Phantex evolv x vs LianLi O11Dynamic XL ROG Certified for new Threadripper 3970x build (air cooled)?

lukx

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Phantex evolv x vs LianLi O11Dynamic XL ROG Certified for new Threadripper 3970x build (air cooled) ?
 

vegeta535

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Lian Li XL for me but I can't find the damn case for sell anywhere since release!
 

thesmokingman

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You're gonna stick a 280w cpu into a small case? On air? Imo, that's not a good combo.
 

D-EJ915

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Evolv X would be a pretty poor case choice for that imo it is not very strong in the way of cooling.
 

Dan_D

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I agree with the sentiments here. Small cases and CPU's that can pull over 250w of power aren't a good mix for air cooling.
 

chx

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Either the Evolv X or the P600S is fine. Front 3 x 140mm intake, top 2 x 140mm exhaust, rear 1 x 140mm exhaust, Dark Rock Pro TR4. You will be fine. You don't need water for this but you do need a TR4 specific cooler -- covering the full heat spreader is absolutely vital. kitguru tested this one with a 2990WX and with all cores under load it kept the beast at 65C https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/be_quiet_dark_rock_pro_tr4_review,10.html

You can start with a 2 - 2 fan setup and see whether it's enough. Strong enough fans might be.
 
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mikeo

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I have the dynamic 011 xl and the 3970x, even with 7 fans plus two on the noctua SP3/TR CPU cooler, with stock settings it still gets really hot. It's a bit better with the case window open. I'll probably switch it to a custom loop with the distro block.
 

Dan_D

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AMD doesn't provide a fan for its 3950X and recommends water cooling with that. I wouldn't have even attempted to run a CPU with twice that many cores and threads on air cooling.
 

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AMD doesn't provide a fan for its 3950X and recommends water cooling with that. I wouldn't have even attempted to run a CPU with twice that many cores and threads on air cooling.

Yeah, I just went with air cause I plan on doing a custom loop and a lot of the parts like the xl distro plate are out of stock. Didn't want to hold up the build an extra month or two.
 
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