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I5 3570k OC Help needed

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November 30, 2012 11:54:07 PM

Hi guys I am building my own pc and am 99% certain im gonna get the 3570k. The main uses of my computer are HD video rendering and playing LoL. I am planning to OC the i5 3570k and have heard it can get to 5GHz! Is this a viable option or would something like 4.8GHz be better. I don't want to risk overheating or having problems with it, so what is a safe level to OC. Also what would be best? Under $80 please. Thanks in advance.

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December 1, 2012 8:52:59 AM

$80 to spend overclocking the 3570K? Pick up the Noctua. That processor will be great for playing LoL. The 3570K runs hot so there's a good chance you'll get close to 4.8 Ghz but I don't know if you'll reach 5 Ghz. For that processor, you can grab something cheap like the Hyper 212 Evo ($30) and overclock to 4.0-4.3 Ghz.
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December 1, 2012 10:07:17 PM

Okay well I just want the best value processor for the money (including cooler price) I have also looked at others like 3770, 3770k, and 3820. Is the 3570k the best for me you think?
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