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hi will the fan be compatible with asrock z87 extreme 11ac, Corsair DOMINATOR Platinum Series 16gb (2x8gb) and i7 4770k? i will be also getting 2 more 8gb for 32gb total. Jan 5, 2014
Yes it will mount properly on the motherboard. Unfortunately, the Corsair Dominator Platinum ram is too tall to clear. The following link will give you a list of ram that will work with this cooler. http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=compatibility_ram_gen&products_id=34&lng=en
Yes it will also fit the 1150 socket motherboards. It's a very efficient cooler. Make sure you have low profile ram because standard ram will not fit.
Will this out perform a Corsair H80i on an i5 4690k +400mhz I am on the fence between the two Oct 29, 2014
well it's not apples to apples when it comes to air vs water anadtech says the h80i takes the lead http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/937?vs=915 but what really made me buy a dual tower instead of an h80i or h100i was simplicity, at the end of the day i can run my cpu at 4.5Ghz stable (55 °C max temp, and yes i know amd temp probes are crazy but it's what i have on hand) all the time (fx-8150 which is like a room heater, trust me i know), and i don't have to worry about pumps, leaks or cleaning the rad.... you just blow the thing with a hair dryer or something and done... but like i said and anandtech benched the h80i is superior but only because it's water vs air (water takes longer/more time/energy to change temperature than air)
I need to know that this WILL NOT cover any PCI slots on an MSI Z97 gaming 5 with two GTX970 in SLI and 4 sticks G.Skill Ripjaw's Oct 29, 2014
You have to make sure you get low profile ram. Or you will run into problems. And if that mother board is a anything bigger than a micro atx board then you won't have problems. And honestly is sounds like you are going for a enthusiast grade build. I would just go with a water cooler. It does a slightly better job. And it looks alot cooler. And you won't run into any problems at all. As long as your tower will hold a water cooler.
Will this fit a LGA2011? Noctua's site says they brought out a special edition for Sandy Bridge and LGA2011, but I have the i7-3930K. Mar 12, 2014
http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=compatibility_gen&products_id=34&lng=en check this page out, I had it in a 1155 socket board, now using it in a 1150
Cooler Master HAF X, Asus P79 Deluxe, Intel i7-3930 (LGA2011). Any fitting issues? 2. What makes this product better than than Intel's $15 fan? Mar 11, 2014
1) No 2) Lower temps and subsequent overclocking headroom. Lower noise.
Yes. The 2013 is asymmetrical and the fins are spaced wider apart. Also, the 2013 is wider and covers up the first PCIE slot on most motherboards! The cooling capacity is almost identical.
I had to get a 9 in. wide case in order to close the side panel. Had a raid max tornado switched to a cooler master haf and now fits with some extra space.