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Ryzen 3000 Air cooler options, convex and undersized plates of popular choices not suited to die....

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by MegaPinches, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. MegaPinches

    Hitman

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    ....layout.

    Feel free to add to this list of popular air coolers getting recommnded on the basis of them being good value for other cpu's but actually not that suited to Ryzen 3000 due to the non-central die layout.

    Popular recommendations:

    Cryorig H7 - from what i'm reading from reddit users this is a poor choice due to its convex plate, people reporting very high temps, the convex plate is designed to draw heat away from the centre but this is less than optimal for these cpu's.

    Thermalright Macho - Same again with this

    Arctic Freezer 34 esports - have you seen how tiny the base plate is on this, it doesn't cover the cpu at all which is no issue on central die CPU's but with the corner die's this has surely got to be a poor choice, its only half covering that corner die.

    Just a head's up for people looking at these since these are best value in thier range but might not be ideal???

    Fell free to add to this if I am wrong about this, i'm just going off of what I have read and has certainly put me off the above choices. Even the Mugen 5 is suppose to be convex but it possibly comes down to what degree they are convex
     
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  2. ltron

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    What about the Noctua NH-D15?
     
  3. MegaPinches

    Hitman

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    No idea i've only been looking at stuff from 25-50quid really, and I don't like biege.
     
  4. MegaPinches

    Hitman

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    thats a pic of the freezer 34 on Ryzen, surely that is no good? same plate as the esports
     
  5. MaXxBoulton

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  6. MegaPinches

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  7. robfosters

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    If you are willing to part with the cash, the bequiet Dark Rock Pro is a stormer of a cooler.
     
  8. MegaPinches

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    Pro 4 bit pricey, looking at dark rock 4 though, looks class

    Edit: Just reading "The Dark Rock Pro 4 is significantly less convex than what we saw with the Dark Rock 4"
     
  9. robfosters

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    A good coolers a long term investment.
     
  10. MegaPinches

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    I know but knocking on door of 3700x then and may as well run that with stock cooler
     
  11. MaXxBoulton

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    With the budget there very good coolers
    Just noticed one is bgrade, don't get that one it may not have the am4 mount depending on its age

    If your spending more buy an AIO coolers. The cooler plate will cover the full IHS
     
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  12. Drollic

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    What I'll be using, looks like one of the best if you take aesthetics into account as well. Was going to go 115i rgb but can't justify pretty much double the cost.
     
  13. robfosters

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    Plus you get a kickass long magnetic screwdriver with it. Jayztwocents was very enthusiastic about his :D
     
  14. bazman25

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  15. Panos

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    Tested on 3900X, if Noctua D15 is "too big" for you.
    Atm I am using the D15 and is superb with the 3900X while waiting for the Bitspower AM4 big size full cover block.
     
  16. Saltcreek

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    What motherboard and RAM are you using? Did you have to shift one of the fans up to get it to fit?
     
  17. ak22

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    Ow Man i order one of these today.... why would make the base so small?
     
  18. Panos

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    X570 Taichi, and Ripjaws V 3600C16. Fits fine.
     
  19. Saltcreek

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    Cheers. I have a D14 with my old system and wanted the D15 for my new one.
     
  20. Hotwired

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    Cos traditionally the cpu is a little blob of silicon exactly in the centre and every cooler covers the centre just fine. There's no need to have the cooler base covering loads of the IHS if there's nothing under it.

    Then AMD decided to put chips all over the place and create drama.

    How much it really actually factually matters is all in peoples heads. This is all about differences in temp which will change nothing. But that doesn't stop people or their OCD.

    However if making a new model of cpu cooler today (which that isn't) it would be proper design to make the base larger to account for AMDs eccentric chip placement under the IHS.