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Need a new AM3+ CPU Cooler

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August 3, 2013 5:35:56 AM

I need to buy a new (but not too expensive) CPU Cooler as my CPU is reaching temps of around 55C when running at 3GHz of it's maximum 3.3GHz. My case is a Cooler Master K350 Midi-tower and I'm looking for one that will fit inside.

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August 3, 2013 7:24:03 AM

Thank you both, I'm thinking of getting the Arctic Freezer 13 and was wondering how much it would reduce the temperature of my CPU at 3.3GHz and maybe even when OC'd. At the moment I'm getting near 60C with the stock CPU cooler so what sort of temps would i get with the Arctic Freezer 13?
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a c 745 à CPUs
August 3, 2013 7:24:55 AM

The mounting system on the EVO , is one of the worst , but it's a great budget cooler.
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a c 745 à CPUs
August 3, 2013 7:26:39 AM

It's a decent cooler and should be able to handle a little overclocking.
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a c 406 à CPUs
August 3, 2013 7:36:34 AM

you should get a hyper 212 evo instead temps would not exeed 40c
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a c 745 à CPUs
August 3, 2013 7:48:39 AM

Two Great options to keep those temps down , and easy on the wallet.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $19.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-03 10:46 EDT-0400)


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CPU Cooler: Xigmatek LOKI SD963 52.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($24.95 @ Amazon)
Total: $24.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-03 10:47 EDT-0400)
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a c 745 à CPUs
August 3, 2013 7:58:40 AM

But that's with rebates ^ and you don't always get them , or have to wait forever.
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August 3, 2013 8:08:41 AM

Just to let you all know I do have a budget of around £40 so is there any cooler that could be a little more expensive that performs better? Also Sn1992 that Seidon 120M is a Liquid CPU Cooler, how exactly do they work and are they better than normal coolers?
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a c 406 à CPUs
August 3, 2013 8:13:47 AM

Get the 120m from cooler master
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a c 745 à CPUs
August 3, 2013 8:22:22 AM

Get the Arctic Freezer , you linked , it's a decent cooler for your needs.
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August 3, 2013 8:27:53 AM

Well it's either the Arctic Freezer 13 or the 120M Seidon but it all really depends on which one will bring down the temps and how efficient it is. I've read up that water cooling is better in general and for Overclocking but I've never used water cooling before, are there pumps?
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a c 745 à CPUs
August 3, 2013 8:30:30 AM

If your not overclocking go with the ARCTIC AIR COOLER.
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a c 406 à CPUs
August 3, 2013 8:30:52 AM

Its a closed loop water cooler which has everything integrated in it so u need not to wrry about anything just fix it and forget it
I wud strongly reccomend it for lower temps than artic freezer 13
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a c 406 à CPUs
August 3, 2013 8:31:35 AM

Its a closed loop water cooler which has everything integrated in it so u need not to wrry about anything just fix it and forget it
I wud strongly reccomend it for lower temps than artic freezer 13
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August 3, 2013 8:48:07 AM

Actually I think I'm going to have to go with the Arctic Freezer 13 or Evo 212 as I don't think my Cooler Master K350 tower will be able to support the components for the water cooling. Thank you everyone :D 
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a c 406 à CPUs
August 3, 2013 8:50:28 AM

there is nothing more than a 120mm rear fan mount needed to install a water cooler 120m
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August 3, 2013 8:58:44 AM

My case doesn't have the spaces for the fans that are on the ceiling of the case, so does that mean I won't be able to get the 120m Seidon? Also does it come with all the parts you need?
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a c 406 à CPUs
August 3, 2013 9:02:02 AM

whar case u have???
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a c 406 à CPUs
August 3, 2013 9:14:37 AM

this is how it wud be installed

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August 3, 2013 9:21:46 AM

The problem with the EVO 212 is that I don't think it fits inside my case.
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a c 406 à CPUs
August 3, 2013 9:24:56 AM

it will not fit for sure
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August 3, 2013 9:28:36 AM

Right I'm getting the Hyper 212 EVO as that seems to be the best pick and it's quite cheap.
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a c 745 à CPUs
August 3, 2013 9:28:46 AM

Just go with the Arctic , it fits and is a decent cooler.
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a c 745 à CPUs
August 3, 2013 9:30:50 AM

The EVO doesn't fit in your case.
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a c 406 à CPUs
August 3, 2013 9:32:07 AM

yes it wont fit
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a c 745 à CPUs
August 3, 2013 9:33:30 AM

Don't buy it it doesn't fit

120 x 80 x 159 mm HEATSINK

Case allowance 145.5mm
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August 3, 2013 9:36:28 AM

Ah you're right, wait what about the Cooler Master Hyper TX3 EVO? If not it's the Arctic Freezer 13.
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a c 745 à CPUs
August 3, 2013 9:38:00 AM

136MM , YES IT WILL FIT.

I gave werner the Best Solution , for the Arctic and EVO TX3 suggestion.
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