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h60 + 9600k?

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by visine, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. visine

    visine Master Guru

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    Hi,

    I recently upgraded and bought a 9600k, however I have a h60 cooler (2018) edition.

    And while gaming the temps are peaking at 65-70, should I expect this from the cooler?
     
  2. visine

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    Also, is it worth using noctua thermal paste instead of the thermal paste that arrives with the cooler?
     
  3. -Tj-

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    which games? If more recent and more demanding, I would say yes it's in line for that 120mm rad.


    I remember my old H90 pre-applied paste seemed to be a little better then noctua, Im not sure now. I think they used some HQ Japan paste back then idk the name atm.
     
  4. Geryboy

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    yes temps look ok for the cooler. It's is a normal 120mm Rad without extra thinnes. Demanding games could go into the mid 60s, there's nothing wrong with the performance on such a small cooling surface.

    Only thing is to increase the fan(s). Push/Pull might give you another 5°C - .

    The preapplied paste is decent, you would hardly see a difference in cooling.

    If you want to OC and keep it below 60 you need to go at least 240mm, the 120mm is simply for small form factor and light OC.

    You won't get much better temps with a 120mm.
     

  5. BlackZero

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    I have been using that for years, and still have a few syringes of X23-7762 and G751 laying about.
     
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    Also try mounted at the back case - exhaust fan, but set it as intake and then exhaust fans on top of the case. Saw this at corsair recommendation..


    Anyway I have that with H90 over 5 years and keeps system in check, cpu max usually in mid 60-65s (otherwise in low 45-58c), 70-72c maybe only by loading e.g. thedivison loading level at 4.7ghz and 1.29v, 4.6 at 1.24v it's at least 5-7C cooler.


    But I will get H115i pro rgb soon and hope to have those 4.6ghz temps at 4.7ghz or even 4.8 :D
     
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    Thanks for all the replies, so I should probably have added like 10 more dollars and bought the h75 with push and pull instead?
     
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  9. visine

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    I could probably try and use the fan as an intake instead of exhaust, may give me some slighty better temps. However, from earlier i'm just used to having less than 60c because I used to OC alot.
    These days I dont see the point as the cpus are pretty good standard, and u dont rly need more in gaming
     
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    Another thing is that the radiator is getting so hot
     

  11. visine

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    Would a noctua NH-U14S cooler be more efficient?
     
  12. Caesar

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    i used one fan before the radiator[sys fan] (fan from inside situated just next to the motherboard back-plate) and another fan[cpu fan] after the radiator (inside the case). That is the radiator is situated between 2 fans....
    8 to 12 degree c lower in temperature compared to 1 fan.

    One thing important: both fans must be placed so that they push air from inside to outside.....
     
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    yes it would, look at some tests. Don't use the radiator fan as intake from the back it simply puts too much dust into the machine without doing much.

    Right now your temps are fine and won't damage your cpu, unless you have a noise problem buying another cooler is just money for no real benefit.
     
  14. visine

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    I just sent the cooler back, and bought a h100i pro instead. Temps are never above 50 under load.
     
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