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post #3201 of 3848
Small update on the pressure mod! Seems the white packaging material was a bit too squishy, i added a metal washer between the bracket and the heatsink! (Good thing i had some experience from the legendary True 120 smile.gif)

Seems my fan arrived... buy none was at home so i will have to go pick it up tomorrow!
post #3202 of 3848
I was expecting that would happen (=.

How thick washer did you add?
post #3203 of 3848
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Originally Posted by Anusha View Post

I'm thinking about getting the SB-E Extreme and just wanna ask one question.

I'll be mounting the fans as pull-pull (i.e. the front fan in the back as pull) no thanks to those monstrous Vengeance sticks. I don't wanna remove the sinks if I can help it.

Would that affect the performance adversely compared to the recommended orientation? Or would it still perform identically?

I never saw a difference in temps in two different cases with both the SA and the SA-SB-E. If you're still using the Raven RV03 it shouldn't make any difference. thumb.gif
Edited by solsamurai - 6/6/13 at 1:09pm
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I never saw a difference in temps in two different cases with both the SA and the SA-SB-E. If you're still using the Raven RV03 it shouldn't make any difference. thumb.gif
Thanks mate. I ordered it last night. Should arrive today. Yes, I'm gonna use it in the RV03. =]
post #3205 of 3848
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Since you will have those bottom intakes blasting away right below the SA the fan config shouldn't matter. If you are using four DIMMs you may still run into height issues with the slots closest to the CPU socket. Just a heads up! thumb.gif
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Since you will have those bottom intakes blasting away right below the SA the fan config shouldn't matter. If you are using four DIMMs you may still run into height issues with the slots closest to the CPU socket. Just a heads up! thumb.gif
If such happens, I will remove the heatsink of the first memory module. No big deal.
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If such happens, I will remove the heatsink of the first memory module. No big deal.

Exactly. It's not like you'll be able to see it anyway. wink.gif
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post #3208 of 3848
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I was expecting that would happen (=.

How thick washer did you add?

2-3mm.

I do find it a bit disappointing that they removed the pressure option! I would have bought the original but it wasn't available anymore near me.
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Exactly. It's not like you'll be able to see it anyway. wink.gif
bought the cooler. it fits the case, but i almost got a shock when i found out that the VRM sinks on the ASRock Z68 Extreme4 mobo don't let the fans go down to bottom. the fans rest on the sinks and touches (or almost do) the side panel all thanks to the protruded nature of the side panel window. phew!




btw, it fitted with Vengeance alright. i didn't have to remove the heat spreader on the first module. smile.gif (sorry about the blurry shot)



installing the sink was a massive pain in the butt, because i didn't have the right tool for the job. (long screw driver and a one that has a magnetized tip!) besides, there wasn't enough room for me to play with, so i had to take the motherboard out. installing the fans wasn't any easier.



OMG the noise it made at full blast!!! right now i am running the fans at 1100RPM, controlled via the fan controller.

Here is my complete installation experience. LINK
Case: Silverstone Raven RV03
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme4
Memory modules: Corsair Vengeance full height RAM - 4 sticks
Fan configuration: Pull-pull
Edited by Anusha - 6/9/13 at 2:13pm
post #3210 of 3848
Small update on my SB-E Extreme

Got my set of low profile Crucial Ballistix Tactical LP during the weekend + my third fan.

The Ballistix are just low enough for the fan to fit decent, quite surpring since these are lower than a normal set of dimms even with heatsinks!

No idea about the effects of the third fan, temperatures have been changing rapidly these last few days.
Currently running 48x100 1.28v (i have 5ghz in my sig but with the new bios it's not 100% stable).

Temperatures are about 7-8 degrees lower than a NH-U12P + Sflex 1900RPM. Not overly impressed but it's a nice drop + PWM possibilities!
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