I do not want to use a water cooling solution. Would the Noctua L9a-AM4 Low profile cooler be able to handle the 17-10700k in a Aorus Z590 Ultra LGA 1200 MB if there is no or minimal overclocking used if not what would I need minimum again I want to avoid water and do not overclock. Would using XMP to get the most out of 16MB DDR4-3200 memory affect the cpu heat? This is my first build. I do not game but want a stable system for high performance in Light Room, Photoshop and Premiere. I am looking at a LIAn Li 205 case, Intel 660 2tb NVME M.2 for primary storage and a 2-4 tb HDD for image storage. My budget is $1100-1300
Hello @Yogidad and thanks for posting on the Microcenter Community Forum. The Noctua L9a-AM4 will not work for the I7 intel chip. The Noctua is a AM4 socket cooler for AMD processors and not Intel processors.
Look at the link for compatible coolers below for the Intel I7-10700K processor. Look at maybe the Noctua NH-U12A or the Cooler Master Hyper 212 cooler.
You could enable XMP if you'd like for photoshop or video editing usage, but the 16 gigs and the I7 should work well without the XMP enabling. But turning it on would help with your RAM performance.
I7-10700K Coolers Link:
Thank you, I've changed the cooler so many times I missed that detail. Also are the 2 120 mm fans that come with the Lian Li 205 adequate? or should I ad or change out? Thanks
@Yogidad for photoshop and video editing, the 2 120 mm fans should be fine.
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