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Good heatsink/fan to go along with the AMD FX-6300?

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February 16, 2013 1:51:49 AM

I am planning on buying an FX-6300 for my homebuild, within the next day or so. What would be a good heatsink/fan to purchase with this, so that I do not have to use the stock heatsink. I do fully plan on overclocking.

Now here is the thing, I am not looking to spend a lot of money on just the heatsink/fan. I would love to keep it at or near $30 or less. Preferably less. I'm getting everything through newegg, so newegg prices are a must.

Thanks in advance!
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February 16, 2013 2:20:32 AM

cooler master hyper 212+/evo

they are always around $30 and have very good performance for the price
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March 21, 2013 8:45:46 AM

My FX-6300 o/c to 4.8 ghz with a hyper 212 evo idles 19c , 47c max load during benchmarks.
Stock default cpu settings it runs 8c idle and 36c max load during benchmarks.
This is in a c/m elite 430 case with 5 120mm fans , 1 front , 1 side , 2 up top and 1 in the back. Ambient room temp stays around 74F or about 23-24C
Also , I did use the cooler master thermal paste included with the cooler.
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August 8, 2013 4:41:03 PM

burritobrownie said:
My FX-6300 o/c to 4.8 ghz with a hyper 212 evo idles 19c , 47c max load during benchmarks.
Stock default cpu settings it runs 8c idle and 36c max load during benchmarks.
This is in a c/m elite 430 case with 5 120mm fans , 1 front , 1 side , 2 up top and 1 in the back. Ambient room temp stays around 74F or about 23-24C
Also , I did use the cooler master thermal paste included with the cooler.

really 8c idle? you mean to say that your cpu is cooler than your room chilly even? im gunna call bs.

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August 8, 2013 9:35:33 PM

Um The Hyper 212 Evo in Push/Pull is not enough to cool down an overclocked FX-6300 @ 4.5GHz 1.42v in any geographical location where the ambient temp gets over 26C. Unless you want 80C+ temps.

The Hyper 212 was not meant for such a task. You're talking something like 152W of heat from the pverclocked FX-6300 there. And going by the other guy's post where his idle is 8C... either he lives in Iceland with his door open 24/7 or his results are erroneous (not your fault dude just saying).
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August 8, 2013 10:02:18 PM

The temp sensors could actually be saying 8C; remember, CPU core sensors are weighted are give weird results at idle temps. I'm not saying that they actually could be that temp, I am just saying there is another explanation. On a related note, there are other people who struggle to get they FX-6300 past 4.5 with the EVO.

As for a cooler selection for the OP:

Xigmatek Gaia
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
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August 10, 2013 3:17:41 PM

Yes I was wrong in saying 8c because it actually idles around 25c in the bios which is correct not the incorrect core temp readings. All I know is mine never went above 47c in hwinfo , coretemp and aida64 at 4.8 ghz. Amd's accurate above 40c due to the algorithm they use to get a more accurate temp in the range where it counts. Also I was not aware aftermarket coolers were NOT meant for overclocking lol smh............
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