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So I'm and idiot and have been running this damn thing with the stock cooler for 3 years and just noticed I thermal throttle on most high graphic games. I need to upgrade it obviously but there are so many options that it gets a little overwhelming when it come to picking something out. I would like it to be able to handle some moderate overclocking maybe. Noctua is a brand preference of mine but I'm open to suggestions. Also should I get a nice Air Cooler or a cheaper Water Cooler? I think I even have a H60 from 2015 somewhere connected to an FX 6350


Max I'd spend is probably 80 USD max 


Ive got about 6 inch headroom from mobo to side panel and ram sticks up about 1.25 inch-ish same for heat spreaders on the board itself.

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classic CM hyper 212 black does the trick

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B


Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.


Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)


How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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Could go on Newegg and sort by price on the air coolers. Go by reviews and rating. 
May get lucky and find a higher tier cooling being sold used on the marketplace or Craigslist. 

Main RIg Corsair Air 540, I7 8700k, ASUS ROG Strix Z370-H, G.Skill TridentZ 16GB, EVGA 1080TI SC Black, EVGA 850 GQ, Acer xG270HU 2560x1440@144hz


Spare RIg Corsair Air 540, I7 4770K, Asus Maximus VI Extreme, G.Skill Ares 32Gb, EVGA 1080sc & 1060 SSC, Corsair CX850M, Acer KG251Q 1920x1080@240hz 


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