3570K + 212 evo = OC?

So hello, im planing o get a i5 3570k, and oc it.
My case will be Shinobi XL.
So, can i get some oc action with just the 212 evo, or do i need to put more money, like nh-d14 or something like it?
Tho im gttibg a custom loop cooling in future.
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  1. Mmatuu said:
    So hello, im planing o get a i5 3570k, and oc it.
    My case will be Shinobi XL.
    So, can i get some oc action with just the 212 evo, or do i need to put more money, like nh-d14 or something like it?
    Tho im gttibg a custom loop cooling in future.


    We are all getting custom loops in the future.

    You should be able to get 4GHZ just raising the multiplier.
  2. nh-d14 < for higher overclocks this is better,it's huge and make sure you have room and low profile ram modules.
  3. ^ indeed. But, if ur not looking to spend a lot right now, the evo should get you to ~4.4 on auto voltage with reasonable temps. It's a crapshoot after that.
  4. True ^
  5. Hyper 212 Evo + Coolmaster Sickleflows x 2 is around 48 dollars. I personally don't recommend the stock fan unless you want to keep it at stock clock. You always wan't to match fans on a heatsink, the best bang for your buck are the Sickleflows.

    For 10 dollars more you can get the Noctua NH-U12P SE2. The build quality is better and it comes fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. Including 2 of the best fans you can buy, which usually cost $25 each by themselves.

    However the Hyper 212 Evo w/ Sickleflows will perform just as well, but the Noctua would come out with a slight advantage, ESPECIALLY when overclocking.

    The choice is yours, however the Noctua colors are kind of ugly. I personally went with the Noctua U12P, because my case does not have a window. I got it for $54.95 on amazon with free shipping.

    Here is some proof: http://blog.testfreaks.com/review/noctua-nh-u12p-se2-cpu-cooler/
  6. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709001

    I'm using this for my cpu,it's a cooling beast.It's really big and low profile ram is needed.A wide case is needed , just barely fit in mine.
  7. ^ I thought folks from the Skunk Works would have really fast, low observable heatsinks! Probably black in color, maybe shaped like a triangle.
  8. Probably should , it barely fit,now i'm exposed....LOL
  9. I use the Coolermaster 212EVO in my workstations which I don't overclock as they are Xeons. I do have a 3770k though and it cools it very quietly when OC to 4ghz.
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