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"Best budget" on YouTube.... What PSU and motherboard do you have?
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post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by bdawson72 View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Kind of feel the desire to edit in some Japanese dude pointing at that thing and saying, "Godzilla"...





That'll have to do.
     
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post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by bdawson72 View Post

I agree completely. But ive learned. Being a member of alot of forums, i shouldve known better. But its been a learning experience.


I have 3 noctua 120mm NF-F12 fans. And one generic Thermaltake fan that came with the case.


The case is a Thermaltake Commander G41. Not the best or sexiest. But it gets the job done.

Fans are configured with 2 of the NF's blowing down onto the NH-d15. The rear fan is exhausting. And the fan in the front is an intake.
Sorry, I posted the lucky bit as information for all readers and not directly at you.

AcEsSalvation "best budget" is a good example of an reviewer many think know something,but often it's more moving lips with jerky arm movements and little if anything else. That kind of video is why I almost never even look at them. Wastes lots of time for little or no information. I'd rather waste my time watching a good movie. biggrin.gif

Anyone who posts all or nothing / black or white statements is usually not as smart as they think they are. There are many "worse" or "better" but few if any "best" or "worst".

"Ways to Better Cooling" link in my sig may be of interest. 1st post is index, click on topic to see it.
I suggest moving the back top fan. Ideally would be to front either in 3x 5.25" bays or with other front fan with HDD cage removed. Other option is to bottom if it will fit and raise case up with some 30mm blocks under the feet. When setting up a new system I always (ups) almost always use my remote temperature monitors to see what the air temp going into CPU and GPU are from idle to full load. This way I know if they are being supplied with cool air or not. I'm not at all surprised that about half of the time I can usually adjust things at least a little to get lower air temps. Airflow is a fickled witch. She often move in unexpected ways. Most of the time we can analyze and see why in retrospect, but with so many variables at play it is almost impossible to predict the outcome.
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by Chargeit View Post

Kind of feel the desire to edit in some Japanese dude pointing at that thing and saying, "Godzilla"...





That'll have to do.
LOL

Looks like you got your own short legged Godzilla killer. tongue.gif

NH-D15 is not Godzilla. It helps rather than distroys. poke.gifbiggrin.gif
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

doh.gif You got lucky. I don't consider youtube to be a good source of data to make decisions. Even on forums like this you need to be cautious about who you believe. There are far more people on internet who think they know things then who really do know things. At least in a good forum you can look and read and usually figure out who they knows what they are talking about.
But the main thing is you now have a good system. thumb.gif

Good Advice here thumb.gif
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post #16 of 17
I did the exact same change you did but my 4790k at 4.4ghz. runs just 2 degrees cooler. I have Maximus VII Ranger with everything in Auto except for a XMP profile. I reapplied the thermal paste (Artic MX-4) and reseated the NH-D15 four times but it didn't help. Did you delidd yours??? Any specific configuration in the bios or something??? I don't understand, what's wrong here??? frown.gif
Edited by lenny23 - 2/11/16 at 9:25am
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Other big coolers might cool similar to what D15 offers, but im pretty sure none of them beats noctuas customer service or mounting mechanism.
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