Safest overclock for i7 4770K with stock air cooler?

What is the safest overclock for i74770K with stock the air cooler? Also, how would I be able to mount a radiator in my rig?

Case: Thermaltake V3 Black Edition
RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz 2x8GB
PSU: Corsair RM 850
CPU: Intel i7 4770K
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth Z87
HDD: Seagate 2000GB
SSD: Samsung 256GB
GFX Card: GeForce GTX 780
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Stock Fan: 120x120x25mm Blue LED Fan
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  1. The thing is, the higher your CPU temperatures are, the lifespan of your CPU will be shorter. That is why all strongly recommend to mount an aftermarket cooler even on stock settings processors.
    You can use OCCT to stress test your CPU and monitor it's temperatures at full load as you gradually overclock it to 4.2 GHz (many people managed to do it and maintain it stable). It's your call to which speeds you want to overclock, you might as well read some guides about it over the internet.
    Hope I helped here :)
  2. For that answer, how in the world would I be able to mount a liquid cooling system?
  3. What's the best cooler under $50?
  4. But I only have a 25mm depth for liquid cooling, and as far as I know, NOTHING is smaller than 25mm
  5. What if you leave your case open?
  6. What do you mean? Leave the sides off?
  7. That is not the problem. If you were to look at the case, I can not fit anything over 25mm in the case in terms of fans
  8. Yeah, like this:
  9. But where would I put my radiator and fan for it?
  10. Best answer

    You could have the radiator on the ourside of the case, may require some modification to the case.
  11. Thank you so much, both of you.

    I apologize for acting as if you weren't answering my question correctly, JuX. It was my stupidity thinking that I was talking about something else. Yeah, I am that stupid... Is that amount legal?
  12. space55 said:
    What's the best cooler under $50?

    cooler master hyper 212 evo(30$) wish I bought this instead of NH-D14(79$)

    Hyper 212 EVO doesn't come with fancy stuff but it works.
    Though NH-D14 comes with awesome 2 fans that you could probably use if you change to liquid cool.
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