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January 11, 2014 12:15:52 PM

I thought about buying an AMD FX 6300 or 6350 CPU , my computer has no case coolers , so I just wan't to know if the cooler of the FX 6300 and 6350 are good and they can cool the CPU without problems , I don't think I will ever going to overclock my cpu so I don't care about that.

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January 11, 2014 12:20:35 PM

The included cooler with the 6300 and 6350 is "adequate" to cool the cpu. It will be fine in any typical chassis. You don't have any case fans at all? It's better for all the components to have some active airflow in there and if you install a graphics card then its even more important to have active airflow.
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January 11, 2014 12:23:05 PM

The FX stock cooler is very poor , I recommend an aftermarket cooler.
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January 11, 2014 12:23:06 PM

larkspur said:
The included cooler with the 6300 and 6350 is "adequate" to cool the cpu. It will be fine in any typical chassis. You don't have any case fans at all? It's better for all the components to have some active airflow in there and if you install a graphics card then its even more important to have active airflow.


No I don't have any coolers , but the gpu is msi gtx 660 and it has a big cooler , anyway , how many should I buy?
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January 11, 2014 12:31:28 PM

And7rey said:
No I don't have any coolers , but the gpu is msi gtx 660 and it has a big cooler , anyway , how many should I buy?


Well, you can always keep your cpu cooler by using a good aftermarket heatsink as SR-71 mentioned. What case do you have specifically? Usually people run at least one case fan in the front (intake), and at least one exhaust case fan in the back (exhaust). But this can be different on a case by case basis ; )
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January 11, 2014 12:34:46 PM

larkspur said:
And7rey said:
No I don't have any coolers , but the gpu is msi gtx 660 and it has a big cooler , anyway , how many should I buy?


Well, you can always keep your cpu cooler by using a good aftermarket heatsink as SR-71 mentioned. What case do you have specifically? Usually people run at least one case fan in the front (intake), and at least one exhaust case fan in the back (exhaust). But this can be different on a case by case basis ; )


Here is the model name of the case: Blueberry Miditower Multimedia BC-M42-520 ( The PSU has been replaced with a Corsair GS 600 )
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January 11, 2014 12:59:42 PM

None of the sites I visit list that computer case's fan dimensions or the internal layout. I can see that there is a place for a large case fan on the lower-front part of the case but don't know the dimensions.

You'll need to look at the case from the inside to determine if you can mount a case fan there. There are a bunch of different case fan sizes with the most popular being 120mm and 140mm. A 120mm fan has mounting holes that are spaced 105mm apart square. A 140mm fan has 124.5mm spaced mounting holes. So measure the holes on your potential fan mounts and buy and install the appropriate-sized front fan and make sure it blows into the case as an intake. You can do the same thing if there is a place at the back of the case for an exhaust fan, blowing out. Hope that helps, it's hard to find info on that computer case.
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January 11, 2014 1:16:22 PM

larkspur said:
None of the sites I visit list that computer case's fan dimensions or the internal layout. I can see that there is a place for a large case fan on the lower-front part of the case but don't know the dimensions.

You'll need to look at the case from the inside to determine if you can mount a case fan there. There are a bunch of different case fan sizes with the most popular being 120mm and 140mm. A 120mm fan has mounting holes that are spaced 105mm apart square. A 140mm fan has 124.5mm spaced mounting holes. So measure the holes on your potential fan mounts and buy and install the appropriate-sized front fan and make sure it blows into the case as an intake. You can do the same thing if there is a place at the back of the case for an exhaust fan, blowing out. Hope that helps, it's hard to find info on that computer case.


I found the dimensions on a serbian site , yeah the case is actually serbian but anyway , what for a cooler do u recommend? Here are the dimensions:

1x 8cm side

1x 8cm or 1x 12cm front

1x 8cm or 1x 9cm back
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January 11, 2014 1:31:47 PM

Right. So I would install a 12cm (120mm obviously) in the front blowing in. And I would install a 9cm (90mm obviously) in the back as an exhaust. Case fans vary in speeds and noise-levels - you don't need very high rpm case fans. Ones that blow 1200rpm to 2000rpm should be plenty of airflow. They can also be connected to your motherboard fan headers so that your motherboard can control the speed of the fan.

There are two ways case fans can be speed controlled by the motherboard. One way is voltage regulation which is the only way a 3-pin fan can be controlled. The other is PWM which requires a 4-pin fan and fan header. PWM is more expensive but allows the fan to spin slower than voltage-regulated fans making for a quiet system when at idle.

Fans also use a variety of different bearings. Regular "sleeve" bearings are very cheap and quiet at first, but wear out quickly. Ball-bearing fans are cheap, a little noisier, but last a long time. There are also all kinds of fancy oil pressure bearings and things like that available on the more expensive fans.

Since I think you are on a budget, I would just grab some decent ball-bearing 3-pin case fans and hook those to your motherboard's fan headers. The motherboard's CPU fan header should only be used for the CPU cooler's fan. Hook the case fans into the "System" or "Chassis" fan headers on the motherboard. Depending on your motherboard, you should be able to set up fan control profiles that will let you run your system more quietly while not under full load.
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January 11, 2014 1:50:42 PM

larkspur said:
Right. So I would install a 12cm (120mm obviously) in the front blowing in. And I would install a 9cm (90mm obviously) in the back as an exhaust. Case fans vary in speeds and noise-levels - you don't need very high rpm case fans. Ones that blow 1200rpm to 2000rpm should be plenty of airflow. They can also be connected to your motherboard fan headers so that your motherboard can control the speed of the fan.

There are two ways case fans can be speed controlled by the motherboard. One way is voltage regulation which is the only way a 3-pin fan can be controlled. The other is PWM which requires a 4-pin fan and fan header. PWM is more expensive but allows the fan to spin slower than voltage-regulated fans making for a quiet system when at idle.

Fans also use a variety of different bearings. Regular "sleeve" bearings are very cheap and quiet at first, but wear out quickly. Ball-bearing fans are cheap, a little noisier, but last a long time. There are also all kinds of fancy oil pressure bearings and things like that available on the more expensive fans.

Since I think you are on a budget, I would just grab some decent ball-bearing 3-pin case fans and hook those to your motherboard's fan headers. The motherboard's CPU fan header should only be used for the CPU cooler's fan. Hook the case fans into the "System" or "Chassis" fan headers on the motherboard. Depending on your motherboard, you should be able to set up fan control profiles that will let you run your system more quietly while not under full load.


Which one would u buy from here? http://www.arlt.com/Hardware/PC-Komponenten/Kuehler-Lue...
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January 11, 2014 2:02:57 PM

Assuming you don't want to spend a lot of money, this 3-pin fan here would be fine for your front intake (the LED version is fine if you like that too): http://www.arlt.com/Hardware/PC-Komponenten/Kuehler-Lue...

For the 9cm, this one looks fine: http://www.arlt.com/Hardware/PC-Komponenten/Kuehler-Lue...

Those are affordable fans from that website specifically. I use Noctua fans in my builds, but they are much more expensive.
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