Best Cooling Soultion FX8350

Well after much debate and research between the i7 3770 and the fx8350 I decided to once again give AMD my business, I was so happy with my Phenom 965 BE for the money I paid I figured why not go AMD again? Anyways, my cpu is delivered tomorrow and I know I will be going for a medium oc, to maybe 4.6-4.8 maybe more depending on heat. I want to find a cooling solution that will give me the most value, I dont the cheapest, or the best, just best overall for this cpu and something that is compatible (I've seen ppl have had trouble with the Hyper Evo's fitting).

Really, I've looked around but I'd like to hear from a Vishera owner if possible, or someone who has a good take on cpu cooling and these new cpus. Thanks for the time answering as always everyone!
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  1. I've got an 8350 at 4625Mhz and I love it.
    It's as fast as I can get it without throwing more voltage at it then my cooler can handle.
    I could get into windows at 4.7Ghz but it was either too hot, or not stable.
    I couldn't get into windows at 4.8Ghz.

    I have a Cooler Master V8 with a Noctua NF-P12 in it on low fan speed. I'm mostly configured for slience, so an extra 200Mhz didn't really concern me too much.

    The best air cooler you can get, period, is the Noctua NH-D14. ($90)
    Another big air is the Phanteks PH-TC14PE. ($80)

    If you're looking for an ALC the H80i ($90) and H100i($100) are the way to go.

    If you're looking for lots of cooling potential around $50, I read lots of good things on the Xigmatek Dark Knight Hawk Edition.

    Remember that 60C is still the safe core temp.
  2. Thanks Dan, you really like this cpu so far? I'm, pretty excited I get mine 2moro in the mail, I've heard and read so much good that I opted for this.

    The Xigmatek Dark Knight Hawk Edition looks really affordable, I dont want to go with liquid cooling, its too pricey right now for me since I just upgraded cpu, gpu and mobo. What are your running temps at 4.6? with your setup?
  3. I have a Hyper 212 right now on my phenom 965 but I have been told it isnt compatible
  4. I'm enjoying it quite a bit, I was hoping for closer to 5Ghz, but the IMC is way better than my X6 was. I often had trouble getting my 4x2Gb of DDR3 1600 to run stable on my X6 and on my FX I was able to push it to 1800Mhz!!

    Performance wise, it's not a whole lot different from my X6, which I had at 4Ghz with a 3Ghz Northbridge, but it does run a lot cooler. Idle temps are kinda erratic, because its dropped well below room temp (not possible) but load temps i'm usually around 40-50 after a few hours of WoW and a 6970 running 90C right beneath it.

    It's a great CPU I think you'll be really happy with it. The DK Hawk is a nice cooler, I've often played with the idea of getting one, my wife has the original DK in her machine with my old X6 under it.

    The ALC coolers aren't all they're cracked up to be, at full bore they can keep up to the big air cooolers, but then they're quite a bit louder. Air is the way to go.
  5. Yea I've heard go air, also are you running Windows7 or 8? I've also heard you arent get full potential out of the 8cores with windows7 is that true?
  6. I have 7 now so I want to know if I should upgrade or not
  7. Best answer
    Window 7 and 8 have almost no difference for the FX series. You can use the hyper 212 just fine.
  8. AFAIK, Microsoft has patched Windows 7 so it can handle the Bulldozer architecture better. So I doubt that upgrading to W8 will give a noticable performance boost.

    BTW, W8 pro can be bought as an upgrade for Windows 7 for about $40, so it might be worth upgrading anyway (if you can stand the blocky interface)
  9. I've got 8, I really like it. You can't go wrong for $40.
    It feels quite a bit snappier, and is better on SSDs.

    Windows 7 fully patched performs the same as 8 though. Toms did a review on it, and I'm sure you can find it if you look. But the cliff notes are, Patched 7 and 8 perform the same.
  10. Cool thanks guys so the hyper will work awesome, and yeah for $40 not bad, til the 31st tho! I'll be waiting for the UPS guy 2moro haha.

    Thanks for the quick responses everyone!
  11. I use the H80 with mine with OC of 4.8ghz.
  12. Best answer selected by chrisafp07.
  13. Hi, i am new in the forum! I am getting the following configuration for the AMD FX 8350: Computer Case : Thermaltake Versa I Mid Tower ATX
    Power Supply Upgrade : Antec Basiq BP550PLUS 550W Power Supply
    Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Socket AM3+/ AMD 760G/ DDR3/ USB3.0/ A&GbE/ MicroATX
    DDR3 Memory : 16GB (4X4GB) DDR3-1333/1600 PC3-10666/12800
    Processor : AMD FX 8350 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Eight-Core Socket AM3+
    CPU Cooling Fan : Corsair H70 High Performance Hydro Water Cooler
    Hard Drive : 1.5TB Western Digital Black 7200RPM SATA-3 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache
    Video Card : ATI Radeon HD4550 512MB DDR VGA/DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card
    DVD Recorder : LG 22X DVD+/-RW SATA
    Sound Card : 8-Channel Digital Sound Card (onboard)
    Network Card : 10/100/1000 Gigabit Network Card (onboard)
    Wireless Cards : Wireless-N PCI-x Adapter 600Mbps
    Case Fan : Case Fan 80mm
    I think the Corsair cooling fan really suits it well right? Thanks! :wahoo:
  14. I have an Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0 with a FX8350 running stock 4.0ghz. My idle temp for the cores are 10 or 11 degrees Celsius and 30 degrees Celsius for the CPU, taken from the sensor panel from Aida64 Extreme Edition program. When using Handbrake to crunch video it never goes over 41 degrees Celsius. I have both sides of the case open, have no intake fan and 1 fan blowing out at the rear. I am using this fan for the CPU with one small dot of Arctic Silver 5, no backplate, no clips, yada:

    It's quiet as a whisper also!
    Hope this helps!
  15. chrisafp07 said:
    I have a Hyper 212 right now on my phenom 965 but I have been told it isnt compatible I believe you were told wrong. The 212 most certainly can be installed with the 8350. You do however, have to switch the back plate. :)
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