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Posted · Original PosterOP

im wondering if i need a radiator for my build


ryzen 5 2600x

msi b450 tomahawk max

evga geforce rtx 2060 ko ultra gaming

phanteks p350x

3 rosewill hyperborea 89.5 cfm pwm 140mm(2 in front, 1 on top, default case fan at rear)


if u think i need a radiator, pls reccomend me one

how much does a radiator improve temperatures?

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when you sat "radiator" does that mean water cool it?


if so then probably not because water cooling will cost much more than doing something like upgrading CPU/GPU and will not give as much of a performance as doing either of those things.

so if you want to upgrade then either upgrade to a 2700x or 2700 for CPU and for GPU either a 2070 or 2070 super or 5700 (non XT).

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You don't need a water cooling radiator. You also don't need an aftermarket cooler like a Hyper 212 evo. Any Ryzen CPU that ships with a cooler is sufficiently cooled by that cooler.

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For that config, the stock cooler is fine. If you're gonna overclock, then you might wanna look into a better air cooler but don't go for liquid coolers. The cooling performance is almost the same, yet is more expensive than air coolers.

I personally have a kraken x62 from NZXT and although it looks cool and all, I now kinda regret buying it as after only two years, I am already facing problems with the pump. I've contacted NZXT so let's see how that goes.

There are just more points of failure with a liquid cooler; the pump, the fans, potential leakage whereas with air cooler only point of failure is just the fan, which can easily be replaced in the rare chance it does fail.


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Look at your CPU temps. That will tell if you need aftermarket cooler or not. GPU side of things is more difficult, so probably not look at that too hard.

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