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Can My Liquid Cooling Cool Off A i5 2500k OC To 4.7Ghz

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July 12, 2012 4:21:10 PM

Im getting a Corsair Cooling Hydro-Series All-in-One High-Performance Liquid CPU Cooler CWCH60 for the i5 2500k. I was wondering if this will be enough to cool it off overclocked at 4.7Ghz in a Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Full Tower Case.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001EPUQAE/ref=ox_sc_a...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MYFOE2/ref=ox_sc_a...

I'm open to all opinions.

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July 12, 2012 4:23:14 PM

Definitely, the i5 2500K can easily push 5Ghz on air, it should be able to do the same on LC, if not better.
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July 12, 2012 4:35:59 PM

-Jackson said:
Definitely, the i5 2500K can easily push 5Ghz on air, it should be able to do the same on LC, if not better.


That's totally dependent on the chip you have and the fact that a H60 is only as good as a Hyper 212 Evo (well, 1C cooler, on average). The H60 is the bane of true W/C loops' existence. It's just too much money for not enough performance.

With my 212 Evo, I could probably do 4.7 on my 2500K, but it would be getting a little toasty for my liking (above 72C). The H60 will do just the same, as I said, but I'm not fond of throwing money away for a 1C gain with the H60.
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July 12, 2012 4:36:21 PM

-Jackson said:
Definitely, the i5 2500K can easily push 5Ghz on air, it should be able to do the same on LC, if not better.

Thanks for the help bro, really appreciate it. Now I feel relief and go on to buying all my computer parts now for my rig I'm working on.
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July 12, 2012 4:38:21 PM

huntergodx said:
Thanks for the help bro, really appreciate it. Now I feel relief and go on to buying all my computer parts now for my rig I'm working on.


Just read my reply, you may not be so relieved then...
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July 12, 2012 4:49:05 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Just read my reply, you may not be so relieved then...

Then what would u recommend?
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July 12, 2012 4:52:58 PM

A 212 Evo with an extra fan for push/pull. That will slightly outperform the H60, actually. And it should fit in that case just fine.
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July 12, 2012 4:57:44 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
A 212 Evo with an extra fan for push/pull. That will slightly outperform the H60, actually. And it should fit in that case just fine.

Ah ok thanks, also what is I drop it to 4.4 ~ 4.5ghz instead? I'm still a novice at this sorry. lol
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July 12, 2012 4:58:40 PM

If you insist on the closed water loop maybe look at the H100
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July 12, 2012 5:00:23 PM

spentshells said:
If you insist on the closed water loop maybe look at the H100

Ah ok thanks, if not this water cooler which other water cooler would be better than corsairs, I'm looking into all different ones.
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July 12, 2012 5:00:59 PM

huntergodx said:
Ah ok thanks, also what is I drop it to 4.4 ~ 4.5ghz instead? I'm still a novice at this sorry. lol


Oh yeah, 4.5 is doable with either one. That's pretty much the bog standard for OC'ing a 2500K on a 212 Evo/H60. Where things can get better or worse is if you need more or less Vcore than most, or your room temp is higher or lower than most.
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July 12, 2012 5:06:00 PM

Didn't read the H60 part..since I assumed you were at least using an H80/100..since that's what most people here use.

Generally it's a better idea to use a $50 heatsink over a closed loop, since the latter is pretty costly for what you get, a decent performing heatsink should be able to perform more or less the same as that of a closed-loop cooler.

Eg. Noctua NH-D14 is comparable to the H100.
Okay, not exactly the best price comparison, but you get the idea.

Edit: Yeah, aware of the fact that it all depends on the chip, but most people have no problems with OC'ing their CPUs, it's highly unlikely you're going to fall into the unlucky 1%. :p 
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July 12, 2012 5:07:34 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Oh yeah, 4.5 is doable with either one. That's pretty much the bog standard for OC'ing a 2500K on a 212 Evo/H60. Where things can get better or worse is if you need more or less Vcore than most, or your room temp is higher or lower than most.

Yea true, well its summer and I'm lucky enough to have a air conditioner in my room. So I shouldn't have too much of a issue with heat in my room. But thanks a lot for the tip, Going to really think about what to do, appreciate the replies though.
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July 12, 2012 5:12:39 PM

-Jackson said:
Didn't read the H60 part..since I assumed you were at least using an H80/100..since that's what most people here use.

Generally it's a better idea to use a $50 heatsink over a closed loop, since the latter is pretty costly for what you get, a decent performing heatsink should be able to perform more or less the same as that of a closed-loop cooler.

Eg. Noctua NH-D14 is comparable to the H100.
Okay, not exactly the best price comparison, but you get the idea.

Edit: Yeah, aware of the fact that it all depends on the chip, but most people have no problems with OC'ing their CPUs, it's highly unlikely you're going to fall into the unlucky 1%. :p 

Alright thanks for the tips, appreciate it bro :)  Well I'm going look into this more and do some more reading, Wish me luck haha. Thanks again
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July 12, 2012 5:14:00 PM

spentshells said:
If you insist on the closed water loop maybe look at the H100

Yea i looked at it. Hmm but I might lower the clock maybe, but if not I might get this H100 or something else, thanks for the tip.
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July 12, 2012 5:17:56 PM

I am currently using an i5 2500K @ 4.5Ghz with a Coolermaster Hyper 212 evo, with a room temp of between 20-25C under 100% load the max temp I get is 65C
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July 12, 2012 5:21:34 PM

I ran my i7 2600 @4.5Ghz 1.35V (Yeah, probably would've worked with 1.3V) with a Noctua NH-D14 about a month ago, unfortunately I don't remember the temps, but I'm definitely sure they were lower than 65C..
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July 12, 2012 5:27:35 PM

My 2500K @ 4.5 with a 212 Evo in push/pull is 63C max on the hottest core and 57C on the coolest with Prime 95.
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July 12, 2012 5:54:02 PM

The Hyper 212 is the best bang for buck cooler around by far, specially in push/pull config, you can't go wrong with it.
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July 12, 2012 5:56:00 PM

Best answer selected by huntergodx.
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