Question Cooling (and mobo) for new CPU.

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About to upgrade my i7-6700 to an i7-10700 and looking for some advice. Is it worth going for the 10700k or just stick with the 10700? I don't overclock it when gaming. What sort of cooling should I be looking at, preferably not too expensive. I found the ASUS ROG Strix LC 240 AIO Liquid CPU Cooler but its $200+ which is quite a bit.

Also, I'll need a new mobo so I'm looking at the ASUS ROG Strix Z490-F but its $520 which is a bit over my ideal budget. Any cheaper alternatives? Thanks!
 

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Consider the 10600K instead, or heck, just skip the 10700(k) and jump on the 10900K.

What sort of cooling should I be looking at, preferably not too expensive.
What kind of cooler do you prefer- air or liquid?
Do you know the available cooler clearance for either air or liquid options?
What is your idea of too expensive?

I found the ASUS ROG Strix LC 240 AIO Liquid CPU Cooler but its $200+ which is quite a bit.
Just flat out skip that nonsense. That's Asus Tax at work. That's too bloody high for a 240mm AIO, and Asus knows it - that's for the ROG suckers.

Also, I'll need a new mobo so I'm looking at the ASUS ROG Strix Z490-F but its $520 which is a bit over my ideal budget. Any cheaper alternatives? Thanks!
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Consider the 10600K instead, or heck, just skip the 10700(k) and jump on the 10900K.


What kind of cooler do you prefer- air or liquid?
Do you know the available cooler clearance for either air or liquid options?
What is your idea of too expensive?


Just flat out skip that nonsense. That's Asus Tax at work. That's too bloody high for a 240mm AIO, and Asus knows it - that's for the ROG suckers.


Msi MAG Tomahawk
Gigabyte Aorus Elite
Asus TUF Gaming
What are the advantages of 10600k over 10700? There is a 400$ diff between 10700 and 10900k which is a lot...
I haven’t done any cooling before this is my first time putting new parts in, air or liquid and preferably under $150AUD if possible
 

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What are the advantages of 10600k over 10700?
It's not so much the advantages, but how little the 10700(k) offers compared to the other 2 cpus. This would explain it better than I would - if you have time for it, if not, timestamps are included below:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UMMPjqLe8g

TIMESTAMPS
00:00 - Recapping 10600K, 10900K, & Pricing of 10700K
03:10 - Intel i7-10700K Temperatures & Core-to-Core Delta
04:13 - Intel i7-10700K Intel Boost Settings
05:00 - Single-Thread & All-Thread Boosting Behavior
06:03 - Three Kingdoms Campaign 10700K Gaming Benchmark
07:10 - Hitman 2 CPU Scaling for 10700K vs. 10600K, 3900X, etc
07:45 - F1 2019 1080p & 1440p CPU Gaming Benchmarks
09:27 - The Division 2 CPU Benchmarks & GPU Bind
10:35 - Shadow of the Tomb Raider CPU Benchmark
12:18 - Red Dead Redemption 2 CPU Benchmark (2020)
13:09 - GTA V CPU Benchmarks
14:00 - Best CPUs for Blender Cycles 3D Rendering (Benchmarks)
16:15 - Adobe Premiere Rendering CPU Benchmarks
16:56 - 7-Zip Compression & Decompression CPU Benchmarks
18:52 - Code Compile CPU Benchmark (Chromium)
19:38 - Handbrake Transcoding CPU Benchmarks
20:07 - Chaos Group V-Ray CPU Benchmarks
20:44 - Intel i7-10700K Power Consumption
21:25 - Conclusion of if Intel i7-10700K is Worth It

As for the coolers, that's easy enough, since you don't plan to overclock.
Air:
Noctua NH-U14S
be quiet! Dark Rock 4
Cooler Master MasterAir MA620P RGB

Liquid
Cougar Aqua 280 ARGB: Heads up, to use the RGB LEDs on this one, you need a mobo with a 5v header. Do not plug it into a 12v header, or things will get fried.
SilverStone Permafrost PF240 ARGB: ARGB again.
Deepcool Gammaxx L240 V2
 
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It's not so much the advantages, but how little the 10700(k) offers compared to the other 2 cpus. This would explain it better than I would - if you have time for it, if not, timestamps are included below:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UMMPjqLe8g

TIMESTAMPS
00:00 - Recapping 10600K, 10900K, & Pricing of 10700K
03:10 - Intel i7-10700K Temperatures & Core-to-Core Delta
04:13 - Intel i7-10700K Intel Boost Settings
05:00 - Single-Thread & All-Thread Boosting Behavior
06:03 - Three Kingdoms Campaign 10700K Gaming Benchmark
07:10 - Hitman 2 CPU Scaling for 10700K vs. 10600K, 3900X, etc
07:45 - F1 2019 1080p & 1440p CPU Gaming Benchmarks
09:27 - The Division 2 CPU Benchmarks & GPU Bind
10:35 - Shadow of the Tomb Raider CPU Benchmark
12:18 - Red Dead Redemption 2 CPU Benchmark (2020)
13:09 - GTA V CPU Benchmarks
14:00 - Best CPUs for Blender Cycles 3D Rendering (Benchmarks)
16:15 - Adobe Premiere Rendering CPU Benchmarks
16:56 - 7-Zip Compression & Decompression CPU Benchmarks
18:52 - Code Compile CPU Benchmark (Chromium)
19:38 - Handbrake Transcoding CPU Benchmarks
20:07 - Chaos Group V-Ray CPU Benchmarks
20:44 - Intel i7-10700K Power Consumption
21:25 - Conclusion of if Intel i7-10700K is Worth It

As for the coolers, that's easy enough, since you don't plan to overclock.
Air:
Noctua NH-U14S
be quiet! Dark Rock 4
Cooler Master MasterAir MA620P RGB

Liquid
Cougar Aqua 280 ARGB: Heads up, to use the RGB LEDs on this one, you need a mobo with a 5v header. Do not plug it into a 12v header, or things will get fried.
SilverStone Permafrost PF240 ARGB: ARGB again.
Deepcool Gammaxx L240 V2
Thank you for the advice, it was very helpful and I will be watching that video and deciding from there. With the Cougar cooler and others that have the circle fan like that, the fan replaces the fan that comes with the intel chip right? It just slots in overtop of the chip like the other fans would?
 

Phaaze88

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Thank you for the advice, it was very helpful and I will be watching that video and deciding from there. With the Cougar cooler and others that have the circle fan like that, the fan replaces the fan that comes with the intel chip right? It just slots in overtop of the chip like the other fans would?
The unlocked, or K SKU, cpus don't come with coolers.

Are you confusing the AIO pump block for a fan?
 

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