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Searching for a CPU Cooling Solution - i5680

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I've been trying to find a CPU cooling solution for a i5680 with an i7 8700. Does anyone out there have a working air cooler setup that will boot properly or know what the liquid cooler is that Dell so proudly shows in the marketing images for this model? I don't care if it requires a 120mm fan adapter or anything crazy like that, I just want something that will work and prevent the cpu from thermal throttling. I have tried an Arctic Freezer 11 LP but it won't interface with the BIOS properly. For reference here's how mine is currently setup- i7 8700 w/ stock Dell/Intel cooler Dell OEM GTX1080 8GB 32gb RAM @2400mhz 2tb HDD 128gb m.2 SATA SSD Stock 460 Watt PSU Stock Exhaust 92mm Fan Arctic F9 92mm intake Fan I also have an EVGA 600 watt PSU available if for whatever reason the cooling solution requires more power than the stock PSU can push.
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That is a 92mm CPU liquid cooler that Dell shows on their videos.  

Only 92mm AIO CPU Cooler solution I know of that would work would be the Asetek 545LC CPU liquid cooler.  The problem would be finding one as they recently changed to the 645LT which has a different hose orientation.   

The 545LC is set up for the Intel 1151 socket without any modifications.    That would be the simplest way to liquid cool the i7 8700 but you would likely pay a premium if you even able to find that 92mm AIO cooler.   Pump runs 100% fixed speed off your PSU.   Use a quality 92mm PWM fan (Noctua, etc) to connect to the CPU fan header.  Lot of smaller form factor builds used that cooler with the i7 8700 with good success.

 

Other choice would be to use a Corsair H60 (2018) CPU cooler with a 92mm to 120mm adapter.  The Corsair cooler is setup for the Intel 1151 socket as well and is an easy install.  Pump power is 100% fixed to the PSU.  120mm PWM fan to the CPU fan header. 

Finding the correct adapter that would interface between the 92mm fan/rear chassis placement and the 120mm radiator/120mm fan would take some experimentation.

Chassis->adapter->120mm fan->120 mm radiator

Chassis->adapter->120mm radiator->120mm fan

Chassis->92mm fan->adapter->120mm fan->120 mm radiator

Chassis->92mmfan->adapter->120mm radiator->120mm fan

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Sorry for the wall of text in the OP- here's a parts list that's more readable.

 

i7 8700 w/ stock Dell/Intel cooler

Dell OEM GTX1080 8GB

32gb RAM @2400mhz

2tb HDD 7200RPM

128gb m.2 SATA SSD

Stock 460 Watt PSU

Stock Exhaust 92mm Fan

Arctic F9 92mm intake Fan

 

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That is a 92mm CPU liquid cooler that Dell shows on their videos.  

Only 92mm AIO CPU Cooler solution I know of that would work would be the Asetek 545LC CPU liquid cooler.  The problem would be finding one as they recently changed to the 645LT which has a different hose orientation.   

The 545LC is set up for the Intel 1151 socket without any modifications.    That would be the simplest way to liquid cool the i7 8700 but you would likely pay a premium if you even able to find that 92mm AIO cooler.   Pump runs 100% fixed speed off your PSU.   Use a quality 92mm PWM fan (Noctua, etc) to connect to the CPU fan header.  Lot of smaller form factor builds used that cooler with the i7 8700 with good success.

 

Other choice would be to use a Corsair H60 (2018) CPU cooler with a 92mm to 120mm adapter.  The Corsair cooler is setup for the Intel 1151 socket as well and is an easy install.  Pump power is 100% fixed to the PSU.  120mm PWM fan to the CPU fan header. 

Finding the correct adapter that would interface between the 92mm fan/rear chassis placement and the 120mm radiator/120mm fan would take some experimentation.

Chassis->adapter->120mm fan->120 mm radiator

Chassis->adapter->120mm radiator->120mm fan

Chassis->92mm fan->adapter->120mm fan->120 mm radiator

Chassis->92mmfan->adapter->120mm radiator->120mm fan

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I ended up going with a Cooler Master Vortex Plus. 

It gets past the POST just fine even though whenever I run the Dell diagnostics it trips the fan test for "CPU fan not responding."  

Temps have been around 10 degrees C lower under a typical load and temp throttling is almost a non-issue now. 

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- Dell OEM GTX1080 8GB
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