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CPU cooler for OC

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  1. bbgarnett

    bbgarnett Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I am thinking about doing an overclock on my build



    CPU/GPU AMD A83870K APU with Radeon 6550HD GPU

    CPU Cooler Stock AMD Cooler

    Mobo Gigabyte GA-A75M-D2H (Bios F5)

    Memory G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

    PSU OCZ ModXstream Pro 700W

    Anyways I am almost certain that a Stock cooler will not work for Overclocking and was looking for some good suggestions for an after market cooler. I have one in mind but was just looking for some other opinions on weather the one I am looking at is a good choice or not. I am looking at the Cooler Master Hyper TX3


    Also too I understand that every situation is different but has anyone on here overclocked an APU build or even a 3870K and did you see any noticeable results.

    Thanks,
     
  2. crjdriver

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    I would really go with a coolermaster 212 series. It costs a few $ more however it has 4 heatpipes rather than 3, moves more air, and has a larger fan.
    I have two of these coolers; one on an overclocked 2500k and the other on an overclocked fx8350. Both run in the high 20s to low 30s under normal load and up to 55C or so when running prime95.

    Note do measure your case since these coolers are quite large AND they are not the easiest things to install however their performance is excellent.
     
  3. bbgarnett

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  4. crjdriver

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    Your link goes to the original cooler you selected; not a 212. Do understand that just about any high performance cooler requires the removal of the mb to install the backplate. In addition, you must measure your case to be sure it will fit.

    Test fit everything prior to applying thermal compound. As I said these are not the easiest things to install however their performance is worth the effort.
     
  5. bbgarnett

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    ok well then if I have to remove my Mobo anyways I might as well get a new case too as I am using a case I had from a P4 build so I might as well just look at some cases in under 100 dollar range with decent/good cable management.
     
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