- Mar 6, 2013
- Gigabyte X299X Designare 10G
- AMD 6900XT
- Mobile Phone
I currently have the Coolermaster Masterliquid ML360R and that's the only modern cooler I have experience with at the moment. It's a decent AIO which has enabled me to overclock up to 4.6Ghz on all cores, albeit with thermal throttling in various situations. I got it because it was #1 in Tom's Hardware's 360mm AIO tests. It's an RGB cooler so it comes with all the RGB junk, but you can just not connect it and it's no issue.What CPU cooler do you recommend with the i9-10980XE?
(I was meant to be upgrading to a full custom water loop - the best option for a power-beast like this CPU - but 3 months later I'm still waiting for delivery. Never buy anything from watercool.de!)
The 10980XE's TDP is 165W, however with power consumption limits removed - and still at stock speeds - I believe it will draw more than that. Therefore I'd say that a 360mm AIO is definitely the preferred option if it's possible.
So if that rack case that byteminer mentioned can take a 360mm radiator I'd say go for a 360mm AIO. You should then be able to remove the power limits and run at stock speeds with no throttling, and also have a bit of headroom for an overclock if you should wish.
If it proves hard to fit a 360mm then you could consider a 240mm instead. That might still be fine at stock speeds, I'm not sure, but I think it'd definitely not be suitable for any overclocking.
I can't offer any advice on specific coolers as I currently only have experience of the ML360R, so I'd just say check the reviews and comparisons and find something that's highly regarded and will fit in your chosen chassis.