- Jan 25, 2020
- 1,942 (1.30/day)
|I7 13700k w/ HEATKILLER IV PRO Copper Nickel
|MSI Z790 Tomahawk Wifi DDR4
|BarrowCH Boxfish 200mm-HWLabs SR2 420/GTX>S 360-BP Dual D5 MOD TOP- 2x Koolance PMP 450S
|4x8gb HyperX Predator RGB DDR4 4000
|Asrock 6800xt PG D w/ Byski A-AR6900XT-X
|WD SN850x 1TB NVME M.2/Adata XPG SX8200 PRO 1TB NVMe M.2
|ThermalTake X71 w/5 Noctua NF-A14 2000 IP67 PWM/3 Noctua NF-F12 2000 IP67 PWM/3 CorsairML120 Pro RGB
|Klipsch Promedia 2.1
|Seasonic Focus PX-850 w/CableMod PRO ModMesh RT-Series Black/Blue
|Black Aluminun Mechanical Clicky Thing With Blue LEDs, hows that for a name?!
How were they saying the t30s would work? As outside fans ziptied or something? Interesting.White PA120......unfortunately, Reddit was wrong as usual. Phanteks T30 really doesn't fit properly, at least not without damaging fins/T30's corner pads/the white paint. Works on the FC140 but I can't fit a FC140.
I want to love Thermalright, but they just don't let me. The SS135's coldplate defaced one of my CPUs' IHS, and now one of the PA120's heatsink banks can't even stand up straight (leans visibly to one side). The tech may be basically identical between TR and Noctua but as hard as I try I just can't ignore the difference in care and build quality. I don't think they deserve a third chance.
I think I will return the PA120 and buy a U12A Chromax. A PA120+A12x25s costs me almost $10 more than the U12A Chromax by itself, and RAM clearance becomes a problem. Pity because the PA120 would have been one gorgeous cooler with the T30s mounted.
Can't say I didn't try, Thermalright.
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