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Question about max overclock under Corsair H55

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Hi all guys ! This is my first thread in the overclock.net community ! And i start right now asking u all : what would be the max possible STABLE overclock of my AMD FX 6100 cpu under this Corsair H55 hydro cooler ? I'm planing to buy this cooler cuz im stuck with the stock one... Living in Greece it's also hard to get the temps of it even under 50*C in the summer... What do you think ? Would I be able to hit 4.5 Ghz under the Corsair H55 ? Thanks in advance !
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It really depends on your room temperatures. You might be able to hit 4.5, it also depends on your chip. If you want a closed loop, I'd probably recommend a more powerful cooler such as the H80i/H100i. What is your budget?
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Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4.5Ghz 1.28v ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming 8GB Corsair Vengeance 
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sidewaykill thanks for replying ! Yes, ofc the higher class coolers will perform better but the noise levels of my PC is a thing that worrys me... The H80 as well as the H100 are much noisier than the H55 (which is meant to be silent)... But if i went for the Noctua NH-D14 Air cooler with my room temps at 32*C wouldnt it be worse than the H55 entry-lever hydro cooler? As for the budget... my PC runs on an old noisy PSU and i'm planning on replacing it, so adding 60 euros or so for a silent overclocking capable PSU and adding the price of the H55 which is nearly 60 euros too... i really dont want to exceed 150 euros overall for both...
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My H80i on the quiet profile is pretty quiet. It'll be about as quiet as the H55, the H80i uses the same SP120 fans as they H55, I believe.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4.5Ghz 1.28v ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming 8GB Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo 250G SSD WD Blue EZEX 1TB (RAID 0) WD Blue EZEX 1TB (RAID 0) 2TB WD My Book USB3 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
TSSTcorp DVD-RW Corsair H80i Windows 10 Pro x64 24" BenQ GL2440HM 
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24" Phillips 247E Gigabyte K8100 InWin Commander III 700W 80+ Gold Thermaltake Dokker 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Deathadder 2013 Razer Goliathus Plantronics 777 7.1 Gaming Headset Logitech X530 5.1 Surround System 
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