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What kind of cooler should I get?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Sir B. Fannybottom, Jun 20, 2011.

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    Okay, I've got a AMD Phenom II 925 and I have a simple 6 heat pipe small tower heatsink. I was thinking of getting a H50, or a H70. Do you think it is worth it? Or should I spend more on a six core? I was thinking of just asking my mum to get me a 6 core at 2.8 ghz off a guy in my town for $80 for my birthday.

    Phenom II 925 2.8 ghz
    8 gigs of DDR2 667
    ATI 4650 1gig
    HAFX 912
    shitty coolermaster 6 heatpipe heatsink
     
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    How much have you been able to over clock by using that heat-sink?

    I brought a H60 at the start of the month and have been able to take my Intel Q6600 to 3.4ghz, whereas with my previous Zalman 9900 i could barely get 3.0ghz.
     
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    If those are the coolers you have to pick you cannot go wrong. Any of the sealed Corsair water coolers will do.
     
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    With the motherboard that I have it's oem because I can't afford a gamer one so it's stock clocked.
     
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    If you can't overclock I really don't see a point in upgrading the CPU cooler.
     
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    I will be getting new motherboard when AM3+ comes out
     
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    Oh cool then yeah any of those coolers will do great.
     
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    The only thing im worried about is clearance I'm not sure if I will have enough room when the RAD is in there
     
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    Dude what is the point from multi threads, u already made thread about system upgrade advice. U point there for hole system why u split every hardware in split thread.
     
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    This one was about cooling
     
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    Getting comparable or better cooling while quieter is a valid reason to upgrade.

    Yeah, that's something you'll have to check first. The H50 is thinner than the H70, obviously. I found that I had more room in my case when I swapped my tower heatsink to a H50. I think the H50 is 27mm thick - so if you look at where your 120mm fan mount is and imagine it twice as thick (also note that it's actual dimensions are: Width: 120mm / Height: 152mm / Depth: 27mm). Installation PDF
     
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    Thanks! I think I might pick one up on newegg right now!
     

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