First post here,
I recently picked a silverstone RL06 GP (3x intake fans, 1x exhaust and I plan on adding 1 top exhaust fan). It appears I’m limited to 158mm cooler height i’m trying to decide between Noctua NH-U12A ($130 CAD ) vs NH-C14s ($95 CAD).
This will be cooling a ryzen 3000 or the upcoming ryzen 4000 (12c/24t to 16c/32t undecided).
The reviews I’ve read seem to give the C14s a slight edge for CPU/VRM cooling but will the downfiring airflow disrupt the GPU cooling performance? Would the use of SP fans on the exhaust/top help if this is an issue? Am i better off going with the NH-U12A?