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Has anyone had any actual experience with the Phononic HEX 2.0 Integrated 92mm CPU Cooler? It's smaller physical size looks attractive but, based on the specs on the website, it may clear the RAM slots on an ASUS X99-e WS/USB 3.1 by a cat whisker or two if I rotate it 90° so the airflow through the cooler will be (the airflow direction in the case I'm building is bottom to top), something I wouldn't be able to do with the NH-D15 S I have. It supposedly cools better than the NH-D15s since it uses a combination of conventional air and Peltier cooling. Some user reviews complain the included 92mm fan is a bit noisy when working hard but that it can be fixed by replacing it with a quieter one.

For more info:

https://phononic.com/hex/

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835670001&cm_re=Phononic_HEX_2.0_Thermoelectric_CPU_Cooler-_-35-670-001-_-Product

https://www.amazon.com/Phononic-HEX-2-0-Thermoelectric-Cooler/dp/B01JP7GEOE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1507352696&sr=8-1&keywords=Phononic+HEX+2.0+Integrated+92mm+CPU+Cooler
     
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From the tests I've seen the phonic doesn't even get close to a D15 when the CPU is over 100W load. At 200W it's a 12-14c hotter than a D15. (The D15S with a single fan runs about 2c hotter than the D15).

It only gets worse from there. Maybe good for an itx Kaby build at stock. Wouldn't suggest it as an overclocking cooler for the X99 platform. See the Anand test here and play around with wattage setting dropdown.

If you're up against space constraints, the Scythe Fuma is a small twin tower that cools better with less cost. See ehume's Fuma review.

On X99 the Fuma doesn't quite keep up with the D15, but not far behind. Fuma tested on X99 - Put some PWM GTs on it (supports 3 fans) and enjoy the quiet and coolness. Just owning a Scythe cooler pushes up your coolness factor by 24% in studies I've read on the internet (the internet in my imagination). biggrin.gif
post #3 of 66
What MicroCat said. It's 140w TDP rating is less than half of what D15 is, so obviously it can't cool as well at 140+w load.

There are lots of good 140-200w TDP coolers in many sizes.

What motherboard, RAM are you using and what is our case CPU clearance?
post #4 of 66
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I'm not using anything...yet (check my sig for the specs under Roisin Dearg). A NH-D15s with a single fan will easily fit my case and clear the RAM but the heat pipes would interfere with the RAM if I rotated it 90°. The i7-5930K is rated for 140w, as is the Hex 2.0. I won't be overclocking and I very rarely fully load my current i7-3930K (and it's never overheated; heck, I have an alarm set to go off at 80°C; it's tripped only a couple of times and, even then, never went over 82°C, even with the bare bones cooler I'm currently using in a very restrictive case) so it's highly unlikely the i7-5930K will ever run full blast.

My PSU will be large enough to handle anything I throw at it, especially since I started this project, I decided to dump HDDs altogether and use only SSDs, so I'm not worried about added air consumption. With eight intake fans and three or four exhaust fans (the exhaust fans are mostly for reserve cooling capacity, at the cost of negative case pressure; otherwise they will pretty much just "go with the flow"), even though using a pleated paper intake filter, I should have plenty of case cooling capacity.

The graphics card can be mounted in one of the lower PCI-e slots (ideally, the bottom one if the front panel, USB 2.0, audio connections, etc. will clear the card) so air flow for a cooler with a bottom to top airflow shouldn't be impeded.

I read several professional reviews online before posting here (including Anand's). Yes, it's less than ideal but it also seems to be adequate for my needs. The main attraction for this cooler is the ability to rotate it 90° to align it's airflow with the case's airflow (I can't do front to rear because of the wall of sideways 5.25" bays in the front). Did any of you read the user reviews on Amazon and Newegg (btw, I'm far more likely to kinda sorta trust Newegg's user reviews than Amazon's)?
     
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Checked your build log. 140W Hex-core CPU HTPC build. Uh-huh. Not suspicious at all. biggrin.gif

If you still intend to not overclock a purpose-designed overclocking CPU, then you could consider the smaller Nocs, like the NH-U9DX i4 or NH-D9DX i4 workstation coolers. Either will be cheaper and outperform the Phononic - and at 95mm square will clear ram slots when mounted rotated 90° whereas the 110mm wide Phononic is going to be tight.

But, maybe the little TEC is worth the sunk sink cost for the science experiment. In fact, in the interests of science, get the phonic and couple smaller air-only coolers and write the definitive egg/amazon review for us. I did read some of the comments on Amazon & the egg - the only positive ones were for 95W cpus. Don't trust either tho - the egg even less than Amazon since the takeover. Amazon offers free products and payola for good reviews - I don't want to think about what the egg offers now. tongue.gif
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Checked your build log. 140W Hex-core CPU HTPC build. Uh-huh. Not suspicious at all. biggrin.gif ...

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All seriousness aside, my current and future builds are/will be more than mere HTPC builds. My computer, besides recording TV and storing my movies, also stores my books, pictures, and other data. I do all my home "office" work on it. I went with X99 for the extra PCI-e lanes and SATA ports. Four cores would have been plenty except the 28 core CPUs have only 28 lanes now. I'm stopping at Haswell-e because Broadwell-e has nothing new that I needed. MOBOs later than Haswell-e have fewer SATA ports and the CPUs after Broadwell-e require one to have more and more cores just to keep 40+ PCI-e lanes.
Edited by Lady Fitzgerald - 10/7/17 at 1:03pm
     
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Just an FYI. I somehow missed the review by Tom's hardware. Their test was done on an i7-5930K, the same CPU my build will use, running overclocked at 4.20GHz (I will be using the stock clock of 3.5GHz; 3.7GHz turbo). Here are the results of temperatures achieved when running Prime 95:



58°C with the fan running full speed isn't too shabby (keep in mind this is an overclocked temperature and I won't be overclocking). Even 75°C at 50% fan speed is acceptable. Tj Max is supposedly 100°C on this CPU (according to Core Temp, it's 91°C on my i7-3930K) but there is no reason to run the fan at only 50% since the case will be sound insulated and I'm not likely to hear the fan at all from three feet away, the distance from my ear to the machine). I'm not likely to run the CPU flat out anyway.

I went ahead and ordered one just so I can do a size check to see if it will play well with my MOBO with RAM installed when it is rotated 90°. If it fits, I'll take a chance and keep it to try when I finally get my computer built.
     
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Just an FYI. I somehow missed the review by Tom's hardware. Their test was done on an i7-5930K, the same CPU my build will use, running overclocked at 4.20GHz (I will be using the stock clock of 3.5GHz; 3.7GHz turbo). Here are the results of temperatures achieved when running Prime 95:



58°C with the fan running full speed isn't too shabby (keep in mind this is an overclocked temperature and I won't be overclocking). Even 75°C at 50% fan speed is acceptable. Tj Max is supposedly 100°C on this CPU (according to Core Temp, it's 91°C on my i7-3930K) but there is no reason to run the fan at only 50% since the case will be sound insulated and I'm not likely to hear the fan at all from three feet away, the distance from my ear to the machine). I'm not likely to run the CPU flat out anyway.

I went ahead and ordered one just so I can do a size check to see if it will play well with my MOBO with RAM installed when it is rotated 90°. If it fits, I'll take a chance and keep it to try when I finally get my computer built.
True, at full speed it's not to bad, but it's lower speed temps are terrible, not to mention it's full speed noise levels are much higher .. and it uses an additional it's Peltier uses. Peltiers not efficient coolers. wink.gif
https://phononic.com/downloads/HEX_2-0_power_consumption-en.pdf?x95466
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...True, at full speed it's not to bad, but it's lower speed temps are terrible, not to mention it's full speed noise levels are much higher .. and it uses an additional it's Peltier uses. Peltiers not efficient coolers. wink.gif
https://phononic.com/downloads/HEX_2-0_power_consumption-en.pdf?x95466

I know it has a Pletier plate in it. That's how it is able to cool better than an equally sized cooler (granted, the faster fan helps a little). I'm not concerned about power consumption of the cooler. What's another 35-40 watts to a 760w PSU in a computer that probably will never draw more than 350w at full tilt?

Where did you get that it has terrible lower speed temps (unless you were referring to the 50% fan speed ratings in the chart I posted)? As I already mentioned, I'm not particularly concerned about fan noise since the case will be sound insulated (again, the CPU. The intake fans will be on the bottom and exhaust fans on the top so that alone will help isolate fan noise generated inside the case. My present case is silent from three feet away except for the faint gentle swoosh of the intake air pulling through the intake grills and filters (which I don't even hear if the AC or the furnace is running). I don't hear the rear and top fans at all, even when I cranked them up full blast just to see if I could hear them (position does matter; I can hear the top fan when I hover over it and the rear fan when I turn the case around to where I can see the fan and I'm a couple of feet away). I hear nothing from inside, even when I had three WD Blacks running inside.
     
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Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post

Just an FYI. I somehow missed the review by Tom's hardware. Their test was done on an i7-5930K, the same CPU my build will use, running overclocked at 4.20GHz (I will be using the stock clock of 3.5GHz; 3.7GHz turbo). Here are the results of temperatures achieved when running Prime 95:



58°C with the fan running full speed isn't too shabby (keep in mind this is an overclocked temperature and I won't be overclocking). Even 75°C at 50% fan speed is acceptable. Tj Max is supposedly 100°C on this CPU (according to Core Temp, it's 91°C on my i7-3930K) but there is no reason to run the fan at only 50% since the case will be sound insulated and I'm not likely to hear the fan at all from three feet away, the distance from my ear to the machine). I'm not likely to run the CPU flat out anyway.

I went ahead and ordered one just so I can do a size check to see if it will play well with my MOBO with RAM installed when it is rotated 90°. If it fits, I'll take a chance and keep it to try when I finally get my computer built.

Be careful with their verbiage. That is temperature over ambient. You're looking at an optimistic 80c in that chart at only 4.2ghz.

A pelt that size will only help at idle, and actually be a hindrance at load when OC'd. Once the QMax of a TEC has been exceeded, they become insulators. Air cooled direct die TECs just don't work on modern performance hardware. Would possible by better then a similar sized air cooler on something like a stock speed i3.
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Intel i7 4790K "Relidded" @ 5ghz <50c Asus Sabertooth Z97 MK1 OC'd RX580 8GB OC'd RX580 8GB 
RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
2X4GB Patriot Viper Extreme 1TB Velociraptor 10k RPM + Crucial 128GB SSD Two Arqtik TEC Chillers in Series Archimedes TEC block w/TN669 TEC 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Two Ported/tapped MCP655 Pumps 2x Black Ice GTX 480 Gen2 Rads DD dual drive bay Res with LCD water temp monit... GPU Loop: Modded Enzotech Sapphire CPU blocks, ... 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
36x Globe 120mm 80cfm server fans Win 10 Pro Mint 15(KDE) 4K 28" Samsung U590D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ Mechanical CM Silent Power M 1000watt Main, OCZ Z850W Slave Custom Mountain Mods Extended-Extended Ascension Logitech G502 Proteus 
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Homemade 16ga 304 Stainless pad, Neoprene backed Aune T1 DAC Various Tubes: Mostly switching from 60's GE "S... AKG K7XX Headphones 
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