NVME - Heatsink Yes or No?

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NVME - Heatsink Yes or No?

Post by Fluxfire » Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:47 pm

Doing an Upgrade/Refresh of my PC.

New CPU, Motherboard, RAM and Storage. (Same Case, PS, Cooler, GPU, etc.)

AMD 3600
TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI)
Ballistix 16gb 3600
Samsung 250Gb 970 Evo Plus (OS Drive)
WD 1Tb SN750 (without WD Heatsink)(Games Drive)

My Question is which M.2 Slots should I use for Each Drive?

The Top M.2 is just above the Main PCI-E Slot and is just open Air.

The Bottom M.2 Has a Provided "Heat Sink" Cover with Thermal Tap preinstalled.

Does it make any Difference Which Slot is use?

Thoughts on future accessibility of drives.

And if the Provided Heatsink is used which drive would benefit if at all from it?

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Re: NVME - Heatsink Yes or No?

Post by xeromist » Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:42 pm

My guess is that it's unlikely to make a big difference. The top slot will get some air circulation from the CPU cooler. In terms of accessibility, that's up to you. Having an extra heatsink to remove would add an extra step but depending on the size of your cpu cooler that top slot might feel crowded.
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Re: NVME - Heatsink Yes or No?

Post by Fluxfire » Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:01 pm

I'm Using a Corsair H100i Water Cooler so not going to block or provide any Cooling to anything around it.

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Post by xeromist » Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:46 pm

If your drive has a controller that is known to be hot then you may want to have a heat sink. The memory chips like to be hot and don't actually need cooling most of the time.
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Re: NVME - Heatsink Yes or No?

Post by CyberCrist » Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:47 am

I put one on mine, but it didn't make a difference in temps. It looks nicer though :)
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