Question Is stock cooler enough for Ryzen 7 3700x?

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Thinking of getting my hands on ryzen 7 3700x will stock cooler be enough.

I'll stick to stock clocks no oc.

And the area where I live is a bit hot usually 35-40°© in summers.



So what's your suggestion?
 

boju

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Good case air flow and reasonable ambient temps of around 20c would see stock cooler being ok. In your situation being much warmer, i'd invest in a bigger cooler like Dark Pro 4 or Noctua D15 with plenty of air going through the case, ie 2 ~ 3 intake fans and 1 rear and or top exhaust.

Case will be an important factor over where you are.
 
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My case is Ant Esports ICE-511MT and here's my build :

CPU : Ryzen 7 3700X



GPU : Inno 3D RTX 2070 Super Twin ×2



Mobo : Asrock B450M Steel Legends



PSU : Corsair CX 650W



RAM : Adata XPG D30 16 GB ( 8×2) 3000 MHz



SSD : Crucial BX500 960 GB



HDD : Seagate Barracuda 2TB



Cabinet : Ant Esports ICE-511MT
 

boju

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Your case is awesome, it can accommodate the best air coolers. I would go a D15 or Dark Rock Pro 4.


also, the 3700x is a 65w so its fine
65w no turbo. 3700x can exceed 100w single core and 165w multi core (which multi core usage is pretty much standard these days), look up power consumption.

Adding extra warm ambient, 220w capable cooling from the Noctua or 250w for the Dark Rock Pro 4 would be ideal. Either one, will want extra cooling power to combat your ambient temps.
 
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It's a bit noisier than cheap aftermarket coolers like the CM 212 or the Deepcool 400, and depending on the environment it could be noticeable. For most though, it's not going to be much of a problem.
If I use r7 3700x @ 3.6 GHz on Warith Prism would It handle the cpu under heavy loads?
 
on really hot days it might get up to 90+ degrees in a synthetic all core load
but those dont happen often
so youre probably fine.

also, while 650w is enough, i wouldnt put a 650w bronze on that kind of system.

a 750w gold would be nicer.
 

Barty1884

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It's "good enough" in most instances ,yes.

However
And the area where I live is a bit hot usually 35-40°© in summers.
On those really warm days, under any form of significant load, it's going to get pretty toasty/load - probably borderline throttling, if not right there.

Personally, I'd opt for an aftermarket tower cooler, but the stock cooler coupled with some decent case fans (and decent airflow) should just about manage it.
 
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on really hot days it might get up to 90+ degrees in a synthetic all core load
but those dont happen often
so youre probably fine.

also, while 650w is enough, i wouldnt put a 650w bronze on that kind of system.

a 750w gold would be nicer.
I got a 750W gold modular power supply coming in the mail this week along with the rest of the parts to build my first AMD machine. I got that power supply by accident. I am interested in knowing why its good to go this route? I previously bought a 650w bronze for my sons Intel gaming machine build 2 months ago... I ended up getting what I got because it was the only thing available.
 
Its not because its an "AMD machine" its because he has higher end parts.
he has an rtx 2070 super and a 3700X, both of which could consume quite a bit of power,
but actually intel consumes much much more power than AMD, hitting 240 watts on a stock i9 10900k, while ive never seen a 3950x (a 16 core, unlike the 10 core i9, with similar enough single core) spike above 180 watts on stock.

a ryzen 3 and a gtx 1650 would obviously not need a 750 watt powersupply
as for bronze/gold, it doesn't mean much, its the minimum efficiency of the psu, but more importantly than efficiency is quality.
same with an i3 and a gtx 1650
while with an i7, and r7 with a rtx 2080 i would go with a higher wattage part.

non of these builds "need" a 750 watt.
even the i9 and an rtx 2080ti might(TM) run on a 550watt
but having around 100, or abit more watts is a good idea.
i would never, for any normal system go above 850watts.
 

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