- 20 months ago
First of all my specs are the following:
Ryzen 1700 at stock atm because of temps
16GB G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 3200CL14 RAM
EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2
ASUS Crosshair VI Hero mobo
NZXT S340 Elite case
EVGA Supernova 850 P2 (I know it's overkill, it's a carry over from previous build).
I want to OC my 1700 to at least 3.85-3.9Ghz to give it a boost in longevity for until Zen 2 hits, but I'm currently using the stock cooler and having serious temperature problems thanks to 2 dead case fans and very high ambient temps. More on the case fan situation below...
So I'm looking at buying the Corsair H100i Pro, as I'm unsure whether the H115i Pro will fit in my case and I'm not really wanting to do air cooling this time around. Also in conjunction with the H100i Pro I'm considering buying two Noctua NF-F12 iPPC 3000 PWM fans to use as the radiator fans while using the included Corsair ML120 fans in an exhaust configuration on the top and rear of my case.
I'm also unsure whether it's more beneficial to have the Noctua fans installed as push or pull on the H100i Pro radiator. Would there be a significant difference in temps? Increasing airflow to the rest of the case as much as I can is another priority of mine, so for this which config would provide more benefit for this?
Just want to state that overall noise is not a problem as I constantly have multiple fans running in my room year-round and I wear noise canceling headphones most of the time.
Last question is how janky is the AM4 clip mounting mechanism? I've seen pictures of this cooler with the screws for its mounting bracket bowed out when secured. Is this secure enough for the long term or...?
Edit: Went ahead with my purchases. Thanks for the suggestions everyone.