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3950x air cooling

Question asked by coyote on Nov 15, 2019
Latest reply on Dec 30, 2019 by suuperflie

I see that AMD recommends liquid cooling for the 3950x.


However from the comparison testing I've seen, aircolers such as the Noctua "NH-D15 SE-AM4" perform just as well as not just 280mm AIO's, but the most robust AIO's, so this recommendation surprises me, and I even wonder if aircooler manufacturers such as Noctua have a sound basis for legal action. 


Am I incorrect?  If I really shouldn't consider aircooling for a 3950xz please do let me know.