Re: EVGA X299 Dark & Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 4 Compatability
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.