[SOLVED] What is the best air cooler for AMD Ryzen 5 3600

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Hello, I have recently rebuilt almost my entire PC and thinking about some other upgrades. I now have :

Ryzen 5 3600
B450E-Gaming
ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1050 Ti
1TB 7200RPM
240GB Crucial MX500
Case : Deepcool CH510

I bought the case without the front airflow, because it looked very good and also was quite cheap.
I didn't expect, that the CPU would idle in bios at 60C. Of course it has a Stock Cooler, but still, that's a high temperature for an idle.
I am now thinking about buying a new CPU cooler ( Arctic Freezer 34 eSports Duo ) along with 5x kit of Arctic P12 PWM PST.
Is this a good configuration? Maybe newer and cheaper coolers were released now? What are your suggestions?
 

punkncat

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Before you purchase anything, drop the side panel on the case and see where temps report, taking into account your ambient. If you see a significant drop then you should consider case airflow. If you don't, consider the cooler and case fans.
 

punkncat

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IMO you will continue to see high temps almost no matter what you do with that case. The front is stifling airflow. I would check to see if there is an available vented front, which would help if not completely solve the heat issue. I would suggest trying that first and see where temps fall to and then adjust with fans.

I use the Arctic PWM/PST fans and really like them for the price. There are two variants, the 'P' and 'F' series and have used both according to my requirements and desire for quiet. I also utilize their fan hub which is also inexpensive.

I have no specific knowledge of the CPU fan you mention.
 
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Cooling will depend on the type of paste you use. Wether you use an AIO or a cooling fan radiator will all depend on your choice. From my experience, 3 lines (almost at the center to prevent from spilling on the sides) parallel to each other makes a good thermal conduction. I use Arctic MX4 & Thermalright Ak and it works fine. From 56°C to 42°C at idle for 15 minutes. Max temp is at 60°C. I'm using Ryzen 3 4350G PRO in my experiment.
 

punkncat

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Before you purchase anything, drop the side panel on the case and see where temps report, taking into account your ambient. If you see a significant drop then you should consider case airflow. If you don't, consider the cooler and case fans.
 

Math Geek

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You can mount a pair of front 140mm intake fans. I would do that first.
140mm moves more air quietly.
Any cooler, air or aio needs a good source of cooling air to do it's job.
Then, since you seem to be budget constrained, look at this thermalright peerless assassin:
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/thermalright-peerless-assassin-120-se
i highly recommend this cooler :)

i had a be quiet pure rock 2 on my 3600x and it kept it very cool and quiet. was $40 and could handle about 160w or so which is more than the 3600x will pull. was a great choice and handled anything the 3600x could ask for. for $35 i got this peerless assassin and it easily cools 200w with a 5900x.

put that same $35 cooler on the 3600x and it won't ever have a cooling issue. for the money i can't think of a better cooler.

if you end up needing the better cooler i highly suggest this great budget option.
 

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