Originally Posted by skunkone
would the DRP3 still outperform the H5 ultimate say in these other scenarios:
H5 in push/pull with 2 XF140
H5 with 1 QF120 balance right behind it as case exhaust fan
H5 with 1 QF120 performance instead of the XF140
H5 in push/pull with 2 QF120 performance
now all this is just in theory as I have no idea if the H5 can have QF120 fans on it, and sticking with Cryorig fans.
I just wonder as I have always wanted a H5 ultimate because I think it has the design ability to be a great cooler, but am excited to try the push/pull config. I've emailed cryorig directly about such a topic.
All this would be on a i5-4690k currently at stock, but awaiting OC.
My case is the temjin series tj08-e.
Clearly the DRP3 is about $40 more, and at that point I would be in Noctua d14/15 or R1 territory, might not even be worth the hassle and instead just get the superior coolers. just want to get creative and see what's possible with a few fan upgrades before taking up all that room in my small case.
Answers in order
You might be able to match the DRP3 cooling ability .. maybe get a litle better cooling. But it will be at a much higher noise level.
Push / pull will net you maybe 2c better cooling.
H5 is designed to use the surface area of a 140mm fan, not a smaller 120mm fan.
You are limited by the amount of air your TJ08 can flow. The AP-181 flows 130cfm free airflow. A grill, filter or any other obstruction lowers this flow rate significantly .. as does running at less than maximum speed.
This means you need to limit your total component airflow (CPU and GPU cooler fans) to less than what case flows .. or increase our case airflow to be at least as much as they flow. But the TJ08 has no more vents for intake /exhaust that will keep case intake and exhaust airflow balanced, and the maximum the case will flow is the smaller of the two (intake and exhaust).Edited by doyll - 6/27/16 at 10:23pm