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i3 540 4.2 Ghz OC bundle air cooling

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Hello there, not sure if this is the right place to put this (if it is not please feel free to move it to the appropriate forum-and apologies)

I am looking at building a system using this bundle from aria.co.uk

• Intel® Coreâ„¢ i3-540 Overclocked @ 4.20GHz - Dual Core CPU
• 4GB Mushkin Silverline 1333MHz 9-9-9-24
• MSI H55M-ED55 Micro-ATX Motherboard
• Coolermaster Hyper TX3 CPU Cooler
• Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
• Pre-Assembled & Tested
• 1 Years Warranty
http://www.aria.co.uk/Systems/Bund [...] ctId=42348

and putting it in a Xigmatek Asgard case
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Com [...] ctId=38515

Now will I have sufficient cooling from the Hyper TX3 CPU cooler and from the Xigmatek Asgard case with added rear and side fans for the 4.2 Ghz overclock to stay cool?

The intended use of this system is to run World of warcraft at ultra settings whilst also having google chrome open and windows media player.

Thanks for any help or feedback.

Einholt
post #2 of 4
The link doesnt work mate

And if it is built and tested by them

The tx3 will be sufficient to cool it at 4.2GHz
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Apologies:

http://www.aria.co.uk/Systems/Bundle...roductId=42348

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http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=38515

Just want to make sure it is as in benchmarks the TX3 is shown to do well at modest overclocks but not at high overclocks, mind those were on i5 and i7's and I have heard the i3's do run cooler, basically just want to make sure I am covered with that cooler as they are flexible I should be able to swap it for another if I want to.
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I have posted this build over on a techie forum and they came up with a few issues on the build, now I have no idea if what they are telling me is fact or just opinion but here are some qoutes from that thread:


To be blatantly honest, you are probably going to fry that board first. µATX boards are compact in size and usually hold more componentry than their full sized bretheren. Running a heavy OC on that board is going to stress it out. µATX boards that are built for "OCing" is a crock. Twice as much current running through much smaller, compressed traces in a very crowded environment to begin with. µATX boards were originally intended for low power consumption use in smaller, more "friendly" cases.

I have seen many µATX boards of better quality than that MSI, fry from a light overclock because they just can't handle it.

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Have to agree there, though I haven't seen the bios options on that board, generally, mATX just don't have the overclocking options that full ATX boards do. If your case and budget allow it, you're always better off with ful ATX for overclocking.

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I have to agree with my teamates on this one. Those boards cannot handle the throughput that a Atx board can and while your Cpu may last "20 years", your board will not! The boards chipset is going to run extremly hot on such overclocks

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Thinner conductors are nice from a miniaturization standpoint but they do come at a cost -- increased resistance. The resistance of an electrical conductor is inversely proportional to its cross-sectional area and directly proportional to its length. Therefore, all other factors taken into account, shorter and fatter wires are often better.

Resistance also factors into power loss, which is dissipated as heat. Any kid who has shorted a thin wire across the terminals of a battery understands this concept instantly (and often painfully).

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As I said no idea if these comments are true but one of the guys started by saying the i3 would run to hot and fry,then when I said I had researched and that it would not him and others posted those comments.
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