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Which cooler to get for a AMD FX-8150?

post #1 of 16
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Hey guys, I'm going to be picking up a AMD FX-8150 3.6ghz CPU in a wile, but I'm not sure what would be good cooling for in general, and when I use turbo. I was thinking the Corsair H100 liquid cooler, or maybe a H60 or H70, instead of the NZXT Havik 120 which I have now. I don't want to spend too too much, like a custom loop, but I want my CPU cool. What's my best "Bang for your Buck"? Any help would be appreciated smile.gif
post #2 of 16
to be honest mate if you're going with a H100 then you could go with the RS360 kit which isn't much more expensive.

In addition to that, the silver arrow is a great cooler as well.

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post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
Ok thanks! Is everything included in the kit that I'll need? Or do I have to buy Tubing too? I'm not sure if/where that would fit in my case, I have a NZXT Phantom 410 Mid tower.

Thanks for you help!
post #4 of 16
If you're going to go with an H100, as said above. Don't. Closed loop coolers are a joke.

Silver Arrow SB-E and Noctua D14 are both cheaper than the H100, near its performance, not to mention, a whole lot quieter. They also both kill an H80, flat. Though, if you do plan on going watercooling, the XSPC Rasa kits are very nice and beginner-water-loop friendly. As such, they completely destroy closed-loop and air coolers in performance.
    
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This is the reason I ask you fella's smile.gif Thanks!
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It might be a little difficult getting that to fit inside a mid tower, does your case happen to have holes in the back to allow tubing to pass outside the case?
    
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post #7 of 16
I can vouch for the rs360 kits. I've got one installed myself and it works great. Comes with everything you need to set up a basic loop: fittings, tubing, etc...

Great kit and definitely recommend if your thinking about something as expensive as a h100
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Yes, it does have the 2 holes for tubing to pass through smile.gif
post #9 of 16
Shouldn't be too difficult to mount the radiator outside the case then. Just my two cents there, as I can't even remember what they were called, but there was a box thing that you could screw to a rad, and then screw to a 120mm fan hole for easy out-of-case mounting, but you'd have to ask the watercooling guys as I have no clue where you can find those, or even what they are called.
    
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post #10 of 16
The one thing I would say,

With either the RS360 or the RX360 the tubing is crap, it's really really bad, go with some primoflex tubing and it won't mist or crack.

Also, if you can afford the RX360 that will take a GPU setup and motherboard block as well on a single rad.

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