Overclocked quantum bit
- Dec 6, 2007
- 14,672 (3.96/day)
- Quantum Well UK
|Processor||Intel Core i7-2700K at stock (hits 5 gees+ easily)|
|Motherboard||Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3|
|Memory||16GB (4 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 PC3-12800 C9 1600MHz)|
|Video Card(s)||Zotac GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme Edition|
|Storage||Samsung 850 Pro 256GB | WD Green 4TB|
|Display(s)||BenQ XL2720Z | Asus VG278HE (both 27", 144Hz, 3D Vision 2, 1080p)|
|Case||Cooler Master HAF 922|
|Audio Device(s)||Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty PCIe|
|Power Supply||Corsair HX 850W v1|
|Software||Windows 10 Pro 64-bit|
LOL. Like I said, if you run just 2 sticks, you are fine. 4 is a no go, like with many of the high end coolers. Sometimes you just have to go low profile, if you want good cooling and all dimm slots populated.
btw, I've just got adventerous with that tiny Akasa K25 fitted and set the BIOS to 4.5GHz: it worked nice and stable (no extra voltage applied) but the fan revs kept shooting up to high/max and back down again, depending on the load. Tried a little gaming and the CPU stuck at around 60C with the fan spinning fast. Of course, trying IntelBurn or similar with that cooler strapped on is a no-go (yes, I did try and it's a no-go even at stock).
Now I've underclocked it to 1.6GHz (slowest it'll go) with a turbo of 1.7GHz to get a feel for it like that. That little Akasa is sufficient for 1.6GHz though, with the CPU running at at around 46C.
Ultimately, I still can't quite decide what high-end cooler to get just now. That Thermalright Silver Arrow cooler is either slightly better or slightly worse than the D14, depending on which review one reads.