Unfortunately Intel started messing up things since they launched the 7700K ( temp spikes )after that they wanted to offer CPUs with more cores and high clock speed which leaded to high temps and from now on who wants to buy an Intel CPU needs to buy/build a Watercooling System, well done Intel
True, not that i'm not grateful for a boost of 1ghz from stock frequencies(9900k) lol but took the fun out. Like you said, water or stick a brick like the Noctua-15 which basically requires you to have a full size case(or implies it strongly). I'm using a mid size and it looks like i threw a cinder block in a small box and stuck a fan in front. Im considering very strongly just switching to a 360 aio even though the performance may be he same.
And the new Deepcool Assassin 3 is also coming and looks like a good contender, and maybe that new for China only beefy macho makes it west there's always new stuff coming , don't beat yourself up for getting the 15s.
Lol not really, just wanted to keep it simple. I had a great EK build a while back costing over $800 for an SLI 1080 with cpu loop. I do remember it was very expensive and i see my chip isn't limited by thermals atm to overclock so not really interested in spending that much when i prob wont be able to get 5ghz.
Athough i caught myself looking at their pre-built loops yesterday, the slim line specifically since my case isn't too big.
stick a brick like the Noctua-15 which basically requires you to have a full size case(or implies it strongly). I'm using a mid size and it looks like i threw a cinder block in a small box and stuck a fan in front.
No offence, but case size hasn't been a limiting factor for cooler size for a long time. full size cases have always been more geared towards expansion slots, lots of HDD's or lots of water cooling.
You can fit really big coolers in tiny cases just fine, and I happen to think it looks pretty nice as well. doesn't look empty like many full size cases.
Case in point:
(only a 13L case)
Its a bit of an extreme example, but its just to make a point, plenty of small cases geared towards water cooling too.
why are u pushing 1.35v into the chip? Performance difference on 5ghz vs whatever beyond that is so irrelevant it`s not worth the trouble trying to cool it, and most 9900k should do 5 way below 1.3v
Not sure about way below but im currently at 1.26 under load for 49 with no avx offset so full time with 46 cache. Either chip or board have an issue when it comes to touching 5. Cant get it to pass RB no matter how much voltage. Could be my standards as i could pass linx64 and prob most other synthetics out there but if i cant do Realbench i dont want the OC.