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Need a cooler to cool a FX 6300 in my next build, £50-£55 will be max. Will buy from UK and price must include posting
 

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212EVO plus fans for push/pull total weighs in under budget but is a solid setup

BEquiet! Dark rock pro is around a tenner over your budget so maybe an option

I wouldn't bother with closed loop liquid at that budget anything you can afford will be worse than budget air
 

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Gelid Tranqullio Rev 2.0 , it's simple to install, cost effective, looks good , silent and works well with FX cpu's.

I had one while waiting for a H100 on my overclocked FX8350 and it was a superb cooler can't recommend it enough. it handled heat upwards of 4.80Ghz on the 8350 so your 6300 should be no problem. Here is a UK link >

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/gelid-tranquillo-rev2-heatpipe-pwm-silent-fan-s775-1366-1156-1155-and-amd-754-939-940-am2-am2plus-am

Save your money and get this you wont regret it trust me !
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Sat in a budget mid tower case on a cheap mobo and a midrange CPU that is truthfully a waste. The few degrees it will beat the £25 212 by are barely worth the cost when that £25 difference could make a better difference on other parts of the hardware in your proposed build.
 

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Im not getting a 'Cheap' mobo anymore, Im getting a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3

And If I can afford it why not? I know but I want to be able to keep it for the years to come.

Also Im getting the CM 690 II Advanced now
 

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I still suggest you spend the £25 difference on better hardware and get a 212 or similar. The change could bump you up to an 8320 however it's your choice and if determined to spend £50 on a cooler you have the right idea.
 

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Changing CPU is not an option, not because my heart is set on it but because I simply cant, I would personally much rather have a 8320 tbh. I want a better cooler and from my options the remaining £25 would not allow me to upgrade anything
 

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I can get the SB-E Extreme for another £1, isnt that a stupid idea then?
The Extreme version comes with louder fans, the normal one is better imo.
 

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Still going prebuilt? The one you posted yesterday came with a H40 not great I know but still maybe something to use and outgrow before shelling out £50 on another.

What I'm trying to impress upon you is that other than the scrap value of the weight of the metal
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the difference between a £50 cooler and a £25 cooler is simply not worth the difference to the majority of people. A few degrees does not translate as a massive boost in OC just a minor one, now if you OC competetivley maybe that boost is worth it however if you are competetive you are not using £25 or £50 air coolers you are spending alot more.
 

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Im buying from overclockers.co.uk so here is more or less the ones that appeal to me...

CM Seidon 120m
Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.C "Overclocker Edition"
Phanteks PH-TC12DX
CM 212+ Evo

I like the Seidon because it will allow my case to be tidier and look better, but does it compare to the others in performance?
 

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If they say it has no H40 have words with them as they advertised it as so clearly in the product description https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS-290-OE

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CM Seidon 120m - uninspiring performance but as you stated can look tidy, using a clc you lose any accidental VRM cooling from HSF fans
Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.C "Overclocker Edition" Big and Ugly but pretty good though do you need the few degrees it gives over cheaper options?
Phanteks PH-TC12DX runt of the phanteks litter and again do you need the piddly little perfomance bonus this provides over something half the price
CM 212+ Evo no secret I would say this one it will be within a few degrees of the £50 air coolers at half the price
 

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If they say it has no H40 have words with them as they advertised it as so clearly in the product description https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS-290-OE

Anyway of the list

CM Seidon 120m - uninspiring performance but as you stated can look tidy, using a clc you lose any accidental VRM cooling from HSF fans
Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.C "Overclocker Edition" Big and Ugly but pretty good though do you need the few degrees it gives over cheaper options?
Phanteks PH-TC12DX runt of the phanteks litter and again do you need the piddly little perfomance bonus this provides over something half the price
CM 212+ Evo no secret I would say this one it will be within a few degrees of the £50 air coolers at half the price
Im sorry, Didnt see that! I might hold onto the H40, or maybe try to stretch to a H60 and use a H40 to make my current PC sound a little less quiter than a Boeing 747
 

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Im probably either getting the H60 or the Kuhler 620, both will suit my needs as I want quiet but a good looking unit, that keeps it cool too
 

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Aircooling is cheaper...
Not only is aircooling cheaper but compared to closed loop coolers they are almost as good. The only reason to go for closed loop over air cooling is aesthetics and/or noise. If temperatures are the goal, a high end air cooling system can compete directly with a closed loop liquid system at potentially a lesser cost.

Custom loops are an entirely different story and arent even worth comparing to closed loop/air cooling since the winner is obvious; but for a cost.
 
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