Can I overclock a Ryzen 5 1600 with a be quiet! Shadow Rock 2?

If not, is there a similarly priced CPU cooler you could recommend
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    You can OC the 1600 with the stock cooler. Won't be any record setting OC by any means, but it's capable.

    The Shadow Rock 2 will work also - just make sure you get an AM4 bracket for it. Newly manufactured units may ship with one now, but if it's an older stocked item.... you have to order from be quiet!

    What does the rest of your system look like? What kind of OC are you hoping for?
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    I was thinking of this for the rest of the build? Someone else has said I dont need a cooler though and the spire will be good enough. Ive never overclocked anything before so just trying to gather some info and opinions before I settle on final purchases. Thanks for your reply
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  3. The spire will do ok, the SR2 a bit bertter. The NH-L12 likely doing about the same as the SR2.

    Build looks solid enough..... but what is that GT710 doing in there? Unless that's just a placeholder and you already have it, even at 30GBP it's a waste of money.

    Your DDR4 is a little slow, with Ryzen benefitting from faster...

    For the price, this would outperform in all tasks:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor (£189.98 @ Ebuyer)
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£64.98 @ Novatech)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£119.68 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: PNY - CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£39.47 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: Palit - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB StormX Video Card (£128.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 3 (Windowed) MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£40.99 @ Novatech)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£48.44 @ Ebuyer)
    Total: £632.53
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-11 16:02 BST+0100
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