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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 01-19-2019, 11:21 AM - Thread Starter
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CPU Cooler Recommendation for 8700k

Building a gaming PC with a 8700k and looking at maybe a closed water loop.

Not sure what kind of gains I can get.

Case is a Switch 810 Nzxt

Recommendations or link to comparisons are appreciated.


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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 01-19-2019, 01:27 PM
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Budget? The Switch 810 can basically fit any air cooler or AIO, so you're not limited by the case at all.
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You are better off with a good air cooler or buying an AIO cooler/kit from EK or Swiftech
https://www.overclock.net/forum/61-w...lc-cooler.html

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post #4 of 42 (permalink) Old 01-19-2019, 01:43 PM
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Theres lots of decent 240 or 360 CLC's out there....Corsair...Swiftech....NZXT....to name a few...240 will be fine for 8700K......google reviews on them....a CLC is far better than an Air Cooler.....you may only get a few yrs life out of the CLC but there reasonalbe cheap and what I consider "disposable"......

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CLC coolers are not better than air coolers unless you are talking about 280mm or larger so you got it backwards
Swiftech kits are not CLC coolers by they way CLC stands for closed liquid cooler and Swiftech liquid coolers are not closed unless they have a new one i dont know about

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I stand corrected...I was always under the assumption a CLC is NOT a custom loop (open)...so ive always used CLC and AIO as one in the same.(closed loop cooler simply means you cannot open it up or customize it)...you guys get my drift....and I certainly wouldn't go with any Air Cooler against an AIO if you want decent (I gave up on Air Coolers years ago when I started OC'ing)....numbers...that been proven over n over again 8700K...and 9900K OC'ing.....3930K and even when I had a 980X....anyhow...a mix up of terms is all.....

....anyhow...when I "graduated" from Air Coolers to AIO the temp differences were far better....and it doesnt have to be a 280mm Rad...even 240 mm are far better....now Im strictly Open / Custom....although I do have a Corsair 240mm for benching and testing prior to installing in to custom loop...in fact my present 9900K was getting phenominal temps under a Corsair 240 AIO OC'd to 5.1 Ghz ...prior to incorporating into my Loop.....

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Thanks for the comments guys!

I am looking at AIOs like Corsair.. maybe the H115i Pro?

Ive done custom water loops before with multiple rads (see profile photo). Just looking for simple and reliable


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The H115i is not cheap not quiet and not reliable

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Seagate Ironwolf Pro 12 TB
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H115i is working great on my 9900K @ 5.1. Ditched my Le Grand Macho RT for one when I moved to my new build.

Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
The H115i is not cheap not quiet and not reliable

Less reliable than an air cooler, sure, it has moving parts but they also have 3-5 year warranties depending on what one you buy.

Cheap is kind of a subjective, if you make minimum wage then yeah it's really expensive but so is a $70-80 air cooler.

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A friend of mine had a H115i and he finally got fed up with the poor cooling performance and the noise and bought a Noctua NH-D15
He now has 20c lower max temps and a fraction of the noise he had before so i am not impressed

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Intel Core I7 6850K
Motherboard
Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming
GPU
MSI RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio
RAM
Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz
Hard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo 500 GB
Hard Drive
Corsair Force MP510 1,92 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate Ironwolf Pro 14 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate Ironwolf 12 TB
Hard Drive
WD Ultrastar DC HC530 14 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate Ironwolf Pro 12 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate Ironwolf Pro 16 TB
Optical Drive
LG CH12NS30
Power Supply
Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 750 watt
Cooling
Noctua NH-D15S
Case
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
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Asus PG279Q
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Corsair Strafe RGB MK.2 with Cherry MX Silent
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Roccat Kone EMP
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HyperX Fury S XL
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x2 Dali Opticon 2
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