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

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March 24, 2013 6:15:31 AM

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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March 24, 2013 8:38:44 AM

how about the FX-6 with a cooler master hyper 212+? it would be cheaper and just as good performance
March 24, 2013 6:16:47 PM

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.
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April 1, 2013 9:53:30 AM

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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