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July 25, 2013 8:06:39 AM

Hi all just wanted your opinion on my computer specs and some tips in overclocking. This was my first ever build and was built about 2 months ago as the Haswells seemed to be more orientated for laptops. I don’t have pictures right now but might try to add them later, and it is tidy just so u know.
AsRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard (Socket 1155, Intel Z77, Up to 32GB DDR3, ATX, 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s, Supports NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX, Premium Gol

Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU (4 x 3.40GHz, Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 6Mb L3 Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)

Gigabyte 7950 3GB AMD Radeon Graphics Card

Seagate ST2000DM001 2TB 64MB 600Mbps SATA III Hard Drive

Corsair HX750 Professional Series HX 750W ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Gold PSU

Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5 inch SATA Solid State Drive

Corsair Carbide 500R Micro ATX Midi Tower White

Patriot 8GB DDR3 Viper 3 Mamba Dual Channel 2 x 4GB 1866MHz

LiteOn IHOS104 4x SATA Internal BD-ROM Drive Bare Including CyberLink Software

TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 N900 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter

Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard and ASUS vx238h monitor - 23"

I want to overclock it a bit for more performance (I think maxing you comp is addictive) but want to get some advice before I do so and a review of my build. Before I OC I will be getting a corsair h100i cooler and want if possible to slightly OC everything so cpu, gpu and ram.

Lastly should I download a program like gpuz and cpuz or run it through the asrock system to overclock?

Thank you all in advance.

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a b K Overclocking
July 25, 2013 8:23:35 AM

I would overclock the CPU using the bios. I tend to just use AMDs built in overclocking tools for the graphics card. I recommend prime95 and furmark for testing CPU and GPU respectively.
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