is the CM hyper 212 LED enough for the I7-7700k at stock speeds?

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I want to purchase the Hyper 212 LED but I’m not sure if it’s enough for the 7700k, and I won’t be over clocking the CPU. Is it enough?
 
Good enough for a minor overclock even. I have a 6700K and a hyper 212 evo and have gone as high as 4.5Ghz no problem (all core stock is 4Ghz or 4.2 with MCE enabled). I've used the 212 in 2 builds now, but I'll be looking for something a little better next time. There are a lot of options around these days.

Even a $20 cooler can handle stock speeds. Almost anything is better than intel stock coolers, not that the 7700K comes with one though, and they still manage to do the job more or less.
 
Good enough for a minor overclock even. I have a 6700K and a hyper 212 evo and have gone as high as 4.5Ghz no problem (all core stock is 4Ghz or 4.2 with MCE enabled). I've used the 212 in 2 builds now, but I'll be looking for something a little better next time. There are a lot of options around these days.

Even a $20 cooler can handle stock speeds. Almost anything is better than intel stock coolers, not that the 7700K comes with one though, and they still manage to do the job more or less.
 
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What temps do you usually get under full load?

 
Normally low 70s (Celcius, I live in a metric country) with prime 95 running at 4.4Ghz, haven't really tested at 4.5. Less when gaming as you'd expect.

I've dropped back to just the multi core enhancement setting on my board so 4.2ghz just because I've never needed the extra speed so why stress the CPU.
Just fired up prime 95 and open hardware monitor while typing this and it's currently sitting at 75C after 5 minutes but I have the fans set to be quiet because I don't normally stress it this much.
 

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