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September 20, 2013 3:05:13 PM

Hi guys, I am buying my CPU fan today and I am making sure I get the correct one :)  Please be aware I would like to overclock my CPU, and I understand the better the fan the further I can take it. I was wondering what the difference would be between a fan that would let me overclock to 4.5 Ghz and a 4.2 Ghz. Ideally I would like to take it to 4.5. My computer parts are in the following link :) 

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/spanishguy/saved/2jyw

Thanks for help, really appreciate it :) 

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September 20, 2013 3:08:23 PM

your psu is borderline to overclocking...
take the bequiet dark rock pro 2
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September 20, 2013 4:08:11 PM

good psu... not sure if 550W will be enough
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September 21, 2013 2:23:54 PM

spanishguy said:
Hi guys, I am buying my CPU fan today and I am making sure I get the correct one :)  Please be aware I would like to overclock my CPU, and I understand the better the fan the further I can take it. I was wondering what the difference would be between a fan that would let me overclock to 4.5 Ghz and a 4.2 Ghz. Ideally I would like to take it to 4.5. My computer parts are in the following link :) 

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/spanishguy/saved/2jyw

Thanks for help, really appreciate it :) 


The Core i5 4670 gets really hot when OC'ing! I know from personal experience. Choose your heat sink fan carefully!

Here is a review comparing 14 HSFs: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/LGA-2011-i7-3960X-A...
The Noctura NH D14 came out on top. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Another good one is the Phantek's PH-TC14PE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Here is a more recent review performed specifically on an OC'ed Haswell setup: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-heat-sink-hasw...
Again, Noctura came out on top but this time it was a different model because the vendors decided which product to send for the test and Noctura picked a slightly different model.

I have the Noctura NH D14 SE 2011 waiting for me to install it on my system. The advantage of the SE 2011 is that the fans are PWM controlled allowing for closer fan speed control by the motherboard's BIOS. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00631QFG8/ref=oh_deta... The only drawback to the SE 2011 is that it was designed for an LGA 2011 socket CPU and to use it on a Haswell CPU you must buy an additional $10 installation kit: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002N38S6U/ref=oh_deta...

Good luck!

Yogi

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