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Is 70 degrees Celsius too high for i7 3770k?

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December 28, 2012 9:56:04 PM

Hi,

My i7 is reaching 65-70 when playing BF3. Is this a normal range? It seems a bit high for me. I have not OC'ed or anything.

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December 28, 2012 10:08:08 PM

that seems high for a 3770, are u using a stock cooler?

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December 28, 2012 10:57:26 PM

Yes I am.
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December 28, 2012 10:57:53 PM

i think u need an aftermarket cooler, whats ur budget for a cooler?

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December 28, 2012 11:15:00 PM

I'm looking to spend around $50-$70. Do you think a water cooled system is the way to go? My rig is already pretty loud.
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December 28, 2012 11:17:47 PM

eh for less noise yes, and performance,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

49$ after rebate pretty good deal, ;) 

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December 28, 2012 11:20:20 PM

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December 28, 2012 11:20:29 PM

Thanks for the help!
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December 28, 2012 11:21:57 PM

no problem anytime bro :) 

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December 29, 2012 1:15:23 AM

Watercoolers are often just as loud if not more loud than air coolers,
Also the H50/H70 had well documented leaking issues, for a watercooler in that price range I'd catch the H60 on a rebate for 54.99, thats what I got mine for.

Also for low end water coolers you can get just as much performance out of a mid-high end air cooler like a Hyper Evo 212, Thermaltake Frio, or if you want to shell out the big bucks a Noctua NH-D14 for 75 bucks.

I'd reccomend the Hyper Evo 212, you dont need anything more for anything that's not a hex core Extreme.
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December 29, 2012 1:17:35 AM

ive had a few friends use the h50s and h70s no problems there.

also a closed in water system is more silent than an air cooler, depending on what u get :p 

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December 29, 2012 10:02:03 PM

Update - I went out and bought the H60 from Microcenter. It has reduced my temp by 15-20 degrees while playing battlefield! The only noise I hear is the fan that is attached to the radiator which is basically a chassis fan. There has been no increase in noise.
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December 29, 2012 10:17:48 PM

For Intel CPUs at least I wouldn't worry until you're in the early 90s.
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December 30, 2012 12:17:06 AM

good :)  nah, u dont wanna hit higher than 70-72 load imo, thats the safe zone.

it can go higher but i dont recommand such temps.

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