Best CPU waterblock for direct die 9900K?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Kitsan, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. Kitsan

    Kitsan n00b

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    I was wondering if there are any waterblocks which are better for direct die custom loop cooling, perhaps that direct most of the water at the center of the block?

    At the moment I have an XSPC Raystorm
     
  2. Dan_D

    Dan_D [H]ard as it Gets

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    The EKWB Velocity is good, as is Heatkiller offerings. Those are probably a couple of your best options. Koolance Blocks are also pretty solid. I don't know how the XSPC Raystorm stacks up.
     
  3. 5150Joker

    5150Joker 2[H]4U

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    Honestly all blocks these days are within a few C of each other. If you're delidding, look for a delid bracket, one of those popular OC guys sells one but I can't remember what it's called atm.
     
  4. newls1

    newls1 [H]ardness Supreme

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    5150Joker 2[H]4U

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    Have heard nothing but good things about them, I especially like that they don't use electrolyic nickel plating and have far better acrylic than others. I'll likely switch all my blocks to Optimus in the future when they add in D-RGB to their blocks (yeah I love RGB).
     
  6. newls1

    newls1 [H]ardness Supreme

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    their "foundation" AM4 block is doing well on my 3950x. after having the heatkiller all copper IV and EK Velocity wb's, optimus did provide better temps. It was their mounting design that i wasnt found of (see thread at overclock.net) but block is stellar
     
  7. Repo79

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    Optimus pc does great quality and they are USA based and that is a good reason to support them IMO.