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Best CPU Cooler (closed circut water or air) for FX-8320?

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October 26, 2012 6:43:36 PM

Just wanted to see what you guys thought. Currently I am looking at a Turniq 120 Extreme. I will be mildly overclocking it at first, but as the time goes by I may max it out at 5GHz. So I need the best cooling performance possible. The website I prefer is Newegg.com please.

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October 26, 2012 7:36:22 PM

For high end air cooling the Noctua or the Phanteks are the best.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The H100 is a bit better than either of those. It's also louder.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You want the best cooler you can get for a 5Ghz attempt.
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October 26, 2012 7:42:25 PM

anort3 said:
For high end air cooling the Noctua or the Phanteks are the best.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The H100 is a bit better than either of those. It's also louder.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You want the best cooler you can get for a 5Ghz attempt.


Yes I will! But what are your thoughts on the Turniq 120 Extreme? I saw on a cooler benchmark chart that it was in 2nd or 3rd place.
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October 26, 2012 7:50:15 PM

Also, do you think the Phanteks could fit in a Corsair 500R WITH the 200mm side fan still on? Or would I have to take it off?
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October 26, 2012 7:56:46 PM

The Tuniq is decent but not on the same level as the Noctua or Phanteks. Those 2 trade blows for first depending on who does the tests.

Notice here the Noctua compared is a older design since the Tuniq is an older cooler.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Tuniq-Tower-120-...

Here too.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cooling/2009/12/03/tun...

This has both the new and old Noctua coolers in the chart. Even my older Scythe Mugen 2 beats the Tuniq quite easily here.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3096/tuniq_tower_120_e...

As I said above the H100 beats both of these coolers by a decent amount.
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October 26, 2012 8:12:04 PM

anort3 said:
The Tuniq is decent but not on the same level as the Noctua or Phanteks. Those 2 trade blows for first depending on who does the tests.

Notice here the Noctua compared is a older design since the Tuniq is an older cooler.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Tuniq-Tower-120-...

Here too.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cooling/2009/12/03/tun...

This has both the new and old Noctua coolers in the chart. Even my older Scythe Mugen 2 beats the Tuniq quite easily here.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3096/tuniq_tower_120_e...

As I said above the H100 beats both of these coolers by a decent amount.


Well with the Phanteks, whcih I think I am going to stick with, I am just barely under my budget of $1000 for my new build. Do you know the clearance WITH 200mm side fan on the Corsair 500R? I have looked everywhere but can't seem to find it.
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October 26, 2012 8:12:55 PM

As to the Phanteks fitting in a Corsair 500, I honestly don't know. Just google it and see if anyone had problems.
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October 26, 2012 8:17:28 PM

From what I see it might not fit with the side fan.

You do have low profile RAM too right? You will need it with any large air cooler.
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October 26, 2012 8:39:27 PM

anort3 said:
From what I see it might not fit with the side fan.

You do have low profile RAM too right? You will need it with any large air cooler.


I have G.SKILL Ares, which are only 32mm in height :) 

anort3 said:
Actually it does fit. I found this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkLeFnyqyCk

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Also you did see it come in other colors too right?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...


Thanks! I did see that, but I am getting the white version 500R so might as well stick with the same color. If only the top heatsink caps were white too, not silver :( 
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October 26, 2012 8:40:40 PM

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