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    Air cooler for i9-9900k ?

    I've never used a liquid cooler, so not comfortable with it.

    I'm aware that the i9-9900k processor turbo boosts itself to 4.7Ghz, and I may want to overclock in the future.

    Can anyone recommend a good tower cooler, that would cool this chip well? It needs to be less than 150mm in height to fit in my case.

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    What's the case your are using, that 150 height clearance limits your choices by quite the margin.

    Dark Rock pro doesn't fit, nocotua nh d15 doesnt fit.

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    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CC-...s%2C184&sr=8-1

    I've given this more thought and decided to go with an aio liquid cooler, the corsair 100i pro to be precise.

    No need to worry about 150mm spacing or overheating CPU with that thing - I hope!


    Time for me to move on from bulky metal heatsink coolers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoonMan2 View Post
    I've never used a liquid cooler, so not comfortable with it.

    I'm aware that the i9-9900k processor turbo boosts itself to 4.7Ghz, and I may want to overclock in the future.

    Can anyone recommend a good tower cooler, that would cool this chip well? It needs to be less than 150mm in height to fit in my case.
    I strongly recommend that you get past your fear of the unknown and look into a quality AIO water cooler. I can understand wanting to stay away from a full custom water cooling set up as that requires some level of comfort with what you're doing, but current AIO coolers are safe and simple to use. You may or may not get any better cpu temps as compared to the top of the line air cooler, but you will enjoy the benefit of not hanging 3.5 pounds of metal off your board and, more importantly, being able to exhaust the heat from the CPU outside of your case. System temps will be better.


    Keep in mind AIO coolers are now recommend by both AMD and Intel for their high end chips.

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