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FX-6300, i5 3450 stock coolers

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Frick, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Hey all.

    I might get a new system pretty soon. It's all a bit shady, but I might have to pick between the FX-6300 and the i5 3450. It depends on a lot of things. Etc. Etc.

    My question is therefore this:

    How are the stock coolers of the aforementioned processors? I am mostly interested in their noise levels as I will try to put together a decently quiet system. If they are loud, what would be good options? I have been out of the cooling loop for quite some time.

    Thanks for looking!
     
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    On my FX-6300 cpu I changed the stock cooler(on my second pc), almost any cooler form 50$ up will be more quiet than stock...
     
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    For some odd reason, my intel stock cooler collected way more dust over time. I'm using the 8350 stock cooler on my second system and i cant honestly complain about it, it's actually not that bad for a generic stock cooler.
     
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    Something cheap like ARCTIC Freezer i30 Extreme CPU Cooler - Intel, 320W Will do the trick better then the stocks fans and more quite with the right fan profile.

    Also you can Overclock the FX-6300 ,you won´t get much more out of the i5 3450.
     
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    I got my 6200 from 2012 to 4.7Ghz stable, so yeah, the 6x00 processors clock well.
     
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    This is presuming the FX-6300 has the same cooler as the FX-6100.

    This cooler is a step down from the cooler they combine the 8 core ones, but in my opinion better balanced.
    While the cooler for the 8 cores has a higher cooling capacity, it is also alot louder, and the 6300 cooler should stay "comfortably" quite. Furthermore, it should also take a bit of overclocking, but obviously like with any stock cooler you'll need something more serious if you want to be serious about your overclocking.

    I dont think you're waiting for another intel vs AMD thread when it comes to performance so I'll leave it at this!.

    Edit: if you're looking for something quiet and a bit better performing, the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO isnt that expensive and fairly quiet.
     
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    Pretty much any heatsink with a 120mm fan and heat pipes will perform better than stock.
     
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    the 212 gets mentioned alot, and it seems it is pretty cheap as well. Might go for it. :)
     

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