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This is my first post, so apologies if I've posted in the wrong section.

These are my specs:

CPU: Intel core i7 4770K 3.5GHz
GPU: Gainward GeForce GTX 770 2GB
RAM: Cruical DDR3 BallistiX Sport 16GB, 1600MHz
Cooling: Corsair H60 Hydro Series CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASUS Z87-PRO
PSU: Corsair TX 750W

I asked the support team at the webshop from where I ordered the hardware (still in the mail, haven't received the items yet), they said my PSU was sufficient without OC, but couldn't say for sure regarding OC. I kept the PSU from my old setup, and was hoping I wouldn't have to spend money on a new one. I'm planning to OC the CPU to somewhere between 4-4.5GHz, depending on what my PSU is capable of.

If you need more information, please ask.
post #2 of 13
Yes, that PSU is more than enough to OC with

EDIT: Though I will say the fact that you needed to ask this means you need to learn quite a bit before I would recommend you try your hand at OCing. You will find plenty of guides and other resources around this site to help you get started.
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Should be plenty of excess power available with that unit. You're looking at 350-400W maximum load with the hardware you have listed. Don't expect any miracles with that H60 though.

Greg
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Originally Posted by RatPatrol01 View Post

EDIT: Though I will say the fact that you needed to ask this means you need to learn quite a bit before I would recommend you try your hand at OCing. You will find plenty of guides and other resources around this site to help you get started.

No, I don't think so. He might have read all there is to read about OCing and PSUs, and still might want to ask in a tech forum, just in case.

OP, yes, that PSU is ok smile.gif
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Originally Posted by RatPatrol01 View Post

Yes, that PSU is more than enough to OC with

EDIT: Though I will say the fact that you needed to ask this means you need to learn quite a bit before I would recommend you try your hand at OCing. You will find plenty of guides and other resources around this site to help you get started.

Yep you're right, I'm no tech guru and don't have any real experience with OC. Been stuck with an old setup for years, but now that I'm buying a real CPU I'd like to try it out. Thanks for the feedback.
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Originally Posted by hammong View Post

Should be plenty of excess power available with that unit. You're looking at 350-400W maximum load with the hardware you have listed. Don't expect any miracles with that H60 though.

Greg

What's wrong with the H60?
post #7 of 13
Its cooling capabilities. You can find a better performing air solution.
It's well worth it to consider a better model of the same version.
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4770k runs hot. the h60 might not be adequate enough to cool it
    
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post #9 of 13
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I considered the H100, but after reading the reviews on the webshop I ordered from I decided on the H60 (price vs value). Everyone who's left a review are reporting great cooling capabilities. One guy with an i7 2600K went from 80-90 C to 45 C at full load, and several others are also reporting idle values of 25-30 C and load values of 45-55 C. Only problem I've seen reported is that the thermal paste is not so good.

Like I said, I'm no tech guru, but I've seen nothing but positives about this cooler. Of course there are other coolers, like the H100, that would do an even better job, but shouldn't the H60 be sufficient for this setup? I'm sure the 4770K runs hotter than the 2600K, but still.

Thanks for the feedback so far btw, I appreciate it.
post #10 of 13
^^^ This.

There's nothing wrong with the H60 other than it's a VERY small cooler. It's primarily designed for quiet cooling, not overclocking, as there isn't really any excess cooling capacity engineered into the thing. The H80 is a little better, with a thicker radiator (e.g. more surface area) to work with and push/pull fans out of the box.

If your case can accommodate it, I'd look into a dual 120mm radiator solution if you want an All-in-One radiator, like the H100i. You will enjoy significantly better cooling than the H60 or the H80. Of course, you need a case that would accommodate it for it to work.

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