MadManCK wrote: ↑Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:51 pmLol, i do not think that the boxed Intel cooler can keep that thing under 100 degrees under load.
A megahalem in P/P is still one of the best. Noctua NH14 or Scythe are very good as well. Scythe Mugen is massive. But the most quiet.
But i know that even simpeler smaller towers are very good with 2 fans. Especially if you keep your CPU within reasonable OC range.
Cooler Master and Gelid have these. And they are just around 30€.
Well, i atleast my box cooler is decent enough, i have underclocked my 4790k to 4 ghz and in games it is getting 67*c while playing and idle is 38*c 'ish, so it isn't even that bad, i installed the 140 and 120 Noctua fans in the rear and top to help cooling and it seems to help alot moving fresh air through the case.
I think the Thermalright True 140 Spirit Direct is good enough, and it best all of those coolers in performance at low speed and 50-100 watt, and at the price it is one of the best ones, and i have the Noctua 140mm fan that i can mount on it for push/pull if i want to, but i doubt it is really needed.
Also here is a picture of the CPU install as the lapped copper IHS looks so nice, i used a ton of Thermal Grizzly paste on the CPU die and some on the IHS inside as well, seems to have been a good mount so far, and then some Gelid Extreme on the i paste out on the copper box of the Intel box cooler, as it would have been a waste to have it spread itself as the copper core is so small, so maybe that is were the decent box cooler temps come from.
Also i got to say it is a relief to not have a waterblock mount directly on the CPU die, as i was so scared for the longest time that it would crack when i took the waterblock of it, but luckily it didn't and it looked perfectly fine, but never doing that again...
Edit. I found a picture of the Thermalright True 140 Direct mounted in a case with the EVGA GTX 1080 FTW which is basically the same card as mine, and it looks very nice and clean.
And also as a joke the True 140 Direct comes with a pair of gloves so you don't cut yourself on the sharp fins.