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!
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.
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?
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.
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!
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: http://www.zalman.co.kr/eng/product/Product_Read.php?Id...