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Overclocking an i7 4770k with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

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May 30, 2014 11:04:23 AM

Hello. I´m building my first custom PC (work and some gaming). Reading a lot of forums about overclocking, I´m courious about how far can I go with this particular configuration at safes temperatures If I decide to do it. (OC is not my 1st priority but, as I said, if I want to try it, I´d like to be 100% sure not to "kill" my PC)

These are my parts:
Intel Core i7 4770K (Cooled by a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO)
Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 7 MoBo
EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB SC with ACX
Corsair Vengeance Pro series 2133MHZ - 2X8 GB
WD Blue 1TB 7.200 rpm 64M (later I´ll get a SSD for OS)
EVGA Supernova NEX750B PS
OS Windows 7 or 8 (not decided yet)

Thanks a lot. I appreciate your help and support.

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May 30, 2014 11:07:38 AM

The max clock will vary widely based on how good your cpu is. The only way to find out how fast it'll go is to test it out, although I'd say it's safe to assume that you can break 4ghz. Just increase the multiplier incrementally and test after each increase.
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May 30, 2014 11:08:48 AM

the 4770k's dont have a magic number.

some of them only do 4.2ghz... b/c any extra voltage causes crashes. I imagine a hyper212 could only cool it enough to reach 4.2 stable, unless you de-lid it

most of them will accept a little extra voltage, then that's where heat comes in.
of course, de-lidding it removes all the heat issues... then you're back to how much voltage will it accept without crashing
perhaps 4.5ghz
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May 30, 2014 11:10:44 AM

Depends on luck of the draw with Haswell based processors. I currently have my i7-4770k OC'd to 4.2ghz @ 1.200 volts on my hyper 212. Temps peak at 72C in everyday use. There are a lot of overclocking guides on the interwebs if you do a quick search, especially Gigabyte based boards. Good luck and may the Intel lottery be forever in your favor!
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May 30, 2014 6:14:07 PM

The 212 EVO should handle most 4770Ks up to around 4.4 (has with the ones I've had EVOs on, just keep an eye on your temps and voltages required, for 4.4 I'd want to stick to 1.2-1.25 or so max
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June 2, 2014 5:15:32 PM

Hello everyone and thanks for replying this post. I have to say that I´m getting a little crazy. I´ve been reading for hours and hours and in most of forums, people recommend the Noctua NH-D14. I´d like to say that my main use for the Pc is to work with audio and video software/production (Audio: ProTools-Cusabe-Reason / video: Adobe After Effects-Premier-Vegas-some 3D / and gaming :)  )I´d like to OC but (cause I´m new in this) not push it to the limits, I think 4.2 GHz is a safe OC to work with. IS the Noctua good enough for this or... do I have to get a Liquid cooler?
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June 2, 2014 5:22:31 PM

The EVO should be fine, I've got a number of Haswells out there running 4.4 with the EVO, many run 24/7
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June 2, 2014 7:03:10 PM

Jaime Delgado said:
Hello everyone and thanks for replying this post. I have to say that I´m getting a little crazy. I´ve been reading for hours and hours and in most of forums, people recommend the Noctua NH-D14. I´d like to say that my main use for the Pc is to work with audio and video software/production (Audio: ProTools-Cusabe-Reason / video: Adobe After Effects-Premier-Vegas-some 3D / and gaming :)  )I´d like to OC but (cause I´m new in this) not push it to the limits, I think 4.2 GHz is a safe OC to work with. IS the Noctua good enough for this or... do I have to get a Liquid cooler?


The noctua will certainly handle that. It works just as well or better than most closed loop liquid coolers.
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June 2, 2014 7:11:12 PM

If even thinking LC, will want a min of a H100, there's too many air coolers that will do right up to or better than a H100 for less, especially with a minor OC, the EVO, the Noctuas, the Phanteks, or go the CM GTS V8, I have that on my 4770K @ 4.7 on my Z97 Hero, will be working iot to 4.8 this week when time permits (am just playing, while waiting for the Devils Canyon K models to be released) idles in the 30's generally around 70 tops under heavy load
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June 4, 2014 3:51:05 PM

Hello everyone again, and thanks for your comments and help. As I said before, I don't want (in this moment) to push the OC limits for my 4770k, I think if I can reach, at least, 4.2 - 4.4 whit the EVO, I'll be happy, hope is all I need for my everyday work (audio and video production Premiere/After Effects/ProTools/Cubase... gaming is a bonus WoW/DoTA 2 or some shooters;)).
Now, I have these questions: do I have to buy another fan to replace the stock one for my purpose? Do I have to set a push/pull config or with one I´ll be safe? By the way, which one of these 3 cases could fit better my needs (cost-benefit, checking at my rig config) Corsair Graphite 230t, Corsair 300r or 400r? Thank you all.
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a c 424 K Overclocking
June 4, 2014 5:59:54 PM

Can start with the regular stock fan, which should be plenty, and then later if you feel a need or want to say add LED fans can always do so (a popular add on), any of the cases should be fine all are wide enough for the cooler ;) 
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June 4, 2014 6:45:20 PM

Thanks to all people for taking a piece of time to help me, specially to Tradesman1. First time in this forum and I'm fully grateful. Again, thank you guys!
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June 4, 2014 7:15:32 PM

Drop and upgrade for us, I'm in and out daily ;) 
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