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Best heatsink for overclocking 2500k to 4.5 ghz?

post #1 of 14
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I've been contemplating on which cpu cooler to get. After some research, i managed to narrowed it down to either getting the noctua nh-d14 and the Haf 922 case, or the Haf 932 case and a cheaper cooler thats still viable. This is going to be my first computer build, which im going to take with me when i dorm in college. can't wait!

i5 2500k
Noctua nh-d14?
coolermaster haf922/932?
Corsair Enthusiast Series 850-Watt tx
EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Superclocked
Corsair Memory 8 Dual Channel Kit DDR3 1600
ASUS P8P67 PRO B3
Seagate Barracuda 7200 500 GB
Crucial Technology 128 GB Crucial RealSSD C300
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2500k 4.5 ghz @ 1.29v Asus p8p67 Pro, Noctua NH D14 EVGA 780 ti ripjaws x 8gb 1500mhz (8-8-8-24) @ 1.5v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial m4 128gb Spinpoint 1tb Windows 7 ultimate Asus Vh242h 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix 2710 Sidewinder X4 Corsair 950tx Haf X 
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Logitech G9x Propus 380 Titanium HD- Ath Ad 700 
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first build!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k 4.5 ghz @ 1.29v Asus p8p67 Pro, Noctua NH D14 EVGA 780 ti ripjaws x 8gb 1500mhz (8-8-8-24) @ 1.5v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial m4 128gb Spinpoint 1tb Windows 7 ultimate Asus Vh242h 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix 2710 Sidewinder X4 Corsair 950tx Haf X 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G9x Propus 380 Titanium HD- Ath Ad 700 
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post #2 of 14
Silver arrow or DH14.

If you need more room for ram the h70 is also an option.
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i7 930 @ 4ghz HT Asus Rampage III Extreme ATI 5830 Corsair Dominator GT 6gb CAS 7 
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50gb Vertex 2 - OS,1.5tb Storage Win7 64 bit Saitek Cyborg OCZ 700W 
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i7 930 @ 4ghz HT Asus Rampage III Extreme ATI 5830 Corsair Dominator GT 6gb CAS 7 
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50gb Vertex 2 - OS,1.5tb Storage Win7 64 bit Saitek Cyborg OCZ 700W 
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post #3 of 14
Yep that cooler will easily get you 4.8Ghz and if your chip can do it, maybe 5.1Ghz.

So 4.5Ghz will be a given with great temps.

Goodluck
    
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Xeon E5-1680 V2  R4BE  TITAN X (Pascal)   2666 Dominator Platinum CL10 
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750 NVMe 1.2TB EK HF/rx360/rx120 EK FC/GTs/mcp655 Windows 10 Pro  
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post #4 of 14
and forget the HAF 932 it's a BIG hassle to transport (believe me, i know)
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post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
thanks for the quick input guys
first build!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k 4.5 ghz @ 1.29v Asus p8p67 Pro, Noctua NH D14 EVGA 780 ti ripjaws x 8gb 1500mhz (8-8-8-24) @ 1.5v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial m4 128gb Spinpoint 1tb Windows 7 ultimate Asus Vh242h 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix 2710 Sidewinder X4 Corsair 950tx Haf X 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G9x Propus 380 Titanium HD- Ath Ad 700 
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first build!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k 4.5 ghz @ 1.29v Asus p8p67 Pro, Noctua NH D14 EVGA 780 ti ripjaws x 8gb 1500mhz (8-8-8-24) @ 1.5v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial m4 128gb Spinpoint 1tb Windows 7 ultimate Asus Vh242h 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix 2710 Sidewinder X4 Corsair 950tx Haf X 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G9x Propus 380 Titanium HD- Ath Ad 700 
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post #6 of 14
Some of the cherry picked ones did do 4.5 with the stock cooler
post #7 of 14
Noctua DH14 for the win. They are an excellent air cooler.
post #8 of 14
Another vote for Silver Arrow. Excellent cooler, keeps my Core I7 920 4 Ghz at 65 C in prime 95. Would do even better with SB procs since they have less TDP. Plus it looks cool inside the case.
post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
gah. now i cant decide whether to get the silver arrow or the noctua nh d14. the latter is 10 dollars more expensive.
first build!
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k 4.5 ghz @ 1.29v Asus p8p67 Pro, Noctua NH D14 EVGA 780 ti ripjaws x 8gb 1500mhz (8-8-8-24) @ 1.5v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial m4 128gb Spinpoint 1tb Windows 7 ultimate Asus Vh242h 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix 2710 Sidewinder X4 Corsair 950tx Haf X 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G9x Propus 380 Titanium HD- Ath Ad 700 
  hide details  
Reply
first build!
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k 4.5 ghz @ 1.29v Asus p8p67 Pro, Noctua NH D14 EVGA 780 ti ripjaws x 8gb 1500mhz (8-8-8-24) @ 1.5v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial m4 128gb Spinpoint 1tb Windows 7 ultimate Asus Vh242h 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix 2710 Sidewinder X4 Corsair 950tx Haf X 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G9x Propus 380 Titanium HD- Ath Ad 700 
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Reply
post #10 of 14
Silver arrow or DH14 or h70
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RAID 2 X 128GB SSD 2 x 3TB + 2 X 2TB  SONY DVD-RW CPU-Swiftech/ XSPC Bay Reservoir Mcp655/ RX360 Windows 8.1 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
27" 1440P @75Hz auria LeD & 46" 120hz LeD TV Logitech G710 Corsair AX1200 Corsair 800D 
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i7-5960x 1.26v @ 4.5Ghz 24/7  Asus Rampage V Extreme  XFX R290 ADATA XPG Z1 16GB 4 x 4 DDR4 2800MHz Oc to 3205... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
RAID 2 X 128GB SSD 2 x 3TB + 2 X 2TB  SONY DVD-RW CPU-Swiftech/ XSPC Bay Reservoir Mcp655/ RX360 Windows 8.1 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
27" 1440P @75Hz auria LeD & 46" 120hz LeD TV Logitech G710 Corsair AX1200 Corsair 800D 
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Logitech G500 I-opener Creative Sound Z PCI Card 
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