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Cooling a 5Ghz i7 3770K Suggest-a-Cooler

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June 3, 2013 12:25:55 PM

I was told to use a proper water cooler when i placed a H100i in my parts list, since then i have been looking here, there and everywhere for a "proper" water cooler.
This is the one i have found will it be sufficient?
XSPC RayStorm 750 RS360 (V4 Pump) WaterCooling Kit
http://shop.xs-pc.com/xsp/XSPC-RayStorm-750-RS360-V4-Pu...
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June 3, 2013 12:55:07 PM

Hi

To hit 5GHz you will likely need to delidd that badboy, it makes cooling very much easier. Not all chips can even reach 5GHz so don't become discouraged. The Raystorm is the better choice as long as you don't mind maintenance, you could add GPU or more radiators in the future.

Good Luck
Fungi
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June 3, 2013 2:02:51 PM

funguseater said:
Hi

To hit 5GHz you will likely need to delidd that badboy, it makes cooling very much easier. Not all chips can even reach 5GHz so don't become discouraged. The Raystorm is the better choice as long as you don't mind maintenance, you could add GPU or more radiators in the future.

Good Luck
Fungi

Even with such a large radiator?
And yes, i will be adding GPU cooling in the future. But these kits are too expensive to buy CPU and GPU all at once, not even sure they have blocks for the 770 yet.

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June 3, 2013 2:06:29 PM

Water cooling loop for sure if you can replace the chip easily than try de-lidding, TIM use Collabortory Ultra. If you have not bought 3770k yet than go for the 2700k easy 5.0Ghz!
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June 3, 2013 3:13:21 PM

Praying to your chosen diety is probably as good as any cooler you can afford. 5GHz on Ivy is a battle. Get a peltier/tec and go sub-ambient if you want to guarantee hitting that mark.

I'm sitting at 4.8GHz on a 3770k, and I run it through a 120.2 with an EK Supremacy waterblock. New York is terribly hot right now, so I hit upwards of 80C under heavy loads.

I get that 5GHz sounds really impressive. I just don't think it's worth the pain and trouble. Overclocking is a very personal decision though. You could get a 1:1,000,000 chip that can do it easily. You could also get a chip that refuses to cross the 4.7GHz threshhold regardless of your efforts.
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