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hello 

Im thinking of getting a new pc that has an i7 9700k and an rtx 2070. The pc comes with an AIO cooler that has a 120mm radiator and I was told I should buy one that had a 240mm radiator. Will the 120mm one cut it or should I buy the 240mm?

P.S I'm not going to overclock, I just want a system I can play games on and have them look decent.

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If you're DEFINITELY not overclocking then yes a 120mm rad will keep the CPU from getting too hot at stock speeds. If you overclock, upgrade the cooler to 240 or larger. When you get the system, do your own testing with prime 95 or another stress test and make sure the CPU doesn't thermal throttle.

9900k @ 5.1 all core 1.33v 

Z390 Designare

16gb Patriot Viper B-die @ 4000 16-16-16-33 1.42v

CLC 360 + 3x industrial NFF-12s

RTX 2070 Super

Samsung 970 Evo

Seasonic 650 Gold 

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The 9th gen Intel chips run pretty toast even at stock settings so I would definitely recommend a 240mm rad as a minimum and as 5GigsOrBust said, you wont be able to OC.

 

I know you said you didn't want to OC but its dead easy and there is so much headroom on the 9700k. With a good AiO you'll be knocking on the door of 5Ghz all-core in no time which will have a noticeable effect on your gaming experience.

Livingroom Machine:

Intel Core i9 9900k @ 5.1ghz, 32GB Corsair DDR4 4000, MSI MEG Z390 Ace, GPU TBC, 256GB Samsung NVMe, Lian-Li o11 Dynamic, Corsair HX1200i PSU, EKWB CPU + GPU Hardline Custom Loop - 2 x 360 Rad & Distro - LG OLED65C6V

 

Bedroom Machine:

Intel Core i7 8086k @ 5.1ghz, 16GB Corsair DD4 3200, Gbyte Aorus Z390 I Pro Wifi, EVGA 2080ti, 256GB Samsun NVMe, Corsair 280x, Corsair HX850i PSU, EKWB CPU + GPU Hardline Custom Loop - 2 x 240 Rad - Philips Momentum 436M6

 

VR Machine:

Intel Core i7 8700k @ 5.1ghz, 16GB Corsair DD4 3200, Gbyte Aorus Z390 I Pro Wifi, EVGA 1080ti, 256GB Samsun NVMe, Corsair 250D, Corsair HX850i PSU, EKWB CPU + GPU Hardline Custom Loop - 240 Rad + 120 Rad - Oculus Rift & HTC Vive

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