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post #1 of 17
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Hey I'm new to the forum and I'm looking for some help. I'm intending to buy a AMD FX8120 and OC it to 4.5ghz and with my current budget i can only get a h60, would i be able to OC it to even 3.6?

My setup would be:

MOBO: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX
CPU: AMD FX 8120
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200rpm
Video Card: XFX 6850 dual fan
RAM: 8gigs of Corsair Vengence 1866
PSU: Rosewill HIVE series 650w
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60
Case: Corsiar Vengence c70
( can ya tell i like Corsair? biggrin.gif)

Any help would be great, thanks.
post #2 of 17
hi i had the same cooler the h60 before with my 8120 and could not get much of an overclock with it, so i decided to go with the notcua d14 and its way better than the h60 by far and i can now overclock to 4.4ghz and not even hit 55c on the cores. Buy a better cooler, its worth it
post #3 of 17
You need a better Cooler.
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post #4 of 17
H100 since you like corsair. It's worth the extra money. Get decent fans for it though.

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post #5 of 17
I agree, I have an H60 set up push-pull ... it keeps my 6100 temps OK, but barely.
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SSD's - 2 Crucial M4's - 2 Plextor M3S's - 2 Ki... Samsung Corsair H60 Dell U2711, Dell 2407 
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post #6 of 17
No experience with those watercoolers but i did up to 4.3ghz on Xigmatech Gaia (similar to the 212 evo) with push configuration but in well ventilated case (antec 9000).
It is possible but on the edge of being practical. It is going to be hot and it is going to be loud, not to mention power consumption... i dialed it back because i just got it no need to overwork it in first few days smile.gif
Good watercooler in well ventilated case should have no problems with 4.4 tbh, just make sure you good quality other components (mobo,psu ram etc).
post #7 of 17
H100 is about the same as the Noctua NH-D14 performance wise. Stock fans are too loud though.
post #8 of 17
Go H100 or go air.
I can't wait to pawn off my H50 on someone else or another computer.
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post #9 of 17
Here's a thought. Buy cheap DDR3 1600 or even 1333 memory and spend the money you saved on a good cooler. High speed memory is pointless.

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post #10 of 17
As others have said, will tell you.
You need new cooler. I've been told by my friends who have the H60 it's barely good enough to cool the processor itself without overclocking.
I don't overclock mine but I will in the future and there is no sense doing it unless you have a top end cooler, unless you want to ruin your processor.
H100 would be much better, certainly not the only choice but it's worth the investment for safe overclocking.
I like corsair too, but you should just go with kingston memory and save a little money go with DDR3 1600, sell your H60 and put the extra cash towards a H80 at least.
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