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7700K @ 5Ghz 1.35v (delidded)... air cooler?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Legend, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Legend

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 31, 2006

    Posts: 4,564

    Is an air cooler such as the Cryorig H7 or Dark Rock 3 sufficient here? Case is limited to 160mm so that rules out the DRP3 at 163mm. I cannot abide the Noctua fans so while the D15 might fit, I just couldn't live with it as I have big glass window.
     
  2. mickyflinn

    Soldato

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  3. Danny75

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 26, 2013

    Posts: 4,422

    The Cryorig H7 is not good enough to comfortably handle the load temps for Kaby i7 at 1.35v, in my experience (YMMV due to ambient temps/case temps). It's really in the twilight zone of coolers - not really good for overclocking much and not really a cheap replacement for a stock cooler either. Then again, how much will the particular delidding affect this? Seems to vary from chip to chip. The Cryorig H7 QUAD Lumi is a bit better and would also fit (4 heatpipes instead of 3 but more expensive due to that and the RGB). Micky's suggestion is a lot of cooling for the money.
     
  4. Legend

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 31, 2006

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    How about the Dark Rock 3 (non-Pro)? My 7700k is de-lidded, so that helps temps somewhat. The Alpenfohn seems OK, but I can afford something better... the DRP3 seems to trounce it, and although I can't fit that in my case, I could get the Dark Rock 3 (non-pro) in there.

    I was also looking a the Kraken X62, although from reviews it doesn't seem anything special, and it's nearly x3 more expensive than the Dark Rock 3.
     
  5. Danny75

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 26, 2013

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    Sounds good.

    The Kraken X62 you're paying for top tier AIO cooling, the sweet led rings effect and for 6 years of warranty.

    I put together an incomplete list of <160mm coolers the other day, if you'd like to browse it too: https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/threads/upgrade-or-new-pc.18786409/#post-30974336
     
  6. orbitalwalsh

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 1, 2015

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    https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/posts/30987390/

    was using a shadow rock slim- only as a cover till I got the water up and running and was surprised that it handled the heat well- but im guessing most of this was due to the de-lid but 4.9Ghz @ 1.36v with it actually pulling 1.38!
     


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