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Core i7 2600k - Cooling @4.6GHz

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Anonymous
January 12, 2011 4:09:39 PM

Hi guys. So basically after careful consideration, I have finally decided on my new build, however there a couple of things I am unsure about :/ 

I am considering this for cooling http://www.microdirect.co.uk/home/product/47123/Thermal... it is the thermaltake contac 29.

Considering I intend to overclock my 2600k to 4.6ghz is this a viable option? it will be alongside 3 stock case fans from the coolermaster HAF 922.

Also any recommendations for a 800W or similarly powered PSU are welcome, I am currently considering the corsair TX 850W http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003TO54EG/ref=s9_si....

Thanks in advance!!

January 12, 2011 9:27:40 PM

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

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The i7-2600K I worked with managed to skip past 5.2 GHz while pushing a mere 68°C. I'm sure you're wondering what cooler kept this processor running so cool, and here's the shocker: it was a 92mm Cooler Master Hyper TX3.

You read that correctly. This little $26 heatsink used three skinny heat-pipe rods and an Intel push-pin mounting system to tame an overclocked 5.2 GHz CPU to 68°C.

January 12, 2011 10:51:07 PM

Anonymous said:
Hi guys. So basically after careful consideration, I have finally decided on my new build, however there a couple of things I am unsure about :/ 

I am considering this for cooling http://www.microdirect.co.uk/home/product/47123/Thermal... it is the thermaltake contac 29.

Considering I intend to overclock my 2600k to 4.6ghz is this a viable option? it will be alongside 3 stock case fans from the coolermaster HAF 922.

Also any recommendations for a 800W or similarly powered PSU are welcome, I am currently considering the corsair TX 850W http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003TO54EG/ref=s9_si....

Thanks in advance!!


i7-2600K with 1366 MOBO? I don't get it. It should be 1155, isn't it?

Anyway, get any good cooler from Thermalright, Prolimatech, Scythe or CoolerMaster.
PSU: Corsair 650HX is more than sufficient. Best in its class.
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Anonymous
January 12, 2011 10:59:29 PM

ff1600 said:
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

Quote from above:
The i7-2600K I worked with managed to skip past 5.2 GHz while pushing a mere 68°C. I'm sure you're wondering what cooler kept this processor running so cool, and here's the shocker: it was a 92mm Cooler Master Hyper TX3.

You read that correctly. This little $26 heatsink used three skinny heat-pipe rods and an Intel push-pin mounting system to tame an overclocked 5.2 GHz CPU to 68°C.


Them results are staggering, I think this highlights the sheer brilliance of this new architecture and although this is outside of a case I can't see that having too much of an effect on temperatures. I know it might seem I am being mean when you compare my CPU with my intended fan however I am trying to stick to a relatively strict budget and a few pounds/dollars here and there soon adds up!

Thanks for your input guys, I think I needn't be too fussy when it comes to cooling, reaching 4.6GHz doesn't really seem to need anything spectacular. Something similar to what I had originally linked or suggested by ff1600 should do the trick(I hope:D ).
Anonymous
January 12, 2011 11:07:52 PM

akula2 said:
i7-2600K with 1366 MOBO? I don't get it. It should be 1155, isn't it?

Anyway, get any good cooler from Thermalright, Prolimatech, Scythe or CoolerMaster.
PSU: Corsair 650HX is more than sufficient. Best in its class.


Apologies for double post..

I don't know what gave you the idea I was choosing a 1366 mobo but I ordered all my components (apart from the cooler) about an hour ago and like you suggested I went for a corsair HX series, simply because I preferred the modular design with improved cable management.

Thanks again
January 20, 2011 5:08:38 PM

Anonymous said:
Apologies for double post..

I don't know what gave you the idea I was choosing a 1366 mobo but I ordered all my components (apart from the cooler) about an hour ago and like you suggested I went for a corsair HX series, simply because I preferred the modular design with improved cable management.

Thanks again

I don't remember but I think you mentioned about 1366 or something about it.
Anyway, if you are going to get CM Hyper TX3 then I would suggest you to have a go at Hyper 212+ which is a far better cooler and costs more or less same. That cooler is the best VFM for sure :) 
Anonymous
January 20, 2011 7:48:58 PM

akula2 said:
I don't remember but I think you mentioned about 1366 or something about it.
Anyway, if you are going to get CM Hyper TX3 then I would suggest you to have a go at Hyper 212+ which is a far better cooler and costs more or less same. That cooler is the best VFM for sure :) 

I have my system up and running now for almost a week. I was having issues regarding temperatures at full load under stock frequencies with the stock cooler. Many others also suggested the CM hyper 212+ and it has reduced temperatures by about 25-30c, I can breath easier now :D 

Cheers
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