I just want to be sure, that cooler is gonna be enough for my cpu @ 1400rpm?
I am having reservations on the dark one 4 cooler...reviews on newegg say:
it barely touches the cpu,
can't be fully secured,
not enough tension when mounting to cpu it fits loosely that cooling is affected,
purchased for a Z370 Taichi and covered my ram slots to a point where all ram will not fit,
this thing is a mess to assemble, and still wobbles when installed. The cross bar isn't large enough to prevent any rotating movement,
The installation is incredibly sub par. Everything is fine until you have to adjust or remove the cooler. To reach the tension screws, you have to first remove the middle fan. This proves incredibly difficult and you with out a doubt will damage the cooler fins in doing so.
- The cooling performance is pretty average. I expected better given the glowing reviews
- Mine corroded within 24 hours. The thermal surface had pits in it and was rough to the touch.
I know I am not getting the Z370 Taichi.
I guess I am willing to go outside of my comfort zone and try a water cooler. I don't know what I am looking at/for when it comes to it though. Keep in mind, my case has a huge, 200mm, top mounted fan blowing air up and out of the top. If good/OK to do, it can be removed. Or, I could settle on the Noctua you suggested but, by god, those colors...
Per Newegg, Antec Twelve Hundred specifications:
- 1 (optional) middle 120mm fan to cool CPU or graphics cards
- Water cooling platform for reservoir or pump
- Compatible w/ Antec's 200mm Radiator (designed exclusively for the Twelve Hundred)
And per Antec's website for the 200mm Radiator:
Take your Antec Twelve Hundred gaming case to new levels of cooling with the 200 mm Radiator, specially designed by Antec for the Twelve Hundred. The 200 mm Radiator fits seamlessly beneath the Twelve Hundred's top-mounted 200 mm fan, and enables you to install a premium internal water cooling system. Made of aluminum, the 200 mm Radiator possesses superior heat dissipation and a massive surface area, allowing it to cool even the hottest CPUs, video cards, chip sets and more. Make the switch to water cooling with Antec's 200 mm Radiator, and take your Twelve Hundred gaming case to the next level.
I should be ordering this stuff in mid feb area.
Edited by heartgrave, 23 January 2019 - 07:24 PM.