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Core i5 2500k SB @ 5.0GHz

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So I can provide screenshots if necessary to prove it but I've had my i5 for a while now, about 6 months, and provided time for the AS5 to "burn in" before I began serious OCing. I ran a stable OC of 4.0GHz with stock voltages with no issues but jumped it up to 5.0GHz today for s***s and giggles.

Settings:
vcore: 1.4450
multi: 50x100

and jumped back into Windows 8 and ran Prime95 with HWMonitor for 2 hours stable, reaching 78C max. I know some opinions on how long to prime but I've decided 2 hours is acceptable for myself as I don't enjoy intentionally stressing my CPU like that for too long. I also ran LinX for 20 passes at 20000 without any issues. I avoided intel burn test as it's useless in my opinion. No offense to it's author or anyone that uses it but it tried to tell me that, at stock, my i5 was unstable.... whatever.

So my current setup is:

Core i5 2500k
Corsair AX750 PSU
MSI Z77A-GD65 Z77 MoBo
Corsair Hydro Series H60 with Push-Pull.
Cooler Master SickleFlow 120mm Green LED Fans (x7)
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) RAM

Now my question is, based on my setup I'm looking into a better closed-loop liquid cooling or better air cooling solution and a case to accommodate said piece that would bring that 78C a little lower. Mind you, I'm not looking to run 24/7 @ 5.0GHz but I am looking to get some better temps. Ambient temp in my house is 18C as I live in the Northern regions and I'm not accustom to too much heat so that's no issue. But what would you guys recommend?
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Swiftech H220 should be out soon. It should keep it cooler with minimal noise.
Will retail for $139
    
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SS 6Gv2  EVGA 1300G2  Arc Midi R2 Zowie AM, many opticals 
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That definitely looks nice. Is there a case you'd recommend to go with it? Something with cable management and usb 3.0 ports
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That definitely looks nice. Is there a case you'd recommend to go with it? Something with cable management and usb 3.0 ports

NZXT Switch 810 is a solid pick. Very roomy, support for multiple radiators without modding, 2x USB3 ports up front and adjustable fan angle to the gpu. I have the matte black edition, love working with it.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3930k 4.7 1.368v RIVE BIOS 2105 680L 1330/7011 16GB Samsung 2133Mhz  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 240GB  H110 after 4x H220 RMA Win 8.1 64bit XL2420T Lightboost  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
SS 6Gv2  EVGA 1300G2  Arc Midi R2 Zowie AM, many opticals 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
SS QCK+ Xonar Essence STX AK100 MKII Shure SE846  
AudioAudioOther
Ultrasone Pro 900 Sennheiser HD700 Intel EXPI9301CT NIC 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3930k 4.7 1.368v RIVE BIOS 2105 680L 1330/7011 16GB Samsung 2133Mhz  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 240GB  H110 after 4x H220 RMA Win 8.1 64bit XL2420T Lightboost  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
SS 6Gv2  EVGA 1300G2  Arc Midi R2 Zowie AM, many opticals 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
SS QCK+ Xonar Essence STX AK100 MKII Shure SE846  
AudioAudioOther
Ultrasone Pro 900 Sennheiser HD700 Intel EXPI9301CT NIC 
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