Hey, there. Thanks!
I used some high quality black poster board with thin double-sided tape to hold it in place and then put a layer of AcoustiPack sound dampening material on the bottom side it. Looks sharp and helps silence the pump a bit.
No problem :) I forgot to mention those temps were reached when using Handbrake or Premiere Pro. When gaming my temps range 55-65C with fans at or below 900 rpms.
You will have a cool and quiet rig there.
Thanks! Initially, I used the U14S in a previous build paired with a 4770K clocked @ 4.4GHz and it performed very well so I decided to keep it for this build. With the 4790K @ 4.8GHz I'm hitting temps of 72-76C thanks to lower ambient temps in the winter, however, in the summer it will be an entirely different story so I switched to the Kraken for more cooling headroom. That said, I still highly recommend the U14S for most air-cooled setups.
Lol nice, what will you get?
Upgraded the old Noctua to a Kraken X61.
Shhh, hear that? ;)
I got the Hero because I read it was very good for overclocking and it was also on sale at the time, lol. As far as the aesthetics, it kinda just came that way. As long as your board is working for you the way you need it to, that's all that matters.
For silence, I mounted in the front in push/pull. The stock fans are fairly quiet at their lowest setting of 800 rpm but they don't go any lower so I purchased another set of Noctua NF-A14s and now in silent mode the fans spin at 500rpms. So quiet and keeps the cpu chilled.
It was a tight fit if you mount Chassis>Fan>Rad. The bottom side of the rad sits right on top of the fan. There is plenty of space if you mount Chassis>Rad>Fan
It's loud. Pump rattles and ticks at 2350 rpm and at 3000 it whines. The fans tick at low speeds and at max sounds like jet engines. The pump died two days ago and I've already returned it. Got the Kraken X61 instead and it is much better in my opinion.
I tried that but the rad is slid so far forward that it covers the hole for the moduvent and won't latch close. I'm trying to minimize noise and leaving it open wasn't an option.
So, I removed the exhaust fan and mounted the rad at the top to see how it would look. Mounted a Noctua 140mm on the outside of the case, lol. Uploaded photos if you'd like to see how it looks. If I keep it this way I'll order 120mm fan and be done with it.
Yeah, I'm a little bummed but glad I could help!
Unfortunately, even with the 140mm exhaust fan slid down on the R5, it does not have enough clearance to be mounted at the top. You would have to swap the exhaust for a 120mm fan for it all to work which is something I don't want to have to do. Mounting on the front isn't ideal either because the radiator fans are spaced apart from each other so the rad can only be mounted with 4 screws. There is absolutely no adequate airflow to the GPU so I've had to remove all my mechanical drives and mount a 140mm fan at the bottom. It's not ideal and I don't particularly like the setup but it gives me a chance to test it out. I prefer the Swiftech H240-X over this cooler but there are none available to buy and it doesn't look like that situation will be improving any time soon.
I got it to mount with logo right side up :)
When does it arrive?
Beautiful. Love the red lights.
They are inline resistor adapters that come with most PWM fans to step down its speed which in effect reduces noise.
Yes, when it needs to be.