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    Best Air Cooler for an Intel Core i7 7820X

    What would be the best air cooler for an Intel Core i7 7820X (Socket 2066).

    I am edging towards a Noctua NH-D15, but am a bit concerned about the clearance for the two banks of RAM on the X299 Motherboards. Anyone had any experience with such a cooler on such a MB?

    I do not want to go for a water cooler as I am a bit nervous about those.

    Given this nad given the heat generated by an i7 2066 chip should I avoid this platform all together and go for a Ryzen or Consumer Intel (Non X CPU) setup? Thanks.
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    Re: Best Air Cooler for an Intel Core i7 7820X

    I've got some experience with that CPU cooler, but I don't know which motherboard you're using.. What's the model?

    I imagine it'll probably be fine, unless you're using really tall RAM. Noctua are, in my opinion, one of the best companies around; they get stuff right!

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    Re: Best Air Cooler for an Intel Core i7 7820X

    What are you doing with the CPU? That'll influence whether you need a big chip, or if a small chip would be sufficient

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    Re: Best Air Cooler for an Intel Core i7 7820X

    Thanks very much for taking the time to answer my post. It is much appreciated.

    I do a bit of Video Editing with Premiere Pro. Right now I am on an old AMD FX8370 chip and am planning to upgrade - I have not got any new hardware yet.

    On consideration and given the problems with the heat and the RAM clearance - not to mention the cost - I have decided to go with the new AMD Ryzen Zen+ platform when it is released in a couple of months.

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    Re: Best Air Cooler for an Intel Core i7 7820X

    Quote Originally Posted by BadHead View Post
    Thanks very much for taking the time to answer my post. It is much appreciated.

    I do a bit of Video Editing with Premiere Pro. Right now I am on an old AMD FX8370 chip and am planning to upgrade - I have not got any new hardware yet.

    On consideration and given the problems with the heat and the RAM clearance - not to mention the cost - I have decided to go with the new AMD Ryzen Zen+ platform when it is released in a couple of months.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Best Air Cooler for an Intel Core i7 7820X

    The non-X series CPUs come with a decent stock cooler too.
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