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July 23, 2013 12:44:50 PM

As stated in the title.

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July 23, 2013 12:52:53 PM

You could get a decent after market air cooler for example the evo 212 but fOR £55 you could get a good liquid solution for example this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CW-9060007-WW-Series-Pe...

This is good and people may say it isn't but I have one in one of my rigs and I have easily overclocked my CPU and it keeps cool at idle and under load. In fact under full load it stays at 46 Degrees.
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July 23, 2013 1:03:01 PM

hey,

I agree with Azrael47 about the Cooler master hyper 212, it is an excellent budget cooler. I usually wouldn't get a closed loop cooler over a air high end cooler unless you have specific reasons to do so.
What processor do you intend on cooling?
Will you be overclocking it?

Hope this helps!
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July 23, 2013 1:07:02 PM

For CLC options you have the above stated Corsair H60, the Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer. I can't find a review comparing them though, so I don't know which one I'd get.

For standard heatsink/fan combo's, you have a lot of choices. My current favorites are the Noctua NH-U12s and NH-U14s. Same basic cooler, but the NH-U14s is a bit bigger. Both are under your budget though, and both perform really well.

Between the options listed, I'd prolly get the NH-U12s. Read up on the reviews for it though, and make your own decision as to which one will better suit your needs. They will all perform about the same, even keeping up with the lower end liquid coolers.
July 23, 2013 1:11:43 PM

fil1p said:
hey,

I agree with Azrael47 about the Cooler master hyper 212, it is an excellent budget cooler. I usually wouldn't get a closed loop cooler over an air cooler unless you have specific reasons to do so.
What processor do you intend on cooling?
Will you be overclocking it?

Hope this helps!


I am getting a FX 8350 and would like to OC, as much as possible really within my budget.
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July 23, 2013 1:22:12 PM

benccritchley said:
fil1p said:
hey,

I agree with Azrael47 about the Cooler master hyper 212, it is an excellent budget cooler. I usually wouldn't get a closed loop cooler over an air cooler unless you have specific reasons to do so.
What processor do you intend on cooling?
Will you be overclocking it?

Hope this helps!


I am getting a FX 8350 and would like to OC, as much as possible really within my budget.


Well in that case I would recommend a Noctua Nh d14, its just £4 more than your budget and its an excellent high end cooler.
July 23, 2013 1:25:33 PM

fil1p said:
benccritchley said:
fil1p said:
hey,

I agree with Azrael47 about the Cooler master hyper 212, it is an excellent budget cooler. I usually wouldn't get a closed loop cooler over an air cooler unless you have specific reasons to do so.
What processor do you intend on cooling?
Will you be overclocking it?

Hope this helps!


I am getting a FX 8350 and would like to OC, as much as possible really within my budget.


Well in that case I would recommend a Noctua Nh d14, its just £4 more than your budget and its an excellent high end cooler.


I hate to say it but its so damn ugly, I guess that for me to deal with haha.

Thanks for your help though!
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July 23, 2013 1:28:06 PM

the h60 or h80 for your CPU would be great you could easily add two fans two your radiator for the h60 and your temps would be really good. Plus it takes up less space and no maintenance is required apart from dusting from time to time.
July 23, 2013 1:32:10 PM

Azrael47 said:
the h60 or h80 for your CPU would be great you could easily add two fans two your radiator for the h60 and your temps would be really good. Plus it takes up less space and no maintenance is required apart from dusting from time to time.


I feel like I should just take a deep breath and go for a h100i. do you think that would be a sensible purchase?

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July 23, 2013 1:33:43 PM
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haha now that would keep your CPU cool. if you really want it and it can fit in your case then get it. However the H80 is very good if you get some of these on it.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CO-9050006-WW-Series-Ed...

Ive said it once and I will say it again liquid cooling is superior to air cooling.
July 23, 2013 1:36:11 PM

Azrael47 said:
haha now that would keep your CPU cool. if you really want it and it can fit in your case then get it. However the H80 is very good if you get some of these on it.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CO-9050006-WW-Series-Ed...

Ive said it once and I will say it again liquid cooling is superior to air cooling.


thank you for your help!!
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July 23, 2013 1:39:48 PM

benccritchley said:
Azrael47 said:
the h60 or h80 for your CPU would be great you could easily add two fans two your radiator for the h60 and your temps would be really good. Plus it takes up less space and no maintenance is required apart from dusting from time to time.


I feel like I should just take a deep breath and go for a h100i. do you think that would be a sensible purchase?


i run the H80 with my 8350 it works very well and keeps it cool. For heavy overclocking the better the cooling the more you can do. Also, the cooler the components the longer their lifespan. You can never have to much cooling so if you can afford it get the H100i.

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July 23, 2013 2:05:34 PM

Azrael47 said:
haha now that would keep your CPU cool. if you really want it and it can fit in your case then get it. However the H80 is very good if you get some of these on it.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CO-9050006-WW-Series-Ed...

Ive said it once and I will say it again liquid cooling is superior to air cooling.

You can say it as many times as you like, you're still wrong.

CLCs are good if you're using a small case, a case with poor airflow over the CPU itself, or if you move your PC around a lot.

If none of these are applicable, then air matches them for performance while being cheaper and more reliable, and a proper custom loop wipes the floor with them for performance while being more expensive, versatile, and reliable.
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