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EVGA X299 Dark & Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 4 Compatability

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2019/04/26 18:34:52 (permalink)
Hi,

Until recently, the Dark Rock Pro 4 was listed as compatible with the EVGA Dark Rock Pro 4. This air cooler actually fits BUT it does sit on the VRM fans. They still function, but it would be nice if I could get a little space.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can raise the Dark Rock Pro 4 about 2-4 mm. Two mm will do the trick but it would be nice to have a little room. I was thinking about just adding a few 1mm washers to the stand for the cooler.

Any ideas are greatly appreciated..

Thx
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    Re: EVGA X299 Dark & Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 4 Compatability 2019/04/26 18:46:24 (permalink)
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    Re: EVGA X299 Dark & Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 4 Compatability 2019/04/26 19:05:30 (permalink)
    Think I would have gone with an AIO Cooler.
     
    You could remove the bottom 2 or 3 Fins from the Cooler.

     
    DARK ROCK PRO 4  TDP (W) 250
     
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    Need help finding a CPU Air Cooler that will fit the X299 DARK EATX before I buy.
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    Re: EVGA X299 Dark & Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 4 Compatability 2019/04/26 19:23:49 (permalink)
    Thanks. Good idea in the fins. I want to avoid the whole AIO vs Air Cooled debate.

    My motivation in using the air cooled device is two-fold. First, I just don’t trust most AIOs. For example, my original design was to use an EVGA 280mm CLC AIO. The first one Zi got cooled great but sounded like a jet engine. The replacement cooled 7-9 degrees warmer. Now I admit, I am an EVGA fanboy. Their products work and in the rare occasion of problems, you can always get help from EVGA. But then this EVGA 280mm cooler destroyed my idea about EVGA support. Then oddly enough I saw my sons new computer’s AIO by Enermax or whatever piss all over and destroy his motherboard out of the blue. My faith in AIO made by Asustek and rebranded by whomever is gone.

    But to be fair, I have ordered an Alphacool Eisbaer LT, but it will be a few weeks as the only place I could get it to as in my he UK. I suspect the Alphacool Eisbaer LT is also rebranded by several companies: Be Quiet, and Deepcool, at the least.

    Bottom line, if I can get away with an air cooled system, I would be happiest at this point. Watching my son’s AIO leak all over his motherboard was painful, especially since the build is less than six months old.

    So any ideas on how I can get 1-4 mm added to the height would be great.
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    Re: EVGA X299 Dark & Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 4 Compatability 2019/04/26 19:27:39 (permalink)
    The only AIO I use now is the Alphacool Eisbaer 360 CPU Water Cooler - Black 4250197112864
    $174.75 Alphacool Eisbaer 360 CPU - Black
    I was going to give this one a go but never did $180.75 Alphacool Eisbaer 420 AIO CPU Cooler - Black
    This is one of my X299 Dark using the 360 View System Core i9 7940X Processor
    X299-Dark-RTX-FTW3 (Completed) and Extension Tubing. 
    Using Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut Thermal Grease Paste - 1.0 Gram




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    Re: EVGA X299 Dark & Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 4 Compatability 2019/04/26 19:33:50 (permalink)
    That’s the older model where the pump/block has a small reservoir. The Eisbaer LT is the updated version where the block does not have a reservoir. I like simplicity so removing the reservoir just cleaned this AIO up enough for me to buy.

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    Re: EVGA X299 Dark & Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 4 Compatability 2019/04/26 19:37:20 (permalink)
    AIO leak is very rare and while I had a Hybrid Cooler Leak on me EVGA took care of me.
    Are New and Very Hard to get in the USA.


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    Re: EVGA X299 Dark & Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 4 Compatability 2019/04/26 19:43:36 (permalink)
    BTW, very nice system you built there. My complements!

    I had never seen an AIO leak like that and Enermax took care of him too but he had to jump through hoops before he was compensated while also not have no his main rig available for almost 5 weeks. Not cool at all, no pun intended..,

    I am not trying to set any records or even stress my gear with over locking to the limits. I just want a stable platform. In the end, I will probably go with Alphacool’ Eisbaer LT360, but it won’t get here for several weeks.
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    Re: EVGA X299 Dark & Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 4 Compatability 2019/04/26 21:18:24 (permalink)
    Thanks, Bummer Weeks to get it in.

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