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What cooler, air or liquid minus custom loop, would let me hit 5 GHz on my 2500k?
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Noctua NH-D14 or H100. Although its still gonna be pretty tuff for 24/7 use, unless you get a decent chip.
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I use an H100
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H100 or an XSPC RX240 at minimum for an average chip. For a golden chip, a Hyper 212+ will do it. It all depends on how lucky your chip is. Mine won't do 5GHz no matter what.

It really depends on how good your particular chip is. Very VERY few will do 5GHz daily.
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Also, is there a reason you want 5ghz? Not much of a differance between 4.8ghz & 5ghz. 4.8 is alot easier to achieve & again, you won't notice the differance.
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Also, is there a reason you want 5ghz? Not much of a differance between 4.8ghz & 5ghz. 4.8 is alot easier to achieve & again, you won't notice the differance.

Yours does 4.8 at 1.35v? I hate you. mad.gif

I can tell the difference in a few games honestly (well I could with my GTX580). It was just a select handful though. Folding there's a difference too.
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Yours does 4.8 at 1.35v? I hate you. mad.gif
I can tell the difference in a few games honestly (well I could with my GTX580). It was just a select handful though. Folding there's a difference too.

Haha, it'll do 4.8 @ 1.33v, but I have to loosen my timings. I'm trying to get everything stable with 7-8-7-24 timings.

You know they have that Intel overclocking protection plan now right? rolleyes.gif
http://www.overclock.net/t/1201958/intel-intel-provide-extra-warranty-plan-for-overclockers-k-and-x-cpus/80#post_16229157
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Also, is there a reason you want 5ghz? Not much of a differance between 4.8ghz & 5ghz. 4.8 is alot easier to achieve & again, you won't notice the differance.

Bragging rights i guess. Im just not sure were to stick a H100 in my case. Also i have 2 fans from my old h70. Can i mount those with the 2 that come with it and do a push pull config?
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Also, is there a reason you want 5ghz? Not much of a differance between 4.8ghz & 5ghz. 4.8 is alot easier to achieve & again, you won't notice the differance.

Bragging rights i guess. Im just not sure were to stick a H100 in my case. Also i have 2 fans from my old h70. Can i mount those with the 2 that come with it and do a push pull config?

If you can't fit an H100, you probably won't get 5GHz if you have an average chip. Average chips need a 240mm radiator water setup minimum to cool the voltage required.

If you have a good or golden chip though (say less than 1.45v for 5GHz stable), then it could be doable with your H70 or any air cooler. It just depends on how good your chip is.
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If you can't fit an H100, you probably won't get 5GHz if you have an average chip. Average chips need a 240mm radiator water setup minimum to cool the voltage required.
If you have a good or golden chip though (say less than 1.45v for 5GHz stable), then it could be doable with your H70 or any air cooler. It just depends on how good your chip is.

I dont have a h70 anymore. The backplate broke when i removed it from my previous build.
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