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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove amuffin Overclocking Authority Motherboard Authority September 11, 2012 2:18:10 AM NO! Because that cpu doesn't need any overclocking! | Report abuse 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? | Report abuse amuffin Overclocking Authority Motherboard Authority September 11, 2012 2:23:57 AM Yes. | Report abuse Z1NONLY Overclocking Authority Motherboard Authority 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) | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Overclocking>Is it possible to overclock with my current build?> Related ressources: ForumWays to improve system and possible current flaws? ForumLooking to downgrade a current build . ForumFirst Gaming Rig Build - Advice on current system ForumUpgrading current build . ForumChanges after recommendations from here, my current build ? 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 !