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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by damien c, 15 Jul 2021.

  1. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    My Parents are getting some money and have told me they want to buy my CPU, Mobo, Ram and Cooler off me for my dad to get an "Upgrade", since normally I give him my old parts for nothing but this time they want to pay me for them.

    So he will be going from 7700k to the MSI X570 Unify mobo and 3950x in my current cpu with the extra bits like ram and cooler etc.

    I will be getting the 5950x and I am planning on getting the Gigabyte X570 Auros Elite motherboard as I quite like that, when I built my brother in laws pc, it seems to run the cpu at a lower voltage than the MSI does meaning it runs abit cooler.

    The issue is the cooler, since I was planning on the Artic 360mm AIO but seeing quite a few complaints around the net about it not fitting properly and possibly damaging some X570 boards.

    Has anyone on here perhaps got the Elite Mobo and Artic 360mm AIO?

    Should I be looking at the Corsair 360mm AIO instead or is there another board I should look at, just not Asus because frankly I don't want a board that will be dead just after 12 months?
     
  2. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    From what I have seen, if you can host it, 280mm coolers are better than 360. That said on the 5950x it won't matter too much. Personally I would not buy the Arctic. The small fan can get whiny and has been known to pack up (making a terrible racket) and you can't disable it very easily at all.

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/be-q...ormance-cpu-water-cooler-360mm-hs-01p-bq.html

    I'd pop for that one personally. Mostly because it's still very reserved looking but has waaaaay better fans.
     
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  3. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    Thank's.

    The fans on the Rad are not an issue for me as I will be replacing them with EK Vardar fans or possibly some of those Lian-Li Uni fans.

    Also contemplating just going with a complete custom loop for the CPU once the Corsair 7000D case is available.
     
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  4. doyll

    doyll Minimodder

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    Might be worth considering a simple low-cost custom loop. More cost up front, but if flushed and refilled every 1.5-2 years will last many times longer than CLC with more/better cooling and less noise too.
     
  5. b1g-d0g

    b1g-d0g Modder

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    +1 on custom loop.
     
  6. Sgoaty

    Sgoaty Minimodder

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    I removed a corsair H110i and replaced it with a custom loop because of 5950X temperatures. The temperature change wasn't as dramatic as i had hoped but the noise levels have reduced greatly. I would still recommend a 280 AIO if you don't fancy doing a custom loop.
     

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