Is it possible to overclock with my current build? Tags: Overclocking Motherboards Last response: September 11, 2012 2:30 AM in Overclocking Share Doctor Funk September 11, 2012 2:10:00 AM I've asked a few people with varying answers. I'm pretty sure I can't overclock with the motherboard I have. Secondary question: Assuming I cant overclock is it worth it to buy new parts just to overclock? PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/h7pf Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/h7pf/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/h7pf/benchmarks/ CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ NCIX US) Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V LE Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($118.98 @ NCIX US) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ SuperBiiz) Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card ($166.97 @ Newegg) Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz) Power Supply: Corsair 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($103.99 @ Best Buy) Total: $773.40 (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-10 22:07 EDT-0400) EDIT: This is my first build so I don't know much. More about : overclock current build amuffin a c 149 K Overclocking a b V Motherboard September 11, 2012 2:18:10 AM NO! Because that cpu doesn't need any overclocking! Doctor Funk September 11, 2012 2:19:20 AM amuffin said:NO! Because that cpu doesn't need any overclocking! So does that mean the CPU is good? Related resources Ways to improve system and possible current flaws? - Forum Looking to downgrade a current build . - Forum First Gaming Rig Build - Advice on current system - Forum Upgrading current build . - Forum Changes after recommendations from here, my current build ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer amuffin a c 149 K Overclocking a b V Motherboard September 11, 2012 2:23:57 AM Yes. Z1NONLY a b K Overclocking a b V Motherboard September 11, 2012 2:30:11 AM Your CPU is great, but your motherboard is not well-suited for overclocking. So you are probably better off staying stock. (Your CPU is very fast out of the box anyway) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCurrent Gaming Build Help! ForumUpgrading Current PC or New Build ? ForumBest Possible Build With This + Questions ForumIntel alternatives to current build ForumOverclocking i5-3570K & Possible Hardware Limitations ForumUpgrade current build or clean the slate? ForumCurrent rig and need for video card upgrade ForumMajor Upgrades to Current Build ForumPossible to overclock Q6600 easily? ForumWhere to invest in my current system ForumLooking for critique of current build ForumShould I connect all my case fans to a PWM slot? ForumOverclock Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4350 512MB Quiet ForumHelp with overclocking the AMD FX 8120. ForumOverclock doesnt Save? More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !