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New cooler for i7-6700k

I built an i7 6700k rig back in 2016 with a Kraken X61. After about a year, it started making clicking/grinding noises so I shipped it back to the reseller. They weren't able to replicate the issue and sent it back (fair enough, it's what I'd do). I ended up sending it back again a few months later, but they still couldn't fault the cooler. When I got it back the noise immediately happened again even after a rebuild for unrelated reasons. I uninstalled CAM and found the noise stopped while playing games, so rather than go another two weeks with no cooler, I just dealt with it.

 

Fast forward to this week, and the noise has started up again, louder than before. Strangely, installing CAM reduced the noise, but it's still distracting.

 

I want to replace the cooler now, but looking back, the X61 seems overkill. Would an X42 or M22 be enough for a non-overclocked 6700k? Would I be better off going with a Dark Rock Pro TR4?

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Surprised you never thought about tuning the pump speed

 

8 minutes ago, Solsaere said:

Would an X42 or M22 be enough for a non-overclocked 6700k?

Enough but I have never seem them at a good enough price

 

8 minutes ago, Solsaere said:

Would I be better off going with a Dark Rock Pro TR4?

Standard Pro4? Sure. Pro TR4 is for Threadrippers though and I dont think it's compatible with 1151

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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3 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

Surprised you never thought about tuning the pump speed

I did have a go at that at the start, but things got a bit hot for me to be comfortable while also getting rid of the clicking. I can't say I tried very hard though.

 

I'm fine with saving for a few weeks/months so I'm not too fussed about the general price range of coolers. I only quickly searched the Be Quiet coolers while posting this and missed the thread-ripper specification. I suppose the Dark Rock Pro 4 (or non-pro?) would be the equivalent.

 

I'm leaning towards the Be Quiet coolers at this point mostly because I built my partner a new PC more recently, and I've come to notice how loud mine is. Is there a real benefit to choosing an AIO in this case or am I just being fussy about looks?

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3 minutes ago, Solsaere said:

I suppose the Dark Rock Pro 4 (or non-pro?) would be the equivalent.

The Pro one. Non Pro is a single tower

 

3 minutes ago, Solsaere said:

 

I'm leaning towards the Be Quiet coolers at this point mostly because I built my partner a new PC more recently, and I've come to notice how loud mine is. Is there a real benefit to choosing an AIO in this case or am I just being fussy about looks?

For small AIOs (below 240mm), it's purely for looks unless you're in an ITX box with really strict cooler height limit

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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