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Hey, i know theres a lot of talk about air vs water here and i was just wondering on a bit of advice on what to go for in my current system as im a bit new to properly tinkering and Oc'ing.

Basically i have a CM HAF912Plus which i know will fit a pretty big air cooler so im about to order a CM Hyper 212 EVO as it has pretty decent reviews and my budget is £50 or less wink.gif I ideally want something that'll stand a little overclocking and the trouble i get atm is that the stock cooler is so bad it makes my stock cpu shut down when i play any games (great gaming computer, cheers Mesh).

Any ideas?

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Hi dude

I got 2 things to say first

1: stop soamming or people will not reply
2: introduce yourself and tell us about your self firt befor you ask questions.... It is called etiquete






The 212 with uprated fan is very good if you are on air
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You will not get a big clock out of the 8120 on air - unless its a real good cpu and by that means low voltage to oc which is unlikely. Maybe 4.2 to 4.4 if lucky with low volts and good cooling
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Originally Posted by levontraut View Post

Hi dude

I got 2 things to say first

1: stop soamming or people will not reply
2: introduce yourself and tell us about your self firt befor you ask questions.... It is called etiquete






The 212 with uprated fan is very good if you are on air

Sorry! frown.gif I got impatient and hit the submit button loads :/

Okay smile.gif well im Sammy, new here, after always seeing links here on google and everyone seemed friendly and helpful, im really lazy and spend waaay too much time looking at components i cant afford tongue.gif
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I'd really suggest high end air as opposed to any water cooling in terms of price/performance.

You don't have to go $70-80 high end air to get great performance.

Havik or something around there? Havik isn't recommended due to rubberized mounts for fans but find something like the $50-60 range that'd be great and a bit better than a 212
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Let me recommend a close loop cooler by corsair. I picked mine up for 50 dollars American and it shines when the CPU is overclocked. Currently have my 6300 at 4.8 with low temps. Go with a nice closed loop system and you will not be disappointed Very easy and no mAintance.
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Thanks for the advice, i was really interested in getting a Corsair one specifically, but i've been told its not a great idea not to get the cheapest one of theirs, and unfortunatly thats all i would be able to afford right now doh.gif
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Thanks for the advice, i was really interested in getting a Corsair one specifically, but i've been told its not a great idea not to get the cheapest one of theirs, and unfortunatly thats all i would be able to afford right now doh.gif

No benefit of lower to middle end closed loop over high end air. High end all in one like h100i then yes.
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Hmm i thought it sounded a bit shifty, the cheapest corsair one i could find was around 45GBP which was the H40 but it looks a little...basic tongue.gif
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Hmm i thought it sounded a bit shifty, the cheapest corsair one i could find was around 45GBP which was the H40 but it looks a little...basic tongue.gif

No good for your cpu, the cpu takes high volts per high oc and still creates a lot of heat at the middle ground. As get a low end all in one loop may as well get air. I had a 8120 paired with an h100 - max oc for any duration of stress testing under load 4.4, gaming load stability 4.6
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