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Anyone water cooling an AMD Threadripper CPU?

Discussion in 'Watercooling' started by Space Monkey, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. Space Monkey

    Don

    Joined: Nov 8, 2007

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    Location: Outer Space

    Hi guys,

    Anyone here water cooling an AMD Threadripper CPU, if so what CPU & block are you using together and are you happy with it, getting good results?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Kei

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 24, 2008

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    Location: South Wales

    Original ek block on my 1920x. It’s ok but could be quite a lot better. Would have gone with a heat killer all copper block if they’d been available at the time I built my system. I think ek have since refreshed the design so it should perform on par with the xspc raystorm neo now.
     
  3. Space Monkey

    Don

    Joined: Nov 8, 2007

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    Thanks, I've seen the reports of the original EK block & the fall out that ensued after :eek: what sort of temps are you seeing with it?
     
  4. Kei

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 24, 2008

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    Absolute maximum I’ve seen when hammering it with prime 95 is 79 degrees. Day to day usage barely sees it exceeding 60 in the more demanding longer duration tasks. It idles around 30. This is with it running at 3.975GHz using 1.325V.
     
  5. Distracted

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 30, 2018

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    They offered replacements for mono blocks and a discount on the new block to owners of the original ek block iirc.

    Not sure how the new one performs. Replacements for all would have been better, but i can see why they didn't.
     
  6. SupraWez

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 17, 2007

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    If not custom loop Enermax have some full size TR4 AIO coolers, largest being 360mm rad which I would consider.
     
  7. Kei

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 24, 2008

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    Location: South Wales

    I considered it, but decided that it simply wasn’t worth the time & effort required to drain the loop, swap out the block, refill and then bleed. I might look at doing it when I eventually upgrade to a 16 core 3rd gen Ryzen in a few years time. For now at least, the old crap ek block does a good enough job that my system remains both quiet & stable.
     
  8. Space Monkey

    Don

    Joined: Nov 8, 2007

    Posts: 12,084

    Location: Outer Space

    Thanks all, I'm torn between getting the new EK Supremacy Full Nickel block on offer at OCUK or waiting a few weeks for the new Watercool Heatkiller IV to land at OCUK (which will also cost an additional £6)??