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Ryzen 5 cooler that doesn't break the bank?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by MrDavies, Jun 19, 2017 at 7:05 PM.

  1. MrDavies

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    Looking for some recommendations please as I've just read the 1600X doesn't ship with a stock cooler, which is a pain. I'll overclock a little bit but it doesn't need to be mega, RGB is a bonus! Been browsing the site but there doesn't seem to be a great deal that's compatible?

    Thank you,

    Owyn
     
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  3. Disco_P

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    Grab the 1600, save some cash and get a cooler thrown in too.
     
  4. MrDavies

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    Oh, I didn't expect you to say that, I was all set on the 1600X.
     
  5. Aa83

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    Yeah even 8 Pack says there's not much point in going for a 1600X over a 1600.
     
  6. MrDavies

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    Oh, ****, for real? What's the reason? PC Gamer said to get the 1600X in this months issue.
     
  7. MrDavies

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    The money I'm saving on the cooler, I could even upgrade and get the Ryzen 7 1700 which would be even more future proof and overclockable as time goes on(?)
     
  8. MrDavies

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    You're right, there doesn't seem to be much point in that 1600X when you factor in the extra cost.
     
  9. Safetytrousers

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    Nobody knows. But Ryzen on my Crosshair VI has got to a point it doesn't really need to go beyond for me. I'm re-addicted to GTA because of how well it runs now and how I can push the settings further up.
    Ryzen 1700 @3.75 GHz.
     
  10. MrDavies

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    What version do you have? I can't wait to get back into PC Gaming so I am itching to pull the trigger and purchase.
     
  11. Safetytrousers

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    GTAV. There's only one Crosshair VI and Ryzen 1700.
    I also have a Strix 1080ti and all my games on a BPX NVMe drive.
     
  12. MrDavies

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    Ah, yeah, I meant the 1700. I think I'm going to go for that. Thanks for your advice, my man.

    Need to decide on RAM, next.
     
  13. Safetytrousers

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    The 8 cores didn't improve streaming as much as I'd hoped, but I do quite a lot of photo work and the cores really help with that.
    Going from a 4790k GTAV was immediately smoother.
     
  14. MrDavies

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    Well I'm currently on an old i7 920 so i'll be noticing a difference!
     
  15. Aa83

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    From what I have read, RAM around 3200Mhz suits Ryzen and has a noticable effect on performance vs trying to get 4Ghz on the CPU.
     
  16. MrDavies

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    We must have read the same thing! Settled for 3200Mhz Corsair Dominator, stated as compatible on the ASRock website. Thank you.
     


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