Overclocking Recommendations For A Newbie

My parts have finally arrived and i'm building my new system tomorrow. I'm looking for a stable overclock of 5 GHz if possible, however, while i understand the basics of overclocking via the bios i don't have experience in correct steps and values to change for better clock speeds and stability.

If you kind people would be able to outline what needs to be done to achieve a reasonable overclock and what specific values i should change that would be fantastic. Thx.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (Purchased For $465.00)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler (Purchased For $55.00)
Motherboard: Asus - STRIX Z270-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (Purchased For $275.00)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (Purchased For $179.00)
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For $139.00)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $68.00)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GAMING X Video Card (Purchased For $1035.00)
Case: Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400S TEMPERED GLASS ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $129.00)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $190.00)
Case Fan: Rosewill - ROCF-13001 38.2 CFM 120mm Fan (Purchased For $23.00)
Other: Microsoft Windows 10 Home 32bit/64bit USB Flash Drive (Purchased)
Total: $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-19 06:58 EDT-0400
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    5ghz is a lot to ask from that cooler, you can probably achive it but the voltage it would take to run 5ghz stable would likly overwhelm that cooler.

    Its hard to explain all the different bios settings in a forum post, I linked a good video guide that goes through all the steps I do. They are using a maximus mobo in this video but the bios is pretty much the same as your z270e strix so it should be easy to follow.
  2. Dont worry about maximus tweak or any of the other mobo specific features they discuss. Also I would use 1.35v for your DRAM voltage versus the 1.4v he uses in this video, he is using very fast ram that requires 1.4v your memory should be fine at 1.35v unless you want to push it beyond the XMP profile settings.
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