Choosing CPU cooler for 9700k

Fadealy

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Please help me choose a cooler for 9700k. I think i will be overclock it to ~ 5 GHz, the question of cooling arose, I thought to take a deepcool captain 240ex, but I noticed that they often write about what it is leaking and decided to take air cooling, only 2 Deepcool Assassin models are available 2 ($ 74) and Thermaltake Frio Extreme Silent 14 Dual ($ 91), is it worth the overpayment for Thermaltake? Coolers of the type bequiet, noctua, are absent in the country, and to order is expensive.
 

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Fadealy

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1) As I understood, you don't recommend to buy any AIO?
2) You think assassin 2 will be not enough for 5GHz 9700K?
P.S. For personal interest. How much will Assassin 2 lose in performance for this 2 coolers(captain,frio silent)?
P.S.S Sorry for my English
 

Barty1884

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1. I do not personally, no. I much prefer a quality Air cooler - but many users successfully run AIOs without issue, so a failure is not a guarantee by any means. As far as AIOs go, the Captain 240ex is a good option.

2. The Assassin II should be fine.


The Assassin II should perform similarly to the Frio Silent, with a couple of degrees. Vs the Captain, it will run a little warmer - the Captain 240ex would should perform very similarly to the NH-D15 that is listed in the Assassin II review.

Your English is fine, don't worry.
 

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Still for the final answer, deepcool 240ex or Assassin 2?
 

Barty1884

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Only you can decide that.

Likely to be a ~5'C improvement with the 240EX.

The Assassin II is $74? How much is the 240EX? If it's more than say $90, then I'd go with the Assassin II regardless.

If it's close in price, then the 240EX would be the 'better' performer - but does add in the additional points of failure from being an AIO.
 

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The price of 240ex ~ 105-110$, and i find video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAk_n4Dph9Q where see the not such a big difference in performance, compared to price. (Time code 2:47, 3:30)
In the end i can add that reliability above beauty for me personally, because the air cooler can serve for "decades", and replace only the fans.
Big thank you for help!
 

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