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i5 3570K, Worth OC'ing?

Hello all,
I am new to the vast world of PC gaming and hardware as well as to the forums. My question is simple: Does the i5 3570K overclock well, what are the benefits and how should I do it?
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  1. d3p3k3n3 said:
    Hello all,
    I am new to the vast world of PC gaming and hardware as well as to the forums. My question is simple: Does the i5 3570K overclock well, what are the benefits and how should I do it?


    yes the reason this CPU is capable of OC is because of the K which indicates it as an unlocked cpu which can be pushed farther than the stock cpu.

    Overclocking means you increase the clock speed of the CPU for instance. The CPU can process a certain number of instructions in each clock cycle. So, if you increase the clock speed, you can process more instructions within the same set amount of time.

    Basically, the processing speeds up.

    Say you have two CPUs. One is rated at 3.5GHz, the other is 4.5GHz. Assuming that they are from the same generation of CPUs and from the same company, you know that the 4.5GHz CPU is faster of the two, right? You can overclock the 3.5GHz CPU and make it run at4.5GHz, then you get the same performance you'd get with the 4.5GHz CPU.
  2. d3p3k3n3 said:
    Hello all,
    I am new to the vast world of PC gaming and hardware as well as to the forums. My question is simple: Does the i5 3570K overclock well, what are the benefits and how should I do it?


    There was a time when over clocking was mandatory to play the (then) current games. That time has passed. OCing can be a fun experiment but you will notice very little performance increase in gameplay and the extra FPS will be relatively expensive. If you just want to play, have fun. If you think it's necessary or even desirable, rethink it.
  3. d3p3k3n3 said:
    Hello all,
    I am new to the vast world of PC gaming and hardware as well as to the forums. My question is simple: Does the i5 3570K overclock well, what are the benefits and how should I do it?


    Yes i think it would be worth it to oc' since you got a K cpu. Getting it to at least 4.2GHZ would help.
  4. How do I go about overclocking it?
  5. d3p3k3n3 said:
    How do I go about overclocking it?


    Here is a guide http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=668ATnnBOZU
    Depends on your mobo just try that if it doesn't work goole i5 3570k oc (motherboards name here) guide ;)
    make sure you have GOOD cooling first
  6. diazalon said:
    d3p3k3n3 said:
    How do I go about overclocking it?


    Here is a guide http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=668ATnnBOZU
    Depends on your mobo just try that if it doesn't work goole i5 3570k oc (motherboards name here) guide ;)
    make sure you have GOOD cooling first

    Should I go for water or air cooling? I heard that the third-generation chips handle overclocking well.
  7. d3p3k3n3 said:
    diazalon said:
    d3p3k3n3 said:
    How do I go about overclocking it?


    Here is a guide http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=668ATnnBOZU
    Depends on your mobo just try that if it doesn't work goole i5 3570k oc (motherboards name here) guide ;)
    make sure you have GOOD cooling first

    Should I go for water or air cooling? I heard that the third-generation chips handle overclocking well.


    Well depends how high you want to go?
  8. d3p3k3n3 said:
    diazalon said:
    d3p3k3n3 said:
    How do I go about overclocking it?


    Here is a guide http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=668ATnnBOZU
    Depends on your mobo just try that if it doesn't work goole i5 3570k oc (motherboards name here) guide ;)
    make sure you have GOOD cooling first

    Should I go for water or air cooling? I heard that the third-generation chips handle overclocking well.


    either a 212 evo heatsink or a h100i would work fine for both those options
  9. RaisingTheBarHD said:
    d3p3k3n3 said:
    diazalon said:
    d3p3k3n3 said:
    How do I go about overclocking it?


    Here is a guide http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=668ATnnBOZU
    Depends on your mobo just try that if it doesn't work goole i5 3570k oc (motherboards name here) guide ;)
    make sure you have GOOD cooling first

    Should I go for water or air cooling? I heard that the third-generation chips handle overclocking well.


    either a 212 evo heatsink or a h100i would work fine for both those options


    Air= Xigmatek Dark Knight Night Hawk Edition cpu cooler (LOL) it's my fave because it outperforms and H100 and isn't as big as the noctua NHD14 or others like that.
    It is sill large though if you don't have space get and h80I and got to 4.2 or 4.4GHZ
  10. Ok cool. My case is pretty big, so I might water cool it.
  11. d3p3k3n3 said:
    Ok cool. My case is pretty big, so I might water cool it.



    How High oc?
    Also what case is it?
  12. I have no idea. Maybe 4.2? And my case is a Maxcube Vortex 3620
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    d3p3k3n3 said:
    I have no idea. Maybe 4.2? And my case is a Maxcube Vortex 3620


    For 4.2 you don't NEED watercooling. What is the clearance for cpu coolers? i couldn't find anything. If it is 159mm or more get this http://goo.gl/C9JrO it beats some watercoolers

    if it doesnt fit just get an h80i or a thermaltake water 2.0 pro.
    If they are to much $$ i will look for cheaper ones ;)
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