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  1. 24c
    Posts : 979
    Win 10 Prox64 - latest "final"
       #1

    CPU cooler ?


    Thinking of updating the mobo and cpu on one of my machines - not one listed in my specs.

    Mobo and CPU - have an ANTEC 900 ATX mid-towercase.
    ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com
    Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz 95W BX80684I78700K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630 - Newegg.com

    Never did much OC'ng and would like to try using the ASUS software suite to "crank" this thing up a little.

    What might be a good CPU cooler to use? Never used a water cooler, willing to try one.

    This on current X-99 machine - not sure if it is enough.

    ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Blue LED - Newegg.com
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  2. Posts : 1,191
    Windows 11 Pro x64
       #2

    For air I would go with a Noctua NH-D15 or NH-D15s, or an NH-D14. Just make sure it fits your case. I have no opinion on water coolers. The Noctua will provide just as good cooling as closed loop water coolers.
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  3. Posts : 16,649
    Windows 11 Pro X64
       #3

    Great advice Geneo, on the OCing part I would recommend you search guides. Dont use AI software, use the BIOS
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  4. Posts : 445
    Win 10 Pro 64
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    As an old retired reviewer of motherboards, I highly recommend you learn to OC through the BIOS and avoid the ASUS A1 suite software completely.....once it is installed it will be an adventure to clear it from your system........When I reviewed for ASUS on their ROG forums I did use their A1 Suite but only for the reviews......
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  5. 24c
    Posts : 979
    Win 10 Prox64 - latest "final"
    Thread Starter
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    Dude said:
    Great advice Geneo, on the OCing part I would recommend you search guides. Dont use AI software, use the BIOS
    kipper said:
    As an old retired reviewer of motherboards, I highly recommend you learn to OC through the BIOS and avoid the ASUS A1 suite software completely.....once it is installed it will be an adventure to clear it from your system........When I reviewed for ASUS on their ROG forums I did use their A1 Suite but only for the reviews......
    Interesting. I have used the BIOS on several boards and also the A1 suite. The suite seems to crank things up more.
    I know next to nothing about OC'ng and probably should do a lot more research.

    I did look at the coolers Geneo (thanks Geneo) suggested - have to measure the case - it is not a very big case compared to the Cool Master Stryker - I could just about life that critter -

    No final decisions have been made on this project - time for more research and suggestions. I am pretty set on CPU and mobo though.

    Thanks for the input so far - I love this place.
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  6. Posts : 16,649
    Windows 11 Pro X64
       #6

    If you manage good results with the software, I think its great for Validation on a O. The BIOS suggestion is for daily OC. Looks like you will have a really nice build, looking forward to your results.
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  8. Posts : 2,445
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit (1809)
       #8

    I recommend the following Two:

    NZXT Kraken X62 (If you like RGB) or the Corsair H115i. Both are 280mm Rads
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  9. 24c
    Posts : 979
    Win 10 Prox64 - latest "final"
    Thread Starter
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    Thanks to all who posted suggestions here, lots of options to pick from. My 1st car cost $400, this build might exceed that -
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  10. Posts : 502
    Win 11 Pro 64 bit
       #10

    Geneo said:
    For air I would go with a Noctua NH-D15 or NH-D15s, or an NH-D14. Just make sure it fits your case. I have no opinion on water coolers. The Noctua will provide just as good cooling as closed loop water coolers.
    I use the Noctua NH-D15s and it is awesome. Able to overclock to 5 hz with no issues at all. I have a large case however. This is a big tower cooler.
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