Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Boring Michigan
Just a quick response, whiteowl is correct and would have to agree, any motherboard sub $150 isnt gonna get your far, the Z370-A motherboard would have done you good, look into upgrading your motherboard, budget boards arnt really for overclocking, yes they can do it, but is not recommended, unless of course its like a 7350k or low K sku, or keeping 8700k at stock, because remember just because the 8700k is a 95w TDP sku, when you overclock it, the TDP rapidly increases, in which lower end boards (sub $150 imo) just can not support. However, i do not agree with whomever said that the hyper 212 is not sufficient, Because it is. What i will say though is its close to borderline, not quite borderline, but close, so id say upgrade path would be to get a new motherboard then down the road some look into another cooler (very cheap AIO's on ebay and 2nd hand, and are just like 1 or 2 generations old for a really great price) or if you dont want to mess with water, my recommendation would be a Noctua NH-D14 (the D15 is just the newest gen, not too much different) or the cheaper Noctua NH-D9L (yes its only a 92MM fan, but its a dual tower heatsink, and noctua just makes literally the best air coolers) Thats my two cents, i like to give constructive criticism instead of just saying your cooler or board sucks, i mean yes i said that, but also mentioned recommendations to get where you wanna be. Hope this helpsss and got any more questions just askkkk, everyone at one point has had similar situations with similar hardware, so do not hesitate to ask.
Last edited by tech1w1johnshek; 02-08-2019 at 06:50 AM.