z390i Gaming Edge & i9 9900KF - Lian Li Tu 150 ITX Is Overclocking a Bad Idea?

adibella4152b02d6

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I know this is a lot. But maybe there are those out there who would benefit from this thread and who is doing a similar thing.

I tried to find a video on Youtube for someone doing this kind of build, I found someone building an AMD ITX machine like this with an MSI MB but not an Intel ITX machine. The person building the AMD said that the Noctua DH15 is a better cooling option than an AIO (liquid cooler). He stated that is because an ITX liquid cooler is a single fan and radiator. Is that true for an Intel i9 9900KF ITX build? I ordered a Noctua DH15 for my cooler and now I am wondering since some ITX build videos are saying an AIO is better. How cool would a single fan AIO keep my i7 vs the Noctua DH15 if I am going to OC the CPU?

Also, could someone tell me what a good speed to OC my planned ITX build to if I am going to use the Noctua DH15?

Right now I have an ATX desktop that is not overclocked that is based on an 8th Gen i7 8086. Since the i9 9900KF operates 400mhz below my current desktop, would games struggle even if the 9900KF has 2 more cores and 4 threads?

Is it possible to successfully put my OS drive m.2 Samsung 970 Evo from my desktop into my new ITX build without formatting? I really am just trying to shrink my PC into a ITX.

For that part I was thinking on removing all my former motherboard drivers and then running ccleaner on the drive. I just don't want to have to re-install windows and then STEAM and lord know how many other things.

Wrapping up I want my cores to run at minimum 4.5 ghz at be at no higher temp than 70c. I have 2 cooling options that I bought. The Noctua DH-15 Chromax or Cooler Master ML120 RGB V2. Is anyone running a rig with this configuration?

🤪 Yes ITX insanity!
 
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out the Noctua DH-15 Chromax or Cooler Master ML120 the DH-15 is way Better a single 120mm AIO at the same overclock you would be at more like 90C+ on the core. the only AIO types better are like a 240mm One.

a i7 8086 compared to a i9 9900KF the i9 will decimate your i7 in every metric (single core speed and Multi core even at lower clock as it has alot more IPC (Instructions per Clock)) so is a all round better performer (comparing clock Speeds is not a good way to measure things as that is a very weak metric)

your M.2 drive usually as long as it was on a similar chipset lets say a previous Intel one all you may have to do is run CCleaner and just wipe the chipset, Network and sound Drivers and all should be well unless Windows automatically Updates and downloads the correct ones.

with a 9900k you may be able to push it to 4700Mhz all core on a ITX board.
 

adibella4152b02d6

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out the Noctua DH-15 Chromax or Cooler Master ML120 the DH-15 is way Better a single 120mm AIO at the same overclock you would be at more like 90C+ on the core. the only AIO types better are like a 240mm One.

a i7 8086 compared to a i9 9900KF the i9 will decimate your i7 in every metric (single core speed and Multi core even at lower clock as it has alot more IPC (Instructions per Clock)) so is a all round better performer (comparing clock Speeds is not a good way to measure things as that is a very weak metric)

your M.2 drive usually as long as it was on a similar chipset lets say a previous Intel one all you may have to do is run CCleaner and just wipe the chipset, Network and sound Drivers and all should be well unless Windows automatically Updates and downloads the correct ones.

with a 9900k you may be able to push it to 4700Mhz all core on a ITX board.
Thank you BB2K, I am very happy with your answer and appreciate you taking the time. I am also amazed by MSI and the clarity and organization of its website and the motherboard manual. I am going to take your advice and install the DH-15 as difficult as it may be. I am going to run some games before doing any overclocking. Do you recommend any live monitoring software for temps while gaming that will remain in a corner of the screen?

I am slightly disappointed with finding out that the mother board only has a 20 pin USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector and no USB Gen 2 connector, whereas my case has the 20 pin USB 3.0 cable connector and a USB 3.1 Gen 2 cable connector (that I cant utilize).

Regarding that, should I just tie up the cable for the smaller USB 3.1 Gen 2, and is it ok to connect the big 20 pin USB 3.0 cable from my case to the onboard USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector?
 

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Am i missing something here? The 9900K(F) already runs at 4.7 GHz with 8 cores fully loaded, if unrestricted by temps and power limits set in the board and the board's capabilities, and that's without any OC. It was also the first high-end CPU that Intel took much closer to the edge than in previous generations. Meaning, once you try to overclock it, heat output rises dramatically, because it requires much more VCore immediately, for comparatively little gains in performance. Ever since the 9900K (which was then repeated with the 10900K and 11900K), CPU overclocking has become a useless exercise if you value computing efficiency in any way. It's much better to overclock the RAM now. You will get a nice performance boost almost without any downsides in increased power consumption.
 
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