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Need HSF Advice for I5 4690k - Want to OC to 4.5ghz +

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Good day everyone. I'm upgrading from my x58 rig right now. My i7 920 has been happily running at 4ghz for almost 6 years and I want to improve my CPU performance.

I'm set on the i5 4690k and really need some HSF advice. I'm not looking to spend 150+ on something like a kraken x61 or h100I.

I was wondering If anyone could recommend something that performs well at a modest pricepoint.

I see that there are many variations of the noctua dh-14 but the price differences are staggering.

I was almost hoping I could keep my Megahalems Rev B but I doubt they support the 1150 socket.

I absolutely need to overclock the CPU, I would like to push it to 4.5 atleast if not higher.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Specs of new system :
CPU : I5 4690K
GPU : GTX 970
RAM : 12GB Gskil Ripjaws Model F3-12800CL9T-12GBRL
Motherboard : Asus Z97 Pro Gamer
Case : HAF-X (Reusing Old Case)
PSU : Corsair HX750W (Reusing Old PSU)

I've also had the same 38x140mm Yate Loon fans in my case for 5 ish years, I wouldn't mind buying a new set of fans that are both quiet and perform well.

As stated earlier - Any suggestions are GREATLY appreciated. I have been out of the desktop game for quite a while and don't know what's what anymore.

Thanks to all!
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Basically any $30 to $50 range air cooler will get you to 4.5GHz on your chip. It really comes down to aesthetics and brand preference at that price point. Everyone will recommend the CM Hyper 212 Evo for your starting cooler which is about $30. I would personally recommend a Noctua, Phanteks or Cryorig cooler for a few more dollars which are all very quiet and of excellent quality.
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Basically any $30 to $50 range air cooler will get you to 4.5GHz on your chip. It really comes down to aesthetics and brand preference at that price point. Everyone will recommend the CM Hyper 212 Evo for your starting cooler which is about $30. I would personally recommend a Noctua, Phanteks or Cryorig cooler for a few more dollars which are all very quiet and of excellent quality.

Would you happen to know the difference between these products? They look very similar but have massive price differences. Note that currently our dollar (Canada) is extremely low so I'm paying a 30-40% premium on everything, whereas 4-7 years ago our dollar was at parity with yours.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018&cm_re=noctua_nh-d14-_-35-608-018-_-Product at 94.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA92H3B82332&cm_re=noctua_nh-d14-_-9SIA92H3B82332-_-Product at 170.78

They both have six heatpipes, what is the difference?

I don't plan on utilizing PWM. I usually just plug my fans directly into my PSU. I never adjust fan speeds on anything other than my GPU.

Thanks.
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Too many SSD's to count NH-D14 Windows 10 Asus VG248QE + Dell U2410 (x2) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ Corsair HX750 S340 Razer Deathadder 
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Would you happen to know the difference between these products? They look very similar but have massive price differences. Note that currently our dollar (Canada) is extremely low so I'm paying a 30-40% premium on everything, whereas 4-7 years ago our dollar was at parity with yours.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018&cm_re=noctua_nh-d14-_-35-608-018-_-Product at 94.99

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA92H3B82332&cm_re=noctua_nh-d14-_-9SIA92H3B82332-_-Product at 170.78

They both have six heatpipes, what is the difference?

I don't plan on utilizing PWM. I usually just plug my fans directly into my PSU. I never adjust fan speeds on anything other than my GPU.

Thanks.

The NH-D14 is the original beast twin tower cooler with the NH-D15 recently usurping that title mostly due to the larger fans. I run one myself and couldn't he happier. For your use, I would recommend one of the following.....

Noctua NH-U12S
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608040

or

Phanteks PH-TC12DX
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709018

or

Phanteks PH-TC14S
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709038
post #5 of 6
Macho X2 or True Spirit Power. My Macho 120 has been awesome, I'd choose the 140mm version with push-pull fans easily if I had a restricted budget. And I'd save up for the 4790K too. i7's HT is a big difference in some games out there, if you're gonna cling to it for some time it's worth considering.
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Originally Posted by Pankie View Post

Good day everyone. I'm upgrading from my x58 rig right now. My i7 920 has been happily running at 4ghz for almost 6 years and I want to improve my CPU performance.

I'm set on the i5 4690k and really need some HSF advice. I'm not looking to spend 150+ on something like a kraken x61 or h100I.

I was wondering If anyone could recommend something that performs well at a modest pricepoint.

I see that there are many variations of the noctua dh-14 but the price differences are staggering.

I was almost hoping I could keep my Megahalems Rev B but I doubt they support the 1150 socket.

I absolutely need to overclock the CPU, I would like to push it to 4.5 atleast if not higher.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Specs of new system :
CPU : I5 4690K
GPU : GTX 970
RAM : 12GB Gskil Ripjaws Model F3-12800CL9T-12GBRL
Motherboard : Asus Z97 Pro Gamer
Case : HAF-X (Reusing Old Case)
PSU : Corsair HX750W (Reusing Old PSU)

I've also had the same 38x140mm Yate Loon fans in my case for 5 ish years, I wouldn't mind buying a new set of fans that are both quiet and perform well.

As stated earlier - Any suggestions are GREATLY appreciated. I have been out of the desktop game for quite a while and don't know what's what anymore.

Thanks to all!
All you need is a Intel Socket 1156/1155/1150/1151 Adapter Kit from Prolimatech
http://www.prolimatech.com/en/products/detail.asp?id=171&page=1

Problem is I have no idea where you can find one.

Maybe you could find someone who has their Megahalems on an AMD who would sell you their Intel mount.
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