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No agenda. Just stating facts. Sorry you had a bad experience with your H80i GT. My H110 has been very good to me. thumb.gif

On topic, I am curious about RAM clearance with this giant air cooler. I am sure the cooling performance will be fantastic, but I hate how large coolers like this block larger heatsinks on RAM sometimes.

From the article. thumb.gif

'Since the cooler is gargantuan, to ensure maximum compatibility with memory modules Alpenföhn proposes installing one fan between the towers and another on the backside of the cooler. Such configuration is common for oversized coolers and it's a rather straightforward solution for dual-channel memory platforms (i.e., LGA115x, FM2/AM3, etc.). However users of quad-channel memory platforms (i.e., LGA2011, where modules are installed on both sides of the CPU socket) will have to adjust height of front and/or back fans so not restrict the installation of memory modules in slots that need to be used.'
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From the article. thumb.gif

'Since the cooler is gargantuan, to ensure maximum compatibility with memory modules Alpenföhn proposes installing one fan between the towers and another on the backside of the cooler. Such configuration is common for oversized coolers and it's a rather straightforward solution for dual-channel memory platforms (i.e., LGA115x, FM2/AM3, etc.). However users of quad-channel memory platforms (i.e., LGA2011, where modules are installed on both sides of the CPU socket) will have to adjust height of front and/or back fans so not restrict the installation of memory modules in slots that need to be used.'

Good catch. It looks like it just depends on the setup.
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It's also 150mm wide same as the NH-D15, meaning its going to block PCI-E slots on some motherboards.

The heatsink is 165x151x150mm in size and weighs 1.2 kilograms (without fans). Compare that to the NHD15 without fans at 160x150x135 at 980g without fans. This thing is a real monster.
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It's also 150mm wide same as the NH-D15, meaning its going to block PCI-E slots on some motherboards.

The heatsink is 165x151x150mm in size and weighs 1.2 kilograms (without fans). Compare that to the NHD15 without fans at 160x150x135 at 980g without fans. This thing is a real monster.
I was wondering when we'd have fans this big. One question I always wanted to ask: -Is this fan compatible?
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I was wondering when we'd have fans this big. One question I always wanted to ask: -Is this fan compatible?

Holy Jeebus, you could probably gaffer tape it to the back. Probably still be quieter then a H100GTX at full beans tongue.gif
Edited by Slink3Slyde - 2/7/16 at 1:43pm
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Isnt the Mugen a single Tower with a 120mm fan?

I mean you could say its basically an NHD-15 or any of the other big dual towers though. The design has stagnated, here's hoping for some magical advance inside the heatpipes that causes this Alpenfohn to perform way better then what's out already, I doubt it but you never know.
I suppose if youre running more then one graphics card they can make it harder to get the heat from them out of the case without dragging it through the cooler first. But otherwise there are ways to make the cooler part of the front to back airflow so that they dont impede anything. Other then making getting to RAM a bit awkward sometimes tongue.gif

You stick a Delta fan on them and you'll never ever have to worry about how hot your system is let alone dust.
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I was wondering when we'd have fans this big. One question I always wanted to ask: -Is this fan compatible? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

How about this one?
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How about this one?
Isn't 600 m³/min like 10 kg force?
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For 340 watts I was expecting something a bit larger... Not bad.
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post #40 of 81
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Isn't 600 m³/min like 10 kg force?

Where did you get the 600m³/min spec? Its 1112cfm which converts to roughly 31m³/min if I'm not mistaken.

Its a 600W fan though, which is still pretty insane.
Specs: (Click to show)

Frame Dimensions - mm: 200 mm x 200 mm x 70 mm
Operating Supply Voltage: 48 VDC
Airflow: 1112.27 CFM
Speed: 8000 RPM
Static Pressure: 142 mmAq(mmH2O)
Noise: 81 dBA
Power Rating: 600 W

Edited by Gilles3000 - 2/7/16 at 6:15pm
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