[ANSWERED] Overclocking i7 2700k

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bdub24
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Postby bdub24 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:47 am

Hi,



I built my own PC a couple of months ago & i have an i2700k i'd like to overclock in the 4Ghz range. My question is what would be a good CPU cooling fan to buy that not a liquid cooler one though. I have a lot of addons but mainly major airport ones.



My Specs are as follows,



i7 2700k

GTX 560 2gb video card

ZH77A-G43 MSI Motherboard

16 Gb Ram

Windows 7 64





Any Suggestions would greatly be appreciated.



Thanks,

Bryan

vgbaron
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Postby vgbaron » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:12 pm

Noctua DH14 is a good one but it's pretty big so be surew you have space in the case.



Vic

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Postby vgbaron » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:12 pm

Noctua DH14 is a good one but it's pretty big so be sure you have space in the case.



Vic

Canuck
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Postby Canuck » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:22 pm

I would consider liquid cooling. I bought the Corsair H100 and would not go back. Easy to install, not expensive imho, silent operation.

bdub24
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Postby bdub24 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:47 pm

Vic & Canuck



Thanks for the Suggestions.



Bryan

JimboG
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Postby JimboG » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:39 am

I am using the Intel Cooling solution, it worked a treat and it almost completely silent:



https://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-002-IN



Hope this helps, cheers.



James

JimboG
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Postby JimboG » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:21 am

Hi Bryan,



I should mention that your spec you have listed is almost identical to my own. I would add however, that I am using an SSD drive, which makes a massive difference to load times.



Cheers



James

bdub24
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Postby bdub24 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:17 pm

Hi James,



Thanks for the suggestion.



I went with the Noctua DH14.



Just Curious How much were you able to overclock your Machine to?



Bryan

JimboG
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Postby JimboG » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:43 pm

Hi Bryan,



No problem, I was a bit sceptical about my ability to put in a water cooled solution without screwing it up, but the Intel solution was easy enough to fit to my system. It's almost completely silent and the temperature is steady at about 20-30c I believe. My motherboard (unfortunately!) has a maximum multipler of 39x by the looks of it so I was only able to go to 3.9Ghz. I didn't want to start fiddling with voltages and so on as the BIOS options weren't completely overclock-friendly. The jump in performance I saw however from 2.8ghz on the old processor (i5 2500) to 3.9 on the i7 2700k was really impressive, so for the meantime I have decided to leave the machine alone.



The graphics card is (only!) a GTX560ti so as and when I change the motherboard out for something more clockable I'll probably swap out the graphics card for an SSE3 - at which point the double-whammy of getting the processor up to 4.5-4.9 ghz will be great fun!



I'm looking forward to seeing what 2013 brings with the possibility of seeing Prepar3D v2 and of course X-Plane 64 bit - no doubt we'll see the next step in the evolution of these simulators and the heavier use of our modern hardware. Exciting times!



Cheers



James


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