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So I recently aquired a 3950X. I knew going in that it would be a hot chip. But my Zalman CNPS20X [Noctua Fans] isn't cutting it. I could go AIO but I figured why not go for it and make a custom loop. In my personal aesthetics I dont like the normal reservoirs. They're a little clunky. Now, 5.25" Bay Reservoirs.. Oh man. These things are the bees knees. I love the cleaner look that they can provide and give you room for drives and long long GPUs. My issue is finding one. These things are rare. From a more by gone era of computing. I really want this one. 





The pumps installed preferably. Its been an age since Ive heard of Frozen CPU. I don't know if they're still around.

Anyone who has any leads to one please let me know. I would love to start clocking this chip soon. Thank you all!

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Honestly the link you gave looks like you can just order it. It's $190 but if you add it to your cart it says it's orderable.

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How on earth is a CNPS20X (especially with Noctua's) not enough? It's only a 105W TDP chip. 

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Its throttling. At idle temps it gets to 4.2Ghz occasionally on all cores and then settles back down to 3.5 - 3.3Ghz on idle. I'm watching right now and it jumped to 4.3Ghz. When I'm in a full load situation where all the cores are used the utilization tanks and the clock speeds reduce to 4.0Ghz all cores. 


I paid for clock speeds and core count. I want both. 


The CNPS20X [Noctuas] cooled the 3800X on 4.2Ghz no problems at all. 

It struggles with twice the cores, rightfully so. I'm not saying the Cooler in its current setup is bad but you can really feel the heat saturation from it just being an air cooler. 


When I'm at full usage the cooler doesn't have the initial cooling velocity on front end to cope with the temperature over the long term. Big block coolers tend to hang onto the heat they transfer until the fans eventually cool the whole thing down. 


I've used Large and Small AIOs before and I've had mixed experiences with them. They're very convenient in terms of setup and usage. However, If for example the pump dies you have to trash the whole unit and get another on. I never like this unstainable nature of them. I'd much rather switch a pump out than a pay $100+ for a whole new unit. 

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