Intel Core i7-10700K Overclock Performance

High-end Desktop processor released in 2020 with 8 cores and 16 threads. With base clock at 3.8GHz, max speed at 5.1GHz, and a 125W power rating. Core i7-10700K is based on the Comet Lake 14nm family and part of the Core i7 series.
Price 56.6%
Speed 95%
Productivity 86%
Gaming 98%

Overclocking can yield good results if the CPU is the bottleneck. Using a motherboard with the Z490 chipset, the Core i7-10700K can be overclocked from its 5.1GHz stock maximum speed up to 5.2GHz overclock. Anything above that results in an unstable system. Maximum gain in performance was 0.5% and minimum was 0.5% with the RTX 2080 Ti at 1080p - ultra settings.

Core i7-10700K (Stock vs Overclock) - 1080p ultra - RTX 2080 Ti

Related Discussions and Issues

dorukoski July 23, 2020

Need Help: PSU for Overclocking the i5 10600K/i7 10700K

Hi all. I currently have the following rig and its compeletely enough for 2560x1080p at 75 FPS gaming in most of the modern games: Ryzen 5 3600 (Stock Cooler) / ASUS Prime B450M-K / Galax RTX2060 Super 8GB (1-Click OC) / Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) 3000Mhz / Samsung 970 Evo Plus 250GB / WD Blue 1TB 7200RPM / Corsair CV650 80+ Bronze 650W PSU . But I want something more for my Ubuntu and Deep Learning workloads such as building deep learning libraries from their source etc. And Ryzen 5 3600 stucks at 3.95-3.99 GHz so build procedures are not as fast as I expected. Since Intel came up with it's 10th generation CPUs that can be overclocked to ~5GHz, I think that it will be a good leap towards what I "really" want from my PC. For my new Intel setup, I decided to choose MSI MAG Z490M Gaming Edge WiFi as MoBo (For a future NVLink config). But for the CPU, I can't decide which one should I choose to use with 650W 80+ Bronze PSU. Can I overclock i5 10600K to 5.0GHz-5.1GHz with this PSU which has only 1x 8-pin CPU connector? Or should I go with i7 10700K since it wouldn't require any voltage adjustments to overclock it to 5.0GHz-5.1GHz? Thanks in advance!

IAmJerv July 23, 2020

I checked and it looks like a 4.1GHz 10600K system with a pair of 8GB DDR4 DIMMs, SSD, and 7200 RPM SATA spinner draws around 460W, give or take. If you run into issues, I don't think the PSU will be the problem.

nickierv July 23, 2020

Short version: your probably going to need something better than 650W bronze.

Watch this: , tldw power figures can be a bit all over the place, doubling the CPU TDP to get a safe power margin is probably not a bad idea. 200-ish for CPU OC, 200-ish per GPU, only leaves about 50-ish for everything else. Its sort of on the dual GPU part, there might be enough for everything else but its tight.

dorukoski July 24, 2020

Thanks for the resource. You are right, with a second GPU it would be too tight. But if I would go on that road and buy a second GPU, I would definetely upgrade the PSU.

Apathetic_Superhero July 23, 2020

What's with the random bold sections of this post and no other formatting? You've made it really difficult to read.

It doesn't matter what your workloads are, go on to PC Part Picker, insert your components and that will give you maximum estimated wattage. Add on 20-30% and find a PSU of that wattage or above.

I think you are waaaay overthinking the need for a specific kind of PSU.

You are fine with your current setup and PSU.

dorukoski July 24, 2020

Sorry, this is my first post ever on reddit. And yes, ı also think that 650W should be enough and serve the purpose but that second 4-pin CPU socket always makes me nervous :D Thanks for your toughts.

madscientistEE July 24, 2020

Take a step back and look at the big picture here. Do your AI workloads want more per-thread performance or are they easily parallelized?

If they're "embarrassingly parallel", you are likely better off sticking with AMD and getting a 3900X or 3950X as the increased core count is going to more than offset the high frequency that Intel can give you . (You may need a UEFI firmware update before installing the new CPU however)

dorukoski July 24, 2020

I got your point. But except the building procedures, both training AI and doing the inference highly depends on single core performance.

dismissible1 July 17, 2020

10700K Overclock Help

So my 10700K 2080 super build comes on Sunday and I plan on Overclocking the CPU, but It only comes with a 550W PSU. I do plan on upgrading in the next month to a 850W, but for now, what would be a safe Overclock and Voltage for the 10700K?

BLK3R July 17, 2020

There is no one set safe overclock for any chip each chip is unique and one may only be able to overclock .05ghz and some may be able to do 1ghz (not definitive data) just go up very slowly tiny ammounts of overclock and volts at a time do .05 to .1ghz then boot and play a game for a min if its stable keep going soon you will run out of power then you go from 1v to 1.05v then boot if its stable keep upping the clock speed if not add more power to 1.7v and try again eventualy you will be adding more and more power and it keeps crashing this is where it is undtable and you need to go back on the clock speed and Voltage until it boots ok also watch your temps they may get toasty

TabascoWolverine July 17, 2020

Your overclocking adventures won't be stopped by your PSU. It'll be something else first.

bblzd_2 July 17, 2020

Which CPU cooler did you go with? Thermals are generally the limit with overclocking and that CPU is already pushing very high power and heat at factory speeds.

dismissible1 July 17, 2020

Dont know, the company are using their own cooler. It's a 360mm Liquid Cooler, that's all I know lol

tetsurobash July 31, 2020

Couple things if you go all core or fixed 5.1 or 5.2 is easily achieved. Voltage will range depending on MOBO and LLC.

For a more linear LLC 5.2 “should” be stable 1.34-1.36v range

If you want to use a more droopy LLC curve youll have to adjust Vcore up. For example on my msi unify setting LLC 6 and v core to 1.4 I’ll end up with 1.395v at idle and it’ll drop to 1.34-35 under full load. My AVX offset is at (0).

you’ll need to look at cache 44-46 is easily achieved at these settings and adjusting sa and I/o voltage. Depending on my memory OC these change but 1.2-1.3v is a good target.

Some people like to go high 48-50 on cache but for me it makes things a little unstable so 46 is my comfort zone.

If you go turbo ratio route you’ll beable to get some cores to work at 53 and all core 52 easily in the 1.35-1.36 range.

azuremir July 26, 2020

Will 750w enough for an overclocked 10700k + 2080 Ti ?

journey-beyond July 26, 2020

I would say yes but just go for 850 to be safe. I have the P2 EVGA and it’s more than enough for my 2070 super Ryzen 3900x both OC.

conanscloutgoggles July 26, 2020

I'd recommend an 850w Gold Certified PSU just to be safe

hymer0879 July 27, 2020

People have used the 2080ti on 550w power supplies without overclocking. So 750 is more than enough

azuremir July 27, 2020

550w for 10700k at stock speed and 2080 ti ? That's insane

Xerohs- July 15, 2020

i7-10700k Overclock Help

I just got this cpu in and have been trying to get a stable overclock at 5.0 GHz with a 47 ring, but it just doesn’t seem to happen. I’ve been as high as 1.365 volts and my computer still freezes instantly on the Small Prime95 test. I’m stable right now at 4.8 GHz with 45 ring at 1.300 volts. Did I just get a bad lottery pick here?

crabshackle July 13, 2020

It's highly likely to be the ring clock causing that freeze in p95. I suggest you dial in your core and ring clocks separately.

Guymandudewhat July 12, 2020

What was the predict score on your CPU? I am running 4.9ghz with 1.35v and wasn't able to get higher without pushing more voltage which made my fans too loud, so 4.9 is where I'll stay for now. I was getting many of the same bsods as you and they did clear with more voltage eventually and I got 5.2 stable. Also I still leave ring on auto because it doesn't want to play nice.

Xerohs- July 14, 2020

How do I find the predict score? Also does leaving ring on auto make a huge difference in overclock performance?

imcoolbeanstho July 09, 2020

Double check that Multi Core enhancement/MCE is disabled and that your VCore is set as 'FIXED' (Had my VCore reset to 'AUTO' multiple times after I saved my BIOS with a GIGABYTE board)

Xerohs- July 09, 2020

My VCORE is set to fixed, however I couldn’t find MCE in my MSI board, maybe it’s under a different name?

infowolfe July 18, 2020

my 5.0Ghz 9900k is what I'd consider a "weak" sample sitting at 4.0ghz ring and 1.285v on a z390 dark. It required 1.375v to hit 5.2, with the ring reduced to 3.5 and still *really* doesn't like avx at or above 5.2. Temps are fine (direct die, water), but a couple of the cores seem to do a 'soft reset' where they drop to 0% load in p95 at 5.2. I'm unwilling to use an 'avx offset' because I don't like my cpu frequency moving up and down when I'm gaming. What're your VCCIO/VCCSA?

Xerohs- July 12, 2020

I have my cpu at 5.00 GHz at 1.340 V with my ring on auto, finally able to run the Prime95 small test with AVX disabled without instantly crashing the computer. However I am concerned with temps, they are reaching 80-90 degrees with a 360 AIO and 3 more fans in a 011 dynamic case. I feel as if they definitely should not be this high.

BenchAndGames July 16, 2020

Well in this days for more better information, we need to talk about voltage in full load not the voltage in bios.

Just an example you can set the voltage manualy in bios to 1.380 and depending what motherboard you have using some certain level of Load line Calibration LLC, will down that voltage drastically on full load.

So obiusly it may be the reason why not stable cuz depending on what LLC you set, will drop to 1.290 for example from 1.380 so the real voltage is 1.290 and you are confusing all of us saying that you are not stable at 1.380.

Now I got a question for you, what is your motherboard model...this is very important ..and i dont see anywere you talking about it. Asking cuz Z490 AsRock are not even able to hold this CPU on stock.

I have MSI MPG Gaming Plus and 10700k at 5 GHz try this setting if you have MSI aswell.

50 for all cores 45 ring Disable all c state voltage mode override 1.300v LLC 3

Xerohs- July 10, 2020

The motherboard I have is the MSI z490 gaming edge wifi. I actually have pretty stable results right now, and sorry for the confusion of the voltage and what not, I wasn’t as knowledgeable on the subject. Right now after a lot of testing I am at 1.315 V in BIOS, LLC 5 at 5 GHz with a 46 ring. When doing prime95 testing and cinebench r20 my temps stayed <77 and my voltage didn’t surpass 1.340 V. I was gaming all day with these settings and had no errors, however I did a longer prime95 test that night and got a BSOD after around 30 minutes of load, I believe I just need to slightly adjust my ring.

xtratonic July 18, 2020

10700k overclocking question...

Just got my 10700k + MSI Gaming Carbon system going. On the overclocking I just changed the ratio to 50x and rolled with everything else auto besides ram on xmp. Looks like it's staying cool ~55c while gaming and voltage tends to be around 1.27-1.29 . Should I just let it be or is there anything else I should change to help out? It seemed excellent to me. Runs cooler than the 3900x system I had prior.

lantern48 July 12, 2020

I find it hard to believe that your voltage is that low on auto at 5GHz. Definitely stress test and use HWMonitor to see what your voltage is going up to under full load. You're better off manually setting it to around 1.27-1.29 and testing to see if it's stable there. That way you know there's no crazy auto voltage kicking in.

xtratonic July 17, 2020

Yep , I've not put it under prime95 or anything but it was that low during gaming and such. I'll manually set it and give it a go. Thanks

sultry_eyes July 17, 2020

Here is a screen capture of my 10700k auto doing 4.9GHz all core and 5.0GHz single core boost speeds.

1-core usage: 5.0GHz turbo boost, and auto averages about ~1.281v

8-core usage: 4.9GHz, and auto averages about ~1.22v- 1.24v

Auto will pick some pretty acceptable voltages for you. Remember Intel advertises that the 10700k is guaranteed to hit up to 5.1GHz stock. So you can run a VF (voltage versus frequency) curve to gauge what the CPU predicts the voltage requirements need to be for the frequency demand.

BenchAndGames July 10, 2020

I have MSI to and manually voltage override 1.28v for 5 GHz LLC 2.

Better manually than auto cuznof spikes on load

pauLoHSMF July 11, 2020

LLC3 , crank up the multiplier to 5.1 maybe 5.2 if you manage to stay under 1.35 , dont leave it auto. go manual and tweak it until it's the lowest possible before being unstable.

Toast_of_ages July 18, 2020

Is overclocking 10th gen possible with air cooling? Specifically 10700k

I'm looking to get a 10700k, so I was wondering if it would be possible to take it to 5Ghz with an air cooler? While AIO coolers look nice and do perform well, I'm still hesitant to try them.

I'm looking at either the NH-D15 or the Deepcool Assassin 3, or the Le Grande Macho RT but I was wondering if the 10700k is too much for even those.

Keagan458 July 18, 2020

Yup. Don’t listen to all the moronic trolls that patrol this sub saying that you need a 360mm aio just to run stock smh.

mhhkb July 18, 2020

Yes. You can. The d15 is more than up to the rash.

franklydead July 18, 2020

My i5-10600k is sitting at 5Ghz all core with cache ratio at 47 on air. Vcore 1.32. Dark Rock Pro 4.

BuckNZahn July 18, 2020

I dont get why people buy 80$ air coolers when the liquid freezer II AIO is only 90-100$

DerAnonymator July 18, 2020

yep 10700k with NH-D15 is great.
Maybe consider waiting for a soon coming out 10850k for around 450$, or lets say 40-50$ less than 10900k?

donbon_11 July 18, 2020

Air cooling is as equally good as water cooling.

haudi July 18, 2020

Running 5Ghz all core 10700K with a D15. No issues at all, and actually runs really cool during gaming. Really haven't even seen peaks over 65C.

Toast_of_ages July 18, 2020

Oh nice, that's good to hear. I was a bit worried that the 10700k might run too hot or something

martsand July 18, 2020

D15 is up there with good AIOs. I got one, would not change

Knjaz136 July 18, 2020

Absolutely. 9900k is harder to cool than 10700k, and NH D15 still does the job, even if barely (with OC).

BenchAndGames July 21, 2020

Posible YES. AVX stress test for 5 GHz summer time , not really

I do have exact 10700K + NH-D15 chromaxblack and at 5GHz in OCCT AVX2 smallpacket/prime95 avx will get close to 98ºC at least my unit at 30ºC ambient

But if you dont get to hardcore with those stress tests,you can do it ofcorse, for gaming you will not have more than 70ºC at 5GHz, but just dont put those programs with those settings at least for now, wait for summer end

Couch_homie July 26, 2020

10700k Worth the Overclock?

I have a 10700k and I've been watching videos on how to oc it. I've recently came upon this video where there is a comparison between stock clocks and oc . There is no significant difference with having it overclocked and leaving at stock, however I bought the Kraken x63 for my cpu and I feel like not overclocking it would be a waste. What do you guys think?

slybeans July 26, 2020

I have the same CPU so thought I'd chime in, I was gonna overclock later on when the CPU might start to struggle in a few years or longer so it can keep up.

Right now there is really no need unless you're CPU bound at the moment?

pauLoHSMF July 26, 2020

24/7 OC no sense in keeping it stock and it getting stressed and hitting the max value for a few seconds

it will last and have no deterioration if you're not doing something really dumb

that being said, dunno about the video but when i put it at 5.2 the performance difference was huge.

in everything, from booting to opening windows let alone gaming.

so yeah, OC is ALWAYS worth, dunno why you're even asking

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Related Comments

Maikurosofuto July 27, 2020
DeepCool Castle 280 RGB vs DeepCool Assassin III
I'm still looking for a nice, not pricey, cooling solution and just found a DeepCool Castle 280 RGB and a DeepCool Assassin III for the exact same price, i'm not into water stuff but if there's a considerable difference between these two i can make an exception. So, which one should i buy?

My complete specs: Sapphire RX 5700 XT Pulse | Intel Core i7-10700K | Asus TUF Gaming Z490-Plus | Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition (Dual Fan, Push/Pull) | 16GB (2x8) T-Force Delta RGB DDR4 2666MHZ CL15 | Crucial MX500 1000GB + SanDisk Plus 120GB | Corsair CX750 80+ Bronze | NZXT Noctis 450 ROG Black
Karadjgne December 26, 2012
2 different criteria. Capacity vs efficiency. The Assassin III is supposedly a 280w cooler, which handles the 250w 5.1GHz OC on a 10700k as far as capacity goes. Barely. The Castle is a 300w+ AIO, which has greater capacity, better surface to air ratios etc.

Efficiency is a different story. Because of the capacity of the Castle, it puts you lower down the fan curve, at similar noise/rpm levels it'll have slightly lower temps compared to the same fans on the Assassin. The difference being spikes. Aircooling responds much faster to spikes, so you'll get rampups when temps shift. With liquids being far slower, that doesn't happen as much, if at all, when set to monitor coolant temps vrs cpu temps.

There's also fitment. The Assassin III is a monster aircooler, requires adequate case size to fit it, requires low height ram to fit under the heatsink/fan at front. A 280mm AIO fitment is easy and readily available in many standard cases.

It's a 10700k. Throw out the budget concerns, price of coolers is irrelevant. Get what you need to do the job it needs to do. A Noctua NH-D15S is both smaller, better acoustics, better fitment, and outperforms the Assassin III on every level. It's just ugly imho. Can add a second fan in front to get the same, if not better results than a NH-D15, and still get the S offset benefits.

A nzxt Kraken X61/x62 is just as quiet as the Noctua air coolers, and has no fitment restrictions other than a 280mm mount, so even the tallest rgb ram and all the bling you can get is not an interference issue.

The Assassin and Castle each have their own bonuses and drawbacks, price aside, it's upto you which you can live with, deal with, accept.
Regev July 27, 2020
Which of these is the best CPU+cooler+motherboard combo?
Hey guys!

So, I got a 1TB NVMe, a 700W Platinum+ SFX-L, and a kit of 32GB 3200. Thanks to your advice, I was gonna get the i9-9900 (at 50% off from a family member working for Intel), but when I went to find an ITX motherboard the only one I found in my country that can sustain an i9 is the Phantom, which costs $258. I also read that I'd need to buy a cooler cause the Intel 9th gen stock one sucks, so it's another $59 for the L12S.

I'm reconsidering options before ordering. Here are possible combinations I found (all with mITX motherboards). I do not need a video card at all, it's purely for productivity uses (lots of text, very heavy browser use, web developing, and some programming). When necessary, I factored in the cheapest 1030 that I found. Also, I used the stock cooler (hope it's enough) on all builds (except the 9900). Listed in order of price:

  • Ryzen 5 3400G = $271 (B350) or $301 (B450)
  • i3 10100 = $300 (B460) or $336 (Z490)
  • i5 10400 = $390 (B460) or $426 (Z490)
  • Ryzen 7 2700 = $396 (B350) or $427 (B450) or $497 (X470/B550)
  • Ryzen 5 3600 = $402 (B350) or $419 (B450) or $493 (X470/B550)
  • i5 10500 = $412 (B460) or $448 (Z490)
  • i5 10600 = $427 (B460) or $463 (Z490)
  • Ryzen 7 2700X = $430 (B350) or $461 (B450) or $531 (X470/B550)
  • Ryzen 5 3600X = $432 (B350) or $463 (B450) or $533 (X470/B550)
  • i5 10600K = $482 (B460) or $518 ( Z490)
  • Ryzen 5 3600XT = $490 (B350) or $521 (B450) or $591 (X470/B550)
  • Ryzen 7 3700X = $529 (B350) or $560 (B450) or $630 (X470/B550)
  • i7 10700 = $568 (B460) or $604 (Z490)
  • Ryzen 7 3800X = $574 (B350) or $605 (B450, $675 (X470/B550)
  • i9 9900 = $590 (50% off on CPU, pricey Z390 + Noctua L12S)
  • i7 10700K = $628 (B460) or $664 (Z490)
  • Ryzen 7 3800XT = $653 (B350) or $684 (B450) or $754 (X470/B550)
  • Which configuration gives the best bang for the buck for the uses I listed (without suffering any productivity setback)? Still the i9?

    Thanks <3
    Karadjgne December 26, 2012
    Things take time. It takes a cpu a certain amount of time to render anything, game frame, web page etc. A stronger cpu can do things in less time as it has more available resources to work with. A 3700x might render a page in 1 second, a 3400G might take 2 seconds. To a cpu that's a huge improvement, massive really. To you, you blinked and it was over with. Can't really say just exactly how much of a difference there is on such a small scale. But when it comes to large scale, that's a different story. Play gta5 on a 3400G and 3700x, there's a fps difference, then add in streaming and the 4 cores of the 3400G just got swamped and fps drops like a bad habit. The 8/16 of the 3700x doesn't even blink.

    Mmorpgs online are even worse. All that AI can be seriously detrimental to fps. I play swtor and in single player ultra have no issues on an i7-3770K with getting 90fps+. 8man op and I'm into 60-90fps range, 16man op and I'm averaging 30fps with all cpu details disabled/min and a 24man world boss fight is miserable at 5-10fps and everything disabled. Just way too much, too intensive, too cpu challenging for even a 8thread i7 at 4.6GHz to handle. 3400G will be far worse as it has no Lcache and not nearly the same resources, even if it does have better IPC. Fastest runner in the world is useless if he has a ball and chain around 1 ankle. Make him stronger, make the chain longer and he'll just lick it up and run.

    B450m-H is a value motherboard. More tailored towards the 3600 or lesser cpus. It'll handle a 3700x just fine under normal circumstances, but Ryzens are dynamic cpus, they boost according to voltages, temps, loads. With no heatsink the VRM's will run hotter and will limit the boosting ability of the cpu. They won't overheat, but instead of seeing nice high boosts, you'll be relegated to more minimal boosts. The cpu will protect itself and the motherboard from excessive power draws.
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    Critique my build before I buy
    In 2014 I built my PC and have had one upgrade since (GTX 780 to GTX 1080). I am looking at upgrading and I am too nervous to overclock so I want a boost clock over 5.0GHZ. I will list my current build and then the items in my shopping cart. I wanted to stay under $1000 but I'm at $1141 and was just told I should replace my 6 year old PSU too. Could you give me feedback? How else should I spend my money at or under $1141?

    I'm eager to submit my order but I would really appreciate some opinions. (Side question: Should I wait to see if prices come done, given Intel's latest issues?)

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    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz (3.9 TURBO) Quad-Core
    COOLER: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    GPU: Zotac GTX 1080 AMP Extreme 8GB
    PSU: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified
    MEMORY: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
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    SDD: 2X Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" (Just ordered a Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD)

    In my shopping cart:
    G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C16D-16GVK

    ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI) LGA 1200 (Intel 10th Gen) Intel Z490 (WiFi 6) SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard (14+2 Power Stages, DDR4 4800+, 5Gbps LAN, Intel LAN, Bluetooth v5.1, Triple M.2, Aura Sync)

    Intel Core i7-10700K Comet Lake 8-Core 3.8 GHz LGA 1200 125W BX8070110700K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630

    Noctua NH-U12A, Premium 120mm CPU cooler with high-performance quiet NF-A12x25 PWM fans
    Zerk2012 October 06, 2014
    For a air cooler.

    It's a big cooler but you need big on the 10700K.

    As you can see here if all fits with the motherboard I recommended and the memory you picked.
    Maikurosofuto July 24, 2020
    Best RGB Air Cooler.
    I'm about to buy a Deepcool Assassin III, but before that, i'm trying to find a RGB equivalent, is there one? Or at least, close to the performance of the Assassin III. My RAM is quite tall (49 mm), so some coolers may be problematic to install or even Impossible. Only air coolers please.

    CPU: i7 10700K (Still waiting for delivery)
    Current cooler: Hyper 212 Black RGB (Push/Pull)
    Case: NZXT 450
    Phaaze88 December 30, 2016
    There isn't one. There's a reason all the top end air coolers don't rock RGB fans.

    Adding LEDs to fans increase their power draw, and when the manufacturers want to stay within a certain power limit, fan muscle gets sacrificed - on air coolers, the heatsink and fans are the strongest players to the unit's cooling ability.
    EricLane July 24, 2020
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO for i7-10700k?
    Title says it. I want to buy a i7-10700k and I'm tight on funds. Will the 212 EVO keep it cool? No plans to overclock.
    Phaaze88 December 30, 2016

    According to the above: no.
    Even if you capped the cpu's frequency at its base(3.8ghz), that's still 125w max. The Hyper 212 is designed to handle up to - but not exactly, 150w.
    25w of headroom isn't much to work with.

    If you can't afford a decent 200w+ cooler for a 10th gen K SKU, I don't think you should be looking at one at all.
    EricLane July 24, 2020
    Would I need a new PSU if I upgraded?
    I am eyeing an i7-10700k, Maximus XII Hero & Noctua-U12A.

    Would I need a new PSU?

    My current build:
    CASE: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower
    MOBO: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155
    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz (3.9 TURBO) Quad-Core
    COOLER: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    GPU: Zotac GTX 1080 AMP Extreme 8GB
    PSU: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified
    MEMORY: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
    SDD: 2X Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5"
    Archaic59 January 06, 2015
    Since you're currently using a Z77 board I'm going to date your build somewhere around 2012. If your PSU is that old too you may want to consider an upgrade. You'll also need new memory since DDR3 is not used anymore. Your upgrades will easily cost you $800-900 USD(not including new memory) so a new PSU would be a good investment since yours is easily 8 years old or older.
    Rex_Ryan July 19, 2020
    Which AIO 240mm can cool cpu i7 10700k stock ?
    Hi, current I just upgraded to i7 10700k and I have confused to choose AIO 240/360mm. My case is DeepCool E-Shield:
    • Fan case: 120mm rear, 2x120 or 1x 140mm top, 3x 120, 3x140 (without CD rom) or 2x120, 2x140 (with CD rom) at front
    • AIO: 120/140/240mm top, 120/240/280/360 front.
    + Because some people said if put radiator at front with fan intake (fan in front of radiator) it can cool cpu good but drive, ram, graphic card will be warmer, many choose at top but my top only have 240 max so which AIO 240 can cool this cpu ? I use only stock for gaming, develop web, app, sometime use photoshop edit image for troll or make beauty
    - Some AIO 240mm at my country:
    • Asus Rog ryujin 240
    • AIO Cooler master masterliquid ml240p mirage
    • AIO Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID ML240R RGB
    • AIO DEEPCOOL Castle 240RGB V2
    * My system:
    • Mainboard: ASUS Rog Strix Z490-A Gaming
    • CPU: i7 10700k stock
    • PSU: Seasonic focus 650w 80+ gold
    • Graphic: ASUS RTX 2080Ti 11GB GDDR6 ROG Strix OC (Default not OC it)
    • Memory: 32GB kingston predator 3200mhz (2x16)
    • 1 ssd western digital blue 500gb, 1 hdd 500gb western digital blue and 1 hdd 2TB western digital blue
    • 4 fan case (1300±7%RPM, airflow 65.16CFM)
    By the way my PSU can run it for long time ?
    Phaaze88 December 30, 2016
    It does, but it's usually nothing serious.

    ML360R is middle of the road.

    Dust is inevitable. Just don't go and neglect maintenance for a year or more, like some folks will do.
    brycehazen July 15, 2020
    "Other Devices" - Driver issues
    Samsung 970 m.2 1TB
    intel i7-10700k Comet Lake LGA 12008- core 3.8Ghz
    Corsiar Vengeance LPX 32GB DDR4 288 pin 3600
    EVGA RTX 2080 super
    ASROCK z490 Phanrom Gamning 4/2.5G

    Installed the above gear, Put my old SSD in with windows 10. Everything worked fine, used the rig all day. Next day I did a fresh install of Windows 10 on the M.2 and now there's devices that will not work. One of them being the Ethernet adapter. I used a USB to get the latest drivers, but no luck. The BIOS though, will connect to the internet and i updated the BIOS to the latest version. I have tried disable/enable, reinstalling drivers, manually updating the drivers fails. Rebooted several times in-between each change. Still cant get the drivers/devices to work.
    I'm currently installing every driver from ARock's website.
    That also didn't work.
    If I can't figure it out by tonight, I guess I'll reformat??

    I tried installing from a USB off ASROCK's website:
    ME(v14.0.30.1 115_cons_sw_DCH)

    The devices that are not working are:
    Ethernet Controller
    PCI data acquisition signal processing
    PCI device x2
    PCI simple communications controller
    SM Bus Controller

    thankfully there was a type-c usb port to connect my phone to get my computer internet access. I think clicked the devices that weren't working to let windows automatically look for the driver.
    rochismo July 06, 2020
    Going to buy the new PC in this week, is this good?
    Hello, i've recently posted the thread some weeks ago, but things have changed.

    The build i had marked as best solution is the following:
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
    Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard
    Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory
    Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex III Gold 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
    Monitor: LG 32GK650F-B 32.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor

    But i've changed almost everything except for the GPU, which is a Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 XT.
    I will still keep my M.2 SSD and my 2TB HDD (they are still good)

    I will list the things that will be added to my new PC:

    CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (replacing my old Ryzen 5 2600)
    CPU Cooler : NZXT Kraken Z63
    Motherboard: ASUS TUF Gaming B550-Plus (replacing my old AB350m, i also get it because i can get 10 free games in some website)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 3200 PC4-25600 32GB 2x16GB CL16 (replacing my old corsair LPX 2x8gb 2400mhz CL16)
    Power Supply: Corsair RM750 750W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular (replacing my old NOX Urano VX 650w)
    PC Case: Corsair iCUE 220T RGB (replacing my old Nfortec Krater)
    Monitor : Asus TUF Gaming VG27WQ 27" LED Wide QuadHD 165Hz HDR FreeSync Premium (i only get it because there's a promotion to get Dying Light 2 for free)
    SSD M.2: PNY CS2130 1TB SSD M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4
    SSD: Samsung 860 QVO SSD 2TB SATA 3 V-NAND MLC
    Mouse : Corsair M65 Elite (replacing my old Steel Series Rival 300)
    Keyboard : Corsair K68 RGB (replacing my old Krom Kernel TKL)
    Mousepad: Corsair MM350 Extended XL

    The total price of this is 2171,54€. I can maybe go up to ~2500€, depends on if it's worth it or not.

    Would you guys change anything? Maybe go for an intel cpu such as the new i7 10700k?

    Edit: Forgot to mention, the target for this PC will be Web Development and Gaming at the highest quality as possible at 1440p, at the maximum FPS as possible. I will be playing games such as Metro Exodus, League of Legends, GTA V, Red Dead Redemption 2, AC: Odyssey and future upcoming triple A games.

    I can also accept gaming at 4k resolutions.
    Djoza April 05, 2020
    hahahaahahahhahah ok then xD.
    Take a look at this:
    First of all,i dont think you will really need to buy 4th gen ryzen,when i already put in a 12c/24c beast like 3900x.
    With 3700x,i think you will need to replace it with 4th gen ryzen in like next 2-3 years.
    I went with 2080 super,for the same reason as 3900x.
    I put in 2x16gb of 3600mhz ram so you dont have to upgrade that,i think forever xD
    Stayed with the case and psu.The monitor is 400$ (350euro),you just cant see it in pcpartpicker.Stayed with mouse and keyboard,could find the option for mousepads unfortunatelly.Also i went with 1tb m.2 and 2tb hdd,just because who NEEDS 2tb ssd (also the one u put in is like 350$ which is ridiculous) when they already have 1tb of m.2 storage,which is already enough itself,but just in case you need more storage there is 2tb hdd waiting for you.
    What do you think about this 2700$ (2400euro) build?
    javi.sau.96 July 06, 2020
    Help with my new build
    Hi everyone, my new build was going to be like:
    • CPU: i7 10700k
    • Mobo: MSI Z490 Gaming Edge
    • RAM: Corsair vengeance 2x8gb 3200mhz
    • Cooler: Noctua nh-d15
    • SSD: WD SN550 1TB
    • GPU: Nvidia rtx 2070 super
    • PSU: Bitfenix whisper 750w
    • Case: Phanteks enthoo pro m
    Here comes the issue, I got everything except the cpu.
    I have read a review about the i7 10700 non-k telling that a simple power limit tweak can unlock this chips potential, closely matching 10700k performance.
    Having cpus at the following price points:
    • i7 10700 335€
    • i7 10700k 430€
    • i9 10900 485€
    Have in mind that i already got the z490 board. I'm not planning in overclocking at least in a short term, i just wanted a solid board that could hold 10700k power consumption, but reading that review makes me think about going for the locked 10700 at 100€ less or for the locked 10900 for a little more

    What would be your best choice?

    Thank you in advance
    vMax August 07, 2006
    If you are not going to overclock then go 10700...the power limit tweak just won't make a difference but will let it boost to it max rating all things be equal in terms of cooling as well.

    The thing about the 10700K is the K suffix and of course overclocking. I have the 10700K and it is a mighty CPU overclocking to 5.1GHz at a 1.295v...Again as you are not overclocking the 10700 non K will save you money and will still be great across the board...

    If you are getting the Z490, up the ram to DDR 3600 as the price difference is so small now and in some cases the same as DDR4 3200..

    If you can stretch to the 10900 then even better...make sure your Z490 motherboard has support for PCIe Gen 4 as it will be supported with the new Rocket Lake CPU next year on the Z490.
    ninfo July 03, 2020
    Cpu or Gpu for the long run?
    Which one should be priority when building for a future proof gaming pc?

    I'm talking 5+ years without upgrades

    For example

    10700k + 2070 Super or 3600x + 2080 Super
    Phaaze88 December 30, 2016
    That really requires a crystal ball...
    Otherwise, you're trying to prepare against/mitigate the impact from upcoming software updates and hardware launches - neither of which you, I, or anyone else, has any idea about regarding drivers, new features, performance impact, etc. - that won't make yours look totally obsolete in a few years or so.
    It is an effort in futility, and the only other answer anyone could give you would essentially be second-guesswork, unless they're time traveling Terminators or own a TARDIS.

    That said, you'll never see 5+ years out of a gpu and still be relevant, unless you play at 720p or 480p, 2 resolutions that rely very little on gpu horsepower - oh, the irony...
    The gpu is the device that tends to show it's age first.

    Cpu: Things look to be heading towards utilizing high thread count processors, what with the tall hurdle that is the 5.0ghz wall.
    Will it stay that way? Of course not - but for how long?
    ¯\ (ツ) /¯

    Combo 1 is a wash. Combo 2 is more attractive.
    If you can't afford to go big all the way through, you won't gain that performance edge that comes with an Intel cpu; you have to throw value out the window.
    A S I A N June 29, 2020
    Can someone check my pc build?
    I'm pc noob...
    I just wanted to double-check before I buy them.

    Q1: Will it work?

    Q2: MOBO have enough pin connectors for all the RGB fans and RGB cables and RGB for pc case?
    If MOBO doesn't have enough pin connectors for RGB could you recommend other MOBO?

    Q3: Will it stay at 60fps at 1080p all setting maxed while recording a gameplay?

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    CPU: i7 10700k

    CPU COOLER: Corsair A500 High Performance Dual Fan CPU Cooler

    MOBO: MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Edge Wi-Fi LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard


    RAM: Team T-Force Night Hawk RGB 16GB (2x8GB) 3200MHz DDR4 Desktop RAM - Black (going to buy 2 of them)

    PSU: Corsair RM750 750W 80Plus Gold Modular Power Supply

    PC CASE: Lian-Li PC-O11 Dynamic RAZER Edition Synapse 3 Tempered Glass Mid Tower Case

    FANS: Lian-Li Bora Lite RGB 120mm PWM Fans - 3 Pack Black (Going to buy 2 of them a total of 6 fans)

    SSD: Samsung 860 QVO 1TB 2.5" SATA SSD (2 of them)

    CABLE for MOBO: Lian-Li Strimer 24-Pin ATX RGB LED Extension Cable

    CABLE for GPU: Lian-Li Strimer Plus 8-Pin PCIe ARGB LED Extension Cable

    Thank you!
    p7r0x7 February 27, 2019
    Should be way more than enough for streaming/recording, LOL.

    Someone please verify the chipset and CPU for me, I don't know shintel.
    A S I A N June 28, 2020
    I7 10700k better than i9 9900k for gaming?
    I7 10700k better than i9 9900k for gaming and recording?
    GarrettL December 04, 2019
    Gaming performance is almost the same. The 10700k would be my choice between the two.