Question Is stock cooler enough for Ryzen 7 3700x?

Feb 22, 2020
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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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siaan312

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It depends.
amd has lots of differnet types of stock cooler.
The stock cooler that the 3700x comes with is the prism, which isnt only good enough, its pretty good looking too.
also, the 3700x is a 65w so its fine
 
Feb 22, 2020
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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?
 

siaan312

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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.
 

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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