rubber between the fan and the radiator....
Yes. It isn't just the fan but the radiators that create noise. wink.gif
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Use only One Fan on the outside at the Minimum possible rpm.

And yeah for whatever retarded reason they think its a good idea to combine 3Pin and 4pin Fans on their coolers, wich is just stupid. See Deep Cool Assassin and Frostwin.

I agree, now I have more cables plus a bulky adapter just to plug them into one cpu fan header...

other than that cooler seems ok, its keeping i5 3570k at 4.3GHz bellow 60c on load during prime 95.
post #40 of 71
Noctua is a great company, I use their cooler on all of my computers. That said, I am thinking of picking up a NoFan cooler for a HTPC. Those will certainly be the quietest and I hear they perform well too.
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