Noctua NH-U12A with Acer Predator PO5-650 the best solution to just get a new CPU cooler?

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predpet
predpet Member Posts: 14

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edited September 2023 in Predator Desktops

Hi!

New Acer Predator PO-650 owner and I noticed that while gaming the CPU temperature gets as high as 90-95c and I was wondering is the best solution to just get a new CPU cooler? I was looking for Noctua NH-U12A but I'm not sure how it would fit and is there some other installation problems with that cooler?

[Edited the thread to add model name to the title and add issue detail]

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  • chugzilla
    chugzilla Member Posts: 689 Seasoned Specialist WiFi Icon
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    it will fit just fine a lot of us here have that cooler including me. it's amazing and my temps dropped 20-25C on average in gaming mode. installation is simple just read the instructions because it comes with intel and amd parts. you do not need to remove the MB unless you want too. but you will need 4x3mm-10mm screws to attach the brackets to the MB. if you have any more questions just ask away, I'm always here checking in. this is my PO5-640. i have done extensive upgrades like removing the GPU bracket and HDD cage they both block airflow from the front fans i put the stock cooler fan on the top rack and bought a 2nd for exhaust then replaced the stock Noctua fans with higher rpm cooler master mobius argb hv fans for better air flow. i also run an open-air design now by leaving off all panels when i game and if you keep your tower off the ground, you only get minimal dust i only have to clean once a month this alone dropped my temps 10-12C on average. but ambient rooms temperatures matter more than most realize i am also in a climate-controlled basement heh.

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  • chugzilla
    chugzilla Member Posts: 689 Seasoned Specialist WiFi Icon
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    it will fit just fine a lot of us here have that cooler including me. it's amazing and my temps dropped 20-25C on average in gaming mode. installation is simple just read the instructions because it comes with intel and amd parts. you do not need to remove the MB unless you want too. but you will need 4x3mm-10mm screws to attach the brackets to the MB. if you have any more questions just ask away, I'm always here checking in. this is my PO5-640. i have done extensive upgrades like removing the GPU bracket and HDD cage they both block airflow from the front fans i put the stock cooler fan on the top rack and bought a 2nd for exhaust then replaced the stock Noctua fans with higher rpm cooler master mobius argb hv fans for better air flow. i also run an open-air design now by leaving off all panels when i game and if you keep your tower off the ground, you only get minimal dust i only have to clean once a month this alone dropped my temps 10-12C on average. but ambient rooms temperatures matter more than most realize i am also in a climate-controlled basement heh.

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    chugzilla Member Posts: 689 Seasoned Specialist WiFi Icon
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  • predpet
    predpet Member Posts: 14

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    CPU Cooler (Noctua NH-U12A) and case fan installations done. I changed all the case fans (2xfront intake140mm Noctua NF-A14 PWM, 1xback exhaust 120mm Noctua NF-S12A PWM, 2x top exhaust 120mm 1xNF-S12A and 1xNFP12).

    I tried gaming with Baldus Gate 3 with ultra settings and temperatures are down from ~90c before to around 65c-70c now. Noise levels are way down also so that is a big plus also.

    Here is the pictures how it looks like now from inside.

  • chugzilla
    chugzilla Member Posts: 689 Seasoned Specialist WiFi Icon
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    that's awesome and looks great good job !!@!!

  • leo56leo
    leo56leo Member Posts: 3 New User
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    Just a quick question! How did you manage to remove the HDD bracket? I opened up my computer and saw that the HDD bracket wasnt screwed in with screws but rather some rivets, did you drill through them or something?

    Cool optimizing on the pc build by the way!

    Ive just come across the same overheating problem so ive ordered a liquid cooler which I hope will help me!

  • chugzilla
    chugzilla Member Posts: 689 Seasoned Specialist WiFi Icon
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    yes, if you're talking to me, you just drill them out. it's really easy to do. and ty.

  • billsey
    billsey ACE Posts: 32,329 Trailblazer
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    I have a pair of 8TB drives in mine, so no bracket removal here. :)

    Click on "Like" if you find my answer useful or click on "Yes" if it answers your question.