Hi All,I'm finishing up a build for my new workstation (Asus TRX40 pro prime mobo and AMD 3970x) and I'm going back and forth between air and liquid cooling. Talking to professional system builders like Puget, they suggest air cooling for their builds--specifically Noctua's, but I hear the 3970's run especially hot. I get where they're coming from when they say liquid coolers eventually fail---pump, hoses, etc..and the potential danger of destroying your CPU with a leak, but isn't it just as dangerous for a CPU to run around 80c+? I'm using my system for rendering 3D, After Effects work, Unreal Engine, etc. I was initially going to reuse my "Fractal Design Celsius S36 Blackout 87.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler" since it's less than 3 years old and worked great on my 1950x...but maybe not the best idea. Fan noise, the bulkiness, or overall aesthetic of Noctuas isn't a factor for me as long as it sufficiently cools this beast of a chip. Any suggestions---air or liquid?
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