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Corsair A50 Air Cooler for FX8350 overclock?

Well I'm going to be buying a new cpu cooler this week upgrading from stock heatsink.

Basically I wanted to know if I could go with Corsair's A50 CPU cooler, I can get it for alomost $20 cheaper than a Hyper 212 Evo and it is well reviewed and looks to be around the same concept, any thoughts or issues anyone has had with this cooler? i've seen many people say it is very big was also wondering if I'd have any trouble in an Antec 300 case.


AMD Vishera FX-8350
Gigabyte 970A-D3 Mobo
Gigabyte HD 7850 2GB DDR5 overclocked to 1050mhz core
2x4GB Kingston HyperX Bue 1600mhz
ThermalTake TR2 600w
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  1. I have a A50 in Antec 300 case. Fits fine and works well.
  2. Awesome man ty so much! Was hoping I'd find someone else with my case. Do you overclock with it?
  3. Buy a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO instead...
  4. Best answer
    I don't overclock that much. I also own a 212 on another computer. they both work well, but if you can get the A50 on a deal get the A50' The A50 is made a lot better than the 212 and has a much better mounting system also.
  5. I got the A50 for $3.20 because I had a promo card for Bestbuy plus it was onsale. I went with that. Thanks for the help, I won't be going for a high overclock anyways, I'm at 4.3ghz right now easily w/stock cooling and low temps so should be able to push 4.6ghz with the A50.
  6. Best answer selected by chrisafp07.
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