Should i overclock this system?

Hi, im going to build a new pc for mainly gaming and i was wondering if i should over clock because i have no experience in doing it so i dont want to risk anything if it wouldnt make a real difference. also, if i should over clock, should i over clock my cpu/graphics card etc...
here is my system:
Computer Case: Sharkoon T9 Gaming Case (Red)
CPU: Intel i5 3570 - (4 x 3.4 GHZ) - Ivy Bridge
CPU Heatsink: Intel Heatsink & Fan
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB XMS3 PC3-12800 1600MHz (2x4GB) (DDR3)
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 - 2 GB
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H (Intel Z77) - VGA/DVI/HDMI
Sound Card: Motherboard Integrated HD Sound
Power Supply: Cooler Master 750W PSU - Low Noise
Hard Drive #1: 1 TB (1000 GB) SATA-II HDD 7200 RPM 32MB
Hard Drive #2: 60GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD SATA-III, Read 525MB/s, Write 475MB/s - Silent
Optical Drive #1: Samsung 24x DVD/CD Re-Writer/Reader - Black - (SATA)
Operating System #1: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 BIT

(i realize the power supply is quite high for this rig but i am plaing to upgrade in the future so i dont need to get a new one if i require more power. also i know i will need a after market fan if i do overclock)

i have been told there is not much point overclock if your system can already handle the games so can this system handle intensive games such a BF3 easily without over clocking (60fps+).

finally, is it a good idea to buy the i5 3570k instead of the i5 3570 just in case i want to overclock in the future so i dont have to buy a need cpu (unless you can overclock the i5 3570)?

thank you for any help.
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  1. 3570k > 3570 point blank. If you ever have the urge to overclock and you have the non-k, you'll kick yourself in the rear. If you don't have the urge and have the k-series, it can still run stock clock.

    Some games will see a performance boost by overclocking the video card and processor but if your system provides results that are good enough for you then there isn't a point. But two years from now, you may have a different answer there.

    So build it, run it and you decide.

    As for the PSU, bigger the better I say. I have an 850w in my system and only 2 GTX550's and my 2600k that pull a lot of power. But if I want to drop two 670's into it; I have the ability to. So having that overhead is great as you don't have to replace a working part later on and just waste the money. It's like an investment for later upgrading.
  2. thank you thins was very helpful! just to make sure, this system is able to run games like BF3 on highest settings without overclock?
  3. The 670 would be the biggest limiting factor in the gaming part of that system. However that GTX670 running a single monitor at 1920x1080@60Hz will do more than good on BF3.

    Overclocking will help some games that are more CPU intensive while others that are mostly GPU intensive won't see any performance increase.

    The system you designed should run just about any game at max settings today.
  4. ok thank you for your help. i will stick with the gxt 670 for the time and maybe in a couple of years i can easily just upgrade it.
  5. You're welcome. If it gets "slow" for you in the next couple years, remember you can add a second one with SLi and get about 1.8x better performance in a lot of games.
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