Help choosing the right CPU/cooler

Discussion in 'DAN Cases' started by daddelbud, Jan 10, 2019 at 4:51 PM.

  1. daddelbud

    daddelbud Efficiency Noob
    Thread Starter

    Hi

    I got my hands on a Dan Case A4 v2 and is planning to build my new build in this case.
    I don't need a powerhouse and I want to have a build where I don't need to worry too much about heat/noise.
    I'm going with a Corsair SF450+1060

    For CPU I've been looking at the Intel i5-8400 or AMD R5 2600. Cooled by either Noctua NH-L9 or Black Ridge.
    My primary game is CS:GO, and I can read that the i5 will be the best choice of the two, but at the same time i'm not convinced to buy the i5-8400 when I can pay around 30$ more and get the i5-9600k.

    Would it be an option to go for 9600k and "downclock" it to make it less hot?

    Any thoughts, suggestions and ideas are welcome!

    Primary use:
    - Work (Many Chrome tabs and multiple applications running)
    - CS:GO
    - Other gaming
     
  2. daddelbud

    daddelbud Efficiency Noob
    Thread Starter

  3. gotcha43

    gotcha43 Chassis Packer

    I have 9600K. Nice and cool cpu. With 125W Thermal Limit, it Stays cool and can get permanent Turbo. But i‘m using another case and cooler.
     
  4. daddelbud

    daddelbud Efficiency Noob
    Thread Starter

    Cool, any experience with lower limits? saw a review with the 9900K @95W with very little performance drop.
    What is your cooler/case setup?
     
  5. gotcha43

    gotcha43 Chassis Packer

    Atm I have sharkoon C10 with EKL Ben Nevis, nothing special, but with 125W TDP Limit, cpu stays cool while gaming. Max 65 degrees.

    But I‘m going for Ncase M1 and Noctua C14.
     
  6. dondan

    dondan Master of Cramming
    DAN Cases

    Get an i5-9600k + L9i and setup "Long Power Duration Limit" to 95W in UEFI.
     
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  7. daddelbud

    daddelbud Efficiency Noob
    Thread Starter

    Thank you, but settled with the Ryzen 2600 and L9a AM4.

    Looking forward to build in “your” case.
    Any good guidelines/correct steps or other advice?
     
  8. dondan

    dondan Master of Cramming
    DAN Cases

    Just read the included manual :)