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AMD FX-6100 Cooling Fan/Heat Sink question?

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August 29, 2012 5:54:08 PM

Getting ready to build my new PC, I have all the parts, just waiting for the arctic silver 5 to come in (I thought I had some but it was empty). My question is this:

Is the stock cooling fan that comes with the CPU good enough or should I spend the money and buy an after market cooling fan and heat sink? I'm not planning on over clocking the cpu just yet (never done that before and I'm very confused about how to do it).

The CPU is going into a Rosewill Challenger case with a Corsair TX-650 PSU and a XFX R7850 Double D Graphics Card, a Seagate 2TB HDD, a 128GB SSD, 8GB of Gskill Ram and a Sata DVD/CD Player and Sata DVD/CD Burner. The case has two huge cooling fans and looks to have plenety of room for air to pass through.

Any recommendations as to what I should buy for an after market Cooling fan and Heat sink?

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August 29, 2012 6:00:32 PM

With a high powered computer like your putting together, I wouldn't shy out on the cooling. If you want to extend your computers life by a few years, invest in some extra cooling. If you case can take it try this cooling system. http://www.asetek.com/desktop/cpu-coolers/550lc.html. Not overly powerful but It will do the job well, and it has a 50,000 hour life.
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August 29, 2012 6:20:49 PM

SheepyxD said:
With a high powered computer like your putting together, I wouldn't shy out on the cooling. If you want to extend your computers life by a few years, invest in some extra cooling. If you case can take it try this cooling system. http://www.asetek.com/desktop/cpu-coolers/550lc.html. Not overly powerful but It will do the job well, and it has a 50,000 hour life.



The link you provided is broken :( 
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August 29, 2012 6:46:22 PM

Since you're not planning on overclocking (soon, anyway), it doesn't really matter because the stock cooler will be fine for stock speeds, but since I'm guessing that you will eventually OC, my recommendation for a great cooler a low price is a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo .

Even if you won't OC for now, it's still probably best to install an aftermarket cooler when you build, just so you won't have to do it later.

Edit: Here's the cooler that SheepyxD was talking about http://www.asetek.com/desktop/cpu-coolers/550lc.html (same link, but let's see if it works). The thing about that cooler is that a Hyper 212 Evo out performs it. The 550LC is basically just a Corsair H50, and a 212 Evo is on par with a H60
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August 29, 2012 9:14:39 PM

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August 29, 2012 9:16:38 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Since you're not planning on overclocking (soon, anyway), it doesn't really matter because the stock cooler will be fine for stock speeds, but since I'm guessing that you will eventually OC, my recommendation for a great cooler a low price is a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo .

Even if you won't OC for now, it's still probably best to install an aftermarket cooler when you build, just so you won't have to do it later.

Edit: Here's the cooler that SheepyxD was talking about http://www.asetek.com/desktop/cpu-coolers/550lc.html (same link, but let's see if it works). The thing about that cooler is that a Hyper 212 Evo out performs it. The 550LC is basically just a Corsair H50, and a 212 Evo is on par with a H60



Thanks, I even received a $5.00 mail in rebate when I ordered it today, so for $29.99 that's a pretty good deal IMO.

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August 29, 2012 9:21:41 PM

You're welcome. :) 
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