I work as a web developer, 3D game programmer / designer / etc .. and last but definitely not least, a hardcore BF4 player.
This will be my second build (first was in 2005, then jumped to an Alienware Aurora aftewards), but my first foray into the world of (beginner) overclocking. In otherwords, I want to have room to "play", but I also want to make sure the system will work without getting in too far over my head.
Here are my current choices so far (feel free to comment / advise)
Case: Cosair 500r (white)
Cooler: Cosair H100i
CPU: i7 4770k
Mobo: Asus Maximus Hero VI
Ram: 1866 @ cas 8 -- OR -- 2133 cas 9
(taken from previsou builds: )
PCU: Cosair 650W
GPU: Nvidia 660TI
Any advice would be greatly Appreciated!!!
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The sweet spot for the Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge/Haswell is 2133 MHz ...
Thanks to the both of you.
Will I need to have the 4770k OC'd to take advantage of the 2400MHz (or 2133 for that matter?). I'm aware that I may have to enable XMP (which will do that for me?), or manually input the appropriate numbers for the BIOS to recognize the increased ram, but what about the CPU?
Automatically overclocks, you could adjust it but the trick here with overclocking is as 4Ryan6 would say: "Learn first, then do"
XMP is more like a dummy profile and this results in the board setting everything to auto. This isn't good because the mobo is driven with the maximum amount of voltages which will slowly kill your board and CPU eventually.