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About WoodenMarker

  • Title
    Playground Accessory
  • Birthday Jul 27, 1994

Profile Information

  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Gender


  • CPU
    Ryzen 9 3900X
  • Motherboard
    Msi B450M Bazooka V2
  • RAM
    G.Skill Ripjaws V 4x8GB CL16 3333mhz
  • GPU
    Zotac GTX 1080 Mini 8GB w/2x NF-A9x14
  • Case
    Fractal Design Meshify C White - TG
  • Storage
    1x SK Hynix SH920 512GB, 1x Inland Premium 2TB, 2x WD Red (WD80EFAX) 8TB
  • PSU
    Cooler Master V850 w/NF-P14 PWM
  • Display(s)
    Acer Nitro XV340CK, Wacom Cintiq 22HD
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-U14S w/NF-A15 push/pull, 3x NF-S12A, 2x NF-A15, 1x NF-F12
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502
  • Sound
    Klipsch ProMedia 2.1, Samson Q2U
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

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  1. Are you sure that the system is idling and there isn't anything running in the background? It's better to look at load temps instead.
  2. Do you have access to the back of the motherboard? The backplate may be attached with adhesive.
  3. Is the cooler under warranty? Have you tried contacting the manufacturer for a replacement?
  4. The side of the ram and coolers are similarly far away from the camera so the closest edge is a decent reference. Most components seem to line up fine with some scaling and no distortion when overlaying the two images. Photos aside, specs indicate that the base center point of the NH-U12A is 47.5mm away from the front fan edge compared to 50mm from the Fuma 2. That 2.5mm difference seems to be about the same difference shown in the Tweaktown photos. The front fan on the Fuma 2 can be raised over the ram. A heatsink hanging over the ram instead isn't any more convenient.
  5. Power drawn turns into heat. If you want the room to be cooler, open up a window or find a way to ventilate the room.
  6. That's decent rpm. Have you tried reseating the cpu cooling block yet? Make sure that it's tightened fully and gradually in an X-pattern.
  7. Manufacturers design with the socket clearance zones in mind but they can choose to not clear all of the zones. Is the fan centered and inset into the heatsink fins? There's a lip on both ends of the fin that surround the fan. Have you tried removing the rubber corners? If it's a close fit, the tower may have also been bent a bit and too close to the slots. If you're not running an exhaust fan, using the cooler fan at the rear instead works well. The Tweaktown photos show that the front fan of the NH-U12A better clears the ram slots than the Fuma 2.
  8. Convection practically doesn't apply when there's active cooling with case fans. Ambient case temps rise if there's isn't enough case airflow to deal with the more power hungry graphics card. How are case fans oriented? Do you have a fan at the top and rear for exhaust? What rpm are they running at under load?
  9. The Dark Base 700 does support top mounted 360mm rads. Some examples: https://pcpartpicker.com/builds/by_part/r2QRsY#h=203433,338441,151841,319297
  10. WoodenMarker

    Help AIO

    Have you tried contacting Corsair for the mounting hardware? Support should help you out if you can provide proof of purchase.
  11. By normal, do you mean that auto-oc settings like Multicore Enhancement are disabled? They're often enabled by default. What case are you using and where is the rad mounted? Have you tried reseating the cpu cooling block?
  12. What cooler and case are you using? Have you tried looking at an installation manual?
  13. The cooler fits fine. The heatsink height is 160mm and it lists 168.3mm to account for the option of a raised fan mount.
  14. The chances of an AIO failing in the first several years are low. Stop worrying about the possibility of it failing. Mount the rad at the top as exhaust. How is your case airflow currently laid out? Are you using any custom fan settings? There are certainly similarly performing alternatives like the Assassin III or PH-TC14PE. You can find more here: https://linustechtips.com/topic/891730-cpu-cooler-performance-tier-list/ If you're not oc'ing, there are plenty of weaker coolers that would do a similar job.
  15. What rpm is the pump running at? Have you tried reseating the cpu cooling block? What case are you using and where is the rad mounted?