FX8120 best aftermarket cooler

Am from INDIA

I built My FX8120 with Sabertooth 990FX and Corsair Vengeance 8GB(2x4GB) and GTX550Ti(ASUS)


My questions:

1. Is 66Cel for FX8120 normal temp. for a region of 24-30Cel room temp. ?

2. Which aftermarket cooler should I use for Silence/Performance?(Newegg Links are helpful, just to know :) )


My cabinet is this : http://zebronics.com/products/intermediate/scorpion

For now I have only the Side 80mm Fan. No other fans,am ready to spend up-to $120


Let me know if you need more data.


Advance thank you
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  1. no way 66 degrees on idle is way too
    i am also from india but my i5 2500 runs @ 35 degrees on idle
    either your heatsink is not properly fitted or you geniunely need a new cooler
    first try to reseat your cooler
    if problem persists then buy this cooler-
    http://www.flipkart.com/cooler-master-hyper-tx3-evo/p/itmd5xzprhxvefrj?pid=COLD5XZPV75JZAEZ&ref=2ff7dfe5-f177-45a3-9ae3-1632385eab0e
    or
    http://www.flipkart.com/deepcool-ice-blade-pro/p/itmd9hkah4gtxbqh?pid=COLD9HKAAX4VQR2S&ref=b03b7aaa-c2f1-4081-8d2c-0d6804447a7e
  2. Sorry,i Forgot when this temp is.

    Its probably when i do rendering in vegas pro or vdeo converting.


    Idle temp is around 45-48 and sometimes 50
  3. Sorry,i Forgot when this temp is.

    Its probably when i do rendering in vegas pro or vdeo converting.


    Idle temp is around 45-48 and sometimes 50
  4. i can add 1 120mm at rear(normal place) and 1 120mm at bottom(straight down to gpu's fan)

    Also 1 80mm at bottom(near hdd)as well
  5. Before spending money on the heatsink you should add a couple of fans. The front and rear would be a good start and should improve the inside case temps and help lower the cpu temp since the heatsink will have cooler air to blow through the heatsink finns.
    If you want you can just add all the fans at all the spots you mentioned.
    Then you can see what you need for an upgraded heatsink cpu cooler.
  6. http://www.flipkart.com/cooler-master-hyper-212-evo/p/itmd7pfht3crxtnf

    will it fit in my case. find the link to case in the first question

    or
    http://www.theitwares.com/noctua-nhd14-se2011-140mm-120mm-cooler-p-2721.html

    will this even fit without blocking A2/B2 slots of sabertooth 990fx

    i'l add this for rear case fan:

    http://www.theitwares.com/cooler-master-r4l2r20ckgp-120mm-blue-case-p-935.html


    so will everything pan out good?
  7. The Cooler Master is a good heatsink and should do a decent job , it's small enough to not be in the way of things.
    The Noctua is a monsrtous heatsink and you need a lot of open space to put this in , but it will cool any cpu and this is considered a maximum coling solution.
    I would put the case fans in to see what difference it makes and then you can decide if you need a monster heatsink or a regular one.
  8. inzone said:
    The Cooler Master is a good heatsink and should do a decent job , it's small enough to not be in the way of things.
    The Noctua is a monsrtous heatsink and you need a lot of open space to put this in , but it will cool any cpu and this is considered a maximum coling solution.
    I would put the case fans in to see what difference it makes and then you can decide if you need a monster heatsink or a regular one.



    Ok... The last link i put is the case fan. I think thats the best right??
    http://www.theitwares.com/cooler-master-r4l2r20ckgp-120mm-blue-case-p-935.html


    i'l c..... Thanks for your time.
  9. Asus Sabertooth 990fx and FX8120 ON MINE = IDLE 34 degrees and never higher than 51 degrees underload.Hyper 212 EVO with 2 coolermaster red led sickle fans on a push pull setup.Also have a 120 sickle for rear exhaust andtwo 200mm megaflow fans one on top of case for exhaust and one in front to pull air.
  10. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Asus Sabertooth 990fx and FX8120 ON MINE = IDLE 34 degrees and never higher than 51 degrees underload.Hyper 212 EVO with 2 coolermaster red led sickle fans on a push pull setup.Also have a 120 sickle for rear exhaust andtwo 200mm megaflow fans one on top of case for exhaust and one in front to pull air.



    i can see why its so low for you... you have the 200mm fans...
  11. http://www.cmstorm.com/en/products/chassis/enforcer/

    My case ^

    More fans better cooling.
  12. Overclocked to 4.0 ghz.
  13. How can i design my Air flow resembling to the pic(link):

    http://postimage.org/image/a952bcu39/
  14. SR-71 Blackbird said:


    hey dude,

    i saw many review of that and many else of corsair...


    am ain't here to look for new chassis. Suggest me a good air flow method using my default chassis( http://http://www.lemonmart.com/products/Scorpion.html ) or ( http://zebronics.com/products/intermediate/scorpion )
    For this Layout of the chassis: ( http://postimage.org/image/a952bcu39/ )
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