Optimal air cooling under 100$ CAD for an overclocked 8700K

The Original Ralph

Distinguished
personally, i like the quality of the noctua coolers & fans - i couldn't find a spec on rosewill's site on the height limit for the cpu cooler, so i'd confirm with them, but the noctua NH-D15 is 165mm tall, and if your ram is tall, then you'll want to go with the NH-D15S, 160mm tall
 

The Original Ralph

Distinguished
whatever cooler you go with, do not over apply the thermal paste - the paste is only to fill any gaps (.002" or less) between the cooler and the CPU's IHS - some folks say half a green pea (volume), that's on the high side
i use the volume of 2 uncooked rice grains

there are plenty of videos on youtube

fwiw
 

Similar threads


ASK THE COMMUNITY