Overclocking my 2500k

Hello,

I want to overclock my i5-2500k by a reasonable amount, I kind of want to go to 4.5.

But I want to upgrade my psu(to something I know is reliable) and get a cpu cooler and get a small sized SSD. I've got around $175 to spend. Can anyone help me out?

This is my mobo atm:
http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb/introduction.php?S_ID=595#spec
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  1. Well what kind of PSU are you packing currently? An Evo 212+ is cheap and perfect for 4.5Ghz.
  2. I've something similar to this I think:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027

    But I was thinking in the long run I want something more secure/more reliable?

    Maybe the CX500 is already reliable, but maybe something even more safe?

    I say this because I might be running high load, like 100% cpu power for 18 hours and maybe a 10 hour break and back to 18 hour 100% load
  3. Motherboard looks exactly like mine which is the biostar tz77b. Overclocking was easy, lol... All I did was enter the bios and change the cpu speed to 45 and everything worked perfectly, I didn't even mess with any other setting. For cooling I'm using the cooler master hyper 212 Plus.
  4. Glutting said:
    Motherboard looks exactly like mine which is the biostar tz77b. Overclocking was easy, lol... All I did was enter the bios and change the cpu speed to 45 and everything worked perfectly, I didn't even mess with any other setting. For cooling I'm using the cooler master hyper 212 Plus.


    what kind of psu did you have?

    Im assuming that I dont need a new psu I guess, and Im thinking that that is what other people will tell me.
    but this is what had me worried: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/322966-28-list-recommended-psus

    on that list they say the corsair 500 might not be so trust worthy so im not sure.
    this looked like a more safe choice:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-182-066&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29&Page=3#scrollFullInfo

    btw what kind of psu did you have? and do you have your cpu on high loads?
  5. Or I could get a psu thats around 850 wats and set myself up for a future dual gfx thing?
  6. It's been a while so I'll bump
  7. I have a thermaltake 750w and its plenty. I would say something around that size would be good. Its always better to me to have more available than not enough.
  8. I have a thermaltake 750w and its plenty. I would say something around that size would be good. Its always better to me to have more available than not enough.
  9. and by the way. im running my i5-2500k @ 4.5 right now with the vcore set at 1.345 with my thermaltake 750w
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