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CPU fan/heatsink help

by TheGamingMouse / July 15, 2013 6:02 AM PDT

Hello again!!!! I'm getting ready to buy my computer and i was wondering if i should upgrade my CPU cooling system. I have a AMD FX-6350 Vishera 3.9GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor and i am thinking about upgrading the cooler to a ARCTIC Freezer A30 Extreme CPU Cooler - AMD, 320W Ultimate Cooling Power, Direct-Touch. Should I? I heard the stock heatsink/fan was loud and didn't cool as good. Also, will this new one fit? My case is gonna be a COUGAR Challenger Black Steel ATX Computer Case with 12cm COUGAR TURBINE HYPER-SPIN Bearing Silent Fans and 20cm LED Fan and i wanna make sure that it will fit!!! Any help will be awesome!!!!

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LED FAN? Isnt' that for bling and not cooling?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 15, 2013 6:28 AM PDT
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If you're looking for better, quieter CPU heatsink fan
by VAPCMD / July 15, 2013 10:09 AM PDT
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cooling, head over to http://www.frostytech.com.

They've got info on all the latest stuff on HS Fan including info on the stock units.

Let us know how it goes.


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