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Yes i did check it, especially when i was testing my power loads. Yes it blows into the case and wind force is around 1900rpm Scythe SS when i go above 400W from wall.
Highly unusual. Is it under warranty? If so, check with the brand seller. If the fan was put in backwards it would explain your results. Those fans cool the psu better when they draw air into the little steel box.
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ok that's good... My CPU temps were idling near the 40s when overclocked to 3.8. Te only reason being I'm guessing is that my whole rig us stuck in a computer table enclosure. That was designed for the tiny oem computers, but my haf 932 just barely fits. The top and side fans are severely restricted in terms if air flow... I was worried for a minute there when I thought that the archon wasn't performing as should be...

Whew...
Lawl. The cooler is awesome, you just have it in a tiny enclosure. Why do you have it like that, thought? That will pretty much guarantee heat issues in the long run.
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Lawl. The cooler is awesome, you just have it in a tiny enclosure. Why do you have it like that, thought? That will pretty much guarantee heat issues in the long run.
I know... I want a new table, but money doesn't grow on trees. Its one of those humongous corner-tables with space for CD's and a whatnots... The space for the actual computer tower is just enough to fit my HAF 932... like I literally have less than 1cm on each side. The top has a bit less than 5cm tho...

Also, all this time, I was mistaking CPU temperature for core temperature. Damn... I can't believe I made such a huge mistake for the past 5+ years... I fail big time... It was only today that I realized that there is a CPU temperature and individual core temperatures as well...

Yea, so now my CPU idles at 32C, while the actual cores are less than 43C. This is actually in agreement with the reviews at HardOCP where their CPU idled at 27-28 and cores were 33-35. Its like the enclosure increases cpu temperature by a few degrees...

Also something to note - I was taking a look inside my case today through the front, and it seems the little tabs that the Archon has on top are actually touching the fan grille on my side cover. I don't have a picture of it right now, but I'll put one up tomorrow. It doesn't seem to be causing any problems, but the cooler "just" seems to be touching the side.
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i heard HR-02 is slightly better than archon, with the option to run as a passive cooler.. is it true?
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i heard HR-02 is slightly better than archon, with the option to run as a passive cooler.. is it true?
Take a look at the comparison graphs here: http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/...ooler_review/3

The Archon is always in the top 3 places,, whereas the HR-02 is always under it. Granted, this does not mean a whole lot in terms of actual performance because the HR-02 is only warmer by a few degrees... but the Archon is definitely better...
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x-bit did a couple of reviews called "two against one."
Part 1 has HR02=D14, here.
Part 2 has SA>D14, here.
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Will this hsf work in a fractal-design xl case? I am a bit worried bc of the top 180mm fan that the case comes with: http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&prod=54

does the archon extend passed the top of the motherboard slightly?
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Problem with pressure bracket is there and this cooler as in Venomous X.
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Will this hsf work in a fractal-design xl case? I am a bit worried bc of the top 180mm fan that the case comes with: http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&prod=54

does the archon extend passed the top of the motherboard slightly?
It doesn't extend over the mobo.
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Take a look at the comparison graphs here: http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/...ooler_review/3

The Archon is always in the top 3 places,, whereas the HR-02 is always under it. Granted, this does not mean a whole lot in terms of actual performance because the HR-02 is only warmer by a few degrees... but the Archon is definitely better...
That's funny because the chart you posted on the first page shows this. It has the HR-02 + 120mm fan ~1C cooler.


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