Question Overclocking the i5 9600k to 5Ghz!

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Probably not. My 9600K peaks into the mid-70Cs with a Hyper 212 Black Edition, and I'm at stock clocks yet. Most 212 cooler are about the equal of the 120mm AIOs. Give it a try. See how far you get before temps stop you.
What about the motherboard i am talking about.......will the vrm thing be fine ??
 

rigg42

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That is probably the best VRM available on an ITX z390 board. In fact its probably the best ITX board available for Intel period. Getting to 5ghz is going to depend on your chip. If you won the lottery and only need 1.25v to get there you'll probably be fine. Set your LLC to a point where there is only a slight drop on the VCORE when a %100 load is placed on it. If you can change the switching freq of your VRM turn it as high as you can go. This can help achieve more stable clocks at lower voltage in some cases. If you can upgrade to a bigger AIO it would definitely help.
 
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That is probably the best VRM available on an ITX z390 board. In fact its probably the best ITX board available for Intel period. Getting to 5ghz is going to depend on your chip. If you won the lottery and only need 1.25v to get there you'll probably be fine. Set your LLC to a point where there is only a slight drop on the VCORE when a %100 load is placed on it. If you can change the switching freq of your VRM turn it as high as you can go. This can help achieve more stable clocks at lower voltage in some cases. If you can upgrade to a bigger AIO it would definitely help.
Its an atx board not an itx board
 
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With 10 phase power and a hefty heat sink on the mosfets, the VRM should not be your limiting factor for OC'ing the CPU. The cooler would be the first thing that I would expect to limit you. Another item to consider is the quality of your power supply.
I got a semi-modular CM 650 watt psu.
 
A 120mm AIO will struggle to keep the 9600k cool. Intel CPUs are very hot. Your PSU is a budget PSU and not one that I would buy or recommend, but it is a lot better than a lot of the junk yard PSUs out on the market.

But I would not worry much about the 5ghz clockspeed. That is just a number. In reality, you wont see any real world difference in 4.8 to 5.0 except in benchmark scores.
 
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A 120mm AIO will struggle to keep the 9600k cool. Intel CPUs are very hot. Your PSU is a budget PSU and not one that I would buy or recommend, but it is a lot better than a lot of the junk yard PSUs out on the market.

But I would not worry much about the 5ghz clockspeed. That is just a number. In reality, you wont see any real world difference in 4.8 to 5.0 except in benchmark scores.
What psu would u buy or recommend?
 
This Seasonic is a goon one and its also a really good price in the US. You may not need 650 watts though, it really depends on what GPU you are running with your 9600k.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JPGjxY

Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $61.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-29 14:41 EDT-0400
 
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This Seasonic is a goon one and its also a really good price in the US. You may not need 650 watts though, it really depends on what GPU you are running with your 9600k.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JPGjxY

Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $61.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-29 14:41 EDT-0400
Dude i live in India.....seasonic isnt available here and the prices are higher as well
 
What GPU do you have? This is a decent budget PSU from Corsair. 550 watts will be enough for most rigs. The 650 watt is not much more, but there is no reason to pay more if you dont have too.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://in.pcpartpicker.com/list/4n6nhq

Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (₹5199.00 @ Amazon India)
Total: ₹5199.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-30 02:13 IST+0530
 

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