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How far can the i5-8600k be Clocked Based on This Motherboard and Cooler?

My cooler is a hyper212 evo, and the mobo is a asrock pro4 z370 atx.
also, if it helps, my case is a corsair spec 02
i want a good oc but my temps to still be good.
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  1. Not possible with a 212 Evo. 212 Evo will probably barely be enough to cool it at stock (with turbo boost). Keep in mind 212 Evo is a BUDGET air cooler, and while it is a good one, it's only good FOR THE PRICE.

    It's not enough to handle an overclocked 8600k. All top tier Intel CPUs run abhorrently hot at high clock speeds.

    As for the motherboard, should be fine for basically any overclock. Definitely need a beefy cooler for that CPU however.
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  2. JalYt_Justin said:
    Not possible with a 212 Evo. 212 Evo will probably barely be enough to cool it at stock (with turbo boost). Keep in mind 212 Evo is a BUDGET air cooler, and while it is a good one, it's only good FOR THE PRICE.

    It's not enough to handle an overclocked 8600k. All top tier Intel CPUs run abhorrently hot at high clock speeds.

    As for the motherboard, should be fine for basically any overclock. Definitely need a beefy cooler for that CPU however.

    Do you know an air cooler that would work well? I don't want to have bought an unlocked CPU and not be able to OC it.
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  3. mekyle99 said:
    JalYt_Justin said:
    Not possible with a 212 Evo. 212 Evo will probably barely be enough to cool it at stock (with turbo boost). Keep in mind 212 Evo is a BUDGET air cooler, and while it is a good one, it's only good FOR THE PRICE.

    It's not enough to handle an overclocked 8600k. All top tier Intel CPUs run abhorrently hot at high clock speeds.

    As for the motherboard, should be fine for basically any overclock. Definitely need a beefy cooler for that CPU however.

    Do you know an air cooler that would work well? I don't want to have bought an unlocked CPU and not be able to OC it.

    Any of the big tower coolers will work fine, such as Noctua NH-D14/15, Noctua U14S, Dark Rock Pro 3, Scythe Fuma, or Cryorig R1 Ultimate.

    They're basically the beefiest air coolers and these are best for keeping temps reasonable on a decent overclock. Yes, most of them are pricey, but not moreso than many AIO coolers. There are some small coolers that are cheaper that work fine, you will just not be able to overclock nearly as far as the top-of-the-line coolers.
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  4. JalYt_Justin said:
    mekyle99 said:
    JalYt_Justin said:
    Not possible with a 212 Evo. 212 Evo will probably barely be enough to cool it at stock (with turbo boost). Keep in mind 212 Evo is a BUDGET air cooler, and while it is a good one, it's only good FOR THE PRICE.

    It's not enough to handle an overclocked 8600k. All top tier Intel CPUs run abhorrently hot at high clock speeds.

    As for the motherboard, should be fine for basically any overclock. Definitely need a beefy cooler for that CPU however.

    Do you know an air cooler that would work well? I don't want to have bought an unlocked CPU and not be able to OC it.

    Any of the big tower coolers will work fine, such as Noctua NH-D14/15, Noctua U14S, Dark Rock Pro 3, Scythe Fuma, or Cryorig R1 Ultimate.

    They're basically the beefiest air coolers and these are best for keeping temps reasonable on a decent overclock. Yes, most of them are pricey, but not moreso than many AIO coolers. There are some small coolers that are cheaper that work fine, you will just not be able to overclock nearly as far as the top-of-the-line coolers.

    I see. Will the coolers you listed fit in my case?
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    mekyle99 said:
    JalYt_Justin said:
    mekyle99 said:
    JalYt_Justin said:
    Not possible with a 212 Evo. 212 Evo will probably barely be enough to cool it at stock (with turbo boost). Keep in mind 212 Evo is a BUDGET air cooler, and while it is a good one, it's only good FOR THE PRICE.

    It's not enough to handle an overclocked 8600k. All top tier Intel CPUs run abhorrently hot at high clock speeds.

    As for the motherboard, should be fine for basically any overclock. Definitely need a beefy cooler for that CPU however.

    Do you know an air cooler that would work well? I don't want to have bought an unlocked CPU and not be able to OC it.

    Any of the big tower coolers will work fine, such as Noctua NH-D14/15, Noctua U14S, Dark Rock Pro 3, Scythe Fuma, or Cryorig R1 Ultimate.

    They're basically the beefiest air coolers and these are best for keeping temps reasonable on a decent overclock. Yes, most of them are pricey, but not moreso than many AIO coolers. There are some small coolers that are cheaper that work fine, you will just not be able to overclock nearly as far as the top-of-the-line coolers.

    I see. Will the coolers you listed fit in my case?

    The three biggest of the bunch, the Dark Rock Pro 3 and Noctua NH-D14/15, won't fit. Neither does U14S. Maximum CPU cooler height listed on Corsair's site is 157mm, and you can probably cut off about an extra 4-5 off of that based on variable testing.

    Cryorig R1 Ultimate fits easily at 140mm. Scythe Fuma will likely fit but it will be close (my preferred choice). Scythe Mugen 5/Max will fit easily as well, but they're not as beefy as R1 Ultimate/Fuma. I'd take the Scythe Fuma in your scenario.

    EDIT: If you're willing to take the side panel off it doesn't matter. Some people are just picky about dust buildup and such, so that choice is also up to you.
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  6. JalYt_Justin said:
    mekyle99 said:
    JalYt_Justin said:
    mekyle99 said:
    JalYt_Justin said:
    Not possible with a 212 Evo. 212 Evo will probably barely be enough to cool it at stock (with turbo boost). Keep in mind 212 Evo is a BUDGET air cooler, and while it is a good one, it's only good FOR THE PRICE.

    It's not enough to handle an overclocked 8600k. All top tier Intel CPUs run abhorrently hot at high clock speeds.

    As for the motherboard, should be fine for basically any overclock. Definitely need a beefy cooler for that CPU however.

    Do you know an air cooler that would work well? I don't want to have bought an unlocked CPU and not be able to OC it.

    Any of the big tower coolers will work fine, such as Noctua NH-D14/15, Noctua U14S, Dark Rock Pro 3, Scythe Fuma, or Cryorig R1 Ultimate.

    They're basically the beefiest air coolers and these are best for keeping temps reasonable on a decent overclock. Yes, most of them are pricey, but not moreso than many AIO coolers. There are some small coolers that are cheaper that work fine, you will just not be able to overclock nearly as far as the top-of-the-line coolers.

    I see. Will the coolers you listed fit in my case?

    The three biggest of the bunch, the Dark Rock Pro 3 and Noctua NH-D14/15, won't fit. Neither does U14S. Maximum CPU cooler height listed on Corsair's site is 157mm, and you can probably cut off about an extra 4-5 off of that based on variable testing.

    Cryorig R1 Ultimate fits easily at 140mm. Scythe Fuma will likely fit but it will be close (my preferred choice). Scythe Mugen 5/Max will fit easily as well, but they're not as beefy as R1 Ultimate/Fuma. I'd take the Scythe Fuma in your scenario.

    Thank you very much, just saved me in the long run :)
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