- Apr 1, 2008
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|System Name||HTC's System|
|Processor||Ryzen 5 2600X|
|Motherboard||Asrock Taichi X370|
|Cooling||NH-C14, with the AM4 mounting kit|
|Memory||G.Skill Kit 16GB DDR4 F4 - 3200 C16D - 16 GTZB|
|Video Card(s)||Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 OC 4 GB|
|Storage||1 Samsung NVMe 960 EVO 250 GB + 1 3.5" Seagate IronWolf Pro 6TB 7200RPM 256MB SATA III|
|Case||Fractal Design Define R6 USB-C|
|Power Supply||Corsair TX 850M 80+ Gold|
|Mouse||Razer Deathadder Elite|
|Software||Ubuntu 19.04 LTS|
I suspected as much about the compatibility but, because i knew about that Zenith board, i'd thought i'd ask: i'm not familiar with all TR4 boards, after all.The motherboard is the Asus ROG Strix X399-E Gaming. It's listed as fully compatible (as is every other TR4 motherboard except for the Zenith Extreme, which has a PCIe clearance issue).
Suppose I might get a second fan somewhere down the line then. Does it really make that much of a difference on a mid-sized heatsink like this? Outside of once sticking two fans on a Hyper 212 Evo (where it didn't even shift temps 1 degree), my only real experience with push-pull setups is for water cooling, where it makes no difference at all unless you have a very thick radiator and really need the static pressure. Of course, a heatsink like this is far thicker than most radiators, so I guess that kind of explains why it might work better?
I'll look into getting a pic of the cooler in the case the next time I bother to pull it out from under the desk
As evidenced here, it does make quite a difference: nearly 7 degrees with a 2990WX with PB2 enabled.