Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Soviet China... Oh wait..
(Higher end) AIO's shine when they have to cool hundreds of Watts of heat, something your 3600X will never produce. There was a chart somewhere that showed that these coolers begin to shine once they need to cool 3-400W of heat, which is why overclockers use water to cool the 9900K(FC) or the 3900, 3950 or higher end CPU's. Your 3600X will barely produce 100W, and any decent air cooler will easily dissipate that much heat. I got my 220X because I live in a hot climate and I needed to cool an FX8320 running at 4.5 with a very high VCore. I am not sure whether you're familiar with those chips at all but they can easily produce 300W of heat when overclocked.
My next CPU will be something equal to a 3600-3700, thus I wouldn't get the same cooler I got as I won't need to dissipate such amounts of heat. I would definitely get a TC14PE due to price and where I am a TC14PE costs 40 USD. That's just unbeatable for the price, considering that it's equal to the D14, which is 2C hotter than the D15.
If you are price constrained I highly recommend that you use the stock cooler that comes with the CPU, as many people on these boards use the stock cooler. There are two situations in which you would need something better: you overclock to the max or your ambient temperatures are hot due to living in a hot climate. However, as BPO is the preferred way of overclocking these chips you're better off saving the money and spending it on something that will give you a tangible difference: better GPU or board, more RAM or a higher capacity SSD. You could even get a new screen or something else that will improve your experience.
Tacitus - The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the lawsOnly when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money. - Cree Indian Proverb Quote: Originally Posted by faraz1729
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