Question CPU cooler recommendation

Wesleysnipez

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I'm in the process of rebuilding a new pc to replace an older build I did in 2015. What I'm keeping from the old build is this Rosewill bronze series 1000W PSU, 3 SSD, 1 WD Black 1TB. All going into Cooler Master Haf X case. Going upgrade MB. CPU, CPU cooler, ram and GPU. Here is the issue I'm having I want to buy an Intel Core i7-10700K Comet Lake 8-Core 3.8 GHz LGA 1200 125W Desktop Processor w/ Intel UHD Graphics 630 But wondering if a Corsair Hydro Series H80i V2 Water / Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm CW-9060024-WW is enough to keep it cool? I know if I went with a 10900K I would probably need a bigger CPU cooler than the one listed above I think. But if you guys think the Corsair cooler listed above is enough to cool 10900K then I would go with 10900K instead.
 

BogdanH

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These "mini" (single fan) water cooler are actually worse than good air coolers. If you wish water cooling then 240mm is a minimum (280mm being more serious choice). I suggest you do a research on YouTube reviews before making any decision.
 

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Wesleysnipez

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Currently using 980TI But with the current-gen GPU still having stock issues I will have to wait it out until I buy one. The GPU going to be air-cooled and CPU will AIO cooler.
 
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rubix_1011

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I can tell you that a 10850k gets REALLY hot if you overclock all cores, so keep that in consideration. I was seeing that CPU pushing high 80's/low 90's Celsius on all 10 cores at 5.0 ghz on 360 AIOs. This is the reason I had to back down to 4.6 ghz for cooler testing...it would melt smaller coolers and be impossible to test.

However, if you'll never overclock, you could probably get by on a 240 if you had no other choice.
 

Phaaze88

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My plan was to OC it from 3.8 to 4.0 nothing more.
That's... not really an overclock for that cpu. More like an over... downclock?
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-core-i7-10700k-cpu-review
3.8ghz base clock
5.1ghz single core boost
4.7ghz all core boost

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-core-i9-10900k-cpu-review
3.7ghz base
Up to 5.3ghz boost(with Thermal Velocity Boost, active up to 70C)
Up to 4.9ghz all core boost(TVB)

10850K: take the 10900K and subtract 100mhz across the board.
 

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