Overclocking 2600K with ASUS Z68 on AIR. What Air CPU COOLER ??? Tags: CPUs Asus Overclocking Cooling Last response: January 13, 2012 6:50 PM in Overclocking Share Mfusick January 13, 2012 3:55:18 PM Hey guys, I have a 2600k and Asus Deluxe Z68 LGA1155. It will be inside a COSMOS II case. My DDR3 is 1600mhz RIPJAWZ X series 4x4GB for 16GB total. I have two questions- First question, Can I overclock with the stock cooler? How far is safe with the stock cooler? A reasonable and stable OC that can be maintained daily without cooling upgrade? Second, For a real OC I need a better CPU cooler and possibly Thermal Compound. YES? Ok, assuming I do- what should I get. I can spend $50 on the cooler I am thinking as a good budget. Reccomend me a CPU cooler and thermal compound if needed. Lastly, Where is the best place to go to find the reccomended settings for a good OC on my board and CPU ? More about : overclocking 2600k asus z68 air air cpu cooler steadywaters a b K Overclocking January 13, 2012 6:47:05 PM 1) With stock cooler 4.0Ghz. 2) Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO falls under your budget (no major need to purchase aftermarket thermal compound). 3) Depends on what CPU cooler you'll be using. For a nice 4.5Ghz over clock, check out this previous thread: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/271631-29-need-overcl... Mfusick January 13, 2012 6:50:47 PM steadywaters said:1) With stock cooler 4.0Ghz. 2) Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO falls under your budget (no major need to purchase aftermarket thermal compound). 3) Depends on what CPU cooler you'll be using. For a nice 4.5Ghz over clock, check out this previous thread: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/271631-29-need-overcl... Someone above reccomended some Artic Silver 5 and it was less than $10 so I bought it from Amazon. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumBest Air CPU COOLER for Asus Z68 and 2600K ? ForumI7 3930k vs i7 2600k , OC AIR ! Help. ForumCPU Heat Sink/ Cooler for i7 2600K on an ASUS P8Z68-V Pro ForumCPU Cooling + Case. Advice on Water vs Air Forum2600k Z68 HD6950 16GB 750W get now or wait for ivy release? Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] ooth-2500k Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] ooth-2500k ForumComplete Build - Z68 i7 2600K GTX 580 Monitors - Multimedia PC - $2500 ForumWhich cooler for i5-2500K? Water/ Air ForumAir Cooler for HD 6950's in crossfire config ForumI7 2600k in a Gigabyte Z68 hits a brick wall ForumUltimate CPU Cooler ( Air and/or CLC) ForumI5 3570K + Z77 PRO3 ForumHelp first time overclocking Forum[Solved] Should I Bother with an After Market Cooler? ForumLaptop cooler ForumUD7 x79 still good for Overclocking? Forum[Solved] Phenom II x4 729 BE overclocking NB? Forum[Solved] Upgrading Water Cooler ForumOverklocking Intel HD2000 on i5-2400 and z68? More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !