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New build, want to try pushing for 5ghz, suggestions?

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June 12, 2012 2:41:46 PM

Build:
CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler - Corsair Hydro Series H60 74.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard - ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory - Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (x2)
Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Hard Drive - OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Video Card - EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card
Case - Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply - OCZ 750W ATX12V Power Supply
Optical Drive - Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
OS - Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

This is the current rig I finished putting together last night, currently at all stock voltages, frequencies. I am wanting to try and push 5ghz. I have seen reports of people getting to 4.7ghz without any issues so I think I should be able to get it stable with this setup.

Comments? Concerns? Suggestions?
June 12, 2012 3:52:50 PM

Ya don't do it unless you have some serious cooling like liquid nitrogen. Once you push these CPU's past their stock voltage they really heat up.
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June 12, 2012 4:35:22 PM

huh, because previously I had a Q6600 and I was able to change the voltages pretty easily without really increasing the temps drastically. Is the i-series different in some manner that makes even slightly adjusting their stock voltages a bad idea?
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June 12, 2012 4:52:21 PM

Custom water cooling is what you want. The H60 isn't impressive at all.
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June 12, 2012 4:58:52 PM

Yeah the H60 was on sale, and I got lower temps than with the heatsink I already had. It was more of an impulse buy than anything.

Got any recommendations for a pump?
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June 13, 2012 3:31:10 PM

Ch3cksum said:
huh, because previously I had a Q6600 and I was able to change the voltages pretty easily without really increasing the temps drastically. Is the i-series different in some manner that makes even slightly adjusting their stock voltages a bad idea?

No it is just Ivy Bridge. You can get to 5.0ghz fairly easily and safely with Sandy Bridge but Ivy Bridge you cannot because the temps increase drastically when you up the voltage.
Check this review out- http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ivy-bridge-overcloc...
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