Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › Cryorig C1 vs. Noctua NH-L12
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Cryorig C1 vs. Noctua NH-L12 - Page 2

Poll Results: Which CPU cooler do you guys prefer?

 
  • 90% (9)
    Cryorig C1
  • 10% (1)
    Noctua NH-L12
10 Total Votes  
post #11 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by MicroCat View Post

That's why I'm removing the 80mm fan grilles. The rear fan on the cooler will be close enough to exiting the building that ehume's fav Bernoulli principle will finish the exhausting work.

It's a game of pick your itx compromises. The Cooltek(Jonsbo) W1 has the cleanest front to back with 140mm intake/exhaust. However it's over 28L.

Your inflated mATX idea isn't bad tho - As well as the 802, the Core V21 offers more fandom options. 140mm exhaust - 2X 140 front intakes (or 1x 200mm) + 2x 120 bottom + 2x 140mm topside.

If Cryorig would release a 120mm version of their spectacular AF41, all itx cpu cooling issues would be solved - including the pesky intake/exhaust issue. biggrin.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
]
2x 80mm vents are smaller than 1x 120mm vent .. and a 140mm vent is 1.5x as big as a 120mm vent. Simple math. All airflow pretty much has to exit the back of the case. GPU will draw air in the side, and front vents from front, but they can only bring in as much air as exhaust vent area and flow out. Using CPU cooler to flow air out the vents is good and great, but it won't flow all the heated air coming off of the GPU. wink.gif

And Thermaltake quality is way done the list. Not even close to Fractal Design.
Edited by doyll - 11/26/15 at 4:49pm
post #12 of 29
Yes, good points. That's also why there'd be very little case left at the rear of my V1. And possibly shrouded in a shiny white fan shroud.

Also with low TT quality, my modding skills will blend right in. And it's cheap! So, if the first mod is immoderate, well...bigger shrouds! biggrin.gif
post #13 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by MicroCat View Post

Yes, good points. That's also why there'd be very little case left at the rear of my V1. And possibly shrouded in a shiny white fan shroud.

Also with low TT quality, my modding skills will blend right in. And it's cheap! So, if the first mod is immoderate, well...bigger shrouds! biggrin.gif
MiCaSM (MicroCat Chop Mods)



Do not use the I / O cover / shield and cut out orange area, or better yet the turquoise area. That would give you at least twice as much airflow area .. so should let the air flow adequately tongue.gif
post #14 of 29
Nice artwork. I like turquoise. Have always despised i/o covers...never fit right, look tacky and can make you bleed. Now I have a strong air flow reason to turf them too. biggrin.gif
post #15 of 29
Complete it
post #16 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zab1 View Post

Complete it

It's in progress, but got sidelined by a couple other builds and life. By this winter for sure tho. Pretty sure. biggrin.gif
post #17 of 29
Hello, I have a similar dilemma at this point.

My HTPC case has 103mm clearance and I can only mount top down coolers to it. I have a delidded ivy-bridge (a 3770k) which I'm willing to overclock the day-lights out of it.

I understand the only top-down coolers worth their salt (as far as overclocking goes) are the above so I'm not sure which I should choose. They both seem to fit in my motherboard/case.



I'm currently siding with the Cyorig C1 + this fan (plus an 120mm to 140mm holes adapter) for maximum static pressure whilst retaining PWM controls.

Will it be significantly better than the Noctua NH-L12? Despite only having one fan (granted it's a behemoth of a fan, but the Noctua cooler has two fans).

Cyorig C1 + 38mm fan reaches the height of 99.5 mm , while the Noctua reaches the height of 92mm. So they're both perfect height wise (less than 103mm). Should I pull the trigger, or maybe there's some trick hidden in Noctua's sleeve (that's basically why I'm posting here).
post #18 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by MicroCat View Post

That's why I'm removing the 80mm fan grilles. The rear fan on the cooler will be close enough to exiting the building that ehume's fav Bernoulli principle will finish the exhausting work.

It's a game of pick your itx compromises. The Cooltek(Jonsbo) W1 has the cleanest front to back with 140mm intake/exhaust. However it's over 28L.

Your inflated mATX idea isn't bad tho - As well as the 802, the Core V21 offers more fandom options. 140mm exhaust - 2X 140 front intakes (or 1x 200mm) + 2x 120 bottom + 2x 140mm topside.

If Cryorig would release a 120mm version of their spectacular AF41, all itx cpu cooling issues would be solved - including the pesky intake/exhaust issue. biggrin.gif

After installing this due to its hefty weight it split my motherboard in two, but the temps were great!
puter 2 - japan
(10 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k 4.5ghz  asus gene vii vega 64 lc gskill trident x 16gb 2400  
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingMonitor
samsung 1tb 850evo, 500gb 840 evo h100igtx 4x 2150 gentle typhoon pwm dell u2713hm 
PowerCase
corsair ax860i phanteks evolv matx 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600k asus p8p67 pro 6950cf 16gb gskill 
MonitorPowerCase
u2311h X 3 antec cp-850 antec 1200 
  hide details  
Reply
puter 2 - japan
(10 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k 4.5ghz  asus gene vii vega 64 lc gskill trident x 16gb 2400  
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingMonitor
samsung 1tb 850evo, 500gb 840 evo h100igtx 4x 2150 gentle typhoon pwm dell u2713hm 
PowerCase
corsair ax860i phanteks evolv matx 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600k asus p8p67 pro 6950cf 16gb gskill 
MonitorPowerCase
u2311h X 3 antec cp-850 antec 1200 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steven185 View Post

Hello, I have a similar dilemma at this point.

My HTPC case has 103mm clearance and I can only mount top down coolers to it. I have a delidded ivy-bridge (a 3770k) which I'm willing to overclock the day-lights out of it.

I understand the only top-down coolers worth their salt (as far as overclocking goes) are the above so I'm not sure which I should choose. They both seem to fit in my motherboard/case.



I'm currently siding with the Cyorig C1 + this fan (plus an 120mm to 140mm holes adapter) for maximum static pressure whilst retaining PWM controls.

Will it be significantly better than the Noctua NH-L12? Despite only having one fan (granted it's a behemoth of a fan, but the Noctua cooler has two fans).

Cyorig C1 + 38mm fan reaches the height of 99.5 mm , while the Noctua reaches the height of 92mm. So they're both perfect height wise (less than 103mm). Should I pull the trigger, or maybe there's some trick hidden in Noctua's sleeve (that's basically why I'm posting here).

The C1 no doubt. Even with the stock thin 15mm fan, it will perform 2-3 degrees better than the L12 with two fans. The C1 competes with the Noc C14, which is too tall to fit your case .

That Silverstone 38mm thick fan is a noisy monster. If you're ok with near CLC levels of racket, then sure - sort of. However, the laws of diminishing returns apply to air cooling too.

The fin structure of the C1 doesn't require a super high static pressure fan. The more humane Noc A14/A15 PWM or TR TY-143/TY-147 or even 26mm Cryorig CR-XFA 140mm will improve temps by 4-5 degrees vs the stock 15mm. The FHP-141 beast might reduce temps by another degree or so, but at the expense of being almost twice as loud. But, if the case is mounted across the room in your vast infotainment complex, the noise at load will probably be only mildly annoying. biggrin.gif

You could experiment with mounting the fan in pull versus push and probably gain another 3-5 degrees dependent on the intake/exhaust air flow characteristics of your HTPC case.

"overclock the day-lights out of it" and pancake cooler is an interesting juxtaposition. My guess is the final result will be closer to 'overclocking the twilight out of it' tongue.gif
post #20 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by MicroCat View Post

The C1 no doubt. Even with the stock thin 15mm fan, it will perform 2-3 degrees better than the L12 with two fans. The C1 competes with the Noc C14, which is too tall to fit your case .

That Silverstone 38mm thick fan is a noisy monster. If you're ok with near CLC levels of racket, then sure - sort of. However, the laws of diminishing returns apply to air cooling too.

The fin structure of the C1 doesn't require a super high static pressure fan. The more humane Noc A14/A15 PWM or TR TY-143/TY-147 or even 26mm Cryorig CR-XFA 140mm will improve temps by 4-5 degrees vs the stock 15mm. The FHP-141 beast might reduce temps by another degree or so, but at the expense of being almost twice as loud. But, if the case is mounted across the room in your vast infotainment complex, the noise at load will probably be only mildly annoying. biggrin.gif

You could experiment with mounting the fan in pull versus push and probably gain another 3-5 degrees dependent on the intake/exhaust air flow characteristics of your HTPC case.

"overclock the day-lights out of it" and pancake cooler is an interesting juxtaposition. My guess is the final result will be closer to 'overclocking the twilight out of it' tongue.gif

Thanks for the detailed report.

I'd probably need the high static pressure, as on top of the FHP-141 I would have a GPU AIO radiator mounted (it will cool a Titan XP), on top of which radiator there is a 2000 RPM 180mmx25mm Silverstone fan. So it would be the GPU radiator pancaked, while the CPU cooler would be benefited (it depends) by the 180mm top mounted fan as well.

My projected cooling setup would be as follows: 180mm top fan -> GPU Radiator -> 140mm fan -> CPU cooler -> Delidded 3770k

If I put a 38mm thick 140mm fan, an almost perfect... "funnel" will be created starting with the 180mm fan on top and ending up on the cpu. If I put a thinner fan I'm afraid it will create a gap between the gpu radiator and the cpu cooler that I'm afraid will actually diminish the cooling capabilities despite the better fan mounted.

Yes noise is an issue to me, so having the best results with least noise would be ideal.

Do you think that in my case a 38mm fan would be a better choice (as it will create an almost perfrect "funnel") or a Noctua fan would -still- serve me better?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Air Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › Cryorig C1 vs. Noctua NH-L12