Will this Overclock work?

Hey there,

Im quite new to computer building and was looking to get a pre-built motherboard/CPU/ram configuration. So i checked out the amazon lists, and found this - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007CKZJZ2/ref=ox_sc_act_title_9?ie=UTF8&m=A17AS5ETPMZ9A1

Now, as mentioned before, im new to PC building, but will this be able to keep the CPU cool? I thought if the CPU was overclocked to 4.4GHZ it would require a watercooling system?

For those of you who do not click on the amazon link, the items in the pre-built bundle are as follows:


Intel Core i7 2600K Quad Core CPU Processor Overclocked to 4.4Ghz - Socket LGA1155
Asus P8Z68-V LX Z68 Intel DDR3 ATX Crossfire HDMI Motherboard
Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 High Performance CPU Cooler
16GB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600MHz RAM Memory


Anyway, just wondering if this sett-up would actually not burn itself out?

Cheers in advance.
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  1. Well, you don't want to OC much with that mobo anyway (4+2 Phase power design and no heatsinks on the VRM's). Other than that, 4.4Ghz is easily attainable on air with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo (what I have @ 4.5Ghz with my 2500K, and I could go higher if I wanted to, I just don't need to).
  2. Actually you don't need to overclock at all with a single gtx560....

    Consider this motherboard for your 2600K.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293
  3. Quote:
    Actually you don't need to overclock at all with a single gtx560....


    LOL, we've touched on this in another thread once before, but I do other things besides gaming. But for purely gaming, you're right.
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