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Hello! I'm planning around building a PC rig with a Ryzen 3950x CPU and 2080ti GPU, I may be overclocking, I haven't decided yet. I'm cross between what type of cooling I should have. I've watched videos, but still don't know what I should do. This rig is already costing a lot but it is completely worth it, lmao. I know what coolers I'm thinking about getting. 

 

For water, NZXT Kraken Z63 with LCD display.  $250 

For air, DEEPCOOL GAMMAX GTE V2. $30-$40ish 

 

Yes I see the price difference! lmao. Both allow for basic overclocking, but of course the water (I think) can allow more. I'm truly split, I've also never had a water cooled system so I'm kinda worried about it. Also with money. Thank you! :)

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1 minute ago, 6x6 said:

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Just now, sydneyc said:

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He likes your rig and figures you be like.....

 

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7 minutes ago, sydneyc said:

For water, NZXT Kraken Z63 with LCD display. $30-$40ish 

You mind telling us where you found a Kraken Z63 for $30-40ish? I might need to get 1... or 20.

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6 minutes ago, sydneyc said:

Hello! I'm planning around building a PC rig with a Ryzen 3950x CPU and 2080ti GPU, I may be overclocking, I haven't decided yet. I'm cross between what type of cooling I should have. I've watched videos, but still don't know what I should do. This rig is already costing a lot but it is completely worth it, lmao. I know what coolers I'm thinking about getting. 

 

For water, NZXT Kraken Z63 with LCD display. $30-$40ish 

For air, DEEPCOOL GAMMAX GTE V2. $250 

 

Yes I see the price difference! lmao. Both allow for basic overclocking, but of course the water (I think) can allow more. I'm truly split, I've also never had a water cooled system so I'm kinda worried about it. Also with money. Thank you! :)

You mean that but flipped? $250 for a air cooler is ridiculous. $40 for a 240mm watercooler is bu||$h!t. You should probably get a Dark Rock pro 4 or Noctua dh-15 CHROMAX if you want to oc, or just for normal operation. All liquid coolers are underperforming for price, and are basically equivanlent to an air cooler 1/2 of the price- But the 360mm+ air coolers do slightly outperform any air cooler, not mentioning they look pretty sick. Honestly get an air cooler unless you really don't mind spending a lot of unwarrented extra money for slightly better performance and good looks. By the way, can you post your build here so we can help you revise if there's something wrong?

I am NOT a professional and a lot of the time what I'm saying is based on limited knowledge and experience. I'm going to be incorrect at times. 
My build:
CPU: 10700k Oc'd to 5.0 ghz                            GPU: RTX 3070 ventus 2x
Motherboard: Asus z490-v                                Cooler: Deepcool castle ex 120mm
Ram: Team tforce delta 32gb 3200mhz cl16     Case: Phanteks p418r (p360a ripoff) 
PSU: Apevia Prestige 800w

Notes:
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To me the 10700k seems pretty underrated. It's a very solid cpu. at 5.0ghz it draws 175-185w under full load. the Asus z490-v is a sh*t teir motherboard, I wouldn't recommend it for anything past a 10600k for light oc's only. Tforce ram is pretty but cpu cooler clearance can be an issue on them, so beware. the RTX 3070 is obviously a great card, but the ventus 2x is just horrible. Don't buy it, not now, not ever. It's flimsy af, you can't increase the stock power limit, the cooler is worse than the one on the 3070FE. If it's a choice between this and nothing, choose nothing. The deepcool castle ex 120mm isn't really on sale outside of prebuilts, but it's a nice pretty cooler, gets my 10700k up to 96c after a prime95 cpu test for 15 minutes. The p418r is basically what it looks like. P360a, slap a few cyberpowerpc logos on it, and you're golden. The Apevia Prestige 800w is bad, but not terrible. Runs respectably quiet and isn't a bomb. More than a lot of PSU's in prebuilts can claim.

Motherboard Tier List                   How many watts do I need?
Best B550 Motherboards             Best Intel Z490 Motherboards

PC Troubleshooting                      You don't need a big PSU

PSU Tier List                                Common pc building mistakes 
PC BUILD Guide! (POV)              How to Overclock your CPU 

 

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1 minute ago, The_russian said:

You mind telling us where you found a Kraken Z63 for $30-40ish? I might need to get 1... or 20.

I think he got it flipped, otherwise I'ma head out and buy whatever company is selling this out of stock.

I am NOT a professional and a lot of the time what I'm saying is based on limited knowledge and experience. I'm going to be incorrect at times. 
My build:
CPU: 10700k Oc'd to 5.0 ghz                            GPU: RTX 3070 ventus 2x
Motherboard: Asus z490-v                                Cooler: Deepcool castle ex 120mm
Ram: Team tforce delta 32gb 3200mhz cl16     Case: Phanteks p418r (p360a ripoff) 
PSU: Apevia Prestige 800w

Notes:
Spoiler

To me the 10700k seems pretty underrated. It's a very solid cpu. at 5.0ghz it draws 175-185w under full load. the Asus z490-v is a sh*t teir motherboard, I wouldn't recommend it for anything past a 10600k for light oc's only. Tforce ram is pretty but cpu cooler clearance can be an issue on them, so beware. the RTX 3070 is obviously a great card, but the ventus 2x is just horrible. Don't buy it, not now, not ever. It's flimsy af, you can't increase the stock power limit, the cooler is worse than the one on the 3070FE. If it's a choice between this and nothing, choose nothing. The deepcool castle ex 120mm isn't really on sale outside of prebuilts, but it's a nice pretty cooler, gets my 10700k up to 96c after a prime95 cpu test for 15 minutes. The p418r is basically what it looks like. P360a, slap a few cyberpowerpc logos on it, and you're golden. The Apevia Prestige 800w is bad, but not terrible. Runs respectably quiet and isn't a bomb. More than a lot of PSU's in prebuilts can claim.

Motherboard Tier List                   How many watts do I need?
Best B550 Motherboards             Best Intel Z490 Motherboards

PC Troubleshooting                      You don't need a big PSU

PSU Tier List                                Common pc building mistakes 
PC BUILD Guide! (POV)              How to Overclock your CPU 

 

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3 minutes ago, The_russian said:

You mind telling us where you found a Kraken Z63 for $30-40ish? I might need to get 1... or 20.

Oh, I flipped it.

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Just now, Brok3n But who cares? said:

I think he got it flipped, otherwise I'ma head out and buy whatever company is selling this out of stock.

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12 minutes ago, The_russian said:

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(One of us is bad at jokes. It's me) In your case:

R/ wooooosh

I am NOT a professional and a lot of the time what I'm saying is based on limited knowledge and experience. I'm going to be incorrect at times. 
My build:
CPU: 10700k Oc'd to 5.0 ghz                            GPU: RTX 3070 ventus 2x
Motherboard: Asus z490-v                                Cooler: Deepcool castle ex 120mm
Ram: Team tforce delta 32gb 3200mhz cl16     Case: Phanteks p418r (p360a ripoff) 
PSU: Apevia Prestige 800w

Notes:
Spoiler

To me the 10700k seems pretty underrated. It's a very solid cpu. at 5.0ghz it draws 175-185w under full load. the Asus z490-v is a sh*t teir motherboard, I wouldn't recommend it for anything past a 10600k for light oc's only. Tforce ram is pretty but cpu cooler clearance can be an issue on them, so beware. the RTX 3070 is obviously a great card, but the ventus 2x is just horrible. Don't buy it, not now, not ever. It's flimsy af, you can't increase the stock power limit, the cooler is worse than the one on the 3070FE. If it's a choice between this and nothing, choose nothing. The deepcool castle ex 120mm isn't really on sale outside of prebuilts, but it's a nice pretty cooler, gets my 10700k up to 96c after a prime95 cpu test for 15 minutes. The p418r is basically what it looks like. P360a, slap a few cyberpowerpc logos on it, and you're golden. The Apevia Prestige 800w is bad, but not terrible. Runs respectably quiet and isn't a bomb. More than a lot of PSU's in prebuilts can claim.

Motherboard Tier List                   How many watts do I need?
Best B550 Motherboards             Best Intel Z490 Motherboards

PC Troubleshooting                      You don't need a big PSU

PSU Tier List                                Common pc building mistakes 
PC BUILD Guide! (POV)              How to Overclock your CPU 

 

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