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April 23, 2014 2:55:26 PM

Case: cooltek x1

I know a lot of you guys is going to advice me to buy a better case but I'm not going to spend more money on a case when this one is not used at the moment.

I think the height from the motherboard to the side plate must be around 14.6 cm or 146mm till you hit the metal of the case. I'm not 100% about the height I had not a good tool to take measurements.

I'm searching for a nice cpu cooler that isn't priced over 30 euro that is not to loud and can keep the temperatures down of a amd fx-8320 maybe even a bit oc'd.

Thanks for helping.
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April 23, 2014 8:32:47 PM

Get the Hyper TX3 Evo. It is a decent cooler for a small tower case and is cheap and will definitely keep the temperatures down.
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April 24, 2014 12:29:45 AM

sora said:
Get the Hyper TX3 Evo. It is a decent cooler for a small tower case and is cheap and will definitely keep the temperatures down.


I was thinking about this one aswell but are you sure it don't hit the side plate of the case?

Also is it possible to oc a bit with this cooler? like 3.5ghz to 4ghz?


Also which one is better the CM TX3 or this scythe big shuriken 2 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Scythe-Shuriken-Cooler-Supporte... ?

In terms of keeping the temperatures low.
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April 24, 2014 8:39:33 AM

1) TX3evo is 100% fit because it is only 136mm. http://www.coolermaster.com/cooling/cpu-air-cooler/hype...
2) scythe big shuriken 2 is better than TX3evo, for the TDP125w intel cpu, but it should be as same as AMD.
http://us.hardware.info/reviews/3960/7/33-cpu-cooler-gr...
3) I am not sure what MB you have, if you have ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ then you will get the 3.5-4ghz. If you have the MSI brand MB, I think it will be the question mark.

I will get the scythe big shuriken 2.
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April 24, 2014 9:36:39 AM

cin19 said:
1) TX3evo is 100% fit because it is only 136mm. http://www.coolermaster.com/cooling/cpu-air-cooler/hype...
2) scythe big shuriken 2 is better than TX3evo, for the TDP125w intel cpu, but it should be as same as AMD.
http://us.hardware.info/reviews/3960/7/33-cpu-cooler-gr...
3) I am not sure what MB you have, if you have ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ then you will get the 3.5-4ghz. If you have the MSI brand MB, I think it will be the question mark.

I will get the scythe big shuriken 2.


The mb: gigabyte ga-990XA-ud3

hmm I found a test were it looks like the cm TX3evo does a better job at cooling with high voltages and oc'd.

http://www.behardware.com/art/imprimer/824/

I think I'm going for the TX3evo


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April 24, 2014 11:57:01 AM

Please be aware of the scythe big shuriken and scythe big shuriken 2. The one you found in the review has the 4 heatpipes, which is the scythe big shuriken. The one in my link is the version 2, which has five heatpipes. That is why scythe big shuriken 2 is better than the tx3evo.
But tx3 will be ok too.
scythe big shuriken http://content.hwigroup.net/images/news/Scythe_Big_Shur...
scythe big shuriken 2 http://www.quietpc.com/images/products/shuriken-big-2-l...
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