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    Air-cooling principles - several questions from a novice builder

    Thank you! Hope to return to the Pro :droid: version of your fan curve recommendation once I decide to overclock.
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    Air-cooling principles - several questions from a novice builder

    Oh, that sounds much easier for the novice system builder like me! Am I right that this approach, though simplified, will allow me to achieve the same result as the complicated one mentioned before: keeping the best possible balance between CPU effectiveness (= temperature) and the noise of the...
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    Air-cooling principles - several questions from a novice builder

    Really - nickel? But why? 😳 I've heard a lot of times that copper ones are better (and more expensive, accordingly).. Yeah, of course dust filters are good - no doubt! I just assumed that because of all this "positive pressure" thing there could be nuances and possibly filters are not...
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    Air-cooling principles - several questions from a novice builder

    Thank you JSHamlet234 , is there any sense (within the step-by-step logic you described earlier) to run these tests in the specific order not to miss the potential bottlenecks? Sorry if the question is naive - never used stress-tests before, specifically to fine-tune the system based on results...
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    Air-cooling principles - several questions from a novice builder

    DoubleTap A brief and persuasive explanation of why one needs positive pressure :) Btw, what should be the intake/exhaust difference in % (roughly)? Finally, does it make sense to set up the positive pressure with the opposite fans (e.g. front/rear or right/left) or it really doesn't matter...
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    Air-cooling principles - several questions from a novice builder

    TheSlySyl Well, my usecase will be office work 60% of time and gaming 40%, maybe video processing in the future (which is likely to be the next build's "problem"). So looks like I'll not beat the sh*t out of this machine. But just out of curiosity - what's the connection between the use scenario...
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    Air-cooling principles - several questions from a novice builder

    TheSlySyl well, dude, quite a System you got I should say! (y) Looking at Taichi occasionally myself.. Having your own usecase by now - do you recommend? Wow, an impressive and solid approach. Is that what they call "fan curve building"? Am I right your step-by-step guide may be adopted for...
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    Air-cooling principles - several questions from a novice builder

    Thank you all guys, it was a real pleasure to read your replies - a lot of useful info and those smart details to learn, great! 👍 Just to make sure - are you talking about CPU fan or case fans? My bad that I didn't clarify this point in the question itself, but I rather meant case fans, as I...
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    Air-cooling principles - several questions from a novice builder

    Dear community, I'm thinking of my first build these days, and will highly appreciate if you find a minute to comment on the following: Does the cooling (be it air or AIO) work non-stop since the PC is switched on, but the intensity of fans/pump (and noise level, respectively) changes with...
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    Choosing between 2 GPUs - help on 2 basic principles needed

    I hope those "rest" have not lost interest in sharing their experience with others though. :)
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    Choosing between 2 GPUs - help on 2 basic principles needed

    And by "design" you mean PCB, right? Not physical design and not difference in # of fans (which obviously follows from the physical design). He will possibly clarify, which I will appreciate as I've never heard of a particular GPU edition to be not recommended for sub-10L cases on the grounds...
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    Choosing between 2 GPUs - help on 2 basic principles needed

    The difference in PCB is in favor of (future) OC? So no specific benefit from this difference if I don't go OC way, right? Btw, are binned chips (used in FE as I know) worth its money compared to standard ones used in Reference, or is it mostly marketing? Not only, I'm overconfused too :D taken...
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    Choosing between 2 GPUs - help on 2 basic principles needed

    OK and why exactly Reference type is bad for this layout, while FE and AIB are OK?
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    Choosing between 2 GPUs - help on 2 basic principles needed

    Sandwitch means any build where cards are placed horizontally one over another? Isn't it 90% of builds and why particularly Reference edition GPU sucks in this scenario? Not sure I got what you meant. I don't have either yet, so can't compare their cooling capabilities if you meant that...
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    Choosing between 2 GPUs - help on 2 basic principles needed

    No OC in plans for sure. I just want my card to be stable and its capabilities to not be limited by lousy self-cooling. So my choice will be between Reference and FE I guess. Btw, are binned chips (which FE is supposed to be built on, right?) really more efficient than non-binned ones (which...
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