Recent content by stanleyguan

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    Production FormD T1 Classic (V1.0 and V1.1) READ FIRST POST

    I went in the test with those expectations as well. When testing Toughfan 12 and A12x15 on a radiator outside the case it seemed that there was no contest. Both at full speed, Toughfan 12 had noticeably more airflow and was probably a bit quieter. I was too puzzled by the result. I think...
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    Production FormD T1 Classic (V1.0 and V1.1) READ FIRST POST

    So I tested these two setups: Three A12x15s on the top radiator (elevated by 6mm w/ these, which results in 1 °C improvement than not elevated as tested previously). Two Thermaltake Toughfan 12 (aka "pre-release" Noctua A12x25 chromax) on the top radiator (pull) + one A12x15 (push). I did not...
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    Production FormD T1 Classic (V1.0 and V1.1) READ FIRST POST

    Yes it's more for VRM than the SSD. My SSD (Intel 660p) stays below 40 C even with that fan off. I tested VRM/PCH temps before in this post.
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    Production FormD T1 Classic (V1.0 and V1.1) READ FIRST POST

    So in my dual-rad setup I tested not having these 6mm worth of washers. It's 1 C worse in coolant temp without them. Top & side radiator fans @ 1200rpm, 380W load. This is in preparation for testing Thermaltake's Toughfan 12, since it's unclear when Noctua A12x25 chromax will come out.
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    Prototype FormD T1 EVO (aka T1 V2.0 and P1)

    Curious how the PSU would be positioned when radiator is on the mobo side. Would the PSU fan face the radiator or the GPU?
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    Production FormD T1 Classic (V1.0 and V1.1) READ FIRST POST

    I concur with the comments against removing the short fan bracket. It would make the build much more difficult and less clean. Which strut on the motherboard side is being removed? Is it one of the struts the radiator is mounted on or the one the PSU is partially mounted on?
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    Production FormD T1 Classic (V1.0 and V1.1) READ FIRST POST

    Some have reported turbulence noise when the fans are below the radiator. It might be best to have them on top. It would also help if you route the tubes away from the fans/radiator as much as possible, but I'm not sure how feasible it is.
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    Production FormD T1 Classic (V1.0 and V1.1) READ FIRST POST

    The radiator fans should be set to exhaust. That will likely help with your GPU thermals.
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    Production FormD T1 Classic (V1.0 and V1.1) READ FIRST POST

    Blackened my build (swapped tubes, PSU fan, and Hanjiang side radiator to black version). In case you haven't seen them there are results here and here. I think Hanjiang will do better when noise normalized, simply because Noctua A12x25 runs several hundred more RPMs than A12x15 at the same...
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    Production FormD T1 Classic (V1.0 and V1.1) READ FIRST POST

    Have you tried taking it apart? I was able to fix one of them by removing the end tank and cleaning up a small piece of debris that was caught between the o-ring and the housing. Hanjiang also suggested to me to sand the housing piece (the opposing surface of the o-rings).
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    Production FormD T1 Classic (V1.0 and V1.1) READ FIRST POST

    In case anyone is interested in the Hanjiang 17mm radiator, I bought another two with black fins. Both of them leaked! I was able to fix them but they asked me to not talk about it. Of course I’m going to talk about it. They really need to do a 3-min leak test before they ship.
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    Prototype FormD T1 EVO (aka T1 V2.0 and P1)

    Any chance of more ventilated side panels than T1 V1.0/1.1? Removing the side panels on T1 helped tremendously with thermals.
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    Production FormD T1 Classic (V1.0 and V1.1) READ FIRST POST

    Well, with the right dual-rad configuration (super small GPU footprint, e.g. 3080 FE with deshrouded Corsair block) it does perform similarly or even outperform dual-rad M1. Compare results below (GPU @ 56 C with ambient @ 21.8 C, fans @ ~920rpm, 3080 undervolted to 250W, i.e. comparable to 2080...
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    Production FormD T1 Classic (V1.0 and V1.1) READ FIRST POST

    They do have 120x17 and 360x17 as well. The 120 also comes in black now. Unrelated, I just tested sanded (11.75mm) vs stock A12x15 as exhaust on Hanjiang on the side. The sanded setup was about 1.5 C better in coolant delta running at the same fan speeds. I measured noise as well and there was...
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    Production FormD T1 Classic (V1.0 and V1.1) READ FIRST POST

    So I contacted Hanjiang and the 17mm radiator now comes in black. Photo from them: