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need help upgrading cpu to 4th gen I5

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April 18, 2014 6:58:08 AM

I am looking to upgrade my CPU, to one of the 4th generation i5's. I haven't decided which one yet, but I will most likely be overclocking it. I have read that if you want to overclock your CPU, it is a good idea to use liquid cooling. I have no idea how to continue from here, but I know that I would like something that is low maintenance, preferably pre assembled if there is such a thing as that, and will work with an 1150 CPU socket. The existing case I have is the NZXT Phantom Red. Shown here:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

if it makes any difference, the only thing I want to overclock is the CPU.

Thanks for any help you can provide

OH, almost forgot, please don't forget the Kiss principle.

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April 18, 2014 7:01:18 AM

4670k processor with cm 212 hyper evo heatsink . . enough
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April 18, 2014 7:20:26 AM

While some liquid coolers work well, not all can outperform air coolers. Here is a recent test of some AIO (All in One) liquid coolers compared to the Noctua NH D14: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nepton-280l-tundra-...
The NH D14 was very close in performance to the top AIO cooler and yet it was significantly quieter and also cost less money.

If the NH D14 is too expensive for you, the previously recommended CM Hyper 212 Evo is a good budget cooler.

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April 20, 2014 3:05:40 PM

Y0GI said:
While some liquid coolers work well, not all can outperform air coolers. Here is a recent test of some AIO (All in One) liquid coolers compared to the Noctua NH D14: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nepton-280l-tundra-...
The NH D14 was very close in performance to the top AIO cooler and yet it was significantly quieter and also cost less money.

If the NH D14 is too expensive for you, the previously recommended CM Hyper 212 Evo is a good budget cooler.

Yogi


Thanks, that was exactly what I wanted to know.
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April 21, 2014 7:39:49 AM

You're welcome! Glad to help!

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