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Bravo1cc

Noctua - NH-D9L Vs be quiet! - Dark Rock 4

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi Guys,

 

I am thinking of replacing my Noctua - NH-D9L(six months old), i have two reasons for this, one is that i am building a PC for my partner and she may need a better fan and this could be it. On the other hand this would fit in my build better(Colour Scheme) and better a better cooler i think... based on the max TDP. I am not by any means an expert on air coolers and have no interest in a water cooler at all. Would this be an upgrade or would this be a waist of time? Please see the link below of my current built and honestly the cost doesn't bother me so its not a factor due to wanting to get a better air cooler for my partners new build anyhow. Many thanks for taking the time to read this in advance.

 

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/b/2KMZxr


My Current Build: PCPartPicker URL My PartPicker Build
 
CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600X @4.0Ghz| Cooling: Noctua - NH-D9L 46.4 CFM | Motherboard: Asus - STRIX X370-F GAMING | RAM: G.SKILL Trident Z RGB 2x8Gb DDR4 @2800MHz | GPU: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC | Storage Samsung - 860 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 | PSU EVGA - B3 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX | Case: Corsair - SPEC-OMEGA RGB ATX Mid | System Fans: Corsair - ML120 PRO RGB 47.3 CFM 120mm x 4 & Corsair - ML140 PRO RGB 55.4 CFM 140mm | Display Samsung KS9000 |Keyboard Logitech - G613 | Mouse Logitech - G703 | Operating System Windows 10 Pro
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3 minutes ago, Bravo1cc said:

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/b/2KMZxr

Can you tell what CPU cooler you're planning on buying? This link doesn't work for me.

 

EDIT: Nvm, read the title. A Dark Rock 4 would be a decent upgrade in terms of slience and thermals. And for a 1600x, even an Arctic Freezer 33 eSports ONE will be plenty.


Desktop Computer Specs: Intel Core i7 6700K @4.7GHz 1.32V (~80°C running Prime95, Cinebench Score: 1030 cb) || be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 || ASUS Z270-WS ATX || G.Skill DDR4-2133 13-14-14-35 (4x8GB) || ASUS STRIX GTX 970 4GB (1500MHz core, 7750MHz memory, ~80°C at 100% load) || Samsung 860 EVO 1TB & SanDisk X300S 128GB || WD Blue 3.5" 1TB (7.2K RPM) & Toshiba 2.5" 750GB (5.4K RPM) || Corsair 400C (Black) || Corsair RM650 80+ Gold || Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum || Logitech G710+ w/ Cherry MX Browns (~95 WPM) || Samsung 23.6" 1080p 60Hz 250 nit PLS (OC'd to 75Hz) & Dell 23.8" 1080p 60Hz 250 nit IPS || Seagate Backup Plus 4TB External || W10 Pro & FreeNAS 11.1 || Check out my Typing Poll

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Won't you need a cooler either ways? the dark rock pro 4 is better at cooling but won't be much different than the noctua, but since you only have a 1600X and these chips aren't limited by heat I'd keep the lesser cooler and give your partner's pc the better cooler if it'll be an overclocking machine.


Workstation Rig:
CPU:  Intel Core i9 9900K @4.8ghz  |~| Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P |~|  MOBO: Asus Z390M ROG Maximus XI GENE |~| RAM: 32gb 3200mhz CL16 G.Skill Trident Z RGB |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition RTX 2080 Ti  |~| PSU: Corsair RM850X 80Plus Gold |~| Boot: WD Black M.2 2280 500GB NVMe |~| Storage: 2X4TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Iron Wolf + 2X2TB SSD SanDisk Ultra |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
Personal Use Rig:
CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: EVGA Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk SSD Plus G26 480gb |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display Setup: Acer X34 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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It's definitely an upgrade. The NH-D9L is 110mm tall and only appropriate when you can't fit a large cooler. 

What are your current temps and what are your partner's system specs?


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi Guys,

 

So i will be having a cooler yes but the plan would be not to buy a cooler for my partner's machine if i don't upgrade my air cooler as their machine will have a AMD 2200G under the hood with the stock cooler. They will need to be updated as i plan to pass on my 1600X when the AMD 3000 series is out and plan to go with 3600x or the 3700x if they are any good. I am aware that these may need better cooling and would rather be ahead of the change and plan the air cooler change now rather than later and honestly even if the 3000 series isn't any good then i will have a better cooler anyway and i don't see the harm in that as well as it matching my build better in the end anyway. Honestly thanks alot for replying guys. I don't normally struggle with hardware but cooling is not  something i am very good with on the CPU side.

 

As a side question, is there much of a benefit going from a good air cooler to a AIO CPU water block? Are the gaines worth the risk as well as the cost?


My Current Build: PCPartPicker URL My PartPicker Build
 
CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600X @4.0Ghz| Cooling: Noctua - NH-D9L 46.4 CFM | Motherboard: Asus - STRIX X370-F GAMING | RAM: G.SKILL Trident Z RGB 2x8Gb DDR4 @2800MHz | GPU: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC | Storage Samsung - 860 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 | PSU EVGA - B3 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX | Case: Corsair - SPEC-OMEGA RGB ATX Mid | System Fans: Corsair - ML120 PRO RGB 47.3 CFM 120mm x 4 & Corsair - ML140 PRO RGB 55.4 CFM 140mm | Display Samsung KS9000 |Keyboard Logitech - G613 | Mouse Logitech - G703 | Operating System Windows 10 Pro
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2 hours ago, Bravo1cc said:

As a side question, is there much of a benefit going from a good air cooler to a AIO CPU water block? Are the gaines worth the risk as well as the cost?

There's more cooling performance to be had from a high end 240 / 280mm AIO over a high end cooler but it's usually not a great value for the higher price and can't be as quiet as some air coolers like the DR4. At least for the 1600x, the DR4 is probably overkill since it's pretty easy to cool even with oc'ing unless you really need it as quiet as possible. 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, WoodenMarker said:

There's more cooling performance to be had from a high end 240 / 280mm AIO over a high end cooler but it's usually not a great value for the higher price and can't be as quiet as some air coolers like the DR4. At least for the 1600x, the DR4 is probably overkill since it's pretty easy to cool even with oc'ing unless you really need it as quiet as possible. 

 

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My bad, very sorry for that.

 

I see, so it would cool better but probably overkill and mostly would be for aesthetics. I thought as much for AIO coolers as they are pricey and i've heard they are noisy. Thanks alot for your help!!!


My Current Build: PCPartPicker URL My PartPicker Build
 
CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600X @4.0Ghz| Cooling: Noctua - NH-D9L 46.4 CFM | Motherboard: Asus - STRIX X370-F GAMING | RAM: G.SKILL Trident Z RGB 2x8Gb DDR4 @2800MHz | GPU: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB WINDFORCE OC | Storage Samsung - 860 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 | PSU EVGA - B3 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX | Case: Corsair - SPEC-OMEGA RGB ATX Mid | System Fans: Corsair - ML120 PRO RGB 47.3 CFM 120mm x 4 & Corsair - ML140 PRO RGB 55.4 CFM 140mm | Display Samsung KS9000 |Keyboard Logitech - G613 | Mouse Logitech - G703 | Operating System Windows 10 Pro
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