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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
I can get the SB-E Extreme for another £1, isnt that a stupid idea then?Originally Posted by AndyM95
Tiny bit over budget but definitely worth it.
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.Originally Posted by Pedroc1999
I would call that under priced! I can get it for £25 new, I was looking at maybe a SB-E extreme?
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 747Originally Posted by WR6133
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
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.