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About Zenphic

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  1. You might need to reapplly the themal paste. Then again, 50C under load is very respectable for the cooler on such a hot processor.
  2. These look very good. I hope they will be affordable!
  3. From a budget user perspective, I'd rather have Cooler Master continue bringing us some value and superb air cooling heatsinks, such as the Cooler Master Hyper 212+. I can't say much about all-in-one liquid cooling though. They're nice and handy, but if I remember correctly their performance matches or slightly beats high end air cooling. Hardly worth the extra cost, unless you like the bling-bling factor.
  4. I wouldn't worry about it. The power supply seems to only falter at the extreme load of their HWC testing. If you read their testing methodology, you would know that they're putting a really big (and unconventional) load on the power supply and, unless you have the same configuration and are planning to load test the power supply for days, you aren't going to have problems with the power supply.
  5. It might be a loose side panel, and the vibration might be caused by air turbulence or the vibration of case fans. I'd suggest buying some rubber or silicone standoffs for fans to see if it helps.
  6. Did you take the fan off the side panel to see if the whine is truly coming from the fan, or it might be because of air turbulence or vibration?
  7. I think the fans come with a 3 pin to molex adapter. Try using that and plugging the fan to the power supply to see if it works.
  8. Maybe you should try undervolting the processor a tad to cut the heat. What's your ambient temperature anyway?
  9. Zenphic

    Noctua NH-U12P SE

    I've seen people fit the Thermalright Ultra 120 in the HAF932 with the side panel on. So you should not have any problem with the Noctua NH-U12P because it has a similar height to the Thermalright cooler.
  10. Which cooler are we talking about?
  11. I have installed Speedfan, but the speed has not reduce. Also I did ON or OFF option "Smart Fan" in BIOS Setup, but when OFF - the speed up to 2800 rpm. When the fan rotates in such speed, the noise very much exceeds the level 22 dB promised by the manufacturer. I think Speedfan can control that Gigabyte motherboard. You might have to do this: "Change PWM mode 1 and 2 to "Software Controlled" in the Advanced menu and you're ready to go." From: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article807-page4.html (different motherboard, but it talks about Smart Fan)
  12. Depending on what your motherboard is, you may be able to configure the fan speed through your BIOS. There might be a menu named "Fan Control". Otherwise, you may try and installing the software "SpeedFan", which, if your motherboard is supprosed, will allow for manual fan control as well as automatic fan control according to temperature. http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
  13. I'm not sure, but I think it's safe to connect them either ways. If it has the wrong polarity, then the LED lights will not work properly. In that case, switch them around.
  14. Not that I know of. Try removing the unused hard drive holders/cages.