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2600k: Anything above H70 overkill?

post #1 of 19
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So, the H70 is the best stand-alone cooler.

Now, for 5.0Ghz 24/7 on an i7-2600k - is there a need for something better than an H70, as in, a dedicated watercooling system?
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I think that Silver Arrow form Thermalright is? Or Spire Thermax Eclipse II.
     
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I wouldn't doubt that you can keep temps under 80 in IBT with H70 @ 5000Mhz, I am building someone a system with the 2600k and am using the H70, I am interested to see what temps are like...

Stll if I was using the 2600k in my own system I would probably still use a block like the EK I currently use, why not keep your temps under 40c.
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post #4 of 19
You really don't even need Watercooling. A good air cooler will reach it's full potential. It is a very cool chip. I'm going to keep my Rasa when I up to the 2600k purely because I don't feel like taking it out.
    
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Watercooling is always a plus, regardless if you need it or not. Watercooling= FTW!! Especially until we know the "real" max temps for this thing, as Intel says 62c?!?!
    
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post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by snelan View Post
You really don't even need Watercooling. A good air cooler will reach it's full potential. It is a very cool chip. I'm going to keep my Rasa when I up to the 2600k purely because I don't feel like taking it out.
Like I said, though, I want to keep it at 5.0Ghz 24/7.

If anyone's got an H70 on a 2600k, post some 24/7 results!
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post #7 of 19
5ghz 24/7 you probably should invest in a real water cooler, like the XSPC rasa kit
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Originally Posted by DorkSterr View Post
I think that Silver Arrow form Thermalright is? Or Spire Thermax Eclipse II.
All of them trade blows with each other. H70 is just more practical.
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post #9 of 19
Depends on the temps, if h70 keeps it under 80C~ full load its fine.
post #10 of 19
if you already have the watercooling system no reason to go back to air. But like Jonesey said, if mid 60's turns out to be max intel says is safe i wouldnt trust a 5GHz oc on air.
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