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Budget cooling system for FX-6300 OC

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July 15, 2013 1:29:14 PM

I need help picking out a cooling system for a FX-6300 that I got today. I want to OC it to 4.6-5.0ghz and my budget is $100 but I would like to keep it under $80. I have an ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 motherboard and a NZXT Phanton case with 3 side intake fans(2 120mm fans and a 200mm), 1 140mm front intake fan, and 2 exhaust fans( rear 120mm and a 200mm on top). I'm open to liquid or air cooling if an OC that high can be done on air. Thanks.
a c 81 K Overclocking
a c 99 V Motherboard
July 15, 2013 1:47:56 PM

NH-D14, assuming it will fit in your case and your RAM is low profile.
July 15, 2013 2:54:31 PM

ihog said:
NH-D14, assuming it will fit in your case and your RAM is low profile.


I don't think that will fit because my case is 8.6 in. wide and the D14 is 6.3-6.5 in. high. Has anyone gotten a NH-D14 to fit in a Phantom or could someone recommend a good alternative?
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July 15, 2013 8:54:56 PM

WhatamIdoingWrong said:
I need help picking out a cooling system for a FX-6300 that I got today. I want to OC it to 4.6-5.0ghz and my budget is $100 but I would like to keep it under $80. I have an ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 motherboard and a NZXT Phanton case with 3 side intake fans(2 120mm fans and a 200mm), 1 140mm front intake fan, and 2 exhaust fans( rear 120mm and a 200mm on top). I'm open to liquid or air cooling if an OC that high can be done on air. Thanks.


Hmmm, Corsair H60 is pretty Cheap and good. Here's a reasonable price.

https://www.google.com/shopping/product/129461340491039...
a c 103 K Overclocking
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July 15, 2013 9:52:44 PM

H60 will not handle an OC like that very well at all. IF you went AIO closed loop, a 2x120 or 2x140 cooler for an OC like that is really advised. Do not skimp on your cooling when OCing. You will regret it and become frustrated by the lack of clocking performance due to thermal limits.

as long as you are using low pro ram, and uninstall the side fan IF it conflicts, the Noctua would be fine. or consider for VERY high end cooling but low pro like you need Thermalright Silver Arrow - comes in just under 6in
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...
July 16, 2013 7:21:14 PM

I think I'll run the stock fan for a month or 2 and save up some more money so I can build my own liquid cooling system. Could I build a good one for less than $200?
a c 81 K Overclocking
a c 99 V Motherboard
July 17, 2013 6:33:06 AM

"Less than $200" is very vague. $200 is would do you well, though.
July 17, 2013 8:07:05 AM

Which CPU water block should I get and is the Swiftech MCP350 a good pump?
a c 103 K Overclocking
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July 17, 2013 9:22:04 AM

Realistically 300... but I suppose cutting a few corners [read as sacrifice performance potential (could be done). NCP 35 X series is a DDC pump NOT a d5. Ddc pumps are for high resyriction so they are low flow high pressure , and also must be air cooled. MCP 655 is a d5 pump used for most set ups. High flow,and cooled by the liquid they pump. Both Mcp series are good pumps, but have very different applications
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