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  1. So i recently Purchased a ML360R to place in my system, looks very cool. kind of disappointed at the limited options between ARGB and RGB but I can live with it. The main reason i bought this cooler was to see if the AIO hype was worth it. I have always used air cooling. the one AIO I have used for bench testing was very loud but kept the temps super low on that machine under load. I am Running an I7-8700K and running at 1.235V at 4.7GHz OC, this cooler is hitting 75 Degrees pretty quickly. to give context my previous cooler, a Pure Rock be quiet (about 1/8th the cost of this ML360R) was only getting beaten by about 10 Degree's is there something i should look for ? the fans spin up and it gets pretty damn loud but alas i cant get much more out of it. I really don't want to Delid, before somebody suggests it. Any general advice or things I may have missed ? i took my time installing it and it fires away fine. I must be being a Numpty somewhere >? Or is this more Intel's fault than my coolers, somebody with the knowledge would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Hi, I recently purchased a CoolerMaster H500P and I must say i'm pretty impressed, It knocks the socks off any case I have ever purchased. To get to the point of the thread: I am using the 2 stock 200mm fans and the rear 140mm fan along with a HUGE CPU cooler block (Be quiet Dark rock unit), when I max the CPU out it is exceeding 85 Degrees In temperature and keeps rising. (I am using a i7-8700k Not Overclocked). I know that running this hardware at these temperatures isn't a big deal but i want this system to last me along time since I have a lot of plans for it down the line in terms of upgrades and changes, And as far as I am aware you want hardware below 82 Degree's for longer term health. I am using Intel's XTU for the bulk of temperature information. My aim is to have the computer run near max CPU at as low a temperature as possible for reasonable lengths of time. (I live in Scotland if that helps so its usually reasonably cold). I have looked at top mounted fans but am unsure if i can support more RGB fans without buying the Coolermaster Fan hub and what would be better 2x200mm vr 3x140mm, or should I stop being a peasant and go for a water cooler if I expect to reach some temperatures. I am not made of money but If the performance result is worth it I am In. How can i keep this thing cool, ideally without changing the CPU cooler ? Any help greatly appreciated ! Full specs below: CPU: i7-8700k (Intel) GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070 (ASUS TURBO) RAM: 16GB 3000MHz (CORSAIR VENGENCE) CPU-C: Be Quiet dark rock cooler I PSU: Corsair VS-650 (650w) Case: Coolermaster H500P STR: Samsung 960 EVO M.2 SSD (1TB) MBOD: Z-370 ASUS TUF PLUS