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Will this fan be okay for overclocking?

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December 21, 2012 5:35:24 PM

Hi all, I'm planning on overclocking my computer (once I get it -_-) and I was wondering if the CPU fan I picked for my build will be able to handle it overclocking up to 4.0-4.6...

The motherboard I've picked:

-ASUS P8Z77-V
Link: http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=2...

The CPU I'ved picked:

-Intel Core i7 3770K
Link: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

The CPU Cooler I've choosen:

-Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Direct
Link: http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=8...

The Case I've choosen:

Antec Three Hundred Two Premium AB
Link: http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6...

The RAM I've choosen:

Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 16GB DDR3 1600MHz
Link: http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=2...

If you have any suggestions for improvement, I will glady listen to it. But please keep in mind, I'm trying to keep my build at a reasonable price between 1500-1600

So far it's just about $1600

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December 21, 2012 6:50:56 PM

Yup, got my 3570k to 4.4 GHz within 2 hours of testing, probably could go to 4.6 or 4.7, just haven't had any reason to push it yet. Good luck! Get another fan for it though, and go for a push/pull config for the best temps.
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December 21, 2012 7:20:37 PM

+1 to mclovits. I have the Hyper212 plus (same thing, slower fan) and I easily get my 2600k past 4.6Ghz with it on a fixed voltage. I get nice temperatures as well. However I did take that stock fan and toss it in the bottom of the case to cool my power supply and I bolted some high performance fans on it. It did make quite a difference on the temperatures but that stock fan could easily make it to 4.2-4.4Ghz
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December 21, 2012 7:43:50 PM

Can't go wrong with an Evo 212, I've used them on a lot of builds two fans on a push pull is some of the best bang for your buck cooling you can get.
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December 21, 2012 9:45:50 PM

What do you mean by push/pull config and would I be able to use the stock CPU fan for anything else or only for the CPU? Because Steddora said he put it on the bottom of his case.
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December 22, 2012 8:29:49 PM

It means a fan on either side of the cooler, I would keep the stock fan and get on of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... to put on there. The stock fan could be used as a chassis fan if you prefer, but the fan above is almost identical to the stock fan, and it's the same type as the one on the Hyper 212+.
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December 22, 2012 10:07:24 PM

The push/pull concept explained..


Fan pushes into heatsink which air proceeds through the heatsink while the other fan draws the air out. Something like this.

FAN -> |HSF| -> FAN ->

That causes a "tunnel" effect in the heatsink and produces maximum cooling.

I used two different fans for my Hyper212 and used the fan that came with it as my bottom case fan is all. The more air the fans can push through the 212, the more cooling it can do.
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