Optimal coolers for 5800x

I've heard a lot of discussion between air cooled vs all in one vs liquid cooled. Which of these allows the best thermals for this CPU since it runs so hot. Appears air coolers are "good enough" but have also seen discussion saying aio are not much better.


  • PowerSpec_MikeW
    PowerSpec_MikeW PowerSpec Engineer
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    Temps can vary with these processors. Some will have a single CCD and some will have a dual CCD. The single CCD version runs warmer. I have a system with a 5800X used internally for benchmarking, we're using a Corsair H110i 280MM AIO and temperatures aren't an issue. I'd say 240+ AIO and you'll be fine.

    Top end air coolers like the Noctua DH-15 will absolutely compete and probably beat 240MM AIO's. It's prohibitively tall for smaller cases. It's 165MM, so watch your cases available cooler height.

  • Ian
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    240mm or high-end air will do a great job.

    I know someone with a 5800X and uses a NH-D15, it's quite amazing how well it performs for an air cooler.

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