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CPU air cooler recommendation for NZXT S340 Elite

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Hello,

My pertinent system specs are:

NZXT S340 Elite
Asus Maximus Code IX
Intel i7-7700K
G-Skill Trident Z RGB (2x8GB)
Asus ROG something or other 1070

Had a NZXT Kraken X62 v1 for cooling, up until yesterday when the pump decided to give up. Was the first AIO I had bought..and probably the last (for now). Hence looking for a suitable Air cooler recommendation which has adequate clearance for my components. Was going to go for the Noctua DH15, but believe its not gonna fit unless you start faffing with moving the fans to be as low as possible - rather just get an cooler which will just sit in as designed.

Been looking at this as a solution https://www.amazon.co.uk/Noctua-NH-...&qid=1544991811&sr=1-5&keywords=noctua+cooler , but open to recommendations

In addition to the air cooler, I'll probably need to get an intake fan, as I had my kraken 280 radiator at the front - whats the recommendation -> 1x 140mm Noctua fan or worth getting 2 for front intake?

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Cryorig H5 Ultimate


Intake fans it depends. I rate Corsair ML fans quite highly but they are expensive. budget choice would be Noctua Redux fans.
 
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I'll take a look at the cryorig h5 ultimate. My brother has a cryorig h7 in a similar system and same case.

Anyone have experience of the noctua dh15s? Apparently the fits in the s340 elite (just)
 

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I'll take a look at the cryorig h5 ultimate. My brother has a cryorig h7 in a similar system and same case.

Anyone have experience of the noctua dh15s? Apparently the fits in the s340 elite (just)
Its the same cooler as the D15 except missing one fan.
 
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I like those Cryorig coolers, easily some of the beat build quality & performance ive ever encountered. They seemed to come out of nowhere A handful of years ago , & they have to be building reputation , with quality like theirs its inevitable.

Compared to companies like bequiet, coolermaster, thermaltake, phanteks , noctua, scythe....cryorigs stuff is either equal or exceeds.

Id challenge anybody to buy one of their coolers , and try to say it's not top quality
 
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Will be watching cryorig reviews tonight! Know of anyone /outlet that essentially tears downs coolers to bare bones?
 

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Will be watching cryorig reviews tonight! Know of anyone /outlet that essentially tears downs coolers to bare bones?
Why is it so important that someone take a chainsaw or a plasma cutter and slice one into pieces so that you can make up your mind if you want to buy one or not rather than trusting the reviews?

Heres the basic makeup..

Material: Aluminum (Fins)
Nickel-plated Copper (Heatpipes & Base)
And its taken from TPUs own review -- The difference between the Universal and Ultimate model is just the fans. Universal has a slimmer fan for better ram clearance then the ultimate.
 
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Will be watching cryorig reviews tonight! Know of anyone /outlet that essentially tears downs coolers to bare bones?
Just look at performance Numbers.

If I'm betting on a race horse, I don't need to see it butchered before I make my bet , i decide based on performance, because to do otherwise would be senseless.

I suggest you do the same
 
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I have a cryorig R1 ultimate. Got mixed results from it. The fans it came with spin much slower than other xf140 fans I got. I switched the two stock fans with one of the separate ones and temperatures improved a little.

At stock speed, my 2600K stays under 60C. It gets into the mid 60s at 4.4GHz.
 
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Like you suggest, I'd look at the performance numbers to decide whether I'd purchase something, it was more just cos I like the engineering/manufacturing side of it.

Anyways, looks a really good cooler, will pull the trigger on this Cryorig H5 ULTIMATE. For the intake fans I'd require on my S340 Elite, thinking of these Noctua NF-A14s (1No. or 2No.?), are these what I'd want, noting that I've got the 2 stock NZXT 120mm and 140mm in exhaust.

EDIT: May need an alternative to the Cryorig H5. Not available for a couple of months on Amazon UK (preferred retailer). Is there anything in the same vain of the H5? Thoughts on the H7?
 
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No experience with any other cryorig coolers. Before the R1, I had an Arctic Freezer i11 which was a solid little tower cooler.

As for fans, the cryorig XF140s I have are good. They move a decent amount of air, aren’t too loud, and aren’t to expensive.
 
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I have a 7700k and s340 elite with a 212 evo, 4 cm jetflos, 2 for intake, 1 rear exhaust, and 1 on heatsink itself, with top fan slot empty. All fans 50 pwm. Ambient (Google weather) of 30 degrees. I run the pc daily at 4.2ghz at 1.15V, with turbo off (60 degrees under load), as im heavily gpu limited. Ran 5GHz at 1.35V only. (Did not try to get minimum stable voltage) Given the above go for whatever cooler you like the most, as most modern air coolers should outperform a 212.
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1. I can't make sense of AIOs, not when the better air coolers do it better, quieter and for 1/2 to 1/4th the price.

2. Your case has a CPU Cooler Clearance of 161mm; the Scythe Fuma ($46) is half the price of the Noctua (NH-D15) and Cyrorig (R1 Ultimate) Flagships and about 1/4 of the Kraken X62 and beats them all. The H5 ($53) and H7 are not close in performance to those and tho the H7 is affordable ... it's gonna leave ya CPU 10C hottter.



3. If you take a Noctua fan (56.3C) off a Noctua cooler and replace it with a Phanteks fan (50.0) at same 1200 rpm, CPU temps drop by 6.3C ... if you run the Phanteks at 1200 rpm (50C) and th Noctua at 1500 rpm (52.9C) , the CPU is 2.9C cooler with the slower Phanteks fan (50.0).

https://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/phenteks_f140/3.htm

4. Silentpcreview.com's top 5

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1345-page7.html

Phanteks PH-F140HP/TS
Noctua NF-A14 FLX
Noctua NF-A15 PWM
Noiseblocker B12-2
Noctua NF-P14 FLX

This review was done before the release of the silent wing s'. When they are finally tested side by side, not sure whether the silent wings or phanteks will finish on top. However both Noctua and Phanteks ahve new fans with reinforced rigid blades and teeny tip clearance.... i expect one of these, once tested will come out on top.

Ignore advertised fan specs.... 60 cfm / 1.2 SP means that in rela life, you are likely to see 30 cfm at 0.60 SP .... if ya get ha;lf of what's in the spec sheet, consider yasellf lucky.

If i said i could run the 100 yard dash in 16 seconds and carry 150 ponds on my back ... in "fan spec speak" that means my tired ole ass can run the 100 yard dash carrying nothing in 16 seconds and I can carry 150 pounds on my back but cant run at all.

https://martinsliquidlab.wordpress....w-specs-are-poor-measures-of-fan-performance/
 
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1. I can't make sense of AIOss, not when the better air coolers do it better, quieter and for 1/2 to 1/4th the price.
Convenience -- sometimes space is tight and there isnt enough clearance for a full on aircooler due to chassis size or memory clearance.

Im personally looking at switching out my H105 eventually.
 
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Take a look at Scythe Mugen 5 (rev.b or PCGH Edition) & Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT, not sure about clearance but both of these perform excellent and are extremely quiet.
I am very impressed from the thermalright cooler and from what i can tell it can barely fit into an s340 elite but as i said check clearance to be sure as i am not 100%.
 
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H5 Ultimate installed (just about fits c.1mm clearance) and just about enough clearance to RAM and GPU. Performs pretty much on par with the X62 liquid cooler, but for less than half the price (£50/£120). Had to remove mobo out of case to install as couldn't get the bracket on due to backplate of case being too tight.
 
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