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Question CPU Cooling For Thermaltake V200 RGB Case

BikemanI7

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Noob as can be when it comes to coolers, but realized after i got the system in June 2020 that local shop built, The Stock cooler doesn't seem to cool all that great an I7 10700 on a Gigabyte B460M-DS3H motherboard. Ideally i just want enough cooling to be able to use Boot speed, without over heating, like i almost am if i didn't turn on Thermal Power Limit in UEFI Bios.

I can either wait til Weather warms up around here and if Covid 19 is more under control, then get it back to local shop and have them upgrade the cooler, or maybe just maybe get brave enough by birthday to attempt it, even though i'm extremely nervous on even trying at this point thus far

Do have Cooler in mind if it would fit in case, Mugen 5 Rev B Air cooler, but no real idea if would fit, or if it would cool fine, and the Tempered glass side panel would fit again or not
 

OlyAR15

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What are your temps? Have you checked your CPU speeds and seen evidence of thermal throttling? If not, I would just leave as is.
 

BikemanI7

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Well i've seen Temps during a few gaming sessions of 89C-93C, sometimes when run Virus scan with MS Defender, temps approach above 90C

During normal use Temps are around 49-C, 75C with light gaming, heavier games maybe in the mid 80's from when i last looked at Hardware Monitor.

When first got the CPU back in June 2020, seen once temp to 97C, exited the game then, and then found option in UEFI bios to turn on Thermal Power limit, and seems to be holding better than it used to be back then

Dust clean out done every 3 months, 3 Intake Fans, and 1 120mm exhaust
 

OlyAR15

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Yeah, those temps are higher than what I would expect. Could be that the heat sink isn't attached properly, or that the thermal paste wasn't applied properly. You could remove it and clean off the existing paste and reapply, but if you are going to do that, you might as well just get a better HSF. I can vouch for the Noctua U12S, but that would be overkill for your system. Thermaltake Evo 212 is an old and proven standby.

According to Thermaltake web site, that case has 160mm clearance for CPU heat sink, which would fit the Scythe just fine. That HSF might be overkill for your system, but if you want it, it shouldn't be an issue with fit or cooling.
 
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BikemanI7

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Would the Evo 212 or Noctua U12S Chromax black even fit in this case though, total noob with coolers unforuately at this point, but learning slowly, watching as many videos as i can for now

Current Temps posted below, and processor speed, light game open currently.

Excellent, I may just go with Overkill one, replace once, and not have to worry on it, besides regular monthly dust clean outs as i normally would

Current Temps.jpg
 
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OlyAR15

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The Evo is 159mm tall, and the Noctua is 158mm tall, so both would just squeek by. Those temps don't look too bad, though.
 

BikemanI7

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Yeah not necessarily too bad, i'll check temps in heavier games later, and see if it isn't too bad with those either.

Yes the other coolers reading the specs i realized those are just gonna barely fit when i was reading on them. I'm gonna just keep watching videos on cooler installs, and cleaning off current heatsink/removal, and then determine if it's really needed later on or not

Bios Fan Curve for CPU_Fan, Changed 1 setting from PWM setting to Auto, Left Silent alone, almost put on Normal though like the rear exhaust fan setting, didn't do a thing with the curve as not too experienced adjusting those, just left as default
 

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