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hetvler

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Just to confirm it is possible (though a difficult fit) I can squeeze the LT240, 2 15mm fans above it, and a 25mm fan below it correct? If not, a 15mm fan below it?
Just making sure before I spend more money than necessary.
 

PKAWA

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Yeah I think so, but don't know if you gain anything doing it vs two fans underneath, push is said to be better than pull.
Would be nice to see a comparison between the two setups
 

TSOF

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Sorry if this has been covered.

What's the consensus on PCIE 4.0 capable risers? I know the 3m one is supposed to have the bandwidth, but does it actually handshake as pcie 4.0?

I'd really rather not have to take the 3090 out and replace it with my old PCIE 3.0 card every time I clear CMOS.... 😢
 
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PKAWA

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Can't help you with the 3m riser.
As far as i know the linkup should work fine, but I've personally decided to hold out for the one from Formd because I think the price can't be justified and there's prob no added value yet.
 

biopunk

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Sorry if this has been covered.

What's the consensus on PCIE 4.0 capable risers? I know the 3m one is supposed to have the bandwidth, but does it actually handshake as pcie 4.0?

I'd really rather not have to take the 3090 out and replace it with my old PCIE 3.0 card every time I clear CMOS.... 😢
I haven't tried this myself but OT said in his video that you can uninstall graphics drivers prior to updating BIOS.
 
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Bonusround

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Sorry if this has been covered.

What's the consensus on PCIE 4.0 capable risers? I know the 3m one is supposed to have the bandwidth, but does it actually handshake as pcie 4.0?

I'd really rather not have to take the 3090 out and replace it with my old PCIE 3.0 card every time I clear CMOS.... 😢

I believe the risers are completely passive devices. Their bandwidth capability is a matter of wire quality and length tolerance. Any handshaking is performed by the motherboard and expansion card components only.

TLDR; the 3M riser has better electrical specs.
 
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hetvler

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While we're on the topic, anyone know how well the louqe 4.0 riser works? It's on preorder on amazon rn so i'd like to get in on that if it works well.

apparently the linkup riser isn't so great but i'd rather not buy one now and have to replace it later when risers are better.

if we had a ranking of 3m louqe and linkup that would be cool.

edit: or i guess i could just deal with the 3.0 quirkyness until risers are worth it lol. thats probably the better option.
 

AP2

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What’s the issue with linkup riser? I’ve had many and they all performed well in the past.

NM.. click Ned on the link. Thanks for sharing.
 
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Wahaha360

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While we're on the topic, anyone know how well the louqe 4.0 riser works? It's on preorder on amazon rn so i'd like to get in on that if it works well.

apparently the linkup riser isn't so great but i'd rather not buy one now and have to replace it later when risers are better.

if we had a ranking of 3m louqe and linkup that would be cool.

edit: or i guess i could just deal with the 3.0 quirkyness until risers are worth it lol. thats probably the better option.

None of these risers are cheap, if you going to spend the money, why not stick to 3M when you know it just works.
 

hetvler

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None of these risers are cheap, if you going to spend the money, why not stick to 3M when you know it just works.

does the 3m not have the same performance issues as the linkup riser?

its only a couple percent but if i'm buying a new card i'm gonna use the whole card dammit
 

rarskies

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Oh interesting, thanks. Hopefully someone else can chime in soon. :)
Check out this Legend’s detailed post on reddit (check the graph way down the bottom). I think adding the noctua A12x25 underneath makes a pretty significant difference. In Matt’s testing he targeted a 31C water temp with 20C ambient. With just 2 slim fans he had to run them at 1300RPM, with an extra noctua 25mm he could run them at 950RPM instead. Guesstimating I reckon that’s a 2-5C different in water temps when running at the same RPM. The A12x25 is just such a beast. Keep in mind his slim testing was done in pull, so you *might* get 1C gains on push.

I have 2 slims + noctua a12x25 on my tx240 and it keeps my 5700xt and 9700k well in check (~55C max with 22C ambient) at fairly quiet fan speeds (~1200RPM). With more powerful components expect higher temps.
 
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