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Overclock I7-6800k Air Fan OK?

I am putting together a PC for the first time. I got an I-7 6800k. I was considering overclocking it. I have a CRYORIG H7 Tower Cooler for the CPU.

I was wondering if that fan would be sufficient.

I also would like to know if overclocking is really worth the effort. The most gaming I will do with be with the HTC Vive. Not sure where that stacks up against the high resource games like Crysis 3 or GTA V, but I don't plan on doing anything really crazy with the gaming.
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  1. What makes you want a 6800k over a 6700k for gaming?
  2. greens said:
    What makes you want a 6800k over a 6700k for gaming?


    I didn't want the CPU solely for gaming. I wanted the 6800k for the multicore hyperthreading for things like data intensive spreadsheets and databases. Granted I don't know a whole lot about the difference between the 2, but the research I did showed a bit better performance in some of the areas that I was interested in on the 6800k. Honestly, it was the one that showed up as a best seller, and I did most of this research after I had bought it. Not sure if I would have made a different decision knowing what I know now or not.
  3. I've never found CPU overclocking to be terribly beneficial in gaming at all. Great for benchmarks, but real world stuff, very marginal gain. I never considered it worth doing for solely gaming.

    However, outside of gaming, if you do a lot of compute-heavy stuff, then yeah, it can be worth it. If you get a 25% boost from overclocking, your work takes 25% less time to complete. That can mean a big increase in productivity which can translate into making more money. Depending on the things you're doing.

    But for gaming, nah, not worth the trouble and the heat, I think.
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    lrobbo314 said:
    greens said:
    What makes you want a 6800k over a 6700k for gaming?


    I didn't want the CPU solely for gaming. I wanted the 6800k for the multicore hyperthreading for things like data intensive spreadsheets and databases. Granted I don't know a whole lot about the difference between the 2, but the research I did showed a bit better performance in some of the areas that I was interested in on the 6800k. Honestly, it was the one that showed up as a best seller, and I did most of this research after I had bought it. Not sure if I would have made a different decision knowing what I know now or not.



    If you already purchased it then we don't need to worry. The threads are only a minor feature. The quad memory and added express lanes are the big appeal.

    The H5 ultimate is a perfectly suited cooler for the 6800k. The H7 is a bit smaller but will do just fine.
  5. Thanks a lot for the input guys. I appreciate it. Just as a side question. Would the overclocking help in situations like rendering videos in After Effects, or is that mainly going to be dependent on the GPU?
  6. After Effects is very CPU-dependent. Overclocking will have a direct impact on your render times. But also be wary, it's essential to verify that your overclock is stable first, because AE rendering is as stressful as any stress test you can throw at an overclock, so if there are any flaws in your OC during synthetics, they will be apparently during real rendering, as well.
  7. dstarr3 said:
    After Effects is very CPU-dependent. Overclocking will have a direct impact on your render times. But also be wary, it's essential to verify that your overclock is stable first, because AE rendering is as stressful as any stress test you can throw at an overclock, so if there are any flaws in your OC during synthetics, they will be apparently during real rendering, as well.


    Awesome! Thanks again.
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