I'm fairly new to overclocking. Haven't had to do it much in the past. As mentioned in some of my earlier posts I just recently purchased an i5 3750k and would like to know how far I can overclock it. Not entirely sure what specs you need to formulate an answer so here's my new build. Planning on adding 4 more 120mm fans to the case for cooling.
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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.74 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Agility 3 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($166.74 @ Mwave)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($117.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($238.79 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair C70 Arctic White (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($65.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($25.97 @ Newegg)
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Granted I don't have it built yet since my MB and case haven't arrived yet. Should have it together by this evening.
I really would like some help in case I have to change voltages. My last cpu I was able to OC up to a 4.2 from a 3.3 without having to change voltage. First OC I've ever done.