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Watercooling necessary or overkill?

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Pretty soon I'm buying a 2500k and an AsRock P67 Extreme Gen3. Currently with my Phenom II 940 + M4a79 and Noctua NH-U12P my idle temps are about 33C-34C while my load temps are ~45-48.

With my new setup, I plan to OC the 2500k to 4.5Ghz making appropriate Vcore adjustments. Will I need any watercooling or will my NH-U12P be sufficient for this system? I want to make the processor last as long as possible.
Thanks in advance
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Anything higher than 4.7 I would say water cool. 4.5 is no problem on air. I'm on a 212+ with 4.4, piece of cake.
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