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bappled

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About bappled

  • Title
    Newbie

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    badapple #6586

System

  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 3600
  • Motherboard
    Aorus B450 Pro Wifi
  • RAM
    16 GB G.Skill Trident Z RGB
  • GPU
    MSI RTX 2070 Tri-Frozr
  • Case
    NZXT H510
  • Storage
    XPG Spectrix 512GB NVME and Seagate 2TB Firecuda SSHD
  • PSU
    BitFenix Whisper M 80 Plus Gold
  • Display(s)
    Acer VG240Y Pbiip
  • Keyboard
    Drevo Tyfring V2
  • Mouse
    Razer Viper
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home

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  1. I’m in the US and I’m using the NZXT H510 with Trident Z RGB ram, all the coolers should fit within the case. And yes I’ve made sure it’s at idle with everything closed and quit out of. I get 50s-60s idle and under gaming load I’ve only seen it peak at about upper 70 to low 80. It is a bit toasty given that I have 2 intake and 2 exhaust. I’ve used three different programs to read temps and the results are pretty much identical: NZXT Cam, Open Hardware, and Ryzen Master (no OC, just for temps). My CPU is auto boosting to 4.1 ghz though which is apparently the case with Ryzen (as I was told through my research about it).
  2. I probably should've checked prices and availability on the mugen 5 first before I asked. In the US, amazon is sold out and newegg for example is grossly (over $100..) overpriced. What're your thoughts on the U12S vs the R34 Duo then?
  3. I'm going to order one soon. Which one would you ultimately recommend? The price isn't really an issue for me for either, only $20 difference. I would want it to be sufficient for another cpu upgrade to something more high end that would produce more heat for instance.
  4. Thanks for this! So I guess the Arctic is outperforming the Noctua up until when it's 100% fan speed but that's not even realistic in my case given that I'll mostly be gaming. However it'll be a bit louder since the fans of the Arctic are at a higher RPM.. interesting maybe Noctua isn't really a good value after all.
  5. Hi there, I was originally going to get the u12s given Noctua's praise for quality and performance but then I noticed the 34 Duo and it's gotten some great reviews given that I've seen some comparison charts on it with a 9900k at different clock speeds and it's only 1-2 degrees hotter than the NH-D15. I haven't found any comparisons between the 34 Duo and the u12s though so I'm here hoping someone can give me the comparison I'm looking for. Also, which one would you recommend I go with? I'm hoping to have the cooler last me through at least another CPU upgrade eventually. I currently have a 3600 but in the future I'd hope to upgrade to something more high-end. Thank you!
  6. Wow, thanks for all this information! Especially the charts and comparison, much better to make choices when it's all laid out.
  7. I guess in this case the 212 is the inferior cooler? I haven't bought it yet because they're not in stock yet but once I do I think I'll get the NH-U12S which is probably robust enough to last me through upgrades as well.
  8. Given that the Slim is $65 for me and the Noctua is $70, you’d probably suggest the Noctua right?
  9. Hi there, I’m choosing to upgrade my CPU cooler since it is now summer for me and idle temps are mid 50s to 60s while using the stock Wraith Stealth on my Ryzen 3600. I’m trying to choose between these three coolers given that they’re in the same category of single fan tower coolers. Essentially, I’m hoping to improve temps by upgrading but will going with a Noctua cooler be worth the extra money vs the cheaper Hyper 212? ($70 vs $38 currently) I’ve also heard that the BeQuiet cooler is essentially the same as a Hyper 212 but with a better fan and almost negligible performance gains. Is this true? I realize that I’m comparing two more premium options to a more budget friendly option but I would like to assess all possibilities. Thanks!
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