[SOLVED] CPU cooler R7 3700x

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Hi

I recently got the R7 3700x, but during heavy usage the Wraith Prism cooler tends to rev up to maximum usage.

For this reason I'm soon going to replace the cooler, I want something that performs similar or better while being alot more quiet.

So far I've found these coolers that I thought might've been alright:
  • Noctua NH-U12A
  • Be Quiet Dark Rock 4
  • Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B
Does anyone have experience with these coolers for AMD or any other recommendation (max. cpu height of case: 162mm)?
 

LordVile

Admirable
Hi

I recently got the R7 3700x, but during heavy usage the Wraith Prism cooler tends to rev up to maximum usage.

For this reason I'm soon going to replace the cooler, I want something that performs similar or better while being alot more quiet.

So far I've found these coolers that I thought might've been alright:
  • Noctua NH-U12A
  • Be Quiet Dark Rock 4
  • Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B
Does anyone have experience with these coolers for AMD or any other recommendation (max. cpu height of case: 162mm)?
Dark rock is 160mm so you’d be pushing it. Dunno about the others. You thought about an AIO?
 
Hi

I recently got the R7 3700x, but during heavy usage the Wraith Prism cooler tends to rev up to maximum usage.

For this reason I'm soon going to replace the cooler, I want something that performs similar or better while being alot more quiet.

So far I've found these coolers that I thought might've been alright:
  • Noctua NH-U12A
  • Be Quiet Dark Rock 4
  • Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B
Does anyone have experience with these coolers for AMD or any other recommendation (max. cpu height of case: 162mm)?
All three of those would be better than the stock cooler.
 
Dunno how good it is mate, never heard of the brand.
Scythe has excellent performance with a lower pricetag. Noctua-like performance.

When priced right, the Scythe Fuma, Mugen, and Ninja are all recommendable coolers.


https://images.tweaktown.com/content/8/3/8320_32_scythe-mugen-5-rev-cpu-cooler-review.png
 

LordVile

Admirable
Scythe has excellent performance with a lower pricetag. Noctua-like performance.

When priced right, the Scythe Fuma, Mugen, and Ninja are all recommendable coolers.


https://images.tweaktown.com/content/8/3/8320_32_scythe-mugen-5-rev-cpu-cooler-review.png
Calling BS. Getting 70 degrees on an X62 in performance mode on an OC 6700K? That’s not a particularly spicy chip even when OC. Then you’re getting margin of error with the smaller, last gen X52?
 
Calling BS. Getting 70 degrees on an X62 in performance mode on an OC 6700K? That’s not a particularly spicy chip even when OC. Then you’re getting margin of error with the smaller, last gen X52?
That doesn't sound out of the ordinary to me. All K-series i7's since Devil's Canyon are very warm running CPUs. And that was their Overclocked test results. 2.25C being margin of error... meh. That's not surprising either. Same 2-3C difference in the NH-U14S and NH-D15S.
 

LordVile

Admirable
That doesn't sound out of the ordinary to me. All K-series i7's since Devil's Canyon are very warm running CPUs. And that was their Overclocked test results. 2.25C being margin of error... meh. That's not surprising either. Same 2-3C difference in the NH-U14S and NH-D15S.
The 6700K was warm but delidding didn’t become a necessity until Kaby. I had a 6600K and that OCd fine. The i7 wasn’t warm enough to make AIOs run that hot.
 
The 6700K was warm but delidding didn’t become a necessity until Kaby. I had a 6600K and that OCd fine. The i7 wasn’t warm enough to make AIOs run that hot.
It was OC'd and yeah, it was enough to get that hot. 70C isn't as hot as you are making it out to be. The 4790K up above that was around 70C with AiOs when OC'd as well. Quad-core i5s ran cool compared to the i7s.
 

LordVile

Admirable
It was OC'd and yeah, it was enough to get that hot. 70C isn't as hot as you are making it out to be. The 4790K up above that was around 70C with AiOs when OC'd as well. Quad-core i5s ran cool compared to the i7s.
I've seen videos where people run a 6700K full stressed with a 212 evo and no case fans and it hit 71 sharing the box with a GPU at 92 also under full synth load.
 

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