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Fractal S36 Cooler and i9 9900K

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Feb 9, 2016
I was wondering what kind of temp's do you guys think I would see with this cpu and cooler set up,I won't be overclocking my cpu and I run handbrake a lot and I want to get a liquid cooled set up.

I have a Phanteks Enthoo Pro series PH-ES614PC case and I'm going to mount the rad up top.

I know that you guys can't give me a rock solid number and I'm just looking for real world numbers that are realistic,what would you guys think it would be under load with using Handbrake.

If anyone is wondering why I'm looking at the Fractal S36 and not the a Kraken X73 that's because I can get a Fractal S36 for half price and tax's in from a local PC shop that wants to unload it because it never sold.

No idea bud. Too many variables to even take a guess. Surely it should keep it from throttling at stock and some overclocking, but it depends on the load, your clocks, etc. I won't even guess, sorry.
Just about as good as any other AIO cooler which is about as good as a top-end air cooler. I know that is vague but true. It will cool it fine but a full custom loop will out perform an AIO any day. A bunch of these AIOs are made by the same company just rebadged, that one looks like Asetek and appears middle of the pack.. If the price is right (which it sounds like it it) I say go for it. Worst case you can resell it and get your money back.

I'm sure the fans that come with the Fractal Cooler won't be anything special and most likely noisier then Noctua's fans.

What do you guys think of these Noctua Fans for the Rad,I already have a Noctua NF-A20 PWM 200mm fan in the front of my case and a Noctua NF-P14s redux-1200 PWM 140mm rear fan in my case as well.

These are the ones I'm thinking of getting for the Rad.

Noctua fans are always considered good...and expensive. That said, I think I remember reading about some motor noise issues with redux fans but not 100%. I've read some nice things about Arctic P series which are much cheaper so you might check them out. I think they run about $40US for a 5 pack.