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Overclocking CPU with this build?

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October 21, 2012 2:13:10 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kVqs
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kVqs/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kVqs/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($67.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $755.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


I plan on building this very soon and my question is, can I overclock the cpu with the current case/heat sink that I have? If so, what speed would you consider safe? If I need to upgrade could you please link me to something you recommend? Thanks. :D 

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October 21, 2012 2:03:42 PM

I don't see a heat sink/ CPU cooler on your list.

If you intend to use the stock cooler, just leave it at stock speed. You *can* overclock with the stock cooler, but you won't get far before running into heat issues.
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October 21, 2012 2:13:02 PM

with stock heatsink just ran at turbo :) 
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October 24, 2012 2:58:45 PM

hi there, before answering your questions,

the motherboard you have stated cannot be used to overclock your cpu.

you need a P67, Z68, or Z77 motherboard to OC.
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