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Overclocked i5 3570k cooler advice

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July 10, 2012 2:22:51 PM

Hi all

Im looking for some advice - Im about to purchase a bundle which comes pre oc's at approx 4.6gh. Motherboard is either a p77-v lx, z77-dh3 or z77x-dh3. Cooler choices are thermalltake contac 29 bp, zalman cnps9900a led or antec kuhlur h2o 620 (there are more but out of my budget).

My question is what combo should I pick for optimal cooling? As I've heard anything past 4.5gh and air cooling is a problem ,though I'd like to stick to air if I could tbh - something about water running round my system scares me a tad. I also have a coolmaster 690 II case with 3 extra fans in it (only 1 at front is intake though, could add an extra if needed)

Thank you in advance


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July 10, 2012 2:45:20 PM

what exactly does the combo include? you would probably be better off building something yourself. It would be cheaper too.
July 10, 2012 3:00:12 PM

For 350 quid the oc'd i5 3570k cpu, the motherboard & coolers I posted earlier and 8g of corsair vengeance 1600MHz ram. Im getting it here as it's 12 months interest free and I'd like the CPU oc'd - I dont trust myself

January 9, 2013 4:47:06 PM

i have the Contac 29. i5-3570K @ 4.3GHz

Idle Temps - 28C lowest, 30C avg.
Load Temps - 68C avg. running Prime95

it's a decent cooler for the price and for light OC. but if you're going to overclock beyond 4.5GHz, better get something like the Noctua NH-D14 or Thermalright Silver Arrow.