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Question RGB cooler for a Ryzen 5 3600.

ingeborgdot

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I know the Ryzen 5 3600 runs cool, and I really don't need a great cooler, but I really want an RGB cooler for my board. I really thought the 3600 cooler was RGB, but I was wrong.
What is the best fitting option?
Is it best to go with a Wraith Prism? Or is there something that someone can recommend?
Thanks for the help.
 

scannall

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I know the Ryzen 5 3600 runs cool, and I really don't need a great cooler, but I really want an RGB cooler for my board. I really thought the 3600 cooler was RGB, but I was wrong.
What is the best fitting option?
Is it best to go with a Wraith Prism? Or is there something that someone can recommend?
Thanks for the help.
Wraith Prism works well, and they are cheap on eBay. I'd do that.
 

UsandThem

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Wraith Prism works well, and they are cheap on eBay. I'd do that.
This.

If you want to skip Ebay for whatever reason, I imagine there are even quite a few users here who went with aftermarket cooling, and who have one sitting in a closet unused.
 

aleader

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I use a CM Hyper 212 RGB with my 3600. Overkill for sure, and it's pretty big. Cheaper than the Wraith Prism though. I switched it over from my i5 4670k.
 

scannall

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I use a CM Hyper 212 RGB with my 3600. Overkill for sure, and it's pretty big. Cheaper than the Wraith Prism though. I switched it over from my i5 4670k.
Wraith Prism's are $20 to $25. ;-) Pretty cheap. And RGB like the OP wants.
 

aleader

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Wraith Prism's are $20 to $25. ;-) Pretty cheap. And RGB like the OP wants.
CM 212 cost me $44 CDN ($33USD), the cheapest Wraith I can find is $60 CDN ($45USD), both new. Where did you get one for $25? I see them on Ebay for that, but then they add $30 shipping. They're actually more on the US Amazon and Newegg sites than they are here.
 

aleader

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I got a Wraith for $25. Ebay, plus free shipping. I have Wiki and Honey on Amazon and they found it for me.
Ah, I see. That's almost $34 CDN, so about $10 cheaper for a used one I guess. It does sit flat, which is nicer, although I doubt the cooling is anywhere near the 212, but as indicated, it's not necessary as overclocking the Ryzen CPU's shows no benefit.
 

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