Overclocking i7-3770k, question about speedfan

By DonNagual
May 22, 2013
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  1. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,191   +590

    Personally I like liquid cooling but both coolers are great and you cant go wrong with either. The H100 will of course give the best temps and give you more overclocking headroom especially if your wanting to go 4.5 or higher.
  2. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    If you're looking at the H100i, I'd also consider a 240/280 watercooling kit. There probably isn't much difference in price, and you'll get a longer lasting, more effective, and quieter cooling system for the money. One of our members Burty117 is eyeing one at the moment (the Alphacool NexXxos kit), and there are a few outlets that ship internationally relatively cheaply (Xoxide ( I tossed in a good XSPC kit for an example), Performance PCs, Sidewinder, SpecialTech, maybe Frozen CPU )
    To give you an idea of what kind of temps you can expect, add 5-15C (depending on fan speed and/or push or push-pull) to what I get with a 360 (which is about 18C over ambient). Overclocking doesn't add too much to the burden unless you're whacking up the vCore (1.4V and higher)
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    The NH-D14 is monstrous so make sure your case can handle it along with your RAM.
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  4. Nivagely

    Nivagely TS Member Posts: 28

    Tippit for the H100i it will be able to reduce your temps a bit, but for the cost of it compared to what you have now, I wouldn't consider it, the NH-D14 should be the preferred option unless you hate dust build up. Also with overclocking I can safely stay at 4.5 but considering that I had to fork out £100 to enable me to get to 4.5 from 4.2 I could hit anyway, well...

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