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AMD FX-8350 CPU Cooler for overclocking !

Hey guys ! What do you think, what kind of cooler can i fit in here? I know the system is REALLY messy. I would like to clean it up, but this was my first build and im really bad at cable management and my psu isn't modular etc. (in conclusion, first build and i suck at cable management or in the other hand, any kind of comp building :D)
So anyways, the question is this: What kind of cpu cooler can i fit in here for the AMD FX-8350? If you have any tips for me how i could clean up the system, i would be really grateful. It would help my airflow AND it would look alot better.

Picture of the system at the moment EDIT: Sorry, the image is the wrong way :ange: The image should be horizontal, and now it is vertical


Picture of the case (from their website)
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  1. Looks like your 1 mm short of being able to get a hyper 212 evo
  2. coolcole01 said:
    Looks like your 1 mm short of being able to get a hyper 212 evo

    Oh god are you serious!? :o ddaamn.. should've put more money on a bigger case :/
  3. Best answer
    I'm not going to comment on your cable management. You'll figure it out.

    Several FAQs you should read that will help you.

    First, detailed specs so we all know what you are working with:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2177560/detailed-computer-specs.html

    Got to make sure PSU can endure overclock:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2185279/power-supply-tier-list.html

    Mobo needs strong VRM for overclocking:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2176449/list-motherboards-overclocking-am3-cpus.html

    FX-8350 takes a lot to keep it cool:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2181775/cpu-coolers-overclocking-core-cpu.html

    Make sure you know what to look at:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2122665/understanding-temperature-amd-cpus-apus.html

    And AMD's OC guide for AM3+:

    http://sites.amd.com/us/Documents/AMD_FX_Performance_Tuning_Guide.pdf

    After you are done with your homework, post again with your specific questions and I'll answer them.
  4. coolcole01 said:
    Looks like your 1 mm short of being able to get a hyper 212 evo

    That's pretty weird tough because as the picture says, ''support High-End CPU cooler...'' so i was hoping i could stick even a hyper 212 evo in there, and that isn't even a large cooler. (Phanteks PH-TC14PE *drool*)
  5. Fluzzyy said:
    coolcole01 said:
    Looks like your 1 mm short of being able to get a hyper 212 evo

    That's pretty weird tough because as the picture says, ''support High-End CPU cooler...'' so i was hoping i could stick even a hyper 212 evo in there, and that isn't even a large cooler. (Phanteks PH-TC14PE *drool*)


    Don't worry, a Hyper 212 is too weak to cool a highly overclocked FX-8350 anyway.
  6. That's why it's funny the pic says support for 158 and the 212 is 159
  7. The Phantek is 171 mm
  8. coolcole01 said:
    That's why it's funny the pic says support for 158 and the 212 is 159

    Yeah, really funny, im cryin inside :sarcastic:
    BTW. i should propably mention now, that im running the computer without the sidepanel at all times :ange: Im just worried about the length and width, since the height isnt a problem when im running the case open? :)
  9. And best way to clean up the wiring is to run everything of the psu to the side behind the mobo then up and out where you need it. The same pretty much goes for everything. Also zip ties are your friends.

  10. Don't worry, a Hyper 212 is too weak to cool a highly overclocked FX-8350 anyway.

    Yeah, i know that, but it would be nice to even start from somewhere:lol:
  11. What gigabyte mobo is that
  12. coolcole01 said:
    What gigabyte mobo is that

    It's the GA-990XA-UD3. (http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4434#ov)
  13. I'm familiar with the board it's got a 8+2 set up I believe so how high you thinking about taking this.
  14. Combined with the Super Flower Golden Green that's a descent platform for overclocking ^^

    This instance is a good candidate for a 240mm radiator liquid cooler. Then you could close your panel (not that having it open is bad at all).
  15. If the sky (5ghz) is the limit then the 240mm radiator is the way
  16. damric said:
    Fluzzyy said:
    coolcole01 said:
    Looks like your 1 mm short of being able to get a hyper 212 evo

    That's pretty weird tough because as the picture says, ''support High-End CPU cooler...'' so i was hoping i could stick even a hyper 212 evo in there, and that isn't even a large cooler. (Phanteks PH-TC14PE *drool*)


    Don't worry, a Hyper 212 is too weak to cool a highly overclocked FX-8350 anyway.



    coolcole01 said:
    What gigabyte mobo is that


    coolcole01 said:
    I'm familiar with the board it's got a 8+2 set up I believe so how high you thinking about taking this.

    Im taking it as high as my skill and money gets me :D and yes, it does have the 8+2 power phases
  17. You might need a small fan on your VRM and NB. Gigabyte boards notoriously run hot.
  18. H100i is on sale at best buy for 89 bucks buy some high quality static pressure fans and there is no reason you can't do it. Just try to do some cable management.
  19. damric said:
    Combined with the Super Flower Golden Green that's a descent platform for overclocking ^^

    This instance is a good candidate for a 240mm radiator liquid cooler. Then you could close your panel (not that having it open is bad at all).

    Yes it's a 650w Superflower golden green 80plus gold :) And yes, i would like liquid cooling the MOST (i think it's really awesome looking for some reason :P) but will there fit ANY water cooling kit in that tiny, messed up case?:D
  20. That's what tin snips are for cut a hole and make it fit
  21. coolcole01 said:
    H100i is on sale at best buy for 89 bucks buy some high quality static pressure fans and there is no reason you can't do it. Just try to do some cable management.

    I'll try my best with the cable management. But my biggest concern is, that will there fit ANY kind of water cooling kit in that tiny, messy case? :O
  22. Fluzzyy said:
    damric said:
    Combined with the Super Flower Golden Green that's a descent platform for overclocking ^^

    This instance is a good candidate for a 240mm radiator liquid cooler. Then you could close your panel (not that having it open is bad at all).

    Yes it's a 650w Superflower golden green 80plus gold :) And yes, i would like liquid cooling the MOST (i think it's really awesome looking for some reason :P) but will there fit ANY water cooling kit in that tiny, messed up case?:D


    It looks to me like you can bolt it on top and run the hoses through the grommets provided.
  23. coolcole01 said:
    That's what tin snips are for cut a hole and make it fit

    There are two holes in the back of the case where the pipes should come from, or where do you mean i should make the holes? :$ sorry, that im so helpless, im really new to computer building and dont know much
  24. coolcole01 said:
    H100i is on sale at best buy for 89 bucks buy some high quality static pressure fans and there is no reason you can't do it. Just try to do some cable management.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118135 would this be anything? It's on sale in my country at the moment.
  25. Fluzzyy said:
    coolcole01 said:
    H100i is on sale at best buy for 89 bucks buy some high quality static pressure fans and there is no reason you can't do it. Just try to do some cable management.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118135 would this be anything? It's on sale in my country at the moment.


    Inadequate. It will quickly saturate the small amount of liquid.
  26. damric said:
    Fluzzyy said:
    coolcole01 said:
    H100i is on sale at best buy for 89 bucks buy some high quality static pressure fans and there is no reason you can't do it. Just try to do some cable management.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118135 would this be anything? It's on sale in my country at the moment.


    Inadequate. It will quickly saturate the small amount of liquid.


    oh, okay
  27. I'm running a AMD FX-8350 and it almost never gets 100% (Unless I'm rendering some animations)
    It's more of a future proof thing, only overlock when you need to in my opinion. (Even thought he 8350 can be a great overclock.)
  28. UltraFireFX said:
    I'm running a AMD FX-8350 and it almost never gets 100% (Unless I'm rendering some animations)
    It's more of a future proof thing, only overlock when you need to in my opinion. (Even thought he 8350 can be a great overclock.)

    Well i want to replace the stock cooler because it's loud and it's performance isn't good enough for me. And i want to overclock so i could squeeze those couple extra fps :)
  29. Overclocking is a thing of its own it can be fun and frustrating if you have never had a bsod well here comes the jokes. because it will happen. But when you get it right its pretty awesome. and that case has a raised top perfect for 240mm radiator.
  30. The FX CPUs definitely run much faster when overclocked. They are just so hot and eat power.
  31. I'm going to repeat a lot of what everyone else is saying, but it's all condensed in one place.

    I'm in kind-of the same boat as you. I run an AMD-6300 with a R9 270 but my case is a heck of a lot bigger than yours and allows for cable management in the back, because it's half empty space. (Corsair air 540 lol)

    If you zip-tie and zip-tie and zip-tie, you could definitely fit a Corsair h100i in there. It's a great closed-loop (no maintenance) water cooling system and it's actually what I currently run on my build. I run a stable 3.8ghz overclock and I idle around 14C and my max is 31C under full load. (25-29C degrees ambient, it's summer here)

    There's a neat trick to the h100i, if you pair the SP120s (included) in a push configuration and a pair of AF-120s in a pull configuration, your CPU will be a full 3-4 degrees cooler than the standard push-pull with the SP120s.

    You could even run an h80i which is a 120mm rad, but you won't get nearly the temperatures you would with h100i. Probably around 20 degrees warmer than with a 240mm rad.

    Lastly, if you want ignore what everyone is saying about cable management and just plop something in there.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608014

    The Noctua NH-U12P is JUST perfect for your case and it'll be the closest thing in terms of temperatures to a 240mm closed-loop water cooling system.
  32. Georgegreentnb said:
    I'm going to repeat a lot of what everyone else is saying, but it's all condensed in one place.

    I'm in kind-of the same boat as you. I run an AMD-6300 with a R9 270 but my case is a heck of a lot bigger than yours and allows for cable management in the back, because it's half empty space. (Corsair air 540 lol)

    If you zip-tie and zip-tie and zip-tie, you could definitely fit a Corsair h100i in there. It's a great closed-loop (no maintenance) water cooling system and it's actually what I currently run on my build. I run a stable 3.8ghz overclock and I idle around 14C and my max is 31C under full load. (25-29C degrees ambient, it's summer here)

    There's a neat trick to the h100i, if you pair the SP120s (included) in a push configuration and a pair of AF-120s in a pull configuration, your CPU will be a full 3-4 degrees cooler than the standard push-pull with the SP120s.

    You could even run an h80i which is a 120mm rad, but you won't get nearly the temperatures you would with h100i. Probably around 20 degrees warmer than with a 240mm rad.

    Lastly, if you want ignore what everyone is saying about cable management and just plop something in there.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608014

    The Noctua NH-U12P is JUST perfect for your case and it'll be the closest thing in terms of temperatures to a 240mm closed-loop water cooling system.

    Hello and thank you for your very informative reply! So i would love to get a water cooling system, but im just unsure that will a 240mm system fit in that tiny case :o And yes, the Noctua NH-U12P would be awesome, propably one, if not the best air coolers out there! Again, the same questionmark above my head.. will it fit? It seems like it would just fit (158mm) but i gotta check it out that will it fit in all dimensions. I will start to zip-tie every goddamn loose wire in there and try to make it look less like a junkyard:D I appreciate your tips&tricks with the water cooling and ill definetly consider putting one in, if my case just allows it!:)
    PS. Why do you have such big and expensive case with those parts?:D Did you get a good deal for it? Had it already from old setup? Or were u just plain smarter than me and put more money on the case for quality and future expanse ;)
  33. coolcole01 said:
    Overclocking is a thing of its own it can be fun and frustrating if you have never had a bsod well here comes the jokes. because it will happen. But when you get it right its pretty awesome. and that case has a raised top perfect for 240mm radiator.

    Yeah, i've had bsod's but not because of overclocking (Laptop's GPU) ;) And yes, i know they will occur when im looking for the perfect oc for stable system:) It's my first time overclocking and i want to do it because of the small performance boost, but also im somehow excited and interested to see how much i can oc and with what volts etc. :P I dunno, i think it would be just awesome and fun to oc :) But what do you think, i could i fit a 240mm rad in that raised top spot? Or do i just have to get a 120mm/air cooling? I guess i'll have to take the top fans off when im putting the big rad in there?
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