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Hey, Good to be on this forum at last! I've been waiting for a reason to join, now I gave myself one. tongue.gif

Basically, I'm after a new CPU Cooler for my AMD FX-8120 and I was thinking of something like this...

http://www.spirecoolers.com/main/product_detail.asp?ProdID=938

But would a cooler this bulky work mounted sideways? as most mobo's are vertical on the side of the case. I don't know how much they weigh or if it would pull itself off the board etc...

Also does anyone have any other recommendations like that one...? as it seems to be pretty hard to buy... I quite fancy the idea of dual fans on the one heatsink despite the added noise... and i'll consider the air/water hybrid coolers too if anyone puts a good enough case forward wink.gif

Im looking for something reasonably quiet, and less than £100.


Many thank's guys! biggrin.gif

Josh
post #2 of 9
Phanteks PH-TC14PE
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Phanteks-PH-TC14PE-CPU-Cooler-Silver/dp/B005OREE38/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1368483601&sr=8-3&keywords=phanteks+ph-tc14pe

or
Thermalright Silver Arrow SB E Extreme
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Thermalright-Silver-Arrow-SB-E-Extreme/dp/B008CJSZO4/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1368483679&sr=1-3&keywords=thermalright+silver+arrow

As far as I know, those two are the top contenders in the air cooling dept.

For cloosed loop coolers:

Corsair h100i

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-H100i-All-In-One-Digital-Performance/dp/B009ZN2NH6/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1368483762&sr=1-1&keywords=corsair+h100i


You don't need to worry about Gigantic heatsinks pulling itself off the board as long as you mount and secure them well. Probably the only thing you need to worry about buying these huge heatsinks is the clearance of your RAM. But with the Phanteks PH-TC14PE and the Thermalright Silver Arrow SB Extreme, you don't need to worry about the clearance issue as far as I know. The only advantage I know for going with CLCs is that the extra space it creates inside your system. But otherwise, my advice is just to go with air coolers as they provide better temps for much less noise.
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post #3 of 9
if price is an issue you could use this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181015


H60 as well if space, you may not be able to fit a H100

corsair AIO are nice due to good quality, AND great warranty (if it leaks they buy you what was damaged)



also the better one is the H110 the H100 is older, and smaller.

but the single H60 should work do you know if your exhaust fan is 140 or 120mm? do you have 120mm or 140mm fans? if you have space for two side by side you Might be able to get a h100 or H110 but those are around 150 or so I have the H110 but I had the h60 before on my AMD 8350

do not forget to get thermal paste. I dont think the H60 comes with any but the H110 comes with some on it. once you apply it do not take your cooler off or you (should) will need to re clean it and put more on.

little goes a long way. best way is to put a small dab like the size of a pea and then leave it and put the block/heatsink on and the pressure will spread it out without making fissures or empty spots. alliteratively you can use a small spreader and evenly make a very thin layer across the entire cpu perhaps leaving about 1 millimeter space on the edge to allow for spread.
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swiftech h220(the best) or silverstone heligon he01
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Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme is £53.99 One of the best coolers, the best cooling cooler with the fans it comes with and lowest price too. Only gets loud if you run it above 1300rpm... and at 1300rpm it's one of the top 4 or 5 coolers. Wind up the fans to 2500rpm and it will out cool all other stock air coolers by 6-8c.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=HS-099-TR

True Spirit 140 is £34.99 Not as good as SA SB-E Extreme but not as expensive either
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...30&subcat=2352

Alpenfohn Matterhorn at £29.99 is as good as True Spirit 140 and not as tall. Matterhorn = 133x100x158mm compared to TS140 = 155x53x170mm
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...30&subcat=2337

Alpenfohn K2 at £59.99 is only a couple degrees warmer than normal SA SB-E and smaller too; K2 = 146x154x160mm 2/fans compared to SA SB-E Extreme = 155x130x165mm w/fans
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=HS-020-AL

Make sure whatever you choose will fit your case and not interfere with GPU. Also make sure your RAM is short enough to fit under cooler.

Noctua has 2 new cools out. NH-U12S and NH-U14S. The U14S is as good as bit twin tower coolers according to reviews so far but it's not yet available here in UK. I expect it will be very soon.

Edit: And don't worry about the weight of cooler. The only times one has damaged motherboard is if system is dropped off of desk or similar abuse. biggrin.gif
Edited by doyll - 5/13/13 at 4:06pm
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

swiftech h220(the best) or silverstone heligon he01

what if it leaks?

the H110 is larger, and if it leaks (ultra rare) then corsair is one of the ONLY companies that will replace the damaged components. swiftech sure wont.

I have a gtx titan so maybe that means more to me than you.
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what if it leaks?

the H110 is larger, and if it leaks (ultra rare) then corsair is one of the ONLY companies that will replace the damaged components. swiftech sure wont.

I have a gtx titan so maybe that means more to me than you.
If you are worried about leaks don't go water cooling. The big air coolers listed above cool as well if given a fighting chance... Similar fans and keeping only cool air going into coolers.
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Originally Posted by Fieldsweeper View Post

what if it leaks?

the H110 is larger, and if it leaks (ultra rare) then corsair is one of the ONLY companies that will replace the damaged components. swiftech sure wont.

I have a gtx titan so maybe that means more to me than you.
Swiftech is a WC company... with custom and closed WCs kits... Corsair only make rebrands from Asetek or Coolit
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Phanteks PH-TC14PE
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Phanteks-PH-TC14PE-CPU-Cooler-Silver/dp/B005OREE38/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1368483601&sr=8-3&keywords=phanteks+ph-tc14pe

or
Thermalright Silver Arrow SB E Extreme
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Thermalright-Silver-Arrow-SB-E-Extreme/dp/B008CJSZO4/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1368483679&sr=1-3&keywords=thermalright+silver+arrow

As far as I know, those two are the top contenders in the air cooling dept.

For cloosed loop coolers:

Corsair h100i

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-H100i-All-In-One-Digital-Performance/dp/B009ZN2NH6/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1368483762&sr=1-1&keywords=corsair+h100i


You don't need to worry about Gigantic heatsinks pulling itself off the board as long as you mount and secure them well. Probably the only thing you need to worry about buying these huge heatsinks is the clearance of your RAM. But with the Phanteks PH-TC14PE and the Thermalright Silver Arrow SB Extreme, you don't need to worry about the clearance issue as far as I know. The only advantage I know for going with CLCs is that the extra space it creates inside your system. But otherwise, my advice is just to go with air coolers as they provide better temps for much less noise.

The Silver arrow seems like a popular choice, think itll be that one IF I go down the air cooling route.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Fieldsweeper View Post

if price is an issue you could use this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181015


H60 as well if space, you may not be able to fit a H100

corsair AIO are nice due to good quality, AND great warranty (if it leaks they buy you what was damaged)



also the better one is the H110 the H100 is older, and smaller.

but the single H60 should work do you know if your exhaust fan is 140 or 120mm? do you have 120mm or 140mm fans? if you have space for two side by side you Might be able to get a h100 or H110 but those are around 150 or so I have the H110 but I had the h60 before on my AMD 8350

do not forget to get thermal paste. I dont think the H60 comes with any but the H110 comes with some on it. once you apply it do not take your cooler off or you (should) will need to re clean it and put more on.

little goes a long way. best way is to put a small dab like the size of a pea and then leave it and put the block/heatsink on and the pressure will spread it out without making fissures or empty spots. alliteratively you can use a small spreader and evenly make a very thin layer across the entire cpu perhaps leaving about 1 millimeter space on the edge to allow for spread.

Sorry, I should have put that in...
120mm Front
120mm Exhaust
2x 120mm Side
2x 120mm Top

Link in case you need it.

http://www.cclonline.com/product/72262/CAS-883/Cases/Zeus-Mid-Tower-Case-Black/CAS0511/

I heard that the fans on most of the corsair kits were really loud.. like, annoyingly loud even on very low rpm so people kept swapping them...? maybe that's just me,
Havent heard much on the swiftech ones at all though, or the Silverstone ones for that matter
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