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Water or Air Cooling for Overclocking?

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    The H60 will not get you 4.6GHz, its a very overpriced cooler.

    This is the best cooler around 30$.
    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-20PK-R2/dp/B005O65JXI/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1374313628&sr=1-2&keywords=Hyper+212

    BUT OCing a 8350 that much is gonna need quite a bit more cooling. Its a very hot CPU.
  2. What heatsink would you recommend for $50 to $70? I know the hyper 212 is good but is it worth paying more for a better heatsink or is there not a big difference in temps?
  3. ReviveMeBro said:
    What heatsink would you recommend for $50 to $70? I know the hyper 212 is good but is it worth paying more for a better heatsink or is there not a big difference in temps?



    Well after the EVO we get diminishing returns. The next decent step is a Noctua NH-D14 class cooler, which is around 80$.

    Or you can get large liquid cooling (like an H110), which costs a lot more.
  4. It is important to realize that even the top end closed loop all-in-ones are often outperformed by their air cooling counterparts. Ex: 212 EVO = H100 < Noctua DH-14 = Thermalright Silver Arrow

    For some reason, even though many reviews show otherwise, people still believe AIO to be an overclocking godsend - far from it.
    Evo= great price/performance cooler
    H series and AIO= equal to or worse than top end air coolers
    Top end air = almost as good as full custom loop
    Custom Liquid loop = excellent balance of quiet and performance together, but expensive starting at 300usd for CPU loop
  5. I think I will be going with the evo now thank you guys for replying :D
  6. If you want an air cooler that looks sexy, check out the Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK. Excellent card, looks great, but really big. You might have to get a low-profile memory when you get this.
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