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NH-C12P SE14 sufficient enough for a overclocked 2600K?

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I'm about to upgrade my rig during the summer to a 2600K and plan to overclock it to ~4.5 GHz. So, does anyone know if Noctua's NH-C12P SE14 is sufficient enough to it keep below 90*C at max load, when it's at 4.5 GHz?

I know it's a top-down cooler, but I'm hoping that it would keep the new motherboard going for at least 3-4 years since it would keep it cooler.

Looking at some reviews, the NH-C12P SE14 should handle a system that's overclocked and peaks ~300W. Tom's Hardware states that a 4.5 GHz 2600K system should peak at little over 200W.


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I know the CM Hyper 212+ should keep a overclocked 2600K cool and it's measured at 120 x 79.7 x 158.5 mm. The NH-C12P SE14's top part that has the heat pipes going through is approximately 126 x (40-45) x 152 mm, minus some holes and whatnot. Basically the NH-C12P SE14's cooling area is half of the 212+'s.

I'm not sure if I did the calculations correct, but I would love to hear other peoples opinions, preferably if they use the NH-C12P SE14 tongue.gif
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I would say it's not sufficient. I had that cooler running a 955 BE at 3.9GHz (not even using much volts in a case with good airflow) and it could not handle it, hence my upgrade to a NH-D14. As far as I know the 2600K is a hotter chip than the 955 BE. A fan upgrade helped but it still ran hot.
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I dont understand why youre talking about power usage (W) with relation to cpu temps but that cooler should easily keep a 2600k below 90 when @4.5.
My 2500K was running @4 on stock and never got past 75.... I now have a true120 on it and ocd it to 4.8 and again it hasnt exceeeded low 70s

EDIT: Any particular reason youre going for the 2600k? from everything ive read it offers minimal/no performance increase and i have also heard the 2500k CAN outperform the 2600k when it comes to gaming. plus it costs a fair amount more than i5
Edited by Misso - 6/5/11 at 3:34am
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I'd say its perfectly acceptable. You can't compare an AMD Deneb series overclock temp vs a Sandy Bridge overclock temp. SB overclocks WAY better, at lower voltages, and lower temps. People are hitting 4.6-4.8GHz on air with Hyper 212+ coolers for crying out loud. Although I have no experience with the NH-C12P, I will tell you that logic dictates it would do better or just as well as a Hyper 212+.

EDIT: And go for the 2600k. The only way a 2500k is outperforming it is when overclocked, and you're going to overclock a 2600k regardless, so that boat has sailed.
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Originally Posted by Misso;13757709 
Any particular reason youre going for the 2600k? from everything ive read it offers minimal/no performance increase and i have also heard the 2500k CAN outperform the 2600k when it comes to gaming. plus it costs a fair amount more than i5

Statement retracted. It seems value for money wise the i5 is the option but if you can afford it definitely go for the i7.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i5-2500k-and-core-i7-2600k-review/23

just to clear that up
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I know it's a top-down cooler, but I'm hoping that it would keep the new motherboard going for at least 3-4 years since it would keep it cooler.

IIRC, top-down and the stock HSF make the motherboard run quite a bit hotter. You are blowing hot air onto it, really hot air with an OC 2600k.

If you want a cool mobo you want a tower cooler and then just decent case air flow.
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The cooler cant handle and overclocked quad. I've had it for years and had to upgrade because of the limitations. You would be better with a tower cooler. If you are stuck for space there are still other options available.
If you want a performance cooler look elsewhere, especially for the price.
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Originally Posted by Misso;13757709 
I dont understand why youre talking about power usage (W) with relation to cpu temps but that cooler should easily keep a 2600k below 90 when @4.5.

I know that the wattage comparison is a bit far-fetched.

After you combine the total power consumption of the components (based on the manufacturers spec-sheets), the systems in both tests are pretty similar in power consumption. That just leaves the CPU, but again, I know it's far-fetched and I didn't really have anything else to compare to.
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Originally Posted by Misso;13757709 
EDIT: Any particular reason youre going for the 2600k? from everything ive read it offers minimal/no performance increase and i have also heard the 2500k CAN outperform the 2600k when it comes to gaming. plus it costs a fair amount more than i5

Yes, I do game, but I also edit 1080p videos and my Q6600 isn't just cutting it anymore. Besides, the HT should give a nice 30-50% boost to encoding based on many reviews.
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IIRC, top-down and the stock HSF make the motherboard run quite a bit hotter. You are blowing hot air onto it, really hot air with an OC 2600k.

If you want a cool mobo you want a tower cooler and then just decent case air flow.

Yes, I guess that's true, but it should also make the air move around the motherboards components, which I don't think is a bad thing. The Asus P67 Sabertooth is actually cooler with top-down coolers, but that might be because of the thermal-armor thingy gimmick.
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Originally Posted by ffussr;13757825 
Yes, I guess that's true, but it should also make the air move around the motherboards components, which I don't think is a bad thing. The Asus P67 Sabertooth is actually cooler with top-down coolers, but that might be because of the thermal-armor thingy gimmick.

Ah, the P67 sabertooth with motherboard thermal shield will be a exception to this rule. However you will cool the CPU much better with a tower cooler.

The P67 sabertooth will easily last 4+ years with just okish case air flow.

An highly OC 2600k reaching highish temps due to a top-down cooler will NOT outlast that motherboard.

If I was you I would worry much more about making the 2600k run cooler and last longer rather than the motherboard (which will last a long long time, unlike a hot 2600k).

Thermal degradation affects CPU so much more than motherboards.
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