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Cooling options for 10700k?

leank1

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Hey guys!

Waiting 10700k to arrived now im looking for cooler options with ram clearance enough for Corsair Vengeance Pro (51mm).

I really dont like AIO, i have always preferred Air Coolers but in ultimate instance, ill go for it.

Overclock isn't my meta, i get this cpu because it was cheaper than 10700.
For now i just want to running stock and maybe just a little OC in the future.

I got this options:

-CoolerMaster Hyper212 Black Edition
-BeQuiet Dark Rock Slim
-NZXT KRAKEN X42 v2
-ID-Cooling ZOOMFLOW X 240x
-Thermaltake AIO 3.0 120.

Hope u can give me some help!
Thanks in advance!
 
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I would avoid the Hyper212 : I have it, on an i5-9600K (slightly overclocked), and on an i7-10700K it will be ok to run at stock speed, but even the smallest OC could be an issue.
I would suggest a Noctua D15S, maybe the best air cooler on the market right now.
 
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Noctua NH-U12A
 

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I would avoid the Hyper212 : I have it, on an i5-9600K (slightly overclocked), and on an i7-10700K it will be ok to run at stock speed, but even the smallest OC could be an issue.
I would suggest a Noctua D15S, maybe the best air cooler on the market right now.
Or:
Noctua NH-U12A

Thanks for that options! If i could i would go for Noctua but i can get their coolers in my country.

Thats why i make a list of some of the coolers that i can choose.
 
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freezer 34 duo
d15s

from the ones you listed kraken x42 by a mile.should handle 10700k OC fine.not extreme,but 5GHz allcore,sure
it's expensive,but it's a good performer,reliable (!) and looks slick
CAM software is not the most praised,but it's there to let you tweak that cooler.
isn't that far off in performance from standard 240mm aios
x42.jpg
 
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freezer 34 duo
d15s

from the ones you listed kraken x42 by a mile.should handle 10700k OC fine.not extreme,but 5GHz allcore,sure
it's expensive,but it's a good performer,reliable (!) and looks slick
CAM software is not the most praised,but it's there to let you tweak that cooler.
isn't that far off in performance from standard 240mm aios
View attachment 161901

Im really scared about leaks and maintenance, thats why i never choose AIO for cooling.

I dont want to destroy my rig with liquid lol
 
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Im really scared about leaks and maintenance, thats why i never choose AIO for cooling.

I dont want to destroy my rig with liquid lol
There is no maintenance required with an aio hence why its called an all in one, and the chances of it leaking are probably very minimal, they are likely very stringently quality tested for leaks before they leave the factory, the main issue that seems to come up with them is pump issues though even these are few and far between.
 
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I have the the AC Freezer II 240 AIO and it is a great cooler. Btw this freezer 34 duo cooler is a water cooler not AIO
Had AIO's for the past 10 years, my only 2 issues were:
1. A corsair H80i had an issue with the screw holes in the rad and it was replaced by Corsair
2.My AC Freezer I 240 had a pump failure...this got replaced by AC
I can understand why you want to avoid AIO's but if you don't want to go this way you should probably look at a very good air cooler as NH-15 ChroMaxx or something similar.
Cheers :)
 

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There is no maintenance required with an aio hence why its called an all in one, and the chances of it leaking are probably very minimal, they are likely very stringently quality tested for leaks before they leave the factory, the main issue that seems to come up with them is pump issues though even these are few and far between.
I have the the AC Freezer II 240 AIO and it is a great cooler. Btw this freezer 34 duo cooler is a water cooler not AIO
Had AIO's for the past 10 years, my only 2 issues were:
1. A corsair H80i had an issue with the screw holes in the rad and it was replaced by Corsair
2.My AC Freezer I 240 had a pump failure...this got replaced by AC
I can understand why you want to avoid AIO's but if you don't want to go this way you should probably look at a very good air cooler as NH-15 ChroMaxx or something similar.
Cheers :)
I wish i could get Noctua but is impossible in my country :(

Not even Amazon is sending Noctua coolers to this region, thas why my options are very limited.


Im really confuse about tdp:

Intel list 125w tdp at stock.

Kraken x42 - 140w tdp

Dark Rock Slim - 180w tdp


Then why Dark Rock Slim would be less than kraken x42?


Show me the light lol
 
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I wish i could get Noctua but is impossible in my country :(

Not even Amazon is sending Noctua coolers to this region, thas why my options are very limited.


Im really confuse about tdp:

Intel list 125w tdp at stock.

Kraken x42 - 140w tdp

Dark Rock Slim - 180w tdp


Then why Dark Rock Slim would be less than kraken x42?


Show me the light lol
those ratings are bs
 
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Im really scared about leaks and maintenance, thats why i never choose AIO for cooling.

I dont want to destroy my rig with liquid lol
i have been running AIO coolers for over a decade & ive never had a single leak (& there is no maintenance). i think you'd have to really buy a pos for it to happen , or you'd need to mishandle it.
My h110i GTX keeps running strong, id like to replace it, but im cheap as hell & cant justify replacing it while it is still running so well.
it cools better than any air cooler ive ever encountered, and is as quiet as any PC enthusiast could rationally expect.

im not saying you should buy a aio cooler, im just saying you shouldnt NOT buy one for fear of a leak, doing so would be like not going outside for fear of being hit by a car. ive built a PC or two in my time, & if you buy a decent enough cooler it'll serve you well. aio's are great, and take up much less real estate in areas that matter,
 
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Dark Rock Pro 4, one of the best aircoolers.
 

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i have been running AIO coolers for over a decade & ive never had a single leak (& there is no maintenance). i think you'd have to really buy a pos for it to happen , or you'd need to mishandle it.
My h110i GTX keeps running strong, id like to replace it, but im cheap as hell & cant justify replacing it while it is still running so well.
it cools better than any air cooler ive ever encountered, and is as quiet as any PC enthusiast could rationally expect.

im not saying you should buy a aio cooler, im just saying you shouldnt NOT buy one for fear of a leak, doing so would be like not going outside for fear of being hit by a car. ive built a PC or two in my time, & if you buy a decent enough cooler it'll serve you well. aio's are great, and take up much less real estate in areas that matter,

That metaphor fits perfectly.


ill go for Kraken x42


Dark Rock Pro 4, one of the best aircoolers.
I really like it, but then i couldn't fit all four ram slots.
 
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