Question Questions About High Temperature & Cooler Suggestion in My Rig

Apr 8, 2020
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Hi folks,

I have following the setup:
MOBO: MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon Max Wifi
CPU: AMD RYzen 5 3600
CPU Cooler: Stock
Case: Corsair 275r Airflow
Case Fans: Stock Corsair 275r Airflow Fans (2 intake, 1 exhaust)
GPU: Asus Rog Strix RTX 2070 Gaming
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 32 GB (2x16GB)
Note: I think I will be using 2 DDR sticks and do not have any intention to add more sticks in the future.

Room Temperatures: 25 celsius - 28 average

With the given setup, idle temperatures are between 55-62.
While gaming (red dead redemption 2), temperatures are in the range of 69-85 celsius(Average is like 73-75 celsius). I have updated bios, played with fan configuration disabled PBO, updated chipset drivers etc. Also removed my side panel but could not see any difference other than 1-2 degrees.

Hence, as others stated I started to think I need an aftermarket cooler. I have researched and saw that be quite dark rock pro 4 is very successful ( and noctua products are very rare in my country (turkey)). Also, Arctic Freezer 34 Esports Duo is very efficient when it comes to price/performance.

I have two questions and would be very glad if you can help me:
1 - Which cooler is more logical in my case (I know dark rock pro 4 will perform better, do not know if it is necessary in my setup)

2- If I choose to buy Be quiet Dark Rock Pro 4 is it going to fit? I am asking it because I could not find any information about dimensions of my mobo that specifies the distance between dimms and the chipset. Also, I could not find my motherboard on motherboard compatibility page on Be Quiet website (I guess they are not updated it yet)


Thanks in advance,
Regards
 

Furzumz

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Ryzen likes to idle on the warm side, that's normal. 85c in games with the stock cooler also seems to be rather common with what other people said they were getting

The 3600 has a max operating temperature of 95c, since you said it doesn't seem to be going past 85c you don't necessarily need a new cooler but a good aftermarket cooler is always preferable over stock.

Your case has a max height of 170mm for coolers so the esports duo would fit height wise. The esports duo claims to have "great ram clearance" that says won't be a problem on most boards due to the more compact size of the cooler.

Temperature wise they claim to only have a 2C difference between a NH-D15 which sounds sketchy. I have a hard time seeing that thing being so close in performance to the chonker that is a d15 but maybe I'm wrong

Either way, it should certainly be better than the stock cooler.

The darkrock pro will fit height wise but their website doesn't have that specific motherboard on their compatibility list. Not to say that it won't fit, just that they haven't checked the cooler with that specific motherboard yet. So I couldn't comment on whether it would fit with a dark rock.

The esports duo will probably fit, though.
 

Phaaze88

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Temperature wise they claim to only have a 2C difference between a NH-D15 which sounds sketchy. I have a hard time seeing that thing being so close in performance to the chonker that is a d15 but maybe I'm wrong
Diminishing returns regarding cooling, and a problem with many of the cpu cooler tests out there.
You'll never see what a particular cooler can really do unless you push it, and if it isn't pushed, what happens? Well, you get results like this line I quoted from your post, and it leads to dashed expectations from users and wasted cash.
There's 2 sides to this coin, though - so where there's folks who've gone overkill, there's ones who under-spec.

If I had to pick one or the other, I'd rather see someone go the overkill route.
 

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