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Wish they sold a variant without a stock cooler that was like $10-$20 cheaper.
Skylake 100$ more than previous gen no real improvements and lacks a stock cooler
I like stock coolers they perform fairly well, easy to install/uninstall and probably only cost amd/intel 2$ anyways the sku with the wraith cooler is 10$ more and you can buy the same cpu model with the older cooler for that little bit less but this is worth it
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Weren't terrible? On what grounds? Well, if you like an jet engine next to you then maybe you are right.

Depends on which chip. Keeping in mind both companies have used basically the same cooler for ages, that older cooler was pretty good on Phenom II and other 95w chips but the 125w FX's were a bit too much for it even if you mildly OCed those older chips. That said, it was always a bit of a dust magnet.

Compare that to Intel where even the better copper core stock cooler was typically good for the trash and not much more...I've seen stock, fairly cool running chips where it was howling like a hairdryer just doing web browsing and the like.
    
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Oh wow... a stock cooler that doesn't automatically contribute to a landfill? What a time to be alive! tongue.gif
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post #44 of 70
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Weren't terrible? On what grounds? Well, if you like an jet engine next to you then maybe you are right.

Thats correct. They were loud as hell and could barely keep a chip cool on a hot day. People compare them to Intel coolers and say Intel's was worse. I find that hard to believe but there's an exception to everything I suppose. There's no force on this earth that would make me believe AMD's stock coolers were useful in any sense of the word.

Please don't tell me about thermal paste application, cleaning case fans or ambient room temps. It's not my first rodeo. AMD stock coolers were jet turbines that never (in my exp) were worthy of placing on their chips. I love AMD, though lately I have little use for them.

[Insert obligatory statement praising Zen and how I hope it will bring the company back to being competitive]

Please.. rolleyes.gif
 
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This is really nice for ITX builds but AMD does not really have a ITX platform. FM2+ is too weak.
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post #46 of 70
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Thats correct. They were loud as hell and could barely keep a chip cool on a hot day. People compare them to Intel coolers and say Intel's was worse. I find that hard to believe but there's an exception to everything I suppose. There's no force on this earth that would make me believe AMD's stock coolers were useful in any sense of the word.

Please don't tell me about thermal paste application, cleaning case fans or ambient room temps. It's not my first rodeo. AMD stock coolers were jet turbines that never (in my exp) were worthy of placing on their chips. I love AMD, though lately I have little use for them.

[Insert obligatory statement praising Zen and how I hope it will bring the company back to being competitive]

Please.. rolleyes.gif
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This is really nice for ITX builds but AMD does not really have a ITX platform. FM2+ is too weak.
The stock cooler has performed admirably on the last half dozen FM2+ builds I've done, three of them in ITX cases.
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post #47 of 70
The "D3" was actually a pretty good stock HSF. Far in excess of anything Ive ever gotten with an Intel PIB.

Its main problem was that 125w was its absolute max capability. It is great on 95w or lower CPUs, and that looks to be where AMD is finally placing it.

The new cooler is probably good for 160-180w, giving it and the D3 about a 30% over-provisioning in the spec W/R/T their new positioning.
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post #48 of 70
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The stock cooler has performed admirably on the last half dozen FM2+ builds I've done, three of them in ITX cases.

I'm sorry but I have to ask, are you starting to lose your hearing already? tongue.gif

No, seriously, while it cooled my 8150 (well, somewhat okay in the summer) I just couldn't bare the sound. It's too much. It was actually worse than the 7 jet engines in my server. And since I played A LOT of BF3 back then, not funny. biggrin.gif
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post #49 of 70
If I would build a new PC today it would be an AMD one. WIth a high end refreshed 900 series Board, an FX 8370 or 8370E with the new cooler, AMD SSD, 32GB@1866 RAM, and of course a 390X. Best build around price/performance wise.
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I think this cooler is partly made so that it can get people that don't know much for PC to go AMD. When they compared it with Intel's stock cooler, it looks better.
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