Question Help picking cooling option for i7-9700k

primekazan

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Hi,

I'm planning to upgrade my PC. I'm thinking about getting an i7-9700k and planning to OC it. Right now I'm thinking about cooling solutions to it. Currently I'm using a CoolerMaster Masterbox Pro 5 RGB case with (unfortunately) plastic front panel. For my CPU cooler I was rather thinking about getting an AIO. My current options are:
  • 120 mm fan at back
  • up to 360 mm at front
Unfortunately no option to mount on top. My questions are:
  1. WIll 120 mm at back push-pull configuration will do to OC an i7-9700k? (was thinking about this one http://www.coolermaster.com/cooling/cpu-liquid-cooler/masterliquid-ml120r-rgb/)
  2. If I'll put a 240 mm at front will I be able to use my 3rd front fan as usual?
  3. If I'll put a 360 mm at front will I be able to use my 3 preinstalled fans into push pull configuration?
  4. Or eventually should I avoid an AIO and buy a Noctuna NH-D15? :)
Just to make it clear - I want to have an efficient cooling but with a cool looking touch to it :)
 
Mar 22, 2019
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if youre looking to overclock, getting a 360mm aio would be the best becuase youd be able to push the cpu to its max. aios come with fans so idk what youd do with ur 3 stock fans. The cooler master master liquid 360 would match ur cooler master case and has tons of rgb, but its pretty expensive .if ur not gonna overclock, or are only slightly overclocking, a be quiet dark rock pro 4 would be great. It cools good, it looks cool + is super quiet.

AIO - https://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-MLX-D36M-A20PC-R1-MasterLiquid-Independently-Controlled/dp/B07DV29GYN/ref=asc_df_B07DV29GYN/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309773039951&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=268401459891505917&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1026254&hvtargid=pla-592859964714&psc=1

Air cooler - https://www.amazon.com/quiet-BK022-Cooler-6-Pole-Wings135mm/dp/B07BY6F8D9/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3DWPW9TIQJYF5&keywords=be+quiet+dark+rock+pro+4&qid=1555280794&s=electronics&sprefix=be+quiet+dark+,electronics,153&sr=1-1&th=1
 

primekazan

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if youre looking to overclock, getting a 360mm aio would be the best becuase youd be able to push the cpu to its max. aios come with fans so idk what youd do with ur 3 stock fans. The cooler master master liquid 360 would match ur cooler master case and has tons of rgb, but its pretty expensive .if ur not gonna overclock, or are only slightly overclocking, a be quiet dark rock pro 4 would be great. It cools good, it looks cool + is super quiet.

AIO - https://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-MLX-D36M-A20PC-R1-MasterLiquid-Independently-Controlled/dp/B07DV29GYN/ref=asc_df_B07DV29GYN/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309773039951&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=268401459891505917&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1026254&hvtargid=pla-592859964714&psc=1

Air cooler - https://www.amazon.com/quiet-BK022-Cooler-6-Pole-Wings135mm/dp/B07BY6F8D9/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3DWPW9TIQJYF5&keywords=be+quiet+dark+rock+pro+4&qid=1555280794&s=electronics&sprefix=be+quiet+dark+,electronics,153&sr=1-1&th=1
Thank you for your opinion. Regarding the Dark Rock Pro 4 - I was thinking about getting the hyperx predator ddr4 RAMs. Will there be enough space in this big cooler? These are 42,2 mm high, and I've red that there is a quite small ram clearance.
 

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