OC’ed Haswell requires Water-cooling

Ok. The cat is out of the bag. It is 1 June 2013 and thus the Intel Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) is lifted. News articles from different sources, magazines, bloggers and the likes, will all start to publish facts about the fourth generation of Intel processors. Most of them who will try to push the barrier of their i7-4770K ES will soon figure out what they need… at least a water cooler kit.

One of the kits that I would like to recommend here is the NZXT Kraken X60.
Picture courtesy of NZXT
Another good brand is, of course, Corsair. Which by the way will soon release new Vengeance Pro memory kits and two new cases – thanks to Corsair George for the tip!

Note: A mild OC doesn’t necessarily require a water cooling kit, but it will definitely keep your processor cooler than any air cooler out on the market. And when I say mild I mean a couple of 100 MHz.

2 thoughts on “OC’ed Haswell requires Water-cooling

    • I had the same problem with the stock cooler and my Scythe Mugen 2 Rev B but I was told that the pressure on the CPU might be a problem so I turned the lock screws one more time and then all of the sudden the problem went away.

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