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September 16, 2013 6:33:17 AM

hi everyone

i am building a new gaming PC, about to assemble it in few days. and everything in this PC have a good headroom for OCing.

now am a bit confused, where do i start and with what component? the plan is to OC the CPU, RAM & GPU to a stable level for 24/7 gaming operation.

the parts are:
MSI Z87-GD65 GAMING
EVGA GeForce GTX780 SuperClocked w/EVGA ACX Cooler
Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 2133 MHz (PC3 17000)
Intel Core i5-4670K (w/ Noctua NH-U12 S)
XFX PRO1050W 80PLUS Gold

cooling: air (2 intake 2 outtake fans) (room ambient temp is 21C)

am a bit new to this :p , but am eager to squeeze the hell out of these parts.

thanks in advance
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September 16, 2013 1:02:35 PM

you really won't need to touch the gpu for a while yet it won't make any noticeable difference,
the ram just set it to its default settings,
the cpu there is many guides floating about i recommend reading a few of them until you feel you understand what there talking about you may get lucky using the quick guides that give you voltages and settings but it looks like a 50/50 chance of success using them
your better off actually learning about what your changing and understanding so you will then be able to squeeze the most out of your cpu and troubleshoot your own problems and help others out
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September 16, 2013 2:49:35 PM

kiezz said:

your better off actually learning about what your changing and understanding so you will then be able to squeeze the most out of your cpu and troubleshoot your own problems and help others out


i totally agree with you Kiezz, i do not want to end up sitting behind while someone else does the work for me. I admit am new to this, i just do not know where to start. for example there are these OC genie buttons on the MOBO, what do i do with them, should i OC the other parts after or before using these buttons?
plus, what should i OC first? the CPU? or the RAMs?
are these user-friendly OC tools that come with the MOBO enough? or should i go straight to BIOS?
ive read some thing about the BCLK, and that it can help OC the CPU & RAM at the same time, so should i OC the CPU then use this BCLK? or the other way around.

i know this is a lot to talk about, i wish if u can direct me to a guide that kinda introduce me to the general OC world, so that i become familiar with the general principals and terms of OC.
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September 16, 2013 3:08:54 PM

most people tend to stay away from autotune features as it can mess up easily and you don't know what its done its nearly always a better idea to change your settings in bios,
if you google overclocking the i5 4670k you just need to read as many guides as possible i don't really know any good ones to be honest but this guide here
http://rog.asus.com/254052013/maximus-motherboards/reco...
helped me understand the settings on my motherboard it may help as you will have similar settings
ive kind of said on my post on this thread here http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1803295/4670k-... a general way of overclocking its by no means a guide but may be helpful to you
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September 16, 2013 3:43:46 PM

kiezz said:
most people tend to stay away from autotune features as it can mess up easily and you don't know what its done its nearly always a better idea to change your settings in bios,

ive kind of said on my post on this thread here http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1803295/4670k-... a general way of overclocking its by no means a guide but may be helpful to you


many thanks Kiezz, the links were very helpful, tomorrow am somewhat free and definitely gonna start reading guides to get the hole picture

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