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Heatsink or Liquid Cooling System for Overclocking AMD FX-6300

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July 11, 2013 10:49:00 PM

I'm a new PC Builder and I really don't know much about making one. I've heard about overclocking and I am pretty sure I am going to do it. Since overclocking makes it run faster, it requires more voltage to avoid crashing, and it often overheats. So should I get an aftermarket heatsink or a liquid cooling system?
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July 11, 2013 10:53:25 PM

DO NOT overclock on stock heatsink - you NEED an aftermarket solution of some kind. Depends on how much overclocking you want to do as to what type, case and room available, performance desired, noise level tolerable and of course, size of wallet

High end air coolers (starting around 70usd) perform just as well as all-in-one closed loop coolers (starting around 75usd). Anything above that will need custom liquid cooling loop, Peltier/TEC, or LN2 - these options start at $300 for a cpu only loop
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July 11, 2013 11:06:59 PM

If you want to overclock it to max to squeeze all of performance for daily usage, of course you'll need open loop liquid cooling system ..

But if you just wanna push it moderately, common good third party air cooling will do this job.for example coolermaster 212+ or evo version.
and actually close loop liquid cooling is kinda waste of money.good air cooling like Phanteks- PH-TC14PE or noctua nd14 give you same result with less money..
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a c 103 K Overclocking
July 11, 2013 11:35:14 PM

ty for reinforcing and repeating what i said
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July 11, 2013 11:56:30 PM

You'v made the assumption that liquid and air cooling are somehow different, that they have different inherent properties. The thing is they don't, the better question you should be asking is "Should I be getting an aftermarket cooler?".
If your overclocking, the answer is yes.

How far you intend to push your chip will dictate how much you spend on a cooling solution.
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July 12, 2013 3:47:42 PM

Quaddro said:
If you want to overclock it to max to squeeze all of performance for daily usage, of course you'll need open loop liquid cooling system ..

But if you just wanna push it moderately, common good third party air cooling will do this job.for example coolermaster 212+ or evo version.
and actually close loop liquid cooling is kinda waste of money.good air cooling like Phanteks- PH-TC14PE or noctua nd14 give you same result with less money..


would a COOLER MASTER Seidon 120M RL-S12M-24PK-R1 Performance All in One Liquid/Water CPU Cooler as a liquid cooler? its a liquid cooler cheaper than what you listed as a cpu fan
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July 12, 2013 4:43:47 PM

SuperKeyboard223 said:

would a COOLER MASTER Seidon 120M RL-S12M-24PK-R1 Performance All in One Liquid/Water CPU Cooler as a liquid cooler? its a liquid cooler cheaper than what you listed as a cpu fan


it's actually perform slightly better than high end air cooling at AMD AM3+ Platform, and offer same cooling performance with pantheks 14 at intel platform..:ouch: 
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cooling/2013/01/03/coo...
That's a good choice..

Actually, the only thing i worried about close loop cooling system is about the quality of pump..

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