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I want to overclock my 8350 that ill be picking up tomorrow to 5ghz (higher if possible).

I'll be getting the Sabertooth 990FX R2 board as well. Which cooling solution is best for me?

This is the list of choices I have

I only have the case space for a 120mm radiator.

I was looking at either the Water 2.0 Pro
Or the H2O 920.

For the only reason is that they have push-pull fans on the radiator, and some of the others don't have fans at all. If it would be best to buy some 120mm fans and get one of the other ones, I would be willing to do that as well.

What do you guys recommend?

Edit: Updated heatsink link
Edited by Noviets - 5/27/13 at 7:23am
post #2 of 9
if you plan on getting over 5GHz, you are going to need something more than a CLC. you should look into making your own custom loop
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Hey, i couldnt tell you what setup would be better but i do have some advice for you....

I have a Corsair H70 in a push pull config and the best thing i did was to put dust filters on the inlet, i cant tell you how annouying it is have to take the entier setup out to clean the rad as its blocked by dust. Having the dust filter on there ment i could just remove that and wipe in clean even wash it is some water (metal gause filter) then all i had to do is yuse a compressedair can to blow threw the dust particals. This allowed me to remove the entire setup every 3-4 months to clean the rad instead of removing the entier thing every month. I like a clean PC.

But looking at the specs i'd go for the H2O 920

Well hope this helps
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Its hard(impossible) to hit 5GHz with a 1x120 radiator, even with push/pull fans. Like 4.8GHz, if your lucky.
The best there, not considering the 2x120radiator cooler, are those with thicker rad, like you said the Antec and Thermaltake ( or Corsair H80)
I had the Antec 920, good cooler but noisy fans @ full speed. I hit like 4.7GHz on my 8350.
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Originally Posted by IOSEFINI View Post

Its hard(impossible) to hit 5GHz with a 1x120 radiator, even with push/pull fans. Like 4.8GHz, if your lucky.
The best there, not considering the 2x120radiator cooler, are those with thicker rad, like you said the Antec and Thermaltake ( or Corsair H80)
I had the Antec 920, good cooler but noisy fans @ full speed. I hit like 4.7GHz on my 8350.

I'm not to terribly worried about noise as I generally gameplay with headphones, as my 7970 is quite loud under full load (custom fan profile), I updated my link above to include all the non-amd3 specified coolers, as 99% of them are cross-platform compatible.
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Hey, i couldnt tell you what setup would be better but i do have some advice for you....

I have a Corsair H70 in a push pull config and the best thing i did was to put dust filters on the inlet, i cant tell you how annouying it is have to take the entier setup out to clean the rad as its blocked by dust. Having the dust filter on there ment i could just remove that and wipe in clean even wash it is some water (metal gause filter) then all i had to do is yuse a compressedair can to blow threw the dust particals. This allowed me to remove the entire setup every 3-4 months to clean the rad instead of removing the entier thing every month. I like a clean PC.

But looking at the specs i'd go for the H2O 920

Well hope this helps

I've actually been reluctant to put the side of my case on simply because my room is so dusty that the fan that's in the side of my case cakes dust on my video card, and having the case on without the fan spinning heats up the components more than without the panel on at all. I really like your advice about getting dust filters, can you buy them separately? Because I'd like to get a few for all my fans, it's absolutely amazing how much dust my CPU fan can accumulate in a month... I hate my house for this one reason alone lol
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I currently use the CNPS12X


On my 1090T BE, and I gotta say, it performs so much better than I was expecting. on Prime95 peeking at 1.572 Vcore it stays below 47C. And the fan is only 1200 Rpm its actually the quietest fan in my system tongue.gif

Will a 120mm closed system water cooler work better than a top end air? I've always thought that as AMD's have a lower TjMax temp than Intel's, and Air cooling works better at lower temps than water. That AMD is better for Air than water, and Intel is better for water than air.

I may be way off the mark on this one, as I haven't actually invested in water cooling in my systems. Am I totally wrong?
post #7 of 9
Have a look at these filters from amazon.com

I use these mostly as a i cant afford to replace things at will if i damage things while cleaning, they also look clean from a prohthetics point of view too.

Also as you have a dusty house mayby a good case will help you, i used to have a $30 case that just held everything in one place and was pretty ugly, but then i jumped up to a lovely case Zalaman Z9 and this improved my case temps by 5c cooler, also this case comes with fine mesh filters on the inlet ports for the case helping reduce dust into the case. Just remeber with a decent quality case and higher, the air flow is designed into it to help with case temps and generlly speaking cases are designed to have the sides on. If you have to have the sides off, then in my mind you have a problem.
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So which unit do you guys reccomend? I don't think I have the case room to make a custom loop, I'll likely be buying a new case when the steamrollers are out so I have better cooling for a crossfire setup. 5ghz would be my goal but I'll just get as close as I can and be happy with it.

Seems like you guys think the 920 h2o is the best?
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I'll hold off going to the store before I have a firm grasp of which cooling unit to get.

I'm still unsure if a closed water cooling system is better than the CNPS12X Air above, so I'm deciding between that and the H20 920, or the LQ320 and buying two high static pressure 120mm fans for each side. I would have to get some custom screws though.
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