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Eighjan

(Possible) Pure Rock replacement...?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi.

While I admit that I'm dragging my rear over swapping out my case from a P280 to a Meshify C, I want to field opinion on a 'next step' should I need to take it.

 

 That would be replacing the Pure Rock that's on cooling detail for my R5 3600.

 

IF... the new case doesn't quite give me the extra cooling the better airflow should do, would I be better off with:

 

1. Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black ( I like black), or

2. be quiet! Dark Rock 4...?

 

To reiterate; not buying 'this second'... so please bear that in mind.

 

Thanks, in advance.


Did you test boot it, before you built in into the case?

WHY NOT...?!

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Both great choices that will be perfectly fine for your CPU. In cooling the Dark Rock will have a slight edge, but i don't think either will perform much worse than the other because of your low-power CPU. I prefer the look of the NH-U12S chromax though.


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X - Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk Max - GPU: Asus GTX 1080 Ti - RAM: 16 GB Crucial Ballistix 3600MHz cl16 - PSU: Corsair RMx 650W - Storage: 500 GB Samsung Evo 850 2,5" + 2 TB Samsung Evo 860 M.2 - Cooling: Noctua NH-D15 (CPU) + Raijintek Morpheus II (GPU) - Case: CoolerMaster Mastercase H500 - Fans: Noctua 2x NF-A20 (Front), 1x NF-A14 (Top back), 1x NF-F12 (Back), 2x NF-A12x15 (GPU) - Soundcard: Asus Xonar Essence STX II - Fan Controller: Corsair Commander Pro - OS: Windows 10 Pro - Monitor: AOC AG352UCG6 Secondary Monitor: AOC 24G2 HDR-Gaming-TV: LG C9 OLED 55" - Mouse: Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE Wireless - Keyboard: Corsair K63 Wireless + Lapboard - Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT990 Edition 600 Ohm - Microphone: Antlion ModMic

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Both are solid options.

I'd probably go with the U12S personally since it looks a little slimmer/less bulky and cleaner imo, performance wise though they're neck in neck so that's a nonfactor really.


Desktop: Intel Core i9-9900K | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 | ASUS Strix Z390-F | 32GB 3000MHz CL15 | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra | Corsair RM650x | Fractal Design Define R6

Laptop: Apple Macbook Pro 13" 2018 (i5-8259U | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD)

Peripherals: Steelseries Rival 600 & Logitech MX Master 3 | Ducky Shine 7 (Cherry MX Brown) | Sennheiser Game One | Audio-Technica AT2020USB+

Displays: Alienware AW2521HF & BenQ BL2420PT

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Reviving this, for a while... how does a Dark Rock Pro 3 fare against the original candidates, aside from more expensive?

Getting difficult to nail down stock of anything, recently so maximising options is 'a thing'...


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WHY NOT...?!

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1 minute ago, Eighjan said:

Reviving this, for a while... how does a Dark Rock Pro 3 fare against the original candidates, aside from more expensive?

Getting difficult to nail down stock of anything, recently so maximising options is 'a thing'...

Do you need a new cooler? 3600 is quite easy to cool.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Jeppes said:

Do you need a new cooler? 3600 is quite easy to cool.

Keeping my options open, in case increased airflow of Meshify C vs Antec P280 doesn't quite cut it...


Did you test boot it, before you built in into the case?

WHY NOT...?!

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