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2600k mATX rig - will this get me to 4.5ghz?

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Hi,

The wife has been kind enough to let me have a bit of an upgrade so I'm thinking about switching over to Intel. I'm hoping to re-use most of what I already own however. This would not be for gaming (and never will be), but I do a lot of x264 encoding. Here's what the complete rig would be:

CPU:2600k
CPU Cooler:Corsair H70 with 2 x Akasa Viper PWM fans (already own the fans)
Mobo:Asus P8P67-M PRO mATX
GPU:ATI 6450 (when available)
RAM:4gb Corsair XM3 1600mhz 7-8-7-20-2T (already own)
SSD (For OS):Corsair Force F40 40gb
HDD:Samsung Spinpoint 500gb SATA-II (already own)
Case:Antec 3480 mATX case (already own)
PSU:Antec EarthWatts 380w (already own)

I'm not interested in squeezing every last drop of overclocking potential from the CPU (you can probably guess that from trying to stick with mATX - I like the size), but getting to 4.5ghz would be nice. Would this setup get me what I'd like to achieve?
Edited by iSeries - 4/24/11 at 5:23am
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post #2 of 12
I have the same board with a 2500k and H50 and easily make it to 4.7ghz without breaking a sweat
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post #3 of 12
With that board and RAM, I don't see why not
    
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Thanks guys - would I be better off getting the H50 instead of the H70? I keep reading that the H70 is much louder but is that down to the fans or the unit itself?
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Thanks guys - would I be better off getting the H50 instead of the H70? I keep reading that the H70 is much louder but is that down to the fans or the unit itself?
Well, H50= 1 Fan
H70= 2 fans
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@ Nutty Pumpkin - what I meant to ask is, are they equally noisy when using 2 fans?
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post #7 of 12
please don't get the H50..... a 20$ heatsink that can beat it >.<

buy the H70. It's performance is only a 1-2 degrees lower than the best air coolers
    
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post #8 of 12
If you can wait a little bit, I would suggest a Z68 board when they come out. The Z68 allows you to use the 2600K's integrated GPU, which should be more than sufficient for your needs.
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Quote:
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@ Nutty Pumpkin - what I meant to ask is, are they equally noisy when using 2 fans?
Yes, almost the same.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dkim1359 View Post
If you can wait a little bit, I would suggest a Z68 board when they come out. The Z68 allows you to use the 2600K's integrated GPU, which should be more than sufficient for your needs.
Definitely agree with this.
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