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November 21, 2013 1:41:59 PM

So here is the quick rundown. I have an AMD FX-6300 not overclocked, and the fan on the heatsink, is starting to make a buzzing noise, as such i am worried it might fail on me one day without my knowing.

So, I am looking for either a new CPU fan to mount on the stock heat sink, or i am looking for a new Heatsink all together. The conditions for a new heatsink, are i need it to be compatible with the stock AMD mounting bracket and something that will let me expand to use all my RAM slots, i don't want to pull my computer apart to try and mount an aftermarket cooler. The motherboard is a ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... with 8 gigs of Patriot Viper Black Ram, and an HIS Radeon 7870.

I was looking at this fan to just do a swap on the stock cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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November 21, 2013 1:49:02 PM

Bro honestly, just buy a Hyper 212 EV0 for 35 bucks.... :)  You'll be able to OC too
I used to have one of these in my system, and it worked great for me
$35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It is a hunky cooler, so... Bro all you gotta do is buy the fan for it.. not get a whole new heatsink all together
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November 21, 2013 1:50:39 PM

What case do you have?

That fan you linked to would be just about as crappy as the one you have, I wouldn't bother. If your the motherboard tray in your case has a CPU cutout, you can install a new cooling solution without disassembling, more than likely.
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November 21, 2013 2:15:46 PM

Noctua and Phanteks cooling solutions utilize the stock AMD backplate. If your case does not have a cut-out in its back, it should be fairly easily to replace the stock heatsink and mounting system with these solutions.
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November 21, 2013 2:36:33 PM

Calculatron said:
Noctua and Phanteks cooling solutions utilize the stock AMD backplate. If your case does not have a cut-out in its back, it should be fairly easily to replace the stock heatsink and mounting system with these solutions.


+1 to that, those Noctua mounts are excellent.
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November 21, 2013 4:29:50 PM

ACTechy, I have an Antec One case, it does have a cut-out on the side where the motherboard mounts. Link: http://www.antec.com/product.php?id=704923&fid=4&lan=us

In that case, what do you suggest for a new Heatsink?, I would love to try Water/Liquid cooling, but even with the all in one solutions, I am still worried about the liquid drying up or the tubing breaking.
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November 21, 2013 4:33:07 PM

I like the Phanteks mount , very easy.
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November 21, 2013 4:51:16 PM

Nick Mueller said:
ACTechy, I have an Antec One case, it does have a cut-out on the side where the motherboard mounts. Link: http://www.antec.com/product.php?id=704923&fid=4&lan=us

In that case, what do you suggest for a new Heatsink?, I would love to try Water/Liquid cooling, but even with the all in one solutions, I am still worried about the liquid drying up or the tubing breaking.


My buddy just did a similar upgrade in his older Antec DF-35 case. He added a Zalman single rad cooler, and the installation was a breeze, due to the cpu cut-out. If you wanna go that route, check out this Corsair H55 on sale: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Since there's no bulky heatsink, installing one of these is a cinch, even without taking any components out. I wouldn't worry about anything with this kind of closed loop solution, Corsair makes top quality stuff.
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November 21, 2013 5:01:31 PM

Asrock 990FX Extreme 9 \ FX8350 \ 5.1GHZ. \ 1.384 VOLTS



Phanteks PH-TC14PE with Scythe Slipstream 110 CFM fans attached.
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November 21, 2013 8:00:11 PM

Blackbird, will it affect airflow through my case at all, and how does it do with the stock fans?
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November 21, 2013 8:00:17 PM

Blackbird, will it affect airflow through my case at all, and how does it do with the stock fans?
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November 21, 2013 9:06:51 PM

Jesus are you serious! I got a potato fx-8350 ur telling me that urs is 5.1ghz and only 1.384V..!
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mannnn sometimes i think about buying another one JUST so it wouldnt take 1.548V to get to 5 ghz
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November 22, 2013 5:34:57 AM

My other FX8350 won't get stable past 4.7 , but this one is a gem.
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November 23, 2013 10:46:40 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
My other FX8350 won't get stable past 4.7 , but this one is a gem.


I had to disable 4 cores to do just that, otherwise... same
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