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Can the 2600k safely hit 5ghz on $50 worth of cooling?

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Pretty much sums up my question. I've heard that they don't generally hit 5ghz without water or more exotic methods, but I was just wondering. Used/Refurb is definitely in play for this question.

Posted in the air forum, but if there's a CLC that can do it for $50 used or so, please sound off!
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Originally Posted by coachmark2 View Post

Pretty much sums up my question. I've heard that they don't generally hit 5ghz without water or more exotic methods, but I was just wondering. Used/Refurb is definitely in play for this question.

Posted in the air forum, but if there's a CLC that can do it for $50 used or so, please sound off!

Depends on how good the chip is you get.. Do you have it already?

You could probably pull off 4.8 on a Hyper 212+/Evo/T4 which is close to 5GHz and you could run that on cold days wink.gif

Otherwise you're really looking at a dual tower, sometimes they go on sale for ~$50-$60 new, but you can also pick up one used too.
 
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No I don't think so. My father has a 2600k with a coolermaster v8 heatsink and i get into the high 80s at 4.5 ghz with 1.31 volts. I overclocked his cpu yesterday and left prime running overnight for 12hrs and the temps were generally in the high 80s. that cooler kind of sucks so you might be able to get in the low 80s with better 50$ cooler but i highly recommend going water if you're going with 5ghz.
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No I don't think so. My father has a 2600k with a coolermaster v8 heatsink and i get into the high 80s at 4.5 ghz with 1.31 volts. I overclocked his cpu yesterday and left prime running overnight for 12hrs and the temps were generally in the high 80s. that cooler kind of sucks so you might be able to get in the low 80s with better 50$ cooler but i highly recommend going water if you're going with 5ghz.

But things like Prime and IBT create more heat than what would be normal.
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It can but most don't. Mine would do 5GHz on a nh-d14 but it got a little hot for my likings.
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If you get a used AIO cooler like say .... H80,90,100,110 I know I can get 5.2 with my H100 and keep it under 70c. That's a lot of headroom so my guess is even a Antec 620 could/may offer 5ghz and they can be as low as $39 new when on sale.
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As said it's going to depend a lot on the chip (for air).
Even a very high end AIO/LCLC or air cooler isn't a guarantee for that, you'd need a custom loop for it to be more of a non-issue really.
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