7 months ago
So I'm finally upgrading my CPU as well as some other components. I'm getting rid of my i5-4690k and getting an i7-9700k because I plan on upgrading my GPU next summer and don't want a bottleneck (also my 4690k is getting old). Since it doesn't come with a cooler like my i5 did, I was wondering what type of cooler I should get (Liquid vs Air).
For some information, I don't really have much experience with overclocking (I almost bricked my computer with my old FX-9590) so I don't plan on messing with the factory settings. I will be running games that will put it under load though. I have a case with a window so neatness is something to consider for me. I'd rather not have a vomit colored Noctua cube like I did with my 9590. I wear headphones most of the time so I'm okay if it's a little noisy. I've never used a liquid cooler before so I was wondering if that would be worth it in this case. The thing I'm most worried about liquid coolers is reliability and if there is a significant risk of a leak as well as how easy it is for someone who has no liquid cooling experience to install.
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