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Best Air Cooler for 3770k overclocking under $50

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March 12, 2013 9:02:49 PM

I'm planning to get a 3770k paired with a Gigabyte Z77-UD5H but I can't pick a good cooler to overclock it at least around 4.2-4.5ghz under $50 Could anyone experienced with overclocking or have the same parts tell me your thoughts on this? Thanks in advance!
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March 12, 2013 9:50:12 PM

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO will get you to 4.2ghz easily!
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March 12, 2013 10:34:15 PM

amuffin said:
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO will get you to 4.2ghz easily!


24/7 stable with temps below 70degrees in full load?
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March 12, 2013 10:48:42 PM

johnvonmacz said:
amuffin said:
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO will get you to 4.2ghz easily!


24/7 stable with temps below 70degrees in full load?


There are too many factors before we can determine that. :) 
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March 13, 2013 7:31:39 AM

I agree that the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo is the best option. You can add a second 120mm fan to it and get some really good cooling from it for a reasonable price.
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March 13, 2013 10:07:04 AM

amuffin said:
johnvonmacz said:
amuffin said:
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO will get you to 4.2ghz easily!


24/7 stable with temps below 70degrees in full load?


There are too many factors before we can determine that. :) 


IntelEnthusiast said:
I agree that the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo is the best option. You can add a second 120mm fan to it and get some really good cooling from it for a reasonable price.


Yeah I heard good things about 212 EVO. Btw if ever I get the Noctua NH-D14 which is worth extra $60 over 212 EVO, would it really make a difference in temps when overclocking 3770k around 4.2-4.5ghz? Cuz I heard that IVY runs hotter when overclocked compared to SANDY.. I just want to achieved a stable 24/7 Overclock with temps not higher than 70degress when in Full load on all cores.

Also would I notice a gain in performance from going 4.2ghz to 4.5ghz? Or 4.2ghz is really fast enough when doing gaming and video encodings?

Thanks for all the help.
March 19, 2013 3:38:51 AM

We use the 212 exclusively getting up to 4.7-4.8GHz at 75-85 Deg. Thou if you're a gamer you'll never see above 55. Xigmatek makes a nice cooler also but I believe it's roughly $20 more.

Yes IB runs hotter than SB, but it's made too. Due in part to it's smaller architecture. Yes you will see benchmarking increases from 4.2 to 4.5 but it would hardly be noticable to the naked eye.

IB can do 4.2 very easy without even changing the voltage. 4.5-4.7 is optimal. Thou your biggest performance gain would come from GPU not your CPU. Depending on your application ofcourse.
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