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Hi Guys,

This is the first thread I am starting at this forum.

So I have just finished assembling my system last week. It consists of

CPU: AMD FX 6300 (Not yet OC'd)

MotherBoard: Gigabyte GA 78 LMT USB3 Rev.5

Graphic Card: Zotac GTX 560(Non-Ti) 1 GB GDDR5 256Bit.

RAM: 1x 4GB Corsair Value 1600mhz.

HDD: 1x 1TB WD Green & 1x 1TB Seagate Barracuda.

Optical Drive: 1x LG DVDRW.

PSU: Antec VP550P V2.

Case: Antec GX900 Punisher.

The System was built with the scope of maximum airflow in mind. So I had put 2x 120MM Intake fans in front + 2x 120MM top exhaust fans + 1x 120MM rear exhaust fan in the case. I had removed the secondary adjustable HDD/SSD bay in the case for better air flow from the fans directly to the internal components. Cable management is also done with least resistance or obstruction in mind.

So the thing is, I am still using the FX Stock fan which as you guys know, is not so quiet at all & the least desired if you are even thinking about oc'ing.

I seriously want to replace it. For this, I have been doing a lot of googling and blogging around in different forums for the last few months since I had this CPU. I really like the performance of the CPU, but the Noise of the Heat sink fan>>>>>>.....

I selected Deepcool Gammaxx 400 as the best replacement for the Stock HS since it would perfectly fit my budget.

I would like to know if this would be enough for me if I wanted to do a little bit of OC'ing with the CPU and if it would be silent enough at full CPU load?


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I have two Gammaxx 200 and they keep Xeon processors cool while they are under 100% load 24/7. With that said, I'm sure that a 400 will be enough for the overclock you're wanting to acheive with that processor and motherboard.

Just keep that processor under 62C while stress testing! smile.gif
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The Gammaxx 400 seems to be about the best that is available in that price range. It will do well.

About those two top exhaust fans............Experiment with them. You will most likely find your best cooling with the top front fan set as an intake and no top rear fan at all. That is with the Gammaxx 400 set to push hot exhaust air out the back of the case.
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What if I managed to fix another 120MM fan behind the heatsink and make it a push pull arrangement?

I would like to keep the top exhaust fans there as they are since they would help in taking any hot spot left on the motherboard side out of the case.

The Push pull config could then work with the CPU cooling even if there is a little interference from the top exhaust. Right?biggrin.gif
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What if I managed to fix another 120MM fan behind the heatsink and make it a push pull arrangement?

I would like to keep the top exhaust fans there as they are since they would help in taking any hot spot left on the motherboard side out of the case.

The Push pull config could then work with the CPU cooling even if there is a little interference from the top exhaust. Right?biggrin.gif

You can add another 120mm fan for a P/P configuration. I know my Gammaxx 200 do, so I wouldn't see why the 400 does not.

And yes.
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Okay. The thing is Gammaxx 400 only comes with a single Fan and the mounting point if the heat sink is like for that single fan. I will have to flash a little bit of my imagination to fix the second one to the HS without any fear of damage. Lets see. Thank you very much for replying both of you guys. .
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Im using the 300 with my 750 at 3.8 and it works great. I love Deepcool coolers, so cheap and they work pretty good and they use a really nice looking blue on most of their fans. The mounting hardware on some of the cheaper models kinda suck, but they just work.
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At stock the cooler might be OK but once you OC heat output rises exponentially so that cooler will not be good enough. My H70 can cool my CPU at stock but even when I had two cores disabled it wasn't enough to cool it at over 4.2.

I'd recommend a Phanteks TC-14PE to get a better OC.
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Dude, read the thread. He has a budget. You don't need a high end cooler to do 4.5 on an fx6300.
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I have read the thread and I know what an FX6300 needs, I simulated one for several weeks. What I forgot to say is that he should look at a second hand one, not brand new.
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