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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-20-2020, 10:38 AM
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Yes, what I meant is the heatsink itself seems to be a bit better on the hyper 212, but the fan is slightly worse performing for the same noise/sound quality but that in the end, they are really close to one another (sry I could have been more clear).

I took a peak at a few of the shops, and I came up this Alpenfohn which is a great for 30.90 with shipping:

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/alpen...tml#tech_specs


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Same, at least 5x6mm heatpipes, and a 140mm fan is a big leap, and it was easy to find a cheap one before corona.
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If the two of them perform very closely in temps within 1-2c, but the F34 has a noticeably quieter fan at the same RPM I'd be alot more inclined to choose the F34 as I'll only be using a moderate mobo auto-oc.

The Alpenfohn Brocken looks a bit on the chunky side, will have to measure my case to see if it fits. Any reviews/roundups you've come across that compare it to some of the other HSFs listed so far?

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Did more looking and seems there is kinda a shortage of 4x 6mm heatpipe 120mm fan coolers in the £20-30 range right now. Same is true of decent 6x 6mm /4x 8mm heatpipe coolers in the £30-40 range are also thin supply at the moment. Some sites are saying they expect some new stock end of the month, but that could be pie in the sky. A used Hyper 212 sold for £24.60 on ebay.

Your Asus Rampage Gene IV inside Fractal Arc Mini is somewhat limited. Case limits cooler to 165mm tall and motherboard limits cooler toward PCIe sockets to about 67mm and toward RAM sockets about 50mm. What RAM are you using and what slots is it in? What case fans and placement do you have? Fractal stock case fans are basically garbage.

I think with a little shopping around for a few days, maybe a week and you can find a good cooler for £30-35. That is what I would be looking for if it was me.

Phanteks PH-TC14S is a small twin tower with 140mm fan in middle with 6x 6mm heatpipes measuring 104.1x74x160mm (WxDxH) without fan. With fan it is 142x75x160mm, but fan can be pushed away from PCIe with GPU a little and fin nicely. That's just first thing to pop into my mind. I'm sure I'll think of a few more.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Owterspace View Post
Just keep using what you have, save your pennies and get a good cooler, something you could use on a couple of builds. That way there is no second guessing, no scraping the bottom, and you will have something decent.
I'm not interested in the absolute best cooler I can get. I'm not planning on upgrading cpu/mobo for at least a few more years and will be happy to research properly if necessary at that point. I've run this loop for a long time and just not interested in maintaining it or sorting the bent pipe causing the res/pump to be noisy. As for scraping the bottom of the barrell that doesn't bother me, people seem to be informed about performance here so I don't see the need to pay more for something that won't benefit me.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ballistix-B.../dp/B00DVISMCG

I'm using those sticks in slots 1/2, but I do have another 2 of the same sticks that I need to get around to RMA'ing sometime. If possible would be best to look for something that allows for all 4 slots to be occupied.

Case fans are GT1850s fitted to pull above my rad, 2 of the supplied Fractal 140MM 1000RPM at the front and another on the side. I don't mind taking off the side fan to make room for a heatsink if necessary, but my GPU tends to get toastier than the CPU and spinup alot louder due to 0RPM mode.


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So you need a cooler that will clear RAM both in front and behind cooler.
Ballistix Tactical RAM is 40mm tall making it's top 43mm above motherboard and 35mm above top of CPU leaving 130mm for a fan over RAM.

Alpenfohn Brocken 2 PCGH comes with 2 extremely slow speed 700rpm 140mm fans, so basically at full speed they are only about 200rpm above normal idle speed .. and cannot speed up. Brocken is decent cooler with normal 140mm fan and 140mm fan will fit on front and clear your RAM.

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the ID-Cooling SE-234 ARGB has some good reviews but I'm not sure if it is what you want

sub 25? but it isnt better than a hyper 212
https://www.awd-it.co.uk/raijintek-a...pu-cooler.html
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MTAT408?
slightly worse
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01HLAB80C
might be just as good
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/arcti...hs-077-ar.html
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B076LX4DJF

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700RPM doesn't give me much confidence that they can keep things cool enough. I do have some old 140mm Yate Loon D14SLs lying around, spec sheet says 1000RPM for them but they were always a bit too weak as well IIRC. Feel like I might be best served by switching my GT1850s +7v resistor onto the Alpenfohn or one of the others heatsinks that use a weaker fan.

Appreciate all the comments and advice so far, cheers guys.

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Quote: Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post
the ID-Cooling SE-234 ARGB has some good reviews but I'm not sure if it is what you want

sub 25? but it isnt better than a hyper 212
https://www.awd-it.co.uk/raijintek-a...pu-cooler.html
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MTAT408?
slightly worse
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01HLAB80C
might be just as good
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/arcti...hs-077-ar.html
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B076LX4DJF
I'm not gonna be super strict with budget if there are substantially better options for like £5-10 more. Also is the ID-Cooling one supposed to be better than the 212? The rest you've listed as, maybe as good or worse. I don't really know where everything stacks up in respect to each other and a bit lazy to check out every techpowerup review/silentpcreview review just to get back up to speed

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Quote: Originally Posted by Buttnose View Post
I'm not gonna be super strict with budget if there are substantially better options for like £5-10 more. Also is the ID-Cooling one supposed to be better than the 212? The rest you've listed as, maybe as good or worse. I don't really know where everything stacks up in respect to each other and a bit lazy to check out every techpowerup review/silentpcreview review just to get back up to speed
yes, if you aren't that strict with the budget but you might have issues with the ram with these
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/...c-phantom-01-a
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/...tom-black-01-a

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/...ooler-0p105250

this would have no problems with the ram while matching some of the high end coolers
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/...oler-scmg-5100

you would need to check if the dimension of this heatsink would cause it to block a ram slot (74mm with fan) here looks like it might not block any ram slot
https://bit-tech.net/reviews/tech/co...tica-review/3/
https://www.scan.co.uk/products/geli...-fan-intel-amd

on a z370 motherboard it doesnt block a ram slot
https://www.techtesters.eu/gelid-sirocco-review/ https://www.enostech.com/gelid-solut...cooler-review/
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07KMSP6...ogi&th=1&psc=1

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