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Hey guys! Been quite a while!

Just back to ask about the CPU coolers. Unfortunately, neither the Xigmatek Dark Knight II, nor the NZXT Havik have been restocked yet. So now the question is, Enermax T-40 or Hyper 212 EVO? They are both similarly priced at $35.

With either budget cooler, in order to keep temperatures in check, I will not increase the core voltage of the FX-6300. I will see how high the clocks can go on stock voltage and stick with that.

EDIT: What about thermal paste? Based off my research here, looks like I'm going for the Shin-Etsu MicroSi G751.

http://archive.benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=150&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=12

Is this the same one?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080
Edited by Forde3654Eire - 3/15/14 at 4:32pm
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The base (non-turbo) voltage on an FX-6300 is only like ~1.225V (I think mine is 1.2125V). The "base voltage" with turbo/APM enabled is a little over 1.3V. Turbo is ~1.425V. This "stock" voltage range can encompass a pretty *wide* range of possible performance tuning, from ~4.0-4.9ghz depending on the chip itself.

If you're not raising the voltage from the base (non-turbo) setting, I would suggest something smaller. I could be misunderstanding but for some reason I am under the impression that this machine may be moved around a bit. Machines with large tower/rifle type CPU coolers are more susceptible to motherboard damage while being transported.

As for Rifle style coolers, 3-pipe 90mm jobs would cut down on the weight prying on the board quite a bit. AR02, CNPS5X, TX3. Any of these would be pretty sufficient for a lower voltage tune.


Not sure why but I personally despise cases with "grey" interiors. I couldn't own an HAF 912. Just knowing that there's a heap of grey matter in there would drive me nuts. Probably reminds me too much of "junk" era computer building in the late 90s and early 2000s.
Edited by mdocod - 3/16/14 at 7:31am
     
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FX-8350 990X EVO R2.0 Sparkle GTX460 768MB ballistix tactical 2 x 8GB 
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Toshiiba THNSNH 256GB Enterprise RE3 1TB Asus BD combo drive Artic A30 
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Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
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Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
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FX-6300, 4.7 GHZ@1.43V GA-970A-UD3P GTX 460 768MB Mixed DIMMs. 2x4GB + 2x8GB @ 1600-8-8-8 
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A10-6800k 4.8GHZ @ 1.375V, 1.2GHZ iGPU Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI HD8670D Ripjaws 
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Seagate ST1000DM003 Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Zalman CNPS5X Linux Mint 15 
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LG IPS224V-PN Logitec K360 FSP 400W Aurum S 80+ gold Prodigy 
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FX-8350 990X EVO R2.0 Sparkle GTX460 768MB ballistix tactical 2 x 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Toshiiba THNSNH 256GB Enterprise RE3 1TB Asus BD combo drive Artic A30 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
PowerCase
Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6300, 4.7 GHZ@1.43V GA-970A-UD3P GTX 460 768MB Mixed DIMMs. 2x4GB + 2x8GB @ 1600-8-8-8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Toshiba THNSNH 19nm 256GB 1TB Spinpoint F3 WD RE3 1TB WD RE3 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
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Sticky ATNG Rosewill Green 630W NZXT Gamma Basic Microsoft corded 
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A10-6800k 4.8GHZ @ 1.375V, 1.2GHZ iGPU Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI HD8670D Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate ST1000DM003 Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Zalman CNPS5X Linux Mint 15 
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post #53 of 55
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Originally Posted by mdocod View Post

Turbo is ~1.425V.

If you're not raising the voltage from the base (non-turbo) setting, I would suggest something smaller. I could be misunderstanding but for some reason I am under the impression that this machine may be moved around a bit. Machines with large tower/rifle type CPU coolers are more susceptible to motherboard damage while being transported.

As for Rifle style coolers, 3-pipe 90mm jobs would cut down on the weight prying on the board quite a bit. AR02, CNPS5X, TX3. Any of these would be pretty sufficient for a lower voltage tune.
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Turbo voltage. That is what I'm referring to as stock voltage. While TX3 and similar might be sufficient, I would certainly pay a few $$$ more for a bit of headroom, especially since I do plan to increase voltage a bit past stock / turbo voltage to squeeze out a few more clocks, so long as the Enermax T-40 / Hyper 212 EVO can handle it.
post #54 of 55
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Here's the latest wish-list:

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=18930069

Just waiting on them to restock the NZXT Phantom 410 cases, as well as Corsair Vengeance low profile RAM. Can anyone verify if low-profile RAM is absolutely necessary for the Enermax T-40? I might populate all 4 RAM slots in the future, don't want heatsink clearance issues... can I get away with G.Skill Ripjaws X / Sniper or similar memory with fairly low heatsinks?

EDIT: Perhaps even these?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226373
Edited by Forde3654Eire - 3/16/14 at 10:35am
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WD 320 GB OCZ vertex 3 64GB Samsung 840 Pro 128GB Seagate 250 GB  
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Crucial MX300 525 GB Samsung SH-S223L Cooler Master Glacer 240l Windows 8.1 Pro N 64 bit 
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Windows 10 Pro 64 bit AOC 2462w Lenovo L2261wA Razer Lycosa 
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