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Question Is a be quiet pure rock slim good enough for i7-8700k ?

Jun 14, 2020
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The be quiet pure rock slim has a 120W tdp while the i7 8700k has tdp of 95W. Is it enough to cool my cpu or should i get another one ?
 

Phaaze88

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Intel's TDP ratings for 9th gen and below ONLY apply for BASE FREQUENCIES, which for the 8700K, is 3.70ghz.
Add dynamic turbo boost into the mix, and the Pure Rock Slim doesn't hold up.

Aim for a 180w cooler if you don't intend to overclock - with overclocking, 200w or greater.
 
Jun 14, 2020
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Keep shopping.
Intel's TDP ratings for 9th gen and below ONLY apply for BASE FREQUENCIES, which for the 8700K, is 3.70ghz.
Add dynamic turbo boost into the mix, and the Pure Rock Slim doesn't hold up.

Aim for a 180w cooler if you don't intend to overclock - with overclocking, 200w or greater.
Thanks for the quick answer. Do you have any recommendations on which cooler i should get for 80$ or under ?
 

Phaaze88

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You are, or you're not going to overclock?
The Cryorig H5 Universal mentioned by logainofhades will be fine for no OC.

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be quiet! Dark Rock 4: both stock and OC
 

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