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Best Liquid Cooling for i7 3770k

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I'm thinking about getting an i7 3770k, and I want to overclock, but I don't know what liquid cooling to get for it.
So 3 questions:
1. What do I need for moderate overclocking - 4.0 - 4.2
2. What do I need for high overclocking - 4.5
3. What do I need for extreme overclocking - 4. 8 - 5.2 (is that possible)

The main reason I want an i7 3770k is for video editing in Premiere Pro, motion graphics in After Effects, animation in Maya, and playing newer games that utilize hyperthreading like BlackSpace.
post #2 of 20
1-2: Hyper 212 evo
3: H100, NH-D14, Silver Arrow, costum loop

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i have a 3770k and its overclocked to 4.5 GHz at the moment, i have a full watercooling loop with 3 rads. with that overclock i get a max temp under full load with prime 95 of about 80 degrees celcius, average temp under full load is aroung 75 though. With the voltages i needed for 4.8GHz + the temps jus sky rocket up to 90+. if you can stick to 4.5 GHz i would. Also if you can afford it i would go with a watercooling loop, like the XSPC Rasa 750 rx360 kit. thumb.gif
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The best thing that you can do for Ivy is to pop off the IHS and replace the thermal paste. That will make more of a difference than which water cooling components that you use.
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Arqtik's Quad TEC direct die waterblock. Keeps the chip nice and cool and the water loop nice and hot. wink.gif
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Dude I actually just air cool mine at 4.4 GHz, and I **** you not my temps stay at around 25 C at idle and never more than 50 C full load. I use a cooler master hyper 212 evo, heat sink. I would stick to 4.5 for your max as well.
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Originally Posted by hdeezie80 View Post

Dude I actually just air cool mine at 4.4 GHz, and I **** you not my temps stay at around 25 C at idle and never more than 50 C full load. I use a cooler master hyper 212 evo, heat sink. I would stick to 4.5 for your max as well.

Pics or it didn't happen
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Dude I actually just air cool mine at 4.4 GHz, and I **** you not my temps stay at around 25 C at idle and never more than 50 C full load. I use a cooler master hyper 212 evo, heat sink. I would stick to 4.5 for your max as well.

It must be really cold in your room then.
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Pics or it didn't happen

Yeah, before I removed the ihs my temps were considerably higher for 4.6ghz with an xspc raystrom.
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post #10 of 20
Ivy Bridge is just a pain to overclock. It really depends on which individual chip you got, as it seems that they vary a lot as to how far you can push them. I have a full custom loop with EK supremacy and RX360 rad and I need 1.3v to have a stable 4.6ghz overclock. My load temps are around 75 C. Any higher and it just gets really hot.
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