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Overclocked i5 750 to 4.2 GHz - Cooling Question...

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October 29, 2010 1:42:28 PM

I am building my first build and am wanting to overclock a i5 750 to 4.2+ GHz. Would I be able to just cool it using air or do I need to look into a water cooling system? If i need to look into a water cooling I would also appreciate it if someone could recommend sites that would give me a basic understanding of a set up and what all I need.
a c 324 K Overclocking
October 29, 2010 1:50:28 PM

From what I have seen, you would be fine with a good quality air cooler. Those i5's do very well on heat and overclocking. There are some stickies at the top of the the Overclocking thread you get you started.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/256607-29-watercooling-read-first

^Start there. Read a lot. Ask questions once you have absorbed all you can. We are glad to help those willing to help themselves, first.
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October 29, 2010 2:06:46 PM

So would it be beneficial for me to spend 80 bucks on a high end air cooler or the 200 on a water system?
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a c 324 K Overclocking
October 29, 2010 3:27:15 PM

You can get into high end air coolers for cheaper than that:

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

That's the running list of benchmarked coolers based on temps; the other column is temps + silence. They also have a listing of top low profile heatsinks:

http://www.frostytech.com/top5_lowprofile_heatsinks.cfm

Just make sure your case had good airflow and good quality fans, as well. Do some research on cases and fan types (noise/RPM/CFM).
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November 4, 2010 11:16:17 PM

rubix_1011 said:
You can get into high end air coolers for cheaper than that:

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

That's the running list of benchmarked coolers based on temps; the other column is temps + silence. They also have a listing of top low profile heatsinks:

http://www.frostytech.com/top5_lowprofile_heatsinks.cfm

Just make sure your case had good airflow and good quality fans, as well. Do some research on cases and fan types (noise/RPM/CFM).


Is there any way to make the Spire Thermax Eclipse II SP984B1-V2 fan quiet?
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a c 324 K Overclocking
November 5, 2010 1:28:42 AM

If you connected it to a fan controller or replaced the fan with a more silent fan. I don't know exactly how loud it is...I'm betting its relative to what someone thinks is 'loud'.
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