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

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  1. lukx

    lukx Limp Gawd

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    Phantex evolv x vs LianLi O11Dynamic XL ROG Certified for new Threadripper 3970x build (air cooled) ?
     
  2. vegeta535

    vegeta535 2[H]4U

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

    thesmokingman [H]ardness Supreme

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    You're gonna stick a 280w cpu into a small case? On air? Imo, that's not a good combo.
     
  4. D-EJ915

    D-EJ915 [H]ard|Gawd

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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.
     
  5. Dan_D

    Dan_D [H]ard as it Gets

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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.
     
  6. lukx

    lukx Limp Gawd

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    So what would you recommend?
     
  7. AthlonXP

    AthlonXP [H]ard as it Gets

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    Either a top end AIO cooler or custom water cooling would be your best bet.
     
  8. 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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