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September 6, 2013 5:49:28 AM

Hi,

I have recently put together a desktop that I will be using for games.

I would like to purchase an aftermarket CPU cooler in the near future so that I may overlock safely if I decide to do so. I have been looking at the thermaltake frio.

The problem is I do not know if it will fit in my case or if the ram is blocking it.

CPU: AMD FX 6300 Vishera
Board: MSI 970a-g46
Memory: Kingston HyperX Beast 8GB
Chassis: Raidmax Super Aeolus
PSU: Raptor 450w ( Will be upgrading for OC )

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September 6, 2013 6:41:06 AM

it should fit fine





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September 6, 2013 6:43:20 AM

Cool thanks bru. My board is slightly different and the ram headspreaders are significantly larger than those in the pictures that you posted. I will take them into consideration though
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September 26, 2013 7:01:10 AM

So I am going ahead and buying this cooler. My next question is. Will turning off the amd cpu turbo benefit me now that I do not run the risk of overheating the cpu ?
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September 30, 2013 12:54:55 AM

I really don't know why anyone would want to go anything but water cooling, putting all that weight on the board like that man....plus water cooling keeps it so much cooler.
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September 30, 2013 12:59:35 AM

Water cooling is an option for me aswell. I have heard that a good air cooler is equivalent to having a standard water cooler like the Thermaltake TT-CLW0215. I didn't take into consideration the weight.
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September 30, 2013 1:07:36 AM

Well I am just staying that those water blocks have a lot less weight to them (less stress on the motherboard) and the series like h80i or h100i or kraken x40 or kraken x60 would have a huge difference in keeping your cpu a lot colder. I will ask you to hear me out on this one. What kind of fans does your rear exhaust fan of your case support? 120 mm or 140? Also do they have dual 120's or 140's on the top of the case?
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September 30, 2013 1:18:02 AM

Well I have Cougar fans all around. I can place 2 on top (I have 1) I have an exhaust fan, side panel fan, 2 front fans. All are 120mm Cougar
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September 30, 2013 1:27:35 AM

This one is the dual 120 mm fans on top (it was $3 dollars more then the single rad and will keep your case twice as cool):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $89.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-30 04:21 EDT-0400)

This will be your best bet, what you would want to do (2x120mm fans included) is but buy another 120 mm fan and put 2 on one side of the radiator to pull the hot air out (facing up) of the case and two on the opposite side (facing down) to push cool air into the case, also this will be less "a lot" less stress on your motherboard since it weighs a lot less then that thing, just a block and some screws and a retention ring. I think you would be very happy with this purchase, then you wont have to worry about turning your turbo off and you could probably even over-clock it even further then that with this cooler still keeping it cold. Besides the Corsair label lights up and can change colors :D . I have a Kraken x60 in my fancy pc (FX-8350) and a Corsair H100i in my non-fancy pc. My Kraken on my big pc, has the following test results (haven't had time to stress test the other one yet):

Without Over-clocking and with 6 other fans besides the 4 on the Kraken x60 radiator my temps are as follows:

Idle: 28 C (82.4 degrees)
Heavy Gaming: 33.3 C (92 degrees F)
Case Temps: 25.5 C (78 degrees F)
Backplate of CPU (Hottest part under heavy gaming): 35 C (95 degrees F)

All under a hundred degrees.
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September 30, 2013 1:43:36 AM

That does really good but I did not plan on spending that much. My plan is to only get an after market cooler if I am going to get increased performance by turning off my turbo core and allowing my CPU to run at full tilt at all times. If I were to get a water cooler then I would get the Thermaltake as the suppliers that I am registered with do not have the corsair and its a mission to apply for an account with another supplier.
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September 30, 2013 1:54:35 AM

Thermaltake makes excellent water coolers as well, i think it would just save stress on the motherboard however it is your call tho. Anyways good luck either way.
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September 30, 2013 1:56:00 AM

Thanks for the input. Just need to find an answer to my original question though :/ 
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