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July 3, 2013 8:40:50 AM

I will be building my first gaming/rendering pc quite soon, I feel quite happy with all the parts. my only concern is with the power consumption and electricity bill.
would adding a CPU cooler or something of the sort be any help?

Base specs:
-Intel Core i7 4770K Quad Core Retail

-Corsair TX750V2 Enthusiast Series 750W Bronze plus 80

-Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz CL9 8GB DIMM Memory (kit of 2)

-Asus Z87-A motherboard

-Western Digital Green 1TB

-MSI GTX 770 Gaming

Corsair Carbide Series 300R

-LG 24x SATA SuperMulti Internal DVDRW

-Windows 7 oem

Any tips etc appreciated : )
July 3, 2013 8:45:53 AM

I cant say a word, its a good build. May u can attach a phanteks cooler to ur cpu :D 
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July 3, 2013 8:54:24 AM

Yes, you need an aftermarket cooler, and not a cheap one, to do haswell overclocking.

Tests show 80C under load at stock voltage, frequency, and cooler.

I am getting 80C with an h80i at 1.237volts @ 4.3Ghz

Some of the larger air coolers at around $70-80 can keep it under 80C in those conditions.
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July 3, 2013 9:13:29 AM

I've a 4670k with a evo 212. It does the job really well, I'm getting like 30C on idle and around 70C on full load, I OC'd my to around 4.3-4.5 Ghz.

Also, go for the Gigabyte windforce 770. It has really good cooling with 3 fans and it's 50$ less for the same performance.
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July 3, 2013 11:18:00 AM

opponentmule2 said:
I've a 4670k with a evo 212. It does the job really well, I'm getting like 30C on idle and around 70C on full load, I OC'd my to around 4.3-4.5 Ghz.

Also, go for the Gigabyte windforce 770. It has really good cooling with 3 fans and it's 50$ less for the same performance.


I am curious what your voltage is, that is one of the cooler chips I have seen. (except for that lucky bastard that got 4.8Ghz at 1.2 without delidding)

I was doing stress tests with AIDA64 to hit 80C, under gaming loads I rarely break 70C (except during map changes, then it goes full throttle for about 3 seconds)

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July 3, 2013 3:49:53 PM

I think my voltage is around 1.2

I know it could've been lower. But it runs fine for me
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