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Air Cooler for 9700K - Define Mini C

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi All,

I just picked up a 9700K over the weekend and need some recommendations for an air cooler. I'm looking to build in a Define Mini C case and I currently have the Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB. The motherboard I'm shooting for is the MSI MPG Z390M GAMING EDGE AC. I don't plan on max overclocking it but I do plan on OCing it a bit for some extra performance. 

 

Thanks!


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Budget? On their site it says the maximum CPU cooler height is 172mm


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Motherboard: Asus X470-PLUS TUF gaming (Yes I know it's poor but I wasn't informed) RAM: Corsair VENGEANCE® LPX DDR4 3200Mhz CL16-18-18-36 2x8GB

CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X @ 4.175Ghz                                                                                     Cooler: Antec K240 with two Noctura Industrial PPC 3000 PWM

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Honestly any AIO that fits is fine. I’ve got my 9700k paired with an H80i V2, which is a thicc 120mm AIO, and the temperature never goes above the mid 70c in stress tests with only one fan.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Maybe in the $50 - $60  USD range. I feel anything over $80 I'll start looking at AIO's.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
10 minutes ago, Sorenson said:

Honestly any AIO that fits is fine. I’ve got my 9700k paired with an H80i V2, which is a thicc 120mm AIO, and the temperature never goes above the mid 70c in stress tests with only one fan.

Thanks for the suggestion, that thing looks beefy.


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52 minutes ago, CrowDazzle said:

Maybe in the $50 - $60  USD range. I feel anything over $80 I'll start looking at AIO's.

Ouranos: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/skJkcf/reeven-ouranos-924-cfm-cpu-cooler-rc-1401

If you don't like the yellow, some good alternatives include

Ashura: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/GqTmP6/scythe-cpu-cooler-scasr1000

True Spirit 140 Power: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/qs6BD3/thermalright-cpu-cooler-truespirit140power


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The Dark Rock 4 or NH-U12s would handle the 9700K well, but the fit might be a little tight in that case, because of the 170mm max height the Mini C allows. Because of that, the Dark Rock TF or the NH-C14s could probably be better options, since they are top flow coolers, eliminating a good chunk of the height, and also can cool the 9700K adequately. 

If not, you could also go with something like a 120mm thick AIO, such as the H80i.


Personal RigIntel Core i9-9900K | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 | Asus Strix Z390-F | Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB | Intel 660p 1TB | Samsung 860 EVO 500GB | Western Digital Green 2TB | Corsair RM650x | ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 | Fractal Design Define R6 

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I also got the meshify c and a 9700, non k though so no overclocking but i've been using the Hyper 212 black edition, it never goes above 65C when at full load and fits great in the case

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Looks like a lot of great suggestions. Thanks for all the help and info everyone. 👍  

 

 


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Intel Hades Canyon NUC - i7 8809G, 3.10 GHz | 32 GB RAM | 512 GB + 1TB Samsung 970 EVO | Radeon Vega GH | MSI Silent Armor 1060-6GB in Sonnet eGPU. 

Intel Skull Canyon NUC - i7 6770HQ | 2.6 GHz | 16GB RAM | 512 GB 960 EVO

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On 9/10/2019 at 2:33 AM, CrowDazzle said:

Hi All,

I just picked up a 9700K over the weekend and need some recommendations for an air cooler. I'm looking to build in a Define Mini C case and I currently have the Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB. The motherboard I'm shooting for is the MSI MPG Z390M GAMING EDGE AC. I don't plan on max overclocking it but I do plan on OCing it a bit for some extra performance. 

 

Thanks!

Look air cooling won't do it I had an air box cooler but all it did was overheat once I got an aio it was cool as hell. I would not recommend air cooling even a little bit 

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6 hours ago, Pauleft said:

Look air cooling won't do it I had an air box cooler but all it did was overheat once I got an aio it was cool as hell. I would not recommend air cooling even a little bit 

What do you mean by air box cooler? If you mean the Intel stock cooler, it's no surprise it'd overheat since it's not designed for the 9700k. 

There are many, many examples of air cooling being perfectly suitable for the 9700k: https://pcpartpicker.com/builds/by_part/WtyV3C#qq=1


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12 hours ago, WoodenMarker said:

What do you mean by air box cooler? If you mean the Intel stock cooler, it's no surprise it'd overheat since it's not designed for the 9700k. 

There are many, many examples of air cooling being perfectly suitable for the 9700k: https://pcpartpicker.com/builds/by_part/WtyV3C#qq=1

No u mean like a be quiet dark rock those type of box coolers lol I would never use a stock coolers I don't wanna kill my cpu

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1 hour ago, Pauleft said:

No u mean like a be quiet dark rock those type of box coolers lol I would never use a stock coolers I don't wanna kill my cpu

Pretty much any of be quiet's Dark Rock coolers will cool a 9700K more than adequately.


Personal RigIntel Core i9-9900K | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 | Asus Strix Z390-F | Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB | Intel 660p 1TB | Samsung 860 EVO 500GB | Western Digital Green 2TB | Corsair RM650x | ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 | Fractal Design Define R6 

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1 hour ago, Pauleft said:

No u mean like a be quiet dark rock those type of box coolers lol I would never use a stock coolers I don't wanna kill my cpu

What about it? I have a Shadow Rock Slim which is the lowest end SKU of the Dark Rock line up cooling an i9 9900 and it is perfectly fine, temps on the mid to high 70's under full load sustaining 4.75ghz all cores.


Workstation Rig:
CPU:  Intel Core i9 9900K @5.0ghz  |~| Cooling: beQuiet! Dark Rock 4 |~|  MOBO: Asus Z390M ROG Maximus XI GENE |~| RAM: 32gb 3333mhz CL15 G.Skill Trident Z RGB |~| GPU: nVidia TITAN V  |~| PSU: beQuiet! Dark Power Pro 11 80Plus Platinum  |~| Boot: Intel 660p 2TB NVMe |~| Storage: 2X4TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Iron Wolf + 2X2TB SSD SanDisk Ultra |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: Acer Predator X34 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
 
Personal Use Rig:
CPU: Intel Core i9 9900 @4.75ghz |~| Cooling: beQuiet! Shadow Rock Slim |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z390M Gaming mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3400mhzCL15 Crucial Ballistix |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition RTX 2080 Ti |~| PSU: beQuiet! Straight Power 11 80Plus Gold  |~|  Boot:  Intel 660p 2TB NVMe |~| Storage: 2x2TB SanDisk SSD Ultra 3D |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: Viotek GN34CB 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.


HTPC / "Console of the house":

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: nVidia 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 Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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20 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

Pretty much any of be quiet's Dark Rock coolers will cool a 9700K more than adequately.

Well mine wasn't able to handle it even with thermal grizzly the i9s heat sink is terrible and hard to reach unlike other chips

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20 minutes ago, Princess Luna said:

What about it? I have a Shadow Rock Slim which is the lowest end SKU of the Dark Rock line up cooling an i9 9900 and it is perfectly fine, temps on the mid to high 70's under full load sustaining 4.75ghz all cores.

Well idk I tried box fans and they did not do it for me at all the temps were high and even sometimes close to overheating

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8 hours ago, Princess Luna said:

Shadow Rock Slim which is the lowest end SKU of the Dark Rock line up

The Dark Rock series is the high-end whereas Shadow Rock is midrange. Pure Rock is entry-level. https://www.bequiet.com/en/cpucooler

7 hours ago, Pauleft said:

Well idk I tried box fans and they did not do it for me at all the temps were high and even sometimes close to overheating

There are plenty of things that could've caused high temps. Most likely, it was a lack of a power limit or some sort of auto-oc that's often set as default in the motherboard settings. It may have also been an improper mount or bad case airflow configuration. 

What motherboard settings were you using?


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4 hours ago, WoodenMarker said:

The Dark Rock series is the high-end whereas Shadow Rock is midrange. Pure Rock is entry-level. https://www.bequiet.com/en/cpucooler

There are plenty of things that could've caused high temps. Most likely, it was a lack of a power limit or some sort of auto-oc that's often set as default in the motherboard settings. It may have also been an improper mount or bad case airflow configuration. 

What motherboard settings were you using?

default settings of the  meg msi z390 ace. I wasnt trying to overclock or anything just stock on everything. 

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22 minutes ago, Pauleft said:

default settings of the  meg msi z390 ace. I wasnt trying to overclock or anything just stock on everything. 

There was probably some auto-oc'ing and / or raised power limit going on. You can see how the power draw compares to other motherboards with default settings. https://www.anandtech.com/show/13604/the-msi-meg-z390-ace-motherboard-review/5

Default motherboard settings is not the same as stock. It's increasingly common that it's already oc'ing out of the box instead. 


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