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So as the title says I'm thinking about Selling my water cooling setup mb and cpu.
I have been debating this for a long time. I'm looking at maybe picking up a 2600k,mb and aftermarket heatsink.

What I would like to know from you Intel guy's is what kinda overclock should I expect from a 2600k on a quality heatsink.

My thinking here is I got $300 plus invested in my water cooling you can see in my sig rig what I have for cpu and mb.
I don't have them money to just run out and pick out what I want so hopefully in the near future I will be able to sell this stuff and have enough to pick the 2600k and a mb. But I'm debating whether or not to sell the water cooling stuff depending on what kinda overclock I'm gonna get out of the 2600k on a aftermarket heatsink.

Thanks for the help and advice. thumb.gif
Edited by Cape Cod - 1/23/12 at 1:00pm
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I'm guessing you want good temps with a nice OC on the 2600k.I would a say at least 4.2-4.6Ghz with a good quality aftermarket heatsink.It also depends on the CPU batch that you get combined with mobo.
Edited by bleachigo - 1/23/12 at 1:24pm
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I know and that's why I'm thinking about switching. I think what I have going on is, right now I have a gtx 580 and no matter how much I overclock it my FPS stay the same . So I'm hoping to not be bottlenecked and switch to Intel.
Edited by Cape Cod - 1/23/12 at 4:05pm
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i would say average of 4.5GHz with a decent aftermarket cooler but have alook at this spreadsheet to get some ideas of what overclocks people are hitting, temps, cpu and it will give you an idea of what overclock is possible...

http://www.overclock.net/t/968053/official-the-sandy-stable-club-guides-voltages-temps-bios-templates-inc-spreadsheet

and yes the chip batch you get comes into it, unfortunatly unless you buy a second hand tried and proven i7 2600k you cant tell how far it will go until you try it thumb.gif
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So are you talking about stepping or what batch they originate from. And what is the better stepping?
Thx for the spreadsheet! thumb.gif
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A proven good OC'ing chip is good to have but comes with a bit of a price mark-up from sellers.I would personally get them if they are proven 5.0Ghz and above with decent temps and voltages and stable but then you would have to get the same exact setup that the person used to achieve the OC,or close to it,to get same results.
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But even tho you get the same board as them still doesn't mean I will be able to get the same overclock as them. Only because like the chip it depends on whether or not you got a good one.


Ya I do understand what your saying smile.gif


^^^^^^ EDIT Fixed lol
Edited by Cape Cod - 1/23/12 at 2:07pm
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You'll need a good board to really overclock a i7 2600k without having to up the voltage too high. I see most people get between 4-4.8GHz but of course you can push it into the 5GHz arena easily but it may not be a good 24/7 OC. I like the Asus boards, just personal brand preference. I don't do watercooling and use a Hyper 212+ with push/pull fans and my system doesn't make that much noise due to relatively silent fans. Good luck with the switch, if you do it of course.
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Well not gonna be able to pick up a $500 board but I'm think in the neighborhood $200 ish. But ya Asus for sure. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Cape Cod View Post

But even tho you get the same board as them still doesn't mean I will be able to get the same overclock as them. Only because like the chip it depends on whether or not you got a good one.
Ya I don't understand what your saying smile.gif

I was just saying my opinion on what stubass said about buying a proven used 2600k chip.But yeah you can never tell what kind of overclock you will be getting cause it all depends on the hardware that you get.But like i said on my first post here,you will get at least a 4.2-4.6Ghz OC.I can almost guarantee this tongue.gif
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