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Overclocking cpu on Aus p8z77 motherboard

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October 29, 2012 7:50:53 PM

Hey everyone, I am in the process of purchasing a CPU for my first build. Im definitely interested into the idea of overclocking. But I am a bit nervous to do it for the first time. I have the Asus p8z77-VLK motherboard and was thinking I would use Asus's TurboV evo program as a safe place to start becuase it is automated by the program itself. The three CPU's im looking at are the i5 3570k, i7 3770, and i7 3770k. I know the k is unlocked and easily overclocked. My questions are, can I get a decent overclock off of the 3770 non k even though some of it is locked; and how much better would a k series be able to be overclocked? Or will the software not allow it because it is not the k version? The only reason I am asking is the non k is about 35 dollars cheaper and I am not looking to do any extreme overclcoking. Probably only take it up to 4.2 ghz or so.
Also, one last question. Will the Corsair H80 be sufficiant for overclocking? I am thinking I wont easily have any room for the H100 in the case that I have.

Components:

Motherboard: P8Z77-VLK
Power Supply: corsair tx650 version 2
GPU: Galaxy 660ti OC
Case: NZXT Phantom 410
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8gb 1600hz

Thank you very much for all your input. I really appreciate it.
October 29, 2012 9:32:15 PM

I've never used that program before. I have always done it manually but you'll probably be better off getting the K version because it's unlocked. As for your cooling. The H80 is more than enough. A block of fans like this is much more suited to the amount of overclock you want to do http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... Or if you want to spend a bit extra for liquid cooling this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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