FX-6300 + H55 Watercooler vs. FX-8350 and stock cooler.

For a build that is going to be used mostly for gaming, I can afford to purchase either a stock FX-8350 or an FX-6300 with a Corsair H55 water cooler (the FX-8320 isn't available from my local store at the moment and I live in Australia so there aren't any good online retailers here).

In short, would I be better off with the stock eight core or an overclocked FX-6300? With the H55 should I be able to get a nice 4.5ish overclock?

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  1. The Hyper 212+ isn't as good as the Hyper 212 EVO and the EVO isn't as good as an H55... If you would beg to differ please provide benchmarks.
  2. http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm
    these sites will give you a better overview on cpu cooling heatsinks.

    but the hyper 212 out cools the h50.

    32/57 – 41/83 : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
    33/58 – 40/84 : CORSAIR H60
    33/58 – 43/85 : CORSAIR H50
  3. Cooling solutions involving water are not an upgrade over a good heatsink and fan setup until you get into H80 territory...ask anyone that's overclocked using liquid cooling, they'll tell you.

    The 212 EVO is a good one, so is the Frio OCK and the Noctura NH-D14
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