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How much OC can I get away with using a 212?

  • Heatsinks
  • Intel i5
  • Evo
  • Overclocking
Last response: in Overclocking
January 30, 2013 4:32:35 PM

Hi all,

Due to a limited budget, I'm thinking of buying the following;
  • Antec 900
  • i5 3570k
  • CM Hyper 212 Evo

    Is hitting 4.5 realistic, or is the 212 Evo just not good enough to get me that far? I know it's impossible to say for sure, but I'd like to have a solid 4.5 OC on my CPU if possible. If you think it's too much of a gamble on the Evo, what aftermarket cooler would you recommend?

    Thanks for your time. :) 
  • More about : 212

    a b K Overclocking
    January 30, 2013 5:57:23 PM

    Possible? Yes.

    What PSU are you using? Also, are all of the stock fans installed and working in the Antec 900? Good airflow and power will go a long way to help you hit the higher CPU speeds.
    a c 395 K Overclocking
    February 3, 2013 2:43:25 AM

    Noctua NH-D14 or PHANTEKS PH-TC14PE , if you have the room,they are both huge coolers.I have both.Fantastic temps.