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post #1 of 21
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Not sure if this belongs here but I'll give it a shot. I am looking to overclock my 2500k but don't want to go water (yet). As of right now I am looking at the Hyper 212 Evo (or plus) and want to know if it can get me to a 4.0 ghz overclock. Will this cooler get me to that or should I look for something a bit better?

Any information or comments would be great.

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post #2 of 21
With a 2500k you can hit 4.0 on a stock cooler as it generally requires no voltage tweaks, [and you should be good up to ~ 4.5Ghz before needing significant amounts of voltage]
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post #3 of 21
I have the Noctua NH-C14 and it was more than enough cooling to get my 2500k to 4.5GHz. The NH-D14 would work well as well
post #4 of 21
The dark knight got me to 4.5GHz @ 75*C
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post #5 of 21
The 212 EVO should be able to get you to 4.4GHz at least, the 2500K doesn't put out an awful lot of heat.
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post #6 of 21
Something like a Phanteks PH-TC12DX is a good cooler that is not huge
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post #7 of 21
the Phanteks PH-TC14PE comes in different colors and also you can take your 2500k to it limit with it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709001
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post #8 of 21
Hitting 4.0 would be really easy, and probably wont create that much more heat. My cooler is just fine and I got a pretty decent OC. I struggle to hit 70c in prime95. In normal computing I probably hit 60c max.
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post #9 of 21
My 212+ took my 2500K to 4.6 with 60-70C load smile.gif
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post #10 of 21
Phanteks PH-TC14PE is one of, if not the best air cooler out there. Keep in mind that the stock fans it comes with are absolutely worthless because of their noise.
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