Re: A Gaming build for your analysis
Apologies for bumping but it seemed a waste to make a new thread, lol
So I've been researching and reading and whatnot and I finally figured out what a push/pull system is, I feel dumb cause I thought it applied to the whole case not just the CPU, lol.
So, as I understand it a heat sink is attached via a plate to the CPU, heat is drawn up through the pipes, into the heat sink and is cooled by airflow from two fans attached at opposite ends. The Airflow going in one direction. Did I get it right? I also understand the idea of lapping making the bottom of the plate as smooth as possible for heat transfer to be at its best, though I don't understand quite how a smooth surface is the best I would think the heat would crack it or something, clarification on this point would be awesome, lol. And of course the final touch is thermal paste to fill in any irregularities.
Anyhow with all this in mind, I do want to do the push/pull cooling system for the CPU (It sounds efficient as heck), but I don't want to void the warranty of the CPU or the Heat sink. Obviously this means the Thermalright True 120 Extreme would be a waste for me, no? What, then, would be a heat sink that I would not have to lap, but is still pretty good? Perhaps the Noctua NH-U12P SE2, you recommended, Slaymate? Any input would be appreciated. Also any input on how to make the case itself an effective cooler would be great, especially fan locations, theory and the like.
Thanks in advance!