[Build Help] Need help OC'ing my CPU and GPU


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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($422.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case ($148.15 @ Mac Connection)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1135.05
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I was wondering how and to what extent I could overclock my CPU and GPU given the pretty stock cooling situation I have. My case provides decent airflow with. I DO NOT want to reduce the life of either components. If that is unavoidable then I will just not overclock. But if their is any way to get any extra juice out of my system without having to sacrifice anything please explain how or link me to a guide explaining it.

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  1. I'd go for a Hyper 212 EVO. That being said, it depends on the CPU but it could easily get past 4GHz. Video Card overclock it but just watch for temperatures. It won't reduce the life of the components.
  2. with hyper evo you can get your 3570k to 4,5 Ghz easy temps on stress test not more than 70 degress..(just turn off power saving settings multiplier 45 and do offset +80..if its stable reduce to 75..if stable again reduce to 70..until you get it unstable then just rise +5 offset and you are grand ;))) )and about gpu from 100 to 250 mhz(you might need to increase voltage a bit for that)
  3. and yes go hyper evo not plus one...PLUS version having some gaps between heatsink pipes...
  4. Thank you for the advice. However, I am a complete novice when in comes to OC'ing so some of the terms you described I need some clarification if you could. For example:

    "just turn off power saving settings multiplier 45 and do offset +80..if its stable reduce to 75..if stable again reduce to 70..until you get it unstable then just rise +5 offset and you are grand"

    I am not really sure what that means and how to go about performing the instructions you provided.

    Also, do you know where I could look up what voltage I would need for my GPU if I cranked it up to 250 mhz?


  5. http://www.overclock.net/t/1198504/complete-overclocking-guide-sandy-bridge-ivy-bridge-asrock-edition
    firstly go to ASRoc website and update to latest bios(there should be a guide how to install it)then use this guide to disable stuff you need...and remember the stuff i told you about multiplier and offset..use cpu Z to watch you cpu core speed..use HWMoniktor to look temps of cpu..and use prime95 to stress test your cpu to know if its stable...
  6. download gpu z to watch gpu core speed and gpu temps.then download Msi afterburner to overclock it...heaven d11 3.0 to stress test your gpu..then just play ;)) inncrease 50 ghz and stress test it..if its stable increase another 50 ghz...if unstable increase voltage a bit(if you dont like to play with volts just keep it at stock and reduce core clock by 20 mhz and stress test it again..if unstable reduice 10 or 5 ghz if stable rise a bit again)..or just use this simple guide
    all cards are different so you might get higher clock speeds or lower...just need to play alot and you gonna find your sweet spot..
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