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Is a 120mm AIO enough?

Hey,

I'm looking at getting and i7 6700k, and i am going to overclock it to 4.4 GHz. I was looking at getting a corsair hydro h50 120mm rad cooler.

Would this be nough to cool this cpu?

Thanks

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  1. It will enough just to cool and that's it , no overclocking.
  2. Best answer
    An air cooler is typically a better, more reliable option than a low end AIO that costs a similar amount. Something like an Cryorig H5 would cost similar to a Corsair H50 I believe, and perform better.

    That being said, I have a 6700K overclocked to 4.5 GHz and a basic CM 212 EVO is good enough. Although the fans may get a little louder than some people would prefer.
  3. A Cryorig H7 is another great option , and will cool better than the H60:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($55.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Total: $55.00
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-10 15:12 AEDT+1100
  4. ive had my 6700k @4.8ghz for 3 years on an captain 120 aio water cooler. temps are great and stay under 65 Celsius while gaming for hours.
  5. alltimeballer04 said:
    ive had my 6700k @4.8ghz for 3 years on an captain 120 aio water cooler. temps are great and stay under 65 Celsius while gaming for hours.


    This literally was the aio I was considering when I found this thread asking the same thing! Well, the rgb version has come out but still... as for further stating what others have said, air cooling is better at the lower budget end of story, I made the compromise because I like rgb :) but that’s different altogether.
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