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

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. :)
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  1. 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.
  2. Noctua NH-D14 or PHANTEKS PH-TC14PE , if you have the room,they are both huge coolers.I have both.Fantastic temps.
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