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Cooling advice heatsync

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by witherford, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. witherford

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    Joined: Sep 6, 2019

    Posts: 4

    Hi all,

    I am not a hardware expert so thought i would drop a thread on this forum looking for some advice.

    The liquid cooling system on my PC has died today and i will be looking at replacing it.

    I want to replace it with a heatsync and fan(s) if possible, please can someone advise an appropriate replacement?


    My setup is below:
    • Mother board is an Asus X99 USB 3.1 Pro
    • Processor: I7 5820k 6 Core LGA 2011
    • Liquid cooling system i am looking to replace is a XSPC open loop system which is now easily over 4 years old (which is why i think it has died)
    • 32GB DDR4 RAM
    • Geforce GTX 980 Ti graphics card
    • Couple of drives.
    • Plenty of fans in the case 6 in total
    Photos are here, hopefully you can see them:
    https://photos.google.com/share/AF1...?key=TWNKQzdyUWFEOGxiUkpPTWxDalpXWkZfb2Uwb3lB

    Uses:
    I mainly use it for running multiple virtual machines doing moderate to high intensive tasks so do need decent cooling.


    Luckily my processor is not fried and boots up to windows but then i have to shut it down as core temp shows 60's and 70's for the temps.

    Since the cooling system has died the PC has only been booted up twice and has been on for no more than a minute at a time.

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2019
  2. witherford

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    Joined: Sep 6, 2019

    Posts: 4

    For anyone who may view this in the future i ended up going with the Be Quiet Dark Rock 4 135 mm Silent Wings Fan CPU Cooler. Pretty easy to install it comes with all kit, screwdriver, thermal paste etc


    Temps on idle when not doing much are mid 20's to 30 (i do have a couple of other fans)

    Here is an image of it installed and working away:
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/M89qGymBsJNjDNTY9
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2019
  3. an0nym0us

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    Joined: Apr 15, 2019

    Posts: 989

    FYI, better remove that competitor link before a mod sees it.
     
  4. witherford

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    Which link? the empower or the amazon link?

    Never knew this would be an issue, i will gladly remove which ever link it is.
     
  5. an0nym0us

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 15, 2019

    Posts: 989

    All competitor links. It's one of the rules of these forums because they're run and paid for by OCUK.
     
  6. an0nym0us

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 15, 2019

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    Sorry, didn't realise your post count. Welcome to the forums by the way!
     
  7. witherford

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    Posts: 4

    Thanks, i have removed the links.
     
  8. doyll

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jul 1, 2011

    Posts: 7,550

    Asus X99 Pro/USB3.1 has about 78mm center CPU to near side of PCIe socket and 55mm center CPU to near side RAM socket.

    Would help to know exactly what RAM you have and what case it is all in. Then we can tell you what will fit.