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Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: the Netherlands
Just a small status update....since my Kraken X72 was really getting cooked by the 3960X with liquid temps going easily above 40*C and the CPU was just under the temp limit I took the plunge and ordered the Liqtech II 360 TR4 and a bottle of EK Cryofuel clear premix with the idea of draining and flushing the cooler the moment it arrives, and so I did.
Have to say that even out of the box the Enermax coolant is wrong, like completely wrong. It has the color of diluted pee and smells like a combination of burnt rubber, alcohol and a faint smell of rot, disgusting. No wonder these coolers fail catastrophically after a few months...
I've also swapped the fans for Noctua NF-A12x25's working in pull configuration.
Well, the cooling performance is nothing short of amazing......with around 19-20*C ambient my TR tops at 77*C with PBO and all 3 fans at 2000RPM (which is perfectly tolerable with the 12x25's).
Threadripper 3960X PBO | Aorus TRX40 Xtreme | Enermax Liqtech II 360 TR4 + EK Clear flush + 3x Noctua A12x25 | 4x8GB G.Skill TridentZ Royal Gold @ 3733 CL16 | EVGA Kingpin 2080Ti @ 2100MHz + Noctua A12-25 | 4x1TB 970 PRO raid0 | Corsair MP600 2TB | Seasonic Prime Platinum 1300W | In Win D-Frame 2.0 Gold | ASUS PG349Q