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Help With 3570K Overclocking on ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard

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March 11, 2013 10:34:01 AM

Hi, I plan on overclocking my 3570K on the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 right out of the box after I get them. How fast could I go with the cooling options and power supply that I have selected? I apologize if any of the things I say sound strange - I'm new to overclocking and computer building in general.

CPU: i5-3570K

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4


CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

Thermal Paste: Arctic Silver Arctic Alumina

Fans Shipped w/Rosewill BLACKHAWK ATX Mid Tower


Cooler Master 1000rpm 60.9 CFM Case Fan

- 2x 120mm Front (Intake, comes with case)
- 1x 120mm Rear (Exhaust, comes with case)
- 1x 120mm Side (comes with case)
- 1x 140mm Top (Exhaust, comes with case)
- 1x 140mm Bottom (Intake, aftermarket)

Power Supply: Thermaltake Black Widow 850W 80 Plus Bronze
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March 11, 2013 10:39:46 AM

The PSU (Power Supply Unit) is not going to make an impact on your ability to overclock but with the board, case and HSF (heatsink/fan) that you have selected I would think you can reach around 4.3GHz (based on the voltage) before the temperatures started to spike and you would need much higher level of cooling.
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March 11, 2013 1:58:06 PM

I reached 4.3 with just a multiplier change on my 3750K , but I'm cooling with a Noctua NH-D14.I also have 5 case fans installed and 2 on the Noctua.\4.5ghz.\1.23 volts\mid to high 70's at max stress.
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March 16, 2013 4:48:21 PM

With the Hyper 212 Evo most people can get to 4.5Ghz MAX. Some people can only get to 4.3-4.4. To go any higher your gonna have to spend at least 40 bucks on a decent air cooler like the Xigmatech Dark Knight II or the Scythe Ninja 3.