Asus P8Z77-V motherboard
16gb Corsair Vengence RAM overclocked to 1800mhz
120GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD
1TB Seagate Sata II HDD
Standard DVD drive
Windows 7 Ultimate
750w Powercolor PSU
Corsair H60 Cooler
Cooler Master Enforcer (200mm front fan and 120mm rear push and pull - no top fan)
I want to overclock the CPU to about 4.5GHZ but am aware the Ivy bridge series runs a fair bit hotter than Sandy bridge. Will the H60 and Cooler Master case be enough to keep the temperatures down? And would it be worth it adding an optional top 200mm fan?
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I'm at 4.2 GHz with the 3570k and an H60. The highest it has ever gone with Prime95 running for a few hours was 58'C. The cpu shouldn't go over 90'C, and anything over 75'C ish will impair performance a little bit. But from all of the posts I've read, it should be able to do 4.5GHz. But in all honesty, I think 4.2GHz is perfect for such a setup.
I know this is an older thread, but for those of you still looking, I am running my 3570k @ 4.5 Ghz with the H60. Running Prime95 I can get temps to spike up to the upper 70's, but it usually hovers in the upper 60's. In real world application I rarely break the 60-65 degree mark. I did have the Hyper 212 in a push/pull configuration, and yes it performed about the same, but with the H60, I can run my fans at a much more reasonable speed for equal cooling performance.
My current setup is as follows:
CM Storm Enforcer Case
Asus Sabertooth Z77 mobo
Intel Core i5 3570k @ 4.5 Ghz( llc set to high, offset voltage +.055, gives real world voltage of 1.304v)
Corsair H60 closed loop CPU cooler
16GB Gskill Ripjaws X 1600 (XMP)
EVGA GTX 570 @ 815Mhz, 1.038v(reference model, stable up to 915Mhz fan just gets noisy)
Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800w modular PSU