Originally Posted by Smanci
I have one. Not outright waste of money as it's tiny - just 113mm high and 155mm wide - and fits in very cramped spaces.
If it didn't take so much time, I'd test it against a passive Macho Rev. B on an 8400. It is clear that the CR80 loses in that comparison, the question is just by how much.
No idea which Nofan cooler you have, but Nofan CR-100A is 220mm in diameter and 132mm high. That is about 70mm wider than widest cooler I know of and will definitely not clear PCIe sockets on many motherboards or clear any but very short RAM. CR-100A is not able to keep up with 140mm fanned Macho coolers with fan at idle or in a normal tower case using duct from cooler to rear exhaust. Obviously CR-100C is 180x160mm and CR-95C is 180x148mm .. don't know what model your is as it's not listed in their current catalogue.
All depends on how much airflow case has. Less case airflow and temps will be much higher then with more case airflow.
Your case appears better designed for passive because it shape is like a small chimeny drawing cool air in bottom as as it warms it rises and goes out the top. Most cases do not do this very well at all. What case is it?
The importnat thing is you are happy with your cooler in your system. That's all that matters.
Phanteks Owners Club Ways to Better Cooling
i7 980 @ 3.55GHz =PH-TC14PE w/2x TY-143 fans =Crucial Ballistix 3x4GB =GA-X58A-UD5 =ASUS GTX580 DirectCU II =Enermax Modu84+ =Define R2 w/3x TY-140 case intake fans; all PWM controlled by CPU fan socketPhanteks Enthoo Primo MoBo Rampage III Extreme CPUi7 980X
@ 4.0GHz =R1 Ultimate
w/2x TY-143 fans =Dominator GT 6x2GB
=Rampage III Extreme
=ASUS GTX580 DirectCU II
=Enthoo Primo w/ custom castor base
Last edited by doyll; 08-25-2019 at 05:56 AM.