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Luke4 9 months ago

Do you think my cpu cooler is sufficient for the cpu with light OC (keep in mind the case)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £224.10 @ Eclipse Computers
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £26.98 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £128.90 @ Alza
Memory Kingston FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory £99.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £86.98 @ Amazon UK
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £93.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £78.94 @ CCL Computers
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit £83.90 @ More Computers
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-AC56 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter £52.23 @ CCL Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £875.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-11 19:49 GMT+0000

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Ada 1 point 9 months ago

Yes should do fine if this is a build you are purchasing there are cheaper coolers that can give identical performance if you already have it don't worry it'll handle it unless you need some rather high voltages to stay stable.

Luke4 submitter 1 point 9 months ago

no i haven't bought it yet what would you reccomend

fellway 2 points 9 months ago

All of these perform at or above the level of the 212 EVO: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/cwPzK8,hyQRsY,b8h9TW,Ynfp99/

Pure Rock is my personal suggestion. It performs more in line with a Phanteks TC12DX, for reference. You should be able to get at least 4.3GHz (with any of these coolers) unless your chip requires an unusually high core voltage to stay stable.

Ada 1 point 9 months ago

What fellway posted I run one of those myself on a 4670k@4.5ghz 1.25v and it works great rarely ever throttles up the fan unless I am stress testing.

FrankV01 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Yes, I found the EVO to be a good effective & dependable cooler.

texasmayne 4 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Can't go wrong with an EVO.