ASRock Z690 Aqua OC Motherboard Review Ft. Corsair’s Hydro X Series Liquid Cooling

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Test Setup

For testing, I used the Intel Core i9-12900K which was sent to us by Intel. The motherboard used included the ASRock Z690 Aqua OC.

ProcessorsIntel Core i9-12900K
MotherboardASRock Z690 Aqua OC
ASRock Z690 Taichi
ASRock Z690 PG Veloctia
Z690 AORUS Master
MSI MEG Z690 ACE
MSI MPG Z690 CARBON WIFI
MSI MAG Z690 Tomahawk WIFI
Power SupplyASUS ROG THOR 1200W
Solid State DriveSamsung SSD 980 PRO M.2 (1 TB)
MemoryG.SKILL Trident Z5 32 GB (2 x 16GB) CL36 6000 Mbps
Video CardsMSI GeForce RTX 3090 SUPRIM X
Cooling SolutionsCorsair Hydro X Series Custom-Cooling Kit
MSI MEG S360 AIO Cooler
Noctua NH-D15 Chromax Black (LGA 1700 Mounting Kit)
Corsair H115i (With LGA 1700 Mounting Kit)
OSWindows 11 64-bit

Our test rig includes the Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB SSD that boots up our main OS while a 2 TB Seagate HDD is used for the storage of games and applications. In addition to these, we are running an MSI GeForce RTX 3090 SUPRIM X graphics card, an ASUS ROG Thor 1200W power supply. For this specific review, we used the Kingston Fury Beast DDR5 (16 GB x 2/6000 Mbps) memory kit.

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For cooling, we used a variety of different coolers such as the pre-equipped water block on the Z690 Aqua OC, the Hydro XC7 RGB water block from Corsair, the MEG S360 AIO from MSI, and a Noctua NH-D15 Chromax Black.

Products mentioned in this post

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GeForce RTX 3090
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