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need help choosing what liquid cooler

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May 13, 2013 6:03:24 AM

i might be getting the fx 6350 or 8350. and im going to be liquid cooling it. but i dont know what liquid cooling to choose. i was thinking the h100i but i was also thinking the h80i. but the thing is the back of my pc is by the wall and is 3inches away from the wall. so will the h80i get good airflow?

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May 13, 2013 6:25:27 AM

and a, nh-14 will beat them both and cost you less.

when you say "liquid cooling" it's best you talk about diy/custom... you'll get some performance advantages for a custom loop. no so much for a closed loop.
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May 13, 2013 6:28:34 AM

You don't want an all-in-one liquid cooler. Here's why:

1) They perform exactly the same is comparably priced air coolers.

2) When an air cooler fails, there's still a large metal heatsink that will let the CPU downthrottle safely. When an all in one fails, there's no backup.

3) If an air cooler fails catastrophically, you have plastic flying around your case; big deal. If an all in one fails catastrophically, you have liquid spewing all over your electronics.
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May 13, 2013 6:35:10 AM

right now i have a hyper 212+ will that be a good cooler or maybe a tad bit better?
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May 13, 2013 6:37:52 AM

The Noctua NH-D14 will be an excellent upgrade, and just about the only one worth it.

That being said, why do you want to upgrade? The 212+ is a great cooler.
May 13, 2013 8:49:20 AM

my plan was to pgrade to either the 6350, or 8350. and i know the both are around 4ghz. i just did not know if i needed liquid cooling or just a better heatsink in general.

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May 13, 2013 8:50:52 AM
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tna135 said:
my plan was to pgrade to either the 6350, or 8350. and i know the both are around 4ghz. i just did not know if i needed liquid cooling or just a better heatsink in general.


A hyper 212 is just fine to handle a moderate overclock on either of those chips. You don't need an upgrade at all.
May 13, 2013 8:59:13 AM

alright thanks!
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