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1982 Original

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  • Location
    New York

System

  • CPU
    Ryzen 3700X
  • Motherboard
    Asrock B550 Steel Legend
  • RAM
    DDR4 3200MHz 32GB
  • GPU
    Gigabyte Gaming OC RTX 3080
  • Case
    NZXT H510 Black
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 EVO m.2
    WD SN550 m.2
  • PSU
    Enermax D.F. 850w
  • Cooling
    Be Quiet Pure Loop 280mm

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  1. Are you familiar with the YouTube channel Machines & More? He has great SFF content, the vast majority is focused on cooling.
  2. Don’t try the Cooler MasterFan. It’s the most UNpleasant fan I’ve ever heard. It’s terrible. Buying them is like burning money, only burning money doesn’t sound as bad.
  3. Edit: I was looking at the regular X73 non-rgb.
  4. Thanks for sharing. I spent some time going through your videos. I do like the way you chose to do your testing and I do appreciate the work of another Fan addict. “Airflow, Noise, Amperage” covers the basics. I also consider quality (lifespan, defects), and tone or type of noise (completely subjective). I have fans that are technically quiet, but have a tick in the hub that I find bothersome or the fan “whirr” is at a pitch that I find unpleasant. Try a Cooler MasterFan Pro, has a 3 speed toggle on the back, I don’t believe a more unpleasant sounding fan exists anywhere. I have a 3 pack that
  5. I would buy the Corsair 4000D and see if you like the fans that come with it. If you do, buy more of them. I can tell you about a decade ago, I would buy fans based on someone else’s recommendation or a review I saw, to only be extremely disappointed. Someone would claim “these are better than Noctua” as often said, but all I hear is an annoying buzz coming from the hub, or they would just drone. It did spark an unhealthy obsession and I also figured out I am much more sensitive to noise than most. So, I would see if you like the fans in the case first. If they bother you, then look
  6. Given your room temp is 86F, I would guess that your temps are fine and where they should be.
  7. Depending on what you're cooling with it, you might not see any difference in temps. For example, the difference I saw between my Hyper 212 and Noctua NH-D14 on my Ryzen 3600 was negligible. The CPU just doesn't produce enough heat to notice a difference despite the NH-D14 being objectively superior. I know you said in terms of "thermals and noise level," but if you're not pushing the cooler to it's limit, looks and ram clearance could also be considerations.
  8. I added a couple of videos to my previous post in case you haven't seen them. Both are great choices, I don't believe you can go wrong either way.
  9. I have the Be Quiet Pure loop, 120mm, 240mm, 280mm. I haven't used the 360mm though. I also like that Be Quiet designed the unit to be topped off and included fluid. That is big feature in my mind. Doing some research on the Pure Loop, seems like they put quite a bit of effort into their quality control. I also like the Be Quiet fans better than Arctic, they are the Pure Wings fans, which are the rifle bearing version, but they are very good. The only downside to the Be Quiet Pure loop is that there aren't a ton of independent reviews compared to the Arctic Freezer. I find the Pure Loop
  10. It's hard to tell if the temps are "good" without knowing how many watts your pulling on the CPU and what your room temps are like. Someone in a climate controlled 70F room would likely see different CPU temps than someone sitting in an 80F room because they live in a tropical climate. The vibration doesn't seem normal though.
  11. Your P14, are they the 4 pin PWM PST or the 3 pin? I don't have any Arctic 140mm unfortunately. I also saw that Arctic is now making a 15mm thick version. Machines and More has a great video on them that he just put out today. He also goes into some detail on the hub noise better than I could explain if you weren't familiar with the issue. I'm going to see if I can get some to test, they look interesting. I will link the video below. Machines and More
  12. Fan choice is subjective, especially when it comes to noise. I have 13 Arctic fans, two 5 packs of the P12 PWM PST and 3 P12 Silent 3 pin. In a closed case, I didn't notice the hub growl very much, but in an open air case, it was too pronounced for me. Several of the P12 PWM PST also have developed noticeable ticks in the hub at any speed. I feel Arctic makes very good fans for the price and they review very well on a decibel meter. Someone without an overly sensitive ear would find them very good. The ones I like the best are the P12 Silent; for a fan that you would run at max rpm 24/7,
  13. They can be. Pressure optimized just means they work well in places that have restricted airflow, like a radiator or even the front of a case that has dust filters. Even in an unrestricted space, a pressure optimized fan could still perform better than an airflow fan. I don't like to speak too much on products I haven't tested and I haven't used Arctic "F" fans, but I have tons of Arctic "P" fans. Unless someone else comments on the tone or quality of the sound made by the "F" fans, I would venture to say the "P" are better in most scenarios.
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