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Need help determining which to use for cooling an AMD FX 8350 OC'ed

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Hey,

I am planning to OC for 24/7 use an AMD FX 8350. I understand there are two methods (mainly) for cooling, AIR and WATER (Captain Planet). Anyway, I have a Cooler Master Storm Scout II case with two stock fans in front (2) and one in the rear (exhaust). I have an additional 5 120mm air slots (1 on bottom, 2 on side and 2 on top). I know to get air from front through the top rear is the best method. How many fans do I need and for the actual CPU (should I go with Noctua? I would like to stick with the storm trooper theme but if Noctua is the best than ok), should I water cool or air cool with heat sync?

If I did water cool, I am only considering Corsair h100i or something alike and cheaper, not custom ninja turtle secret of the ooze tubing and stuff. I understand Noctua are probably the best and quietest which I like. I would like to stick with black white silver but if bar-none performance of Noctua is the best, than Im okay with that.

Please help me out.
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Originally Posted by glenquagmire View Post

Hey,

I am planning to OC for 24/7 use an AMD FX 8350. I understand there are two methods (mainly) for cooling, AIR and WATER (Captain Planet). Anyway, I have a Cooler Master Storm Scout II case with two stock fans in front (2) and one in the rear (exhaust). I have an additional 5 120mm air slots (1 on bottom, 2 on side and 2 on top). I know to get air from front through the top rear is the best method. How many fans do I need and for the actual CPU (should I go with Noctua? I would like to stick with the storm trooper theme but if Noctua is the best than ok), should I water cool or air cool with heat sync?

If I did water cool, I am only considering Corsair h100i or something alike and cheaper, not custom ninja turtle secret of the ooze tubing and stuff. I understand Noctua are probably the best and quietest which I like. I would like to stick with black white silver but if bar-none performance of Noctua is the best, than Im okay with that.

Please help me out.

They will net about the same performance, so if aesthetics is a big deal, I'd stick with the H100. I'd suggest not getting the H100i because a lot have people have had problems with the corsair link. (One guy even has his pump die)

If you are willing to spend a little more, I'd really suggest the Swiftech H220. It's a great little system and allows you to upgrade if you want to eventually go with a "custom ninja turtle secret of the ooze tubing and stuff." tongue.gif

The 8350 takes some serious cooling as it is a power hungry monster. The Noctua D14 is possibly the best aircooler that you can get, but it is unsightly in my eyes. I don't really like huge heatsinks anyway.

Airflow is a very important thing though, so what I would suggest is fill up every fan slot you've got. Which ones you get depends on your noise tolerance level.

Hope I helped!
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Phantek makes great air coolers that are just as good and also much better looking than Noctua's.
Edited by Tobiman - 9/13/13 at 11:02am
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Thread Starter 
you did.

I saw this link on Youtube for Linus (tech guy) comparing the performace of Noctua Dual fan Heat Sync with 140mm fans vs H100i and H80. Actually small difference under loan by 4 degrees from Noctua to H100i, but Noctua beats handedly the H80.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8HsjgtMzEg

I am liking quiet as much as possible and efficiency then looks last. Any recommendations of just fans? Also, I assume you mean add an intake in the base, 2 intakes on the side and 2 exhaust out the top?
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Originally Posted by glenquagmire View Post

you did.

I saw this link on Youtube for Linus (tech guy) comparing the performace of Noctua Dual fan Heat Sync with 140mm fans vs H100i and H80. Actually small difference under loan by 4 degrees from Noctua to H100i, but Noctua beats handedly the H80.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8HsjgtMzEg

I am liking quiet as much as possible and efficiency then looks last. Any recommendations of just fans? Also, I assume you mean add an intake in the base, 2 intakes on the side and 2 exhaust out the top?

Depends on how much you want to spend. I love Scythe Gentle Typhoons AP-15s. They are pricey, though. 20 bucks a piece. They are some good budget options. Definitely replace the fans on the H100. They are absolute crap.
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