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Old 16-10-17, 03:45 PM
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Scythe cooler vs. water cooler for the new 8700k

Hello everyone, let me start off by saying I am completely new to PC building i have always bought/used a Laptop but my son wanted a Gaming PC for his Bday so i bought a used tower upon trying to upgrade the Graphix card i found out it was outdated so decided to build a new one .. So when my build included the 7700K (before i realize the 8700k was less then 4 weeks from launch), I was looking for advise on a cooler I was steered away from water coolers because of there potential to leak. I know anything can happen but is the Fail rate that high? I was recommended to use the Mugen 5 Scythe cooler (link below) Now that reviews are out for the 8700K some say it runs kinda hot. Sp whats everyones thoughts .. Will the Mugen5 be just fine for the 8700K is there a better option? Should i go water.. whats the best water cooler will low fail rate.. no budget just want the best cooler for the build.

Thank you everyone in advance for any advise!

Build I have so far ; G.Skill -Trident Z RGB - 4x8gb 3200mhz, Samsung 500gb 960 evo m.2 ssd, EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G2, 80+psu, MSI armor gtx 1060 6gb (bought this first to upgrade existing pc found out could not use so this is why im building a new PC, plan to upgrade to 1080 once prices come back down to earth), thermaltake view 31 case w/ 6 corsair HD120 rgb fans, win 10, 4tb hhd, .. Still waiting for 8700k, need to buy a board, and a cooler yet ..I am new to all this but trying to put this all together for my son for Xmas.

(was asking Tom what he thinks is the best Mobo to get for the 8700K but if anyone has an opinion on what is the best Mobo i'd appreciate any advise TY)


Mugen 5; https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...1B4-01BK-00001

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Old 17-10-17, 03:40 AM
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I've had and still have 3 aio's most over 2 years old if not 3 and they still work perfectly. No issues. If your going to have a leak on them it will more times than not be when you first install it and its defective. Have not heard of many springing a leak later.
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Old 17-10-17, 08:48 AM
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You have a scythe? do you have any fingers left? lol I had a Ninja and that thing should have carried a health warning !
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Old 05-11-17, 09:01 AM
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I have the MSI Z370 Gaming pro carbon. all good except for one small issue.

The RGB software (MSI Mystic Light) is absolute crap. and has screwed up the Trident z RGB ram I had.
When I had a Ryzen build for a short while I had Strix mobo and the RGB software (Aura) was Very good.

I know that this is only 1 factor but if you want RGB then something to think about.
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Old 05-11-17, 11:12 AM
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Ever since I started being a PC enthusiast, as we all are in here, back in 2012, I’ve never encountered a leak from any of the AIO’s I’ve gotten. The only issue I’ve experienced are loud pumps, but that’s a different story. I’m now even using one of the smaller AIO’s on the market, an 92mm AIO and it works perfectly.
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Old 17-08-19, 09:05 AM
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Actually want to hijack this thread but also answer that I was the same on the clc's I've installed 8 since then in the last 5 years and not a single leak.
Back to the hijacking, anyone used a scythe recently? I've had 3 scythe coolers in my time, they all performed on par, slightly over some of the time. This sites roots for cooling was that brand and they used to come highly recommended on this site.
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