I just built a pc and I'm rockin an amd fx 6100 processor. So far I have been using the stock cooler, which had not been giving me problems, but one day while gaming I noticed things were getting HOT...well not too hot, but it felt warmer than usual...so I downloaded a program to check cpu temps while gaming, and I reach a max temp of 71*C while running games. During web browsing I am between 40*C to 45*C (depending on what I'm doing of course) and I idle at 36*C. Those last two temps don't bother me, but seeing a temp of 71 while gaming has got me thinking about purchasing an after market cooler.
After lots of research, I am torn between what to buy. I want something that will bring me down at least 20*C while gaming, but not to turn to crap after a year. It seems like cpu coolers go to crap after a while, and I want something good that will last...any suggestions?
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The hyper 212+/evo is a great budget option. But how is your case airflow? 36 idle is a bit high even for stock (unless you live in a hot place?).
My case is a thermaltank V3 black edition, which is a mesh case so I don't think air flow is the problem. It's not hot where I am because it's winter. Although my case is close to a register vent, which is blasting heat (not onto the pc just by it) but I plugged it up with a towel and got the same results, so that doesn't seem to be the problem.
If you're using that case in stock config.(1 rear 120mm exhaust fan) you need at least another fan for proper airflow.= front intake
Personally i'd add 2 more 120mm fans = 1 front intake,1 top exhaust.