Best cooling system to overclock Intel Core i7-3770K

Here are the best performances in terms of overclocking for the Intel Core i7-3770K, as well as the cooling system used to achieve these results.

Clock (GHz)Vcore (Volts)Idle (°C)Game (°C)Max (°C)Cooling System
5.21.45628-90Swiftech Apogee-LP
5.11.51--78Cooler Master Seidon 240M
5.01.521-70Corsair Hydro Series H100i
4.91.35--75Noctua NH-D15
4.91.426--80Cooler Master Seidon 240M
4.91.32-6087XSPC EX 360
4.81.38--74Swiftech Apogee-LP
4.81.4--75XSPC RX360
4.81.4230-76Cooler Master Seidon 240M
4.81.3--78XSPC RayStorm WaterBlock
4.81.25--80Noctua NH-D14
4.81.27--91Noctua NH-D14
4.71.376--69Corsair Hydro Series H100i
4.7---70Corsair Hydro H60
4.71.376--72PHANTEKS PH-TC14PE
4.71.3--73Noctua NH-U12P
4.71.3247-77Corsair Hydro Series H110
4.71.28246580Noctua NH-D14
4.71.376--80Corsair Hydro Series H100i
4.71.28830-81Intel Liquid Cooler BXTS13X
4.71.3633-83PHANTEKS PH-TC14PE
4.71.248-6583Thermaltake Frio Heatsink
4.71.2-7084be quiet! BK009 Pure Rock
4.7---85Noctua NH-D14
4.71.296--85Corsair Hydro Series H100
4.71.35--91Noctua NH-D14
4.71.3--92be quiet! BK019 Dark Rock Pro 3
4.6---60Noctua NH-D14
4.61.136--61Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
4.61.231-63Noctua NH-D15
4.61.232-66Noctua NH-D15
4.6-29-68Noctua NH-D15
4.6-30-71Noctua NH-D15
4.61.333-72Noctua NH-D15
4.61.226-72NZXT Kraken X61
4.6-32-74Corsair Hydro Series H80i
4.61.155--74Corsair Hydro Series H115i
4.61.335-76Noctua NH-D15
4.61.23--76Corsair Hydro Series H100
4.61.26540-77Noctua NH-D14
4.6-28-82Thermaltake Frio Heatsink
4.61.2837-84Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
4.61.124--89Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
4.61.18--90Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
4.61.208--93Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
4.60.992556095Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
4.5---50Noctua NH-D15
4.5---60Noctua NH-D14
4.5---62Prolimatech Genesis
4.51.248--65Thermaltake Pacific RL360
4.51.2--70Corsair Hydro Series H100i
4.51.168--73be quiet! BK019 Dark Rock Pro 3
4.51.16--75Noctua NH-D14
4.51.248--74Thermaltake Pacific RL360
4.51.26--76Noctua NH-U12P
4.51.195--78Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
4.51.18--82Scythe SCSK-1100 Shuriken
4.51.248--83Thermaltake Pacific RL360
4.51.2--85be quiet! BK019 Dark Rock Pro 3
4.4---60Noctua NH-D14
4.4---70Noctua NH-U12P
4.41.27529-80Noctua NH-D15
4.31.235--81Noctua NH-D14
4.3-33-83Noctua NH-D15
4.31.235--95Noctua NH-U12P
4.2---39Prolimatech Genesis
4.2-27-61Prolimatech Genesis
4.2---65Noctua NH-D14
4.21.12836-67Noctua NH-U12P
4.21.4--70Noctua NH-D14
4.2---70Noctua NH-D14
4.21.15--77Noctua NH-U12P
4.2-3760Prolimatech Genesis
4.1-26-53NZXT Kraken X61
4.01.05--40Corsair Hydro H60
4.0---60Hyper TX3
4.01.23--65Corsair Hydro Series H100i
3.9-24-34Prolimatech Genesis
3.7---55Prolimatech Genesis
3.5-20-45be quiet! BK019 Dark Rock Pro 3
3.5--18-51EKWB L240
3.5-25-53Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
3.5-34-63Thermaltake Pacific RL360
These data have been retrieved from online shops and from forums dedicated to overclocking.

The Cooler Master Seidon 240M, followed by the Corsair Hydro Series H100i, are the most common watercooling kit in the top results.

As for the ventirads, it is first the Noctua NH-D15, then the Noctua NH-D14.