Chillblast Blaze Gaming Build Queries

  quarkoniak 18:48 26 Mar 2013

Recently I started a thread on an £800 budget build. I was reccomended the Chillblast Blaze. I have decided that this is a good system but (I asked this question on my previous thread but I got no response) but would like to know if A) I should change the PSU and B) I am going to downgrade the overclock to the 4ghz one but would I need better cooling?

Thanks again.

  Kevscar1 04:45 27 Mar 2013

A Unless you are going to be running lots of periferals that draw power from the computer rather than having thier own supply you do not need to change the PSU. B Sorry cannot see the logic in you wanting to lower the the speed of your CPU. The only possible need for better cooling is if you were making it faster or adding further components inside the case

  Chronos the 2nd 09:54 27 Mar 2013

A)I would certainly change the crap Chillblast 700watt EZCool PSU to the Corsair Ultra Low Noise 600W PSU which is a far better quality PSU.

B) I too wonder why you feel the need to downgrade the overclock this does not affect the overall price and if you did down-clock then you need less cooling rather than more.

  quarkoniak 20:12 27 Mar 2013

I am downgrading the clock to make the computer more stable. I would rather do this than have to go to far over budget for cooling. What I want to know is if the current fan is good enough to cool the system with the 4.5 ghz clock and the 4 ghz one?

  Kevscar1 04:52 28 Mar 2013

They would not sell it overclocked to that speed unless they had tested and found it to be stable otherwise every customer who bought one wouuld be taking it back under gaurantee. Again they would not sell it with that cooling system unless they had tested it, they don't want loads of customers taking it back under guarantee. I wouldn't personaaly buy from them as they aare breaking the kaw.

  Chronos the 2nd 07:50 28 Mar 2013


I wouldn't personaaly buy from them as they aare breaking the kaw

What kaw/law are they breaking here?


But I do agree that Chillblast, who have a good name, are hardly likely to sell an unstable clocked PC.

But I am puzzled by your continued confusing question about cooling, the Arctic Freezer 7 Pro is not the best cooler in the world but more than able to handle this overclock. But if your are concerned surely it is simplicity to just change the CPU to the Intel Core i5 3570K Processor 3.40 GHz (No Overclocking). End of story.

  Kevscar1 09:35 28 Mar 2013

EU Directive 1999/44/ec States that all items must carry a minimum 2 year gauarantee, chilliblast only offer 1 year on Parts. If they then and I haven't looked charge you for a further year. Then there is the possible offence of obtaining a pecunary advantage by deception, an offence under the fraud act

  quarkoniak 16:00 28 Mar 2013

So the current fan is good enough?

  Chronos the 2nd 16:35 28 Mar 2013

"So the current fan is good enough?"

Yes, except it is not just a fan. The heat-sink cooler is much more than a fan, the copper piping and aluminium fins all have an important part to play.

So are you going for the over-clocked edition or not? ?hat about the PSU are you changing that?

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