CPU Cooler - Overclocking i7 4770k

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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)
  3. 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.
  4. Whats the difference bettwen the h60 and the h100i
  5. 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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