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I need a liquid cooler under $200 for my new ryzen build. I want it to be quiet while also keeping the thermals way down. I was looking at a few corsair h100 and up series liquid coolers or should I go with an nzxt x61 or x62. Any other input is appreciated. Are there any other liquid coolers I might want or is a large tower air cooler recommended?

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H115i or X62


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15 minutes ago, The Arkham Whoodle said:

I need a liquid cooler under $200 for my new ryzen build. I want it to be quiet while also keeping the thermals way down. I was looking at a few corsair h100 and up series liquid coolers or should I go with an nzxt x61 or x62. Any other input is appreciated. Are there any other liquid coolers I might want or is a large tower air cooler recommended?

Kraken X62!


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11 minutes ago, Phate.exe said:

Build your own?

A full custom cpu loop for $200 isn't possible, unless you diy parts or buy used :P 

 

@op definitely the x62


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1 minute ago, RKRiley said:

A full custom cpu loop for $200 isn't possible, unless you diy parts or buy used :P 

It is possible :P But you can't have a massive radiator...


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4 minutes ago, The Arkham Whoodle said:

Is one of them quieter than the other? I am looking for even marginally better cooling performance so I can crank the fan speed down as far as possible with a large oc.

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I suppose H115I should be quiter

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Get the Kraken X62, slap 2 beQuiet SilentWings 3 on it if you want silence


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1 hour ago, The Arkham Whoodle said:

Is one of them quieter than the other? I am looking for even marginally better cooling performance so I can crank the fan speed down as far as possible with a large oc.

Once you replace the crappy stock fans, they are both basically the same.


My sound system uses more power than my PC.        Check out my S340 build log "White Heaven"        The "LIGHTCANON" flashlight build log        Project AntiRoll (prototype)        Custom speaker project

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1 minute ago, Enderman said:

Once you replace the crappy stock fans, they are both basically the same.

EXCEPT the X62 is $40ish more but $40000 sexier B|


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1 minute ago, Shiv78 said:

EXCEPT the X62 is $40ish more but $40000 sexier B|

I mean in terms of noise and performance ;)


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1 hour ago, RKRiley said:

A full custom cpu loop for $200 isn't possible, unless you diy parts or buy used :P 

 

@op definitely the x62

It's extremely possible, ESPECIALLY if you buy some used bits.

 

Not that my setup is necessarily what I'd recommend most people use, but it performs damn well for a modified AIO that I have maybe $120 into.  I can say that most waterblocks are hilariously overpriced for what they are.


SFF-ish:  Ryzen 5 1600X, Asrock AB350M Pro4, 16GB Corsair LPX 3200, Sapphire R9 Fury Nitro -75mV, 512gb Plextor Nvme m.2, 512gb Sandisk SATA m.2, Cryorig H7, stuffed into an Inwin 301 with rgb front panel mod.  LG27UD58.

 

Aging Workhorse:  Phenom II X6 1090T Black (4GHz #Yolo), 16GB Corsair XMS 1333, RX 470 Red Devil 4gb (Sold for $330 to Cryptominers), HD6850 1gb, Hilariously overkill Asus Crosshair V, 240gb Sandisk SSD Plus, 4TB's worth of mechanical drives, and a bunch of water/glycol.  Coming soon:  Bykski CPU block, whatever cheap Polaris 10 GPU I can get once miners start unloading them.

 

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CPU i7-4770K OC @ 4.3GHz and pushing | COOLING Cryorig M9i (review| MOTHERBOARD ASUS Z87-PROGPU HD 4600 (no heavy gaming on this rig!) | RAM  16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 MHzSSD Samsung 840 Evo 256GB | HDD Toshiba 3TB 7200RPMPSU EVGA SuperNOVA 750WCASE  NZXT H230 | KEYBOARD Corsair STRAFE - Cherry MX Brown | MONITOR LG 34UM58-P 34" 2560x1080 Ultrawide

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2 hours ago, The Arkham Whoodle said:

I need a liquid cooler under $200 for my new ryzen build. I want it to be quiet while also keeping the thermals way down. I was looking at a few corsair h100 and up series liquid coolers or should I go with an nzxt x61 or x62. Any other input is appreciated. Are there any other liquid coolers I might want or is a large tower air cooler recommended?

Thanks 

A couple of things about water coolers:

  1. They are a lot louder than air coolers
  2. They don't actually make much of a difference when it comes to temperatures.  It just takes longer for the temperature to rise (and fall, for that matter).  If you play a game for an hour, your temps will be about the same as they would on a higher end air cooler.

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11 minutes ago, JoostinOnline said:

A couple of things about water coolers:

  1. They are a lot louder than air coolers
  2. They don't actually make much of a difference when it comes to temperatures.  It just takes longer for the temperature to rise (and fall, for that matter).  If you play a game for an hour, your temps will be about the same as they would on a higher end air cooler.

Yeah, the system's ability to transfer heat from the CPU depends on the water block, and the ability to then get that heat out of the water loop depends on the radiator and fans.  The only real functional differences between a water loop and a heatsink/fan are the difference in case temperatures (if you put the rads on exhaust fans), and the thermal mass of the system.  More coolant capacity = more thermal mass = longer "buffer" time until the loop stabilizes in temperature.


SFF-ish:  Ryzen 5 1600X, Asrock AB350M Pro4, 16GB Corsair LPX 3200, Sapphire R9 Fury Nitro -75mV, 512gb Plextor Nvme m.2, 512gb Sandisk SATA m.2, Cryorig H7, stuffed into an Inwin 301 with rgb front panel mod.  LG27UD58.

 

Aging Workhorse:  Phenom II X6 1090T Black (4GHz #Yolo), 16GB Corsair XMS 1333, RX 470 Red Devil 4gb (Sold for $330 to Cryptominers), HD6850 1gb, Hilariously overkill Asus Crosshair V, 240gb Sandisk SSD Plus, 4TB's worth of mechanical drives, and a bunch of water/glycol.  Coming soon:  Bykski CPU block, whatever cheap Polaris 10 GPU I can get once miners start unloading them.

 

MintyFreshMedia:  Thinkserver TS130 with i3-3220, 4gb ecc ram, 120GB Toshiba/OCZ SSD booting Linux Mint XFCE, 2TB Hitachi Ultrastar.  In Progress:  3D printed drive mounts, 4 2TB ultrastars in RAID 5.

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