Water cooling for i5-2500k

cbrons

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Hello friends, I did do an extensive search on this topic before posting so forgive me because I know its been posted before. I simply wanted to get updated recommendations based on price and also because I am new to this, I wanted to include information about my case because I was told to take this into consideration when considering which product I should get... My goal is to get up to 4.5 GHz in order to ameriolate huge FPS drops in Elder Scrolls Online multiplayer (http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2138500/fps-drops-multiplayer-due-processor-limitations.html)

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.3GHz
Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P8P67 PRO Rev 1.xx
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 1502 03/02/2011
Memory: 8192MB RAM
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770
Monitor: ASUS VG2488 (144Hz)
Computer case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - High Air Flow Mid Tower Computer Case
Speedtest.net connection download speed: 94.92 Mbps
Speedtest.net connection upload speed: 95.31 Mbps
 

cbrons

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Well I just dropped over $350.00 on a new GPU to fix the FPS drop in the game I am playing and my wife was happy about that not one bit. I was hoping to get something as cheap as possible that would allow me to get up to 4.5, which it doesn't appear that its possible at all for anyone guarentee how high I can go. That being said, there must be people who know of others with very similar setup who are able to get their with something under $80, right?
 

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I'm not sure I agree with the previous thread - http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/571/Intel_Core_i5_i5-2500K_vs_Intel_Core_i5_i5-4670K.html

The i5 2500k is only 17% behind the i5 4670k.

In fact your pc well exceeds the elder scrolls requirements - http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=625&game=The%20Elder%20Scrolls%20V


http://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/discussion/68062/low-fps-while-playing-with-a-gtx-760

There's guys getting the same problems with Titans and R9 290's

Is your 770 drivers up to date?

What are you getting for % usage for your cpu cores? What max cpu temp are you getting? (download and run HWInfo64)

Have you thought of upgrading to i7 3770k or i5 3570k and maybe even a new mobo?

What power supply have you got? What min and max readings do you get on the 12v, 5v and 3.3V lines? - from HWInfo again

I wouldn't just jump into overclocking. You should be able to run Elders Scrolls no worries according to them And even Titans are having problems.
I'd Google some more. And check out the state of health of your pc.
 

Lunix89

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i can tell you, i have a corsair h100i and its an absolute beast, i have my i5 4670k overclocked to 4.7ghz and it never goes above 33 degrees during standard tasks and never goes above 45-50 degrees at full load.
 

cbrons

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Yes my 770 drivers are up to date.
I pastebinned the report from HWinfo
http://pastebin.com/rtYdwmjR

Ty
 

cbrons

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I think I might get this, but some of the reviews on amazon are not very good... complaints about leaking within a few days of installation. Have you had any problems or know anyone who has with it?
 
Why have hassles when you can go high performance air cooling with so similar performance to pre-built liquid, it's unbelievable!

Noctua NH-D14, Great cooler, super quiet, keeps my 4930k cool at 4.9Ghz!

That will perform better then the H80i, with no worries of leaking of every once and a while refill, expect a longer lifetime also.
 

cbrons

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Damn, too late. i already go the 80i. I hope it fits in my case..
 

i7Baby

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What are you getting for % usage for your cpu cores? What max cpu temp are you getting? (download and run HWInfo64 - Sensors)

Have you thought of upgrading to i7 3770k or i5 3570k and maybe even a new mobo?

What power supply have you got? What min and max readings do you get on the 12v, 5v and 3.3V lines? - from HWInfo - Sensors - again

I wouldn't just jump into overclocking. You should be able to run Elders Scrolls no worries according to them And even Titans are having problems.
I'd Google some more. And check out the state of health of your pc.
 

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