Should I push it any further?

OK so I just recently started to Overclock my FX-8120 and I got it to 4.5 ghz with i think it was 1.25 extra volts... it is running stable and i was wondering if i should push it to 4.6 or even 4.7

my temps on 4.5
underload(using y-cruncher) I get a max of 49 Celsius(using core temp)

I am using a Hyper 212 plus too cool my chip

Motherboard
GA-970a-UD3
http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-GA-970A-UD3-AM3-SATA-Motherboard/dp/B0055Q88EO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350165929&sr=8-1&keywords=ga-970a-ud3

and in case HAF 912 case
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Computer-Airflow-RC-912-KKN1/dp/B003ZM7YTA/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1350165973&sr=1-1&keywords=HAf+912

With a 3x120mm in
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0026ZPFBG/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i02

and a 1x120mm and 1x200mm out
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002LE8BJA/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i03

The rest of my specs
GPU- GTX 670 MSI power eddition
RAM- 2x4gb 1333 DDR3
PSU- Corsair 850w enthusiast series
HDD- 1tb Caviar black

Thank you in advance! :D

note: how much would the 4.5 or higher overclock affect the CPUs life expectancy?
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  1. You could push it a bit more, tough your overclock looks really good, with max temp of 49 under load. As CPU´s life expectancy is one of your concern, then I´d not go any further.

    If you really want an improvement in performance, then get yourself a SSD, as the HDD might be the bottleneck of your system.

    I´ve got a SSD recently, which made my system fly! :)
  2. lol ok thank you do you recommend any? also do you think that would boost a bf3 performance i get 40-60 now with the 4.5 ghz and a gtx 670 power

    note i was thinking of getting a second gen fx chip when a few months after they come out so maybe i can push it further how hot is too hot?

    lol this oc will heat my room during the winter :lol:

    one last note how much power do you suppose the 8120 is taking from me?
  3. A SSD will definitively improve BF3 performance, specially in a 64 people scenery -- it will make things load a lot faster.

    The max temperature for the 8120 is 61C :( you can´t go that hot with AMD like you´d with Intel.

    I also have a Corsair 850W -- it should be enough even if you SLI 2x your card, but if you just want to know, then use this calculator http://images10.newegg.com/BizIntell/tool/psucalc/index.html
  4. know i know it is :P im just wondering how much i will have to pay for electricity XD
  5. SSDs use a bit more power than HDD, but as they are faster at the end they use less power.

    The SSD Power Consumption Hoax http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-hdd-battery,1955.html

    Also if your system doesn´t use all the 850W -- and it won´t use it, then electricity should not be a problem.

    Samsung 840 Pro SSD: More Speed, Less Power, And Toggle-Mode 2.0 http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/840-pro-ssd-toggle-mode-2,3302.html
  6. OK well it turns out my other account was banned for some reason even though im not sure why... so thank you, now i have to go cry in a corner because i have to get back my 13000 points! :P
  7. LOL I want my A/C back too :bounce:
  8. you were banned as well... i guess i said the f word so i mean i guess it makes sense... but i just wish it is not permanent or that would just be sad

    oh yeah and i got banned again so im on another one
  9. rng ramen85_76 said:
    you were banned as well... i guess i said the f word so i mean i guess it makes sense... but i just wish it is not permanent or that would just be sad

    oh yeah and i got banned again so im on another one


    DAm... I even don't know what I'm blocked for .. [:pyree] and you said you were on 13000 points .. I guess that's gonna pyre you alive .. my condolence with you mate :D it would have got me total mental breakdown ... [:pdxalex]
  10. yeah man apparently i was banned for using the f-word :/ i mean not even a warning and i guess im also completely banned from the site ALL accounts my ip is banned the account gets banned after like an hours or so :(

    I loved this site i actually was helping people i guess thats what you get right :pfff:
  11. oh and lol i just checked my account(old one) apparantly it does not matter if i get my old account back... i lost everything apparently i have -points and 1 post :( they must just be having one hearty laugh at there cubicals
  12. guess back to the pavilion :D
  13. Dem mods...
  14. :O i got it back XD! well atleast i know not to break the rules again :/ and to read them :lol:
  15. Welcome back! :)
  16. [:panicmaster85:3] YES
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