Nice OC you got there! Nothin notable here...Still have my i5-3570K. I've had on water for the past few years, but sitting at 4.2, 1.275 vcore. Been up to 4.4 a few times at around 1.3 vcore but it made me nervous. I've also had my loop configured backwards for the majority of my time using liquid cooling, so once I motivate myself to position the radiator AFTER the cpu block I may get daring and go over 1.3 volts and shoot for a stable 4.8
i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (OC to 4.7GHz)
Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB)
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB WINDFORCE
I run my i5-6600k at 4.1Ghz, stock is 3.5Ghz. My CM212 cooler keeps it at a nice and steady 45c under load.
Floppy, what cooler/heat dissipation you using?
Running an H100 with 4 cougar fans in push/pull for the CPU, they're tied to CPU temp so they throttle up/down. Running a bunch of cougar fans throughout the case. I also have one really high flow fan (like 200 CFM) on a fan controller that I only turn on when I'm doing benchmarking stuff where it'd be at 100%; its in the upper left of this pic. WAYYYYYYY too loud to run normally though, it sits at like 10% so its quiet.
Nice OC, I think I got a bad chip for my i5-3570k lol. I can go a bit higher than I have, but found a 4.00 OC works the best. My temps are pretty good though!
Doing a new build soon and hopefully I'll get a good chip!
Also, the 3570 is a pretty strong chip still, if you're gonna spend the money to upgrade I'd do every other component first if they're not already top notch. (faster ssd, better gpu etc). Like Kaos said though, the 6600k would be a good choice if you are upgrading CPU but they're in a bit of short supply recently so the prices are kinda inflated I think.
Prime95 sends it up to 85 after an hour. I know it's an unrealistic scenario to run (their algorithm). Gaming load is around 70C.
Have you decided on a new GPU yet? I got a 970 a while ago and have been fully satisfied with the performance so far.
Also, look into buying high quality fans for your case. I never really did this until my most recent build and the difference is amazing. I went with cougar fans, high airflow low noise and they are fantastic.
On the OC subject, I managed to get into windows at 5049 MHz yesterday, but then it immediately BSOD on me. I may fiddle with it a bit more to see if I can manage a screenshot of that speed before it crashes.
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I am so scared right now but when shit hits the fan...I'll be in the thick of it!
If I get a 3440x1440 screen, I might. If I just get the native 2560x1440 I probably won't, not sure what to do yet.
Also, are there any high quality case fans you'd recommend other than cougar, or are those pretty good? I never heard of them really until lately.
Oh yeah, and make sure you pay attention to what kind of fans you need for the particular application you're using them in. PWM fans vs variable DC voltage makes a big difference