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Water or Air Cooling for Overclocking?

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July 20, 2013 2:35:59 AM

I'm going to get an 8350 sometime and plan on overclocking to around 4.6ghz. And I can't choose between these two coolers:
H60
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A0HZMGA/ref=s9_simh...
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A cooler master heatsink (full version) with corsair fans (one for exhaust and the other for the heatsink)
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-GeminII-S524-RR-G52...
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Series-SP120-Edition-CO-9...

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July 20, 2013 2:47:44 AM

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-2...

BUT OCing a 8350 that much is gonna need quite a bit more cooling. Its a very hot CPU.
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July 20, 2013 3:07:06 AM

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?

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July 20, 2013 3:11:02 AM

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.
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July 20, 2013 1:19:42 PM

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
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July 20, 2013 2:40:38 PM

I think I will be going with the evo now thank you guys for replying :D 
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October 13, 2013 5:54:43 PM

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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