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Higher overclock with Noctua D14? i7 2600k (4.8Ghz+)?

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Hey there - im currently buying a used computer for a friend, an i5 2500k - and i wanted to overclock it for them. Was going to get a cheap Hyper 212+ but i thought, what if i gave them my cooler - a Venomous XRT http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835109030 which has my i7 2600k going at 4.7Ghz for a year now

I was wondering if i upgraded my HSF to something like a Noctua D14 if it would stabilize my chip at 4.9Ghz+ (was not stable at 4.9 with venomous) and give them my HSF

What would you guys do...I was also debating a Corsair H100i but i still think the Noctua beats it, but the H100i looks cleaner in the case tongue.gif

Thanks!
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First of all, getting a better cooler does not guarantee a higher overclock, it will just guarantee lower temps.

The Phanteks PH-TC14 outperforms the Noctua D14,....and actually looks good. The Noctua's are fugly. The Phanteks come in a variety of colors.

The H100i will usually beat a Noctua D14 and Phanteks PH-TC14, but only by a very small margin (Usually 1-2 degrees). Keep in mind most cases need to be modded to hold the H100. You should make sure you case can hold the H100.

Above 4.7 GHz, it is really luck of the draw what you can do with your processor. Regardless of the cooler, you can not be promised to get 4.9 Ghz stable. Sometimes you get a processor that's a lame duck. If you went with a Phanteks your chance of getting 4.9 - 5.0 Ghz stable would be really good.

I do 4.8 GHz stable 24/7 with my Scythe Mugen II rev B. I do 4.9 GHz for benching, but I can't consistently keep the temperatures safe at 4.9 Ghz for 24/7 use.

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only a Custom water cooling or LN2/Ice cooling could do it biggrin.gif
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I have Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme and TC14PE with TY-143 fans and am having a hard time telling which cools best. Really close they are.

Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme out performed Corsair H100 by 7c at almost same noise level
http://www.thermalright.de/CPU%20Kuehler/Intel%20LGA1155/1156/Thermalright/artikel/Thermalright%20Silver%20Arrow%20SB-E%20Extreme.html
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