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is the thermal paste that comes with this, good enough?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Z Overlord View Post

is the thermal paste that comes with this, good enough?


Yes. Plenty good enough.

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Agreed!
 
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Hello everyone. Im glad i stumbled onto this thread and can ask some experts of the Noctua NH-D14 a question. I had a system built by my local computer shop as i usually end up with spagettti wiring on my builds smile.gif . The system works great and the temps seem ok. it was warm out and the window was open. must have been 28C ambient. Under full load with OCCT the warmest core was between 72 and 76 C (i7-3770k@4.5Ghz). The trouble is im perplexed as to whether this cooler is seated properly.

My tech grabed the seated cooler and wiggled it a bit and said it was on there good.. But when I got home the cooler is not perfectly vertically flat. And the box has a mounting bar and what looks like 1 pipe.(im on vaction writting this message so im not 100% sure if what i saw was a pipe but I saw 1 mounting bar wiith certainty. It's not possible for the cooler to work without both mounting bars installed and the cooler seated on them correct? And should the cooler be snug and without any play or wobble? Im concerned for the pcb if the weight is not evenly distributed.

Looking forward to some insight. thankyou
post #2495 of 3947
Update: I researched the user manual online and it seems the mounting bar i saw was actually on AMD mount. So that would explain that. However im still curious about the overall play (and not being vertically flat. )
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there should be no play at all, the cooler weighs over 1Kg so any play could indicate a mounting issue, and may be stressing your motherboard.

noctua designed the mounting system to work one way only, for both AMD and Intel. a theory could be that whoever built the system, may have mixed up the mounting kit and is using the AMD screw set on the Intel mounting bracket? but......any mistake like that would be eaisly noticed as the mounting unit would not fit together correctly.

i would take out your motherboard, take the cooler off and remount. if you dont feel comfortable doing this yourself, take it back to the shop and let them do it. smile.gif
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here is mine

Antec P280 case

Airflow in from top 2 x 120mm Noctuas with hy gears filters installed top external.
Also air in from behind front door in front of hard drives behind air filter with 2 x120mm Noctuas
no noise adapters installed on Noctuas

rear case fan hole cut free open now.
wire grille installed with a Coolermaster "blademaster" pwm fan there for cooler exhaust.

This "blademaster" rams up on more processor demand

edit May 28 2012
LOL...
I forgot I had the cooler on with Noctua word upside down,middle fan going the wrong way. redid so it reads Noctua now the right way with middle fan airflow direction correct and all fans..DuH
haven't got the 3rd fan on now .
Then removed the blademaster on the rear of case substituting a Noctua PWM 120 and all is good


2U5O7666jpg1.jpg
Edited by Tyreman - 5/28/12 at 3:04pm
post #2498 of 3947
No one answered my question frown.gif

Would you recommend having the top fans as exhaust or intake for this?

I only have one top fan installed because I can't get the second to fit in, without getting a low profile fan or removing the cooler and having a hell of a mess about with cables. The one fan I have pretty much sits half and half over the front of the cooler.

I'm just wondering if it would improve cooling by having the top fan push cool air (on the basis that cool air falls) into the case straight for the cooler to pull in, or keeping in as exhaust on the premise that it'll pull some air up from the bottom, for the cooler to grab, despite a bit of warm air coming out the top aswell.

The other reason being is that I'm worried that it's taking all the air from the bottom of the case away from the graphics card. The graphics card itself has two fans and chucks the air out the back.
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Originally Posted by harbin91 View Post

No one answered my question frown.gif

Would you recommend having the top fans as exhaust or intake for this?

I only have one top fan installed because I can't get the second to fit in, without getting a low profile fan or removing the cooler and having a hell of a mess about with cables. The one fan I have pretty much sits half and half over the front of the cooler.

I'm just wondering if it would improve cooling by having the top fan push cool air (on the basis that cool air falls) into the case straight for the cooler to pull in, or keeping in as exhaust on the premise that it'll pull some air up from the bottom, for the cooler to grab, despite a bit of warm air coming out the top aswell.

The other reason being is that I'm worried that it's taking all the air from the bottom of the case away from the graphics card. The graphics card itself has two fans and chucks the air out the back.

In your case, having the top fan as intake as well as all the other fans (except for the rear position) will improve your cpu / gpu cooling.
And if you have enough intake fans to create a positive pressure inside your case you can also remove your rear fan, cutting off the mesh grill.

I checked and it seems you can mount two front, one bottom and one side panel fans. Plus the top position (it has to be the front one, blocking the second one).
Also remove all your pci empty brackets.
Go for a full intake setup thumb.gif
Edited by arrow0309 - 5/27/12 at 1:51pm
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post #2500 of 3947
The only way to be sure is test, intake will blow air into the fins from top and disrupt the flow on your hs, exhaust wil pull the heat off the hs but may change the flow.
My personal opinion is exhaust with back fan exhausting aswell. If you can move the top fan to the front space intake would be better.
The air would go down from top through hs out back
At rear through hs n out bk n top.

The graphics card shoudnt be a prob less you have back your case against a wall or something blocking it
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