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CPU Cooler - Overclocking i7 4770k

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November 16, 2013 4:28:37 AM

Right i am going to more than likely overclocking the i7 4770k in the build below when i buy it within the next few weeks, i was wondering what cooler to add? I am stuck between a simple cooler master 212 evo which people say would be enough or whether to go for a noctua / h100i water cooled. I am not sure what i would need.

The over clock i would be looking for is 4Ghz+

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CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£233.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£158.24 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£129.18 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£71.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£61.20 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (£587.54 @ Dabs)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£82.00 @ Aria PC)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans (£19.34 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans (£19.34 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£98.95 @ Aria PC)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£15.95 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1477.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-16 12:26 GMT+0000)

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November 16, 2013 10:08:30 AM

Currently right now I use the h60 Corsair cooler with 2 SP 120 high performance corsair fans set up on both sides of the radiators. I can OC to 4.3 GHZ without increasing the voltage and can manage 4.5-4.6ghz with 1.25V. My temps have never touched over 55~C at full load.

You can find more effective and cheaper air coolers than the closed loop counterpart. I like how much cleaner the h60 keeps my system as well as being able to more efficiently extract the heat out of my case.
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November 16, 2013 10:45:40 AM

Hyper 212 EVO is good to about 4.4 running 24/7, after that might look at a Phantek, I run 4.6 24/7 and decided on the CM GTS V8 (great cooler)
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November 16, 2013 12:40:13 PM

shardey said:
Currently right now I use the h60 Corsair cooler with 2 SP 120 high performance corsair fans set up on both sides of the radiators. I can OC to 4.3 GHZ without increasing the voltage and can manage 4.5-4.6ghz with 1.25V. My temps have never touched over 55~C at full load.

You can find more effective and cheaper air coolers than the closed loop counterpart. I like how much cleaner the h60 keeps my system as well as being able to more efficiently extract the heat out of my case.


I suggest the h60 as well, it makes your computer look clean and run efficiently under low temperatures.
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November 16, 2013 4:00:38 PM

Whats the difference bettwen the h60 and the h100i
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November 18, 2013 11:56:10 PM

The h60 has a smaller radiator and 1 fan, the h100i is 2x the size and has 2 fans. I love my h100i it works great, you wont regret it.
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