Want to avoid water cooling...How High? Tags: Heatsinks Overclocking Product Last response: June 5, 2012 4:35 PM in Overclocking Share Dometologist June 5, 2012 5:14:47 AM Is it possible to OC a gaming rig without liquid cooling? how high would be reasonable? probable first build: CASE: CM 690 ii advanced MOBO: z77 UDH5 gigabyte CPU: i7-3770k PSU: SeaSonic platinum 1000w RAM: 16 gb Mushkin enhanced blackline DDR3 1600 Storage: 120 gb SSD (brand and SSD size open to suggestion)+ 1 tb western digital 7200 rpm optical drive: blu-ray (open to brand suggestions) GPU- ASUS 2gb gtx 670 More about : avoid water cooling high amuffin a c 150 K Overclocking June 5, 2012 5:53:09 AM Yes, a high end cooler like the Noctua NH-D14 will serve you well. m 0 l rubix_1011 a c 330 K Overclocking June 5, 2012 4:15:16 PM Quote:CPU: i7-3770k Going to be getting warm; IB chips heat up a lot more than SB chips when overclocking. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer hellfire24 a b K Overclocking June 5, 2012 4:35:35 PM Dometologist said:Is it possible to OC a gaming rig without liquid cooling? how high would be reasonable? probable first build: CASE: CM 690 ii advanced MOBO: z77 UDH5 gigabyte CPU: i7-3770k PSU: SeaSonic platinum 1000w RAM: 16 gb Mushkin enhanced blackline DDR3 1600 Storage: 120 gb SSD (brand and SSD size open to suggestion)+ 1 tb western digital 7200 rpm optical drive: blu-ray (open to brand suggestions) GPU- ASUS 2gb gtx 670 a good aircooler like Coolermaster Hyper 612 PWM will do just fine. BTW,you don't need 1000w platinum power supply.a quality 750w will handle 670 SLi+overclocks very well.i would suggest this one- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $90 after rebates is a great deal. for SSD,crucial m4 128gb for $125 is a good buy- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... most reliable and fast enough. get a blu ray only if blu ray movies are high priority.this one will do http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... contribute towards a better case like antec 1100,haf 922,or 400r depending on your personal preference. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources First Timer Wants to Build High-End, Quiet, Water Cooled Gaming PC - $3K-ish Budget Forum SolvedHELP! I want to change number on VIBER to avoid someone Forum SolvedWhat 140mm closed loop water cooler should I get if I want to overclock a fx-8350 to 4.6 ghz. Forum Solvedwhat case is good if i want to upgrade to water cooling in the future. Forum Solvedi want to build a pc that can run archeage online at high resolution under 1000 $ USD budget. Forum SolvedIs there a CPU waterblock available that can be used on a GPU via Kraken G10? I have a custom CPU water loop and I don't want Forum Solvedwhich rig should i buy. fx 6300 and gtx 660 or i5 4440 and gtx 650 ti 2 gb.I want to play games at high or ultra for next 2 or Forum SolvedFor Sale: High end water cooled Gaming Pc Forum SolvedSeriously high CPU temps for a custom water loop! Forum I want to avoid bottleneck because i am planing to buy 7770 Forum SolvedCustom water loop for high end pc Forum SolvedWant to water cool my CPU and GPU, need some help please? Forum SolvedCorsair H60 V2 Water Cooling High Temps on full load (Temp Issues) Forum SolvedI wan't to play games @1080p medium to high setting. Forum SolvedWant to get a high end desktop for photoshop graphics Forum SolvedHello everyone.I have a desktop computer Compaq SG3730IL.I want to play some high end games such as Far Cry 3, Just Cause, Forum SolvedDo I need a 4gb GPU if I want to run modern games w/ mods at high/ultra settings? Forum What sockets to avoid if I want to upgrade my system in 2/4years? Forum SolvedAre 2 GTX690's necessary to run 3 monitor setup (want to keep high fps) Forum I want a good gaming PC but I also would like to add a water coolin system for just under 800 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !