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August 28, 2012 4:49:03 PM

Mobo: Asrock z77 Extreme4
GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 560 DirectCU II Fermi OC 850MHZ 1GB
CPU: i5-2500k (O/C)
Case: HAF X 942
PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 600W ATX Modular Power Supply 80PLUS

I would like to get my i5 over 4ghz and stable with low temps.
I don't think I can spend a lot on a cooler. I like the look of the noctua dh14.

Any recommendations would be great!

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a c 110 K Overclocking
August 28, 2012 8:12:42 PM

^ The Evo is a couple degrees cooler than the Plus, for what it's worth, but I know from my own experience with it that the Evo will easily get you to 4.5 (even easier in push/pull).

You won't really need something as beefy as the NH-D14 unless you want an extreme 4.8+ OC. Although, I would really recommend a Phanteks PH-TC14PE over the NH-D14.

Phanteks review results: http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/phanteks_ph_tc1...

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August 28, 2012 8:16:57 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
^ The Evo is a couple degrees cooler than the Plus, for what it's worth, but I know from my own experience with it that the Evo will easily get you to 4.5 (even easier in push/pull).

You won't really need something as beefy as the NH-D14 unless you want an extreme 4.8+ OC. Although, I would really recommend a Phanteks PH-TC14PE over the NH-D14.

Phanteks review results: http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/phanteks_ph_tc1...



How cool with it run with a full load at 4.5ghz? Any idea? I might go with the EVO.
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a c 110 K Overclocking
August 28, 2012 8:20:47 PM

CannedSoup said:
How cool with it run with a full load at 4.5ghz? Any idea? I might go with the EVO.


For me, with Prime 95, I'm at 64C on the warmest core and 58-62C on the others, and my room temp is ~73F with a load voltage of 1.272V.

It'll probably be a bit different for you because of voltage and ambient temp difference, if nothing else, but 4.5 should still be no problem for you with the Evo.
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August 28, 2012 8:22:23 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
For me, with Prime 95, I'm at 64C on the warmest core and 58-62C on the others, and my room temp is ~73F with a load voltage of 1.272V.

It'll probably be a bit different for you because of voltage and ambient temp difference, if nothing else, but 4.5 should still be no problem for you with the Evo.



Ok cool, then I will go Evo. I notice we have similar setups, suggestion on ram? No one has answered my ram thread.
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August 28, 2012 8:27:39 PM

CannedSoup said:
suggestion on ram? No one has answered my ram thread.


I prefer G.Skill, as a brand myself, but Corsair is good too. A good 8GB 1600 Dual Channel kit would be what I would go with.

Something like this: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

Or this: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B
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August 28, 2012 8:34:27 PM

The Hyper 212 Plus and Evo are both great. Make sure to get ram without heat spreaders. I have Corsair Vengeance Low Profile ram with the Hyper 212 Plus.
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a c 110 K Overclocking
August 28, 2012 8:35:39 PM

^ Yeah, the Vengeance kit that I linked is actually LP, but the Ripjaws kit isn't.
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August 28, 2012 9:20:38 PM

dragonsamus said:
The Hyper 212 Plus and Evo are both great. Make sure to get ram without heat spreaders. I have Corsair Vengeance Low Profile ram with the Hyper 212 Plus.



I was told that the G.Skill will still fit with the Hyper Evo.
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September 7, 2012 1:22:58 AM

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