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April 1, 2013 12:15:06 PM

Hello, I want to ask about Noctua NH-D14 cooler.
I´m using CM Storm Trooper Window edition case, and i need to know if I install a big heatsink like Noctua will performance (temperature) of my GPU 7970 Lightning OC be decreased because i think that big heatsink will dificult airflow from rear and top fans.

I´m am a gamer and need best for my GPU.

Should i get the noctua? And i dont want to go watercooling.

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a b K Overclocking
April 1, 2013 12:23:35 PM

The noctua actually helped cool my GPU's. It keeps the CPU cooler, and that prevents the ambient temp from rising as high in the case, which helps in keeping the GPU's cool. My GPU's dropped by like 5C. It is a big cooler, but it has both a 140MM and a 120MM fan that move a lot of air and it will do anything but prevent airflow.
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a c 138 K Overclocking
April 1, 2013 12:27:04 PM

The Noctua will not affect your video card, if you mount the heat sink with the fans blowing towards the rear the warm air will be directed towards the rear fan. Also if you have a fan mounted in the top it will also aid in removing warm air. You also have places in the side panel to mount fans so you should have no problems with temps.
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April 1, 2013 12:37:20 PM

inzone said:
The Noctua will not affect your video card, if you mount the heat sink with the fans blowing towards the rear the warm air will be directed towards the rear fan. Also if you have a fan mounted in the top it will also aid in removing warm air. You also have places in the side panel to mount fans so you should have no problems with temps.


So i need to install my coolers not intake but to push air to out right?
And i Have Window version and i cant install side fans
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a c 138 K Overclocking
April 1, 2013 12:39:31 PM

^ That looks almost like the Noctua design but for less money.
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April 1, 2013 12:42:23 PM

inzone said:
^ That looks almost like the Noctua design but for less money.


I need to put rear fan not to intake right. To push air out.

And top fan how to install intake or what?
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a c 138 K Overclocking
April 1, 2013 12:45:34 PM

The rear fan and top fan should be for exhaust.
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April 1, 2013 12:48:54 PM

inzone said:
The rear fan and top fan should be for exhaust.


Ok thanks i was thibking than need to put rar to exhaust and top to ntake to improve airflow in the case
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a c 138 K Overclocking
April 1, 2013 12:59:36 PM

Not at all , you have a full tower case with some impressive cooling options and the case comes with 2x 120mm front, 1x 140mm rear and a 200mm top fans with options for a lot more. If you add a 120mm side fan then you'll have a total of 360mm intake and 340mm exhaust so it will be just about balanced. You should think about adding the side fan because in that position it will blow directly onto the video card and give added cooling to it.
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April 1, 2013 3:39:56 PM

inzone said:
Not at all , you have a full tower case with some impressive cooling options and the case comes with 2x 120mm front, 1x 140mm rear and a 200mm top fans with options for a lot more. If you add a 120mm side fan then you'll have a total of 360mm intake and 340mm exhaust so it will be just about balanced. You should think about adding the side fan because in that position it will blow directly onto the video card and give added cooling to it.


IM using window edition it hasn t the side fan options but i can put 2 120mm fans on bottom
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a c 364 K Overclocking
April 9, 2013 3:11:29 PM

My 8350 is overclocked to 4.8 ghz. currently.



Cooling it with the Phanteks.



Using Scythe Fans 110 CFM. < 4Ryan turned me on to this type of setup with the Scythe Fans.
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