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Thanks. I started looking into San Ace lol. Did you find lapping your heatsink help? For some reason every time I reseat mine I see that there's blemishes or little dings on the bottom... Like new ones just come up out of no where and only use alcohol and towel paper to wipe it. I'm thinking lapping and dropping in washers in the pressure springs to get more pressure.
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Thanks. I started looking into San Ace lol. Did you find lapping your heatsink help? For some reason every time I reseat mine I see that there's blemishes or little dings on the bottom... Like new ones just come up out of no where and only use alcohol and towel paper to wipe it. I'm thinking lapping and dropping in washers in the pressure springs to get more pressure.
Lapping helped me a ton, but for some reason my base was way uneven. Seems like no one else's is like that. If you do lap the cooler, might as well lap the CPU as well to make them both perfectly flat.

I do get some blemishes on the bottom. I think it's the exposed copper getting oxidized.
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I have a spare Antec Tri-Cool laying around somewhere, reckon it'd go well with the standard noctua in push + pull, or should i just switch them out/keep noctua? If I do go push+pull, there will only be about the thicknes of a tri-cool again between the pull fan and the rear case fan
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I had that setup before, but I got a lot of air turbulence whizzing sounds. It got annoying. If that doesn't bother you it should be fine. The Noctua fan that originally comes with the heatsink is a better fan though.
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Lapping helped me a ton, but for some reason my base was way uneven. Seems like no one else's is like that. If you do lap the cooler, might as well lap the CPU as well to make them both perfectly flat.

I do get some blemishes on the bottom. I think it's the exposed copper getting oxidized.
Mine is pretty flat, but could be better, it also has machining marks,
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I had that setup before, but I got a lot of air turbulence whizzing sounds. It got annoying. If that doesn't bother you it should be fine. The Noctua fan that originally comes with the heatsink is a better fan though.
The antec has a higher speed and cfm though. On high it hits 2000rpm
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I have a spare Antec Tri-Cool laying around somewhere, reckon it'd go well with the standard noctua in push + pull, or should i just switch them out/keep noctua? If I do go push+pull, there will only be about the thicknes of a tri-cool again between the pull fan and the rear case fan
Tri cools aren't good for heatsinks. They vibrate and really don't push much air through a heatsink because of their low static pressure. 1 38mm thick fan pushing is the way to go.
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I absolutely love my NH-U12P.

I love it enough that I'm thinking about buying a second one for my home server box. I might wait until I decide to give it a new processor.

To anyone considering this cooler: Stop thinking it over and buy it. Give it 2 fans and it is incredible.
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I absolutely love my NH-U12P.

I love it enough that I'm thinking about buying a second one for my home server box. I might wait until I decide to give it a new processor.

To anyone considering this cooler: Stop thinking it over and buy it. Give it 2 fans and it is incredible.
Hell, give it one fan and it holds it's own...
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Yeah it doesn't need 2 fans if you're using 38mm thick fans.
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