Quote:You may be one of the few extremely lucky people who do have 'intake air is just around my room temp', but that is extremely rare.While it is possible, it is rarely to be 'just around room temp'. Sorry, but after building as many systems as i have and checking component intake air temps as many times as I have to be sure system is reasonably optimized I know how extremely rare it is for component intake air temps ot be less than 5c above room ambient even at idle .. and they usually go up dramatically when GPU works hard, like when gaming.
No idea why you mention that I suggest a guide to something from 'Ways to Better Cooling' thread, but the reason I have that thread and reference it often is to help people learn what they don't know. Sorry, if you know so much it's of no help please put me on your ignore list and you won't have to read anything I post.
If going $50.00 I would suggest
True Spirit 140 Rev. A $49.90
It performs better than NH-D14, which performs as good as NH-D15 with same fans.
It really is one of the best coolers out there, and probably the best in it's price range.
Cryorig H5 $46.99
PH-TC12DX is really not as good as they are and cost $49.99
Edited by doyll - 8/8/16 at 6:18am