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hey guys, i'm going to upgrade my computer tomorrow with the intel core i5 2500k and looking to do some major overclocking. Would it be a good idea to invest in liquid cooling? Any suggestions to which kind? Also i was thinking of gettting the phantom NZXT case.
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Depending on how much you want to overclock, you don't really need water for sandy bridge.

If you just want a fast 24/7 overclock you a fine with an average air cooler.
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Originally Posted by Mr_Nibbles;14562345 
Depending on how much you want to overclock, you don't really need water for sandy bridge.

If you just want a fast 24/7 overclock you a fine with an average air cooler.

I was hoping to get into the 4.5GHz range for overclocking. I have the i7 870 right now with H50 and overclocked to 3.5GHz and the temp is at 54c. This seems pretty high to me.
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I was hoping to get into the 4.5GHz range for overclocking. I have the i7 870 right now with H50 and overclocked to 3.5GHz and the temp is at 54c. This seems pretty high to me.

decent air cool should get you there with room to spare
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I was hoping to get into the 4.5GHz range for overclocking. I have the i7 870 right now with H50 and overclocked to 3.5GHz and the temp is at 54c. This seems pretty high to me.

54c load is not high at all, and the i5 will run much cooler.
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thanks a lot. Do you guys also have recommendations for mother boards? I was looking at the asus P8P67 R3.1.
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P8P67 Pro is pretty good for the money and OC's good
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Originally Posted by jamborhgini313;14562511 
P8P67 Pro is pretty good for the money and OC's good

I was looking on newegg and the reviews said they tend to catch on fire. So that's why they made the R3.1 versions?
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