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About WoodenMarker

  • Title
    Playground Accessory
  • Birthday 1994-07-27

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA


  • CPU
    Intel i7-6850K
  • Motherboard
    Asus X99 TUF Sabertooth
  • RAM
    G.Skill Trident Z 4x8GB DDR4 CL16 3200Mhz
  • GPU
    Asus 270X DCU II w/2x NF-A9x12
  • Case
    NZXT S340 White
  • Storage
    SK Hynix SH920 512GB, WD Red 8TB, Red Pro 6TB
  • PSU
    Cooler Master V850 w/NF-P14
  • Display(s)
    Wacom Cintiq 22HD, LG 34UM95
  • Cooling
    NH-U12S, 2x NF-S12A, 3x NF-A14's, 2x NF-A8 in PSU shroud
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502
  • Sound
    Klipsch ProMedia 2.1, Blue Snowball
  • Operating System
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

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  1. WoodenMarker

    Can you change which monitor displays post info?

    If there's a Win8/8.1/10 feature in the motherboard settings, turning it on should allow boot to display on whichever is set to Monitor 1 in Windows. Moved to Displays.
  2. WoodenMarker

    Suggest me some cpu cooler for my i7 6850K

    Seems like the pump isn't running. Do you feel liquid flowing through the tubing? What header is the pump being powered off of? Have you tried reseating the cpu block?
  3. WoodenMarker


    Your temps are fine and high cpu usage during gaming is normal. A new cooler for a better oc isn't going to make much if any difference for lowering cpu usage. Unless your performance in games is unsatisfactory, there's no need to change anything.
  4. WoodenMarker

    is this a good cooler

    It depends on what you're looking for in a cooler. For performance and nothing else, the Captain 360EX would be better. The PH-TC14PE would probably be more reliable and quieter. The Riing 12 Silent Pro isn't nearly as good. What case and ram are you using? You can see relative performance here: What do you mean? Are you using the Edit button? Make sure to quote a post or tag a member or else they won't get a notification you replied to them.
  5. WoodenMarker

    Probably stupid question about CPU tower coolers

    You can but you're better off getting a better cooler if you want more performance.
  6. WoodenMarker

    Corsair ll120

    It's generally fine. Most computer components aren't designed for many installations.
  7. WoodenMarker

    3 intake 120mm fans with 3 exhaust 140mm fans

    Negative pressure tends to cool better but can suck in dust through unfiltered openings. That's pretty much it though. What fans are you using and which headers are they plugged into? Many motherboards have built-in fan control options.
  8. WoodenMarker

    Corsair ll120

    It's cheaper and provides a snug fit with the screw.
  9. WoodenMarker

    NZXT H500(dumb) Negative to Positive Pressure

    By 'set up for negative pressure', Steve's referring to the stock fan configuration with exhausts and no intakes. Adding 2x 140mm front intakes would be great and help bring fresh air in. If you would like recommendations, tell us where you're shopping and budget.
  10. WoodenMarker

    3 intake 120mm fans with 3 exhaust 140mm fans

    What you have in mind is fine. If you want positive pressure, just run your intakes at higher rpm than your exhausts. Make sure to quote a post or tag a member or else they won't get a notification you replied to them.
  11. WoodenMarker

    Can use the i5 4670 boxed cooler for a i7 4790k?

    The stock cooler tends to have less mounting pressure than aftermarket ones due to less sturdy mounting hardware.
  12. WoodenMarker

    Is my temp OK?

    FYI, you can tag using '@' and a member's name from the drop down menu instead of quoting if you're not replying to anything specific to the quote. @jerikojeriko
  13. WoodenMarker

    Directing Air Flow in a PC

    It depends on what you mean by typical. Shrouds can make a huge difference but they have to be suited towards the fans and heatsinks you're using. Directed airflow means less wasted airflow which means the fans are used more efficiently.
  14. WoodenMarker

    Probably stupid question about CPU tower coolers

    It depends on the cooler. Many cpu coolers use case fans since it's a convenient form factor. The H7QL uses clips which work for any fans with standard 120mm mounting holes. This also includes 140mm fans with rounded frames and 120mm mounting holes like the NF-A15. Why do you want to replace the fan?
  15. WoodenMarker

    CPU Cooler Performance Tier List

    The front 140mm fan on the NH-D15 is raised for the ram with 32mm of clearance in its default position. With the fans lowered, the NH-D15 is 160mm tall. The 120mm fan on the NH-D14 doesn't have to be raised above the heatsink for similar clearance. A third fan is probably enough to close the gap in performance although I rarely recommend going with the NH-D14 nowadays due to the older design with less friendly fan clips, heatsink fin spikes, and non-pwm fans on the mainstream variant.