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Processor:
Intel Core i5 4670K Haswell Processor Overclocked to up to 4.2GHz

CPU Cooler:
Noctua NH-D14 Ultimate Performance Quiet CPU Cooler

Thermal Paste:
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste (applied over the Nactua's case on the CPU)

Motherboard:
Asus Z87-PRO Motherboard - Haswell CPU only Asus Z87-PRO Motherboard

Memory:
8GB Corsair/Crucial PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 Memory (2 x 4GB sticks)

Graphics Card:
Palit Jetstream NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Graphics Card

Solid State Drive:
120GB Samsung 840 EVO Solid State Drive

Hard Drive:
1000GB 7200RPM Hard Disk - 6Gbps

Power Supply:
Corsair CX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified PSU

I bought an overclocked CPU (Intel Core i5 4670K Haswell Processor) and in the original state it was 3.4GHz and it has been overclocked to 4.2GHz. Just wondering if the CPU will keel over dead within 3 months of installation. Here is a link to it without overclock http://ark.intel.com/products/75048/intel-core-i5-4670k-processor-6m-cache-up-to-3_80-ghz

Even though I'm pretty sure that it'll be fine, I just want conformation.
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Processor:
Intel Core i5 4670K Haswell Processor Overclocked to up to 4.2GHz

CPU Cooler:
Noctua NH-D14 Ultimate Performance Quiet CPU Cooler

Thermal Paste:
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste (applied over the Nactua's case on the CPU)

Motherboard:
Asus Z87-PRO Motherboard - Haswell CPU only Asus Z87-PRO Motherboard

Memory:
8GB Corsair/Crucial PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 Memory (2 x 4GB sticks)

Graphics Card:
Palit Jetstream NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Graphics Card

Solid State Drive:
120GB Samsung 840 EVO Solid State Drive

Hard Drive:
1000GB 7200RPM Hard Disk - 6Gbps

Power Supply:
Corsair CX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified PSU

I bought an overclocked CPU (Intel Core i5 4670K Haswell Processor) and in the original state it was 3.4GHz and it has been overclocked to 4.2GHz. Just wondering if the CPU will keel over dead within 3 months of installation. Here is a link to it without overclock http://ark.intel.com/products/75048/intel-core-i5-4670k-processor-6m-cache-up-to-3_80-ghz

Even though I'm pretty sure that it'll be fine, I just want conformation.

All the "safe" info for your processor is in that link you posted. As long as your CPU temperature doesn't exceed 72C and your voltage doesn't exceed 1.4v(Though some say it's safe to 1.5v) then it should be "safe". I write "safe" like this because you are always taking a risk potential damage and death of your processor when operating outside of company regulations.
Edited by EaquitasAbsum - 3/3/14 at 2:12pm
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72C is the Tcase temperature of the CPU, I'd only worry if the CPU core temperatures go over 90C when testing the CPU. Always keep the cores under 80 degrees Celsius for 24/7 use. Stay under 1.4V.

FYI: You can do 4.5 GHz easily with that cpu cooler. Maybe with a cpu voltage of 1.25V.
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Frequency is almost irrelevant for safety. What really matters is stuff like voltage modes, actual voltages and also temperatures
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Use HWMonitor while running Prime95 to find out if it is safe.
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27.9

Running v28 is very nuts on haswell unless you know exactly what you're doing, and if you dont know overclocking basics, probably not for you ;p
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