i bought a FX 8350 processor and installed on a Gigabyte Mother board with the fan it came with the processor. it is making loud noise.
Could someone help me to find options for reducing this noise. sometimes the noise is unbearable. The system working fine with no issues
Anyway, back to the original post.
pvadugu, How much money are you willing to spend on after-market cooling. There are many great options at all levels of cost (both Tower HSF and liquid all-in-ones). Will you be over-clocking? We would need more info to help point you in the right direction on an after-market cooling purchase.
What is your case/enclosure. Is the PC in a hot environment? (People living in India have more cooling demands than People living in Canada) There are literally 100's and 100's of HSF's in the $25-50 range with many different variances in performance.
The reason why I use FrostyTech's database is because they properly conduct CPU cooler tests using sound scientific practice and without all the variables that other reviewers incorporate into their test. I don't cherry pick anything. I have no association with FrostyTech but they have a wealth of useful information so PC enthusiasts can make an informed technical decision of CPU coolers. You can search their database by manufacturer and cooler model. They test on both AMD and Intel sized heat spreaders because it makes a difference in cooler performance. They test at 85w, 125w, 150w and 200w thermal loads in addition to measuring fan noise levels and providing detailed installation reviews.
There is no fear mongering in my posts what so ever. I report the pros and cons of both air cooled and liquid cooled CPU coolers. Any time you introduce a liquid into an electrical environment you have a new liability that did not exist with a HSF. The fact that liquid coolers regularly leak and damage PC hardware is documented and even supported by one liquid cooler makers own customers reports in their forums. When these customers experience not one, not two but three or more failed liquid coolers, then you know these coolers have issues. Every PC hardware forum on the Net including the AMD forum has firsthand reports of people who installed a liquid cooler and experienced leaks, and/or overheating and PC damage. The fans of liquid coolers like to pretend these are rare occurrences when in fact that are not rare occurrences. When Corsair was asked what their failure rate was on liquid coolers they refused to divulge the percentage. Instead they tried to pass the failure rate off as "similar to their HSFs" which is nonsense when you read all of the leak and pump failure reports in their own forums compared to almost no reports of HSFs failing because the only thing that can fail on a HSF is the fan. And even if the fan does fail the Heat sink still provides considerable cooling unlike a liquid cooler when the pump slows or stops, a leak develops or the radiator fans fail to run at proper speed. Corsair has had so many liquid cooler failures that they changed suppliers...
Fans of liquid coolers like to ignore the very real liabilities, increased cost and increased noise of liquid coolers including the poor cooling performance of the lower models liquid coolers. Fans routinely recommend the H60 to AMD enthusiasts with 8-core FX CPUs and the H60 can't cool these CPUs under full load. Recommending a product you know can't properly cool an 8-core FX CPU is harmful at best to people who are spending their money based on a disingenuous forum recommendation.You can buy a number of top HSF tower coolers for 1/2 to 2/3rds the price of a liquid cooler and you have NONE of the liabilities of a liquid cooler. You don't need to go out and spend more money on quiet fans with a proper HSF as you do with many liquid coolers. The bottom line is liquid coolers are a fad and highly over-rated and over hyped as the cooling test data shows.
I strongly recommend that every person looking to purchase a product based on the recommendations in a forum, perform due diligence so they fully understand what they are and are not getting, because I see inaccurate posts in forums all the time on CPU coolers.
If you go to the FrostyTech website you can compare cooler performance and prices so you know what you are getting. For an FX-8350 you need a good mid-range tower cooler like the Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO which is very popular and reliable. It sells for $35-$40. Make sure to check for clearances as tower coolers are fairly large. If you've read any of the info. above or in other threads here on liquid coolers then you'll understand why they are not a good choice for PC use especially when better performing HSFs cost less.
"" are your words...
" I don't cherry pick anything."
of course you do. You pulled one of the worst stats of a very old cooler to suit your needs (H100 at maximum setting). The H100 isn't even a great cooler if noise is something you wish to avoid... if noise isn't an issue, it's very good. That is what Cherry Picking means.
"The fact that liquid coolers regularly leak and damage PC hardware is documented"
You love to post links to things, yet you never post any links regarding this. That always seems odd to me.
"When these customers experience not one, not two but three or more failed liquid coolers, then you know these coolers have issues"
Funny, the first thing that jumps to my mind when reading this statement... User error and a costumer that really should not be meddling inside their PC.
"You can buy a number of top HSF tower coolers for 1/2 to 2/3rds the price"
I don't know about you, but I have looked up those top HSF towers... Most of them are extremely hard to find a vendor, and when you do find a vendor the prices are astounding. Even the Xigmatek you posted at the top cost close to $100.
"The bottom line is liquid coolers are a fad and highly over-rated and over hyped as the cooling test data shows"
I'm not sure how you keep missing this in the data, but Liquid CLC's are the top coolers in the lists you post links to:
Cooler Master Nepton 280L, Cooler Master Nepton 140XL, Silverstone Tundra TD02, Corsair Hydro H100i, Cooler Master Seidon 240M, Corsair Hydro H80i, NZXT Kraken X60, Cooler Master Glacer 240L, Corsair Hydro H100, Silverstone Tundra TD03, Coolermaster Seidon 120V
8.1°C to 12.2°C