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2 heat pipe CPU cooler vs 4 heat pipe cpu cooler

I have a AMD FX 8350, At the moment it is not OC'd but I might be planning to OC it mildly at some point if it starts to lack in performance (I don't think it will but you never know) I was planning on getting a H60 off amazon for $60 but I am in New Zealand so I have to pay import tax and it ends up as being more than the $100 dollars it costs here.

I've decided to go for a cheaper air cooler.

I have to choose between this cooler with 2 fans and 2 heatpipes for $15

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/-/1966996055.html

or this cooler with 4 heatpipes and 1 fan for $32 which is double the cost

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/4Pin-130W-CPU-Cooler-PC-Cooling-Fan-With-4-Cooper-Heat-Pipes-For-Notebook-Laptop-Copmuter/1580042904.html

I know they aren't the "best" brands but I think they'd do better than the stock cooler.

Is the extra cooling I'm going to get from 4 heatpipes worth paying an extra 17 dollars?

Thanks :)
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  1. I would recommend not going for either of those and getting a Hyper 212 Evo instead.
  2. Dylzan said:
    I would recommend not going for either of those and getting a Hyper 212 Evo instead.


    Yeah I was thinking about that but the Hyper evo 212 costs $70 dollars here so it's pretty expensive
  3. What about the Cooler Master T4? That looks to be in your budget.
  4. Dylzan said:
    What about the Cooler Master T4? That looks to be in your budget.


    It's not sold in New Zealand and its $56 dollars and aliexpress, why shouldn't I get the other one's off aliexpress? I mean I know coolers which aren't proper brands aren't supposed to be good but I mean it looks alright to me?
  5. Marko Milanovic said:
    Dylzan said:
    What about the Cooler Master T4? That looks to be in your budget.


    It's not sold in New Zealand and its $56 dollars and aliexpress, why shouldn't I get the other one's off aliexpress? I mean I know coolers which aren't proper brands aren't supposed to be good but I mean it looks alright to me?


    Anyone can make a CPU cooler that looks alright, but whether it performs is a different matter entirely, I wouldn't get one from a no name brand, and would recommend you save up a bit more and get the Cooler Master 212. The stock cooler should be fine for now.
  6. Dylzan said:
    Marko Milanovic said:
    Dylzan said:
    What about the Cooler Master T4? That looks to be in your budget.


    It's not sold in New Zealand and its $56 dollars and aliexpress, why shouldn't I get the other one's off aliexpress? I mean I know coolers which aren't proper brands aren't supposed to be good but I mean it looks alright to me?


    Anyone can make a CPU cooler that looks alright, but whether it performs is a different matter entirely, I wouldn't get one from a no name brand, and would recommend you save up a bit more and get the Cooler Master 212. The stock cooler should be fine for now.


    Would this cooler be any good?

    http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=FANCLM0113&name=COOLER-MASTER-Hyper-103-COOLER-92mm-Fan-3-Direct-C
  7. Best answer
    Between the two, the second one is probably the better buy, purely because of the four heatpipes and slightly larger fan, but that's a pretty baseless opinion given that neither cooler has any performance charts. The FX-8350 has a high TDP and can generate a lot of heat. Both coolers may be absolutely fine and do a good job, just don't expect them to perform much better than the stock cooler.

    Personally, when it comes to processor cooling, I want something I know is reputable.
  8. bicycle_repair_man said:
    Between the two, the second one is probably the better buy, purely because of the four heatpipes and slightly larger fan, but that's a pretty baseless opinion given that neither cooler has any performance charts. The FX-8350 has a high TDP and can generate a lot of heat. Both coolers may be absolutely fine and do a good job, just don't expect them to perform much better than the stock cooler.

    Personally, when it comes to processor cooling, I want something I know is reputable.


    Okay I guess I'll save up for a Cooler Master Evo 212 then haha
  9. No worries, it's a good buy and I doubt you'll be disappointed. I have one, as do a lot of other people on the forum.
  10. See if you have Rajintek coolers. They are cheap and pretty decent.
    this looks decent http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Cooler-master-s400-1155-cpu-heatsink-copper-heatpipe-775-amd-cpu-fan-mute/686437291.html
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