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I have the same cooler, and I can't even get 4.2 without the socket temps soaring up on IBT AVX.

its def not an amazing cooler, my socket temps soar up on my h50 and im running at 4.1 @ stock voltage, but it is $30, and it is still an improvement over stock.
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also you should get something to actually see how much power you are pulling out of the wall realistically with something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Arbor-Scientific-P4400-Kill-Meter/dp/B001JHGY2Q to see your actual power draw under load to see if you need to spend more on upgrading your UPS.

I don't think they sell them here, but I'll try to get one.
    
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I would stick with what you got and get a bad ass GPU

this is where you would see the biggest difference in games, spending more on the graphics card. then people are gonna say that you are bottlenecking your system, and that may be true, but you would still see an improvement!
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post #24 of 30
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Honestly I'll just leave the CPU and board as they are, and invest more into cooling and GPU. I'd like my 8320 to go upto maybe 4.5 or 4.6, but I don't think that's gonna happen.

I have run 4.5 on this before, it was stable enough just to run CB R15, but it wouldn't pass Prime. Too little voltage/cooling.
    
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post #25 of 30
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I don't think they sell them here, but I'll try to get one.

generally we tend to overestimate the power needs of a given system, granted its not an excuse to skimp out on a power supply, and buying one with enough wattage so its running at its most efficient range.

where are you located if you dont mind me asking? and they should be available at local hardware stores, im assuming you arent in the US and home depot or lowes isnt an option haha
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post #26 of 30
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Honestly I'll just leave the CPU and board as they are, and invest more into cooling and GPU. I'd like my 8320 to go upto maybe 4.5 or 4.6, but I don't think that's gonna happen.

I have run 4.5 on this before, it was stable enough just to run CB R15, but it wouldn't pass Prime. Too little voltage/cooling.

This ^

i would say that this is the most sensible upgrade route!
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post #27 of 30
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A small debate is going in my mind about the h80i vs the NH-D14, but I personally think the h80i should cool better, since it vents heat out of the case.

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generally we tend to overestimate the power needs of a given system, granted its not an excuse to skimp out on a power supply, and buying one with enough wattage so its running at its most efficient range.

where are you located if you dont mind me asking? and they should be available at local hardware stores, im assuming you arent in the US and home depot or lowes isnt an option haha

I live in India, so my choices of hardware are quite limited. Pretty sure I can get one if I look hard enough...
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A small debate is going in my mind about the h80i vs the NH-D14, but I personally think the h80i should cool better, since it vents heat out of the case.

whichever you prefer, they should be comprable, the noctua should be quieter and have the added benefit of having airflow over the vrm heatsink , and i myself would prefer the look of the h80i.
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post #29 of 30
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also you should get something to actually see how much power you are pulling out of the wall realistically with something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Arbor-Scientific-P4400-Kill-Meter/dp/B001JHGY2Q to see your actual power draw under load to see if you need to spend more on upgrading your UPS.
That fairly regularly goes on sale at newegg for around $17 with free shipping. Ive had mine for over 3 years and its a very handy tool and not just for computer use. thumb.gif

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I have the same cooler, and I can't even get 4.2 without the socket temps soaring up on IBT AVX.
Did you use the crappy thermal paste in the purple tube that came with it ? If so, replace it with something like Arctic MX-4 or AS Ceramique. Also put a fan blowing on the back of the mobo in the socket/vrm area. smile.gif
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Did you use the crappy thermal paste in the purple tube that came with it ? If so, replace it with something like Arctic MX-4 or AS Ceramique. Also put a fan blowing on the back of the mobo in the socket/vrm area. smile.gif

Yeah, I did. And yes, I'm gonna get a fan to cool down the VRMs.
    
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