Would the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO be a good cooler for the AMD FX-9370
Hey guys, I know how people say that the AMD FX-9370 and 9590 cannot be cooled by stock fans which brings me to my question, would the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO be a good cooler for the AMD FX-9370? I have the AMD FX-8150 on stock cooling but I want to upgrade for Christmas, Thanks.
Make sure your motherboard can actually support that CPU first.
But, honestly, the FX-8350 might be a better bang for your buck. With the EVO, you might be able to get up to 4.5 with it.
That said, the EVO *might* be able to handle it, maybe. But it would definitely be a challenge for it, though.
To answer your question, yes, under low to mid load your Hyper 212 could handle that processor. That is what I am currently using. I would not however recommend air cooling this CPU. I reached a coretemp of 61ºC last night just playing WoW, I was not even in a heavy zone.
I have a thread up asking about recomended water coolers for this chip. http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1932825/recommended-cooling-amd-vishera-9370.html?xtor=RSS-9990
I just put together a Gigabyte 990FX-ud5 with a 9370 Vishera, I am not planning to OC but with a off the shelf coolermaster Hyper N520 my temps (according to a sensor on the bottom of the heatsink right next to the cpu) rarely go over 35c, for whatever reason the bios temperatures are as much as ten degrees higher around 40c (so which is right? I'm sure that's reading off the sensor under the cpu which is not supposed to be really accurate from all I've read). Of course it's also sort of cool right now, remains to be seen what's going to happen when it warms up in summer temps. I bought a cheap ultra etorque a5 mid tower case that has a 140mm on top, a 120 in the front and back, a spot for two 120's/140's on the door and the power supply is on the bottom with a mesh panel for the ps fan. Since the 9370 is a 220W chip it runs HOT. I'm told liquid cool is the way to go, a friend recommended the corsair i110 but I'm told a 100 would probably be able to handle it. Tiger and newegg carry a reconditioned i100 for fifty five bucks. I think stuffing a double radiator in my case would be a procedure, maybe I'm old fashioned but liquid around electronics makes me jittery..yes I know the new ones are sealed no more hooking up your own hoses. I know it's the wave of the future as cpus get faster and hotter but for now I'll stick with my fans for the foreseeable future.