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What CPU Cooler. (I5-4670k)

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October 27, 2013 3:04:04 PM

Preferably water cooled since that generally cools better but if there are any air coolers that may cool better then...I'll take it. Also I will be overclocking the CPU to around 4ghz to 4.2ghz.

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October 27, 2013 3:06:42 PM

4.2GHz is a small overclock. A Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO can handle that easily. Even up to 4.5GHz. For higher, there are premium ones like Noctua NH-D14 or Phanteks PH-TC14PE which cools just as well as a H100.
October 27, 2013 3:08:37 PM

Ok so what do you say I should OC to to get my money's worth.
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October 27, 2013 3:13:56 PM

As high as you can go or as high as you are comfortable with. I don't know a direct answer to what overclock would get you your money's worth. The chip itself is worth its price already IMO. So any OC is just extra.

Start experimenting and see how high you can go. Go in baby steps. Don't jump to 4.7GHz just to start. Also, just because someone managed to get their CPU to 4.7GHz OC, it doesn't mean that your chip can. All chips are not created equal unfortunately. Yours may be better; it may be worse; or it may be somewhat equal.
October 27, 2013 3:16:35 PM

Well that sucks, but thanks for the input, very helpful. I will use your recommendations.
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October 27, 2013 5:38:10 PM

I can think of about 5 air coolers better than hyper 212+ off the top of my head.
October 31, 2013 2:38:46 PM

Then shoot.
November 2, 2013 8:02:54 PM

Noctua NH D14 is not LGA 1150 compatible :/ 
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November 2, 2013 8:43:52 PM

cxc90 said:
Noctua NH D14 is not LGA 1150 compatible :/ 

Wrong, LGA 1150, 55 and 56 use the same mounting hardware.
The Phanteks cools just as well as the Noctua-but with color options.
The H100i is better for 20 dollars more, and NZXT Kraken x60 is even better for around the same price of the H100i.

212 Evo is best price/performance, doesn't mean the best cooler.
January 6, 2014 4:17:25 AM

You posted too in this solved old thread by replying to my post.