In it enough for mid-OC i7 9700k?
Hi. I'm new to OC, I have i7 9700k and I'm planning to OC it. However I'm not trying to reach as high frequency as possible. It would be fine to me to just lock it for max frequency that is completely safe in temrs of temperatues and TDP. Lets say native turbo technology can give you 4.9 Ghz on 1st Core, and then most of others are on 4.6Ghz. I'm using asus rog strix z390-i gaming motherboard (not shipped to me yet), and as far as I saw from guides and reviews, it seems that with native turbo technology it gives too high voltage. So you have to disable it and set multiplier and voltage manually.
Since it's Mini ITX format, I'm using really small 3.2L case, which only accepts coolers under 65mm height. So, I will use noctua nh-l9x65, which is not really suitable for OC according to official information from Noctua.
I also don't like an idea to enable native turbo technology and just adjusting voltage manually. This way, correct me if I'm wrong, it will use higher frequencies only when needed (which is really dependent on the app I will launch, and how optimized they are, etc), and without overloading it will go with regular 3.6 Ghz.
So that's why to not have too high temperatures, I'm planning to OC up to 4.6 Ghz for all Cores. And as far as I understood, this frequency is kinda officially ok with Intel, cause their turbo boost works on it, so it sounds like it's completely safe.
Is my setup completely fine with this goal? I mean temperatures, and cooler that I use. Or my cooler will not be able to handle it and I'm forced to only go with regular 3.6 Ghz, or updating cooler to smth more powerful (and updating case obviously).
P.S.: 2 * 16 GB RAM will run with XMP with 3200 Mhz.
P.S.2: No GPU.
P.S.3.: With current case I can only use 300W Seasonic power supply. Hope that's fine for such build.
Last edited by Stas Ivanov; 12-26-2019 at 04:09 AM.