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Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 SE - Couple Questions

drdrewnatic
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Looking at geting a PA 120 SE and can't see any info on Thermalright's website about RAM clearence. I currently have a G.Skill Trident Z RGB kit. Is it possible to attatch the fan on the otherside of the heatsink closer to the rear I/O? I would ideally like to still have my RAM visible.

 

I've also heard some people complain about noise? Is this an issue?

 

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5 hours ago, drdrewnatic said:

Is it possible to attatch the fan on the otherside of the heatsink closer to the rear I/O?

Can’t say for sure, but I don’t see why not. But wouldn’t that hinder performance & risk not give you a significant improvement over your current cooler? Also, it may be so close to your rear fan which may also impede things.

 

You could always lift the fan up to give you that RAM clearance, but it’ll still block the RAM, visibly, & then may make it too tall for your case.

 

Moving the fan to the back may reduce performance down to where the newly released Thermalright Peerless Assassin 120 SE may be the better option? 
 

https://youtu.be/2-Yp5F0HsAs

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9 hours ago, Ralfi said:

But wouldn’t that hinder performance & risk not give you a significant improvement over your current cooler? Also, it may be so close to your rear fan which may also impede things.

It would work fine, just with the rear fan on the case removed. The moved fan on the heatsink would do the same work, so it's redundant to have 2.

 

And in general the difference between 1 and 2 fans on a heatsink is 2-3c degrees tops. and a 3rd is even less for more noise.

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