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    How many fans can I run off one fan header?

    It's not something that can be stated without knowing what fans' amp load rating is. While most fan headers will handle up to about 1amp / 12w, problem is most fan amp ratings are running amp load, not startup load. Startup load is 2-4 times higher than running .. which is why most fan header...
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    Battle of the air/thermal siphon coolers ( Noctua NH-D15 vs. IceGiant ProSiphon Elite )

    Prosiphon is no doubt a very good cooler, but it's performance isn't evident on normal wattage CPUs. Several users reported higher temps using Prosiphon than with heatpipe coolers. Prosiphon will cool normal CPU but only starts to rise above traditional heatpipe coolers when mounted on super...
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    Battle of the air/thermal siphon coolers ( Noctua NH-D15 vs. IceGiant ProSiphon Elite )

    NH-D14 with stock fans is not quite as good as NH-D15, but with same fans it is slightly better. That's assuming same seat quality / heat transfer ability into ccoler, which is hard to verify.
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    Battle of the air/thermal siphon coolers ( Noctua NH-D15 vs. IceGiant ProSiphon Elite )

    If I remember correctly Silver Arrow came with TY-140 fans with a max speed of 1300rpm and idled down to about 550rpm. Newest generation (there are several generations) is DL-D14, basically same fan with 350-1500rpm range. "Better" fans are basically just higher rpm versions. TY-143 is...
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    Battle of the air/thermal siphon coolers ( Noctua NH-D15 vs. IceGiant ProSiphon Elite )

    What freeagentt and TheSlySly said. I have same cooler as well as several other top tier coolers (PH-TC14PE, Silver Arrow IB-E, HE01, etc). Thermalright is one of if not best cooler company out there, and Frost Commander 140 is easily as good if not better than all coolers I've used / tested...
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    What mini tool do I need to remove mini retaining rings from cooling fan shafts?

    Google search for "mini circlip pliers" should give you some choices. Think mine came in a set of 4 pliers from ebay years ago.
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    New 5800x with NH-U12P SE1366 R possibly heat issues?

    Are stock fan the FT181? They are good fans but not easy to find.
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    New 5800x with NH-U12P SE1366 R possibly heat issues?

    It will work okay off-center.
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    New 5800x with NH-U12P SE1366 R possibly heat issues?

    Could fan in front of GPU be slid back a little so it's more centered below CPU? Reason I say to block vent where there is no fan is so air fans move into case has to flow up and out top, not leak around and below to be drawn back into fan going in circles. ;)
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    New 5800x with NH-U12P SE1366 R possibly heat issues?

    Just in case you want to monitor air airflow temp, cheap indoor/outdoor digital thermometers with wired remote sensor from ebay, Amazon, etc make it easy and low cost. Others are terrarium remote sensor and fridge remote sensor. Links below are examples...
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    New 5800x with NH-U12P SE1366 R possibly heat issues?

    With such quiet systems it's not hard to have a fan (or 2) die and not know it. I've done similar a few times myself. If you could fit 2x 180s in bottom and block the middle opening the other two will probably flow air up over motherboard and out top. Problem with slimmer fans is they have...
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    New 5800x with NH-U12P SE1366 R possibly heat issues?

    I love seeing these old coolers still being used. :D I used NH-U12P SE1366 when I built my 920, but changed to Ultra 120 Extreme when it came out (6x vs 4x 6mm heatpipes). U12 was doing a good job, just couldn't OC' as much as I wanted. Ended up using PH-TC14PE with TY-143 fan at 4.3Ghz Oc...
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    AM4 Offset heatpipe cooler?

    In my experience fins remain only slightly warmer than airflow thru them. Likely because they are releasing heat from heat pipe into airflow, so their outer edges have already been cooled to air temp or very near to it. Keep in mind 50c is 122f, which is quite warm but not very hot. That...
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    AM4 Offset heatpipe cooler?

    Nicely done! I doubt bending heatpipes improved their performance. What improved performance is the fin-pack position creating better heated exhaust air separation from cool intake air into cooler. This means air entering cooler does not have heated exhaust air mixing into and warming it...
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    12700K and Air cooling (Besides for Dark Rock Pro 4) Avoiding AIO

    Fans pushing in boths sides of twin towers usually cause at lot more mixing of heated exhaust air into cool intake air, and warmer air entering cooler raised component temp same degrees as air is warmer, so if air is 3c warmer entering cooler component is also 3c hotter (@ same load & fan speed).
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