Hey guys. So I am putting together a nice gaming rig, and most of the parts have yet to arrive from Newegg. I am planning on using it for intense gaming (Crysis, Skyrim, BF3, Fallout 3, etc.), so I figured overclocking is going to help with performance. But honestly, this is my first ever build, and I am a newbie in the hardware scene. I want to know if it will be possible to overclock (maybe to around 4.4-4.5GHz) with my setup. Of course, I'm not even sure if OC'ing will make much of a difference for my gaming purposes. If you think it will make a significant enough difference, here are my specs:
It should have "clicked" when you read the reviews, and everyone was utilizing cheap sandy-bridge I5's.
Good luck with that ram speed, 1333 has quickly been left behind. I rarely see a setup with a motherboard as the bottleneck, but I seem to see something new everyday. BTW, that ram you bought is very, very overpriced. A good name brand, with a much higher speed would only be 5-10$ more.
And your GPU leaves a lot to be desired, in fact, your onboard graphics with the 3570K will be better than your 260GTX.