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Old 12-18-2011, 08:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an i5 2500k, is it worth it to overclock if I don't know how?

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Old 12-18-2011, 09:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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go into bios and change CPU multiplier from auto to 34.
you just overclocked your CPU by 100mhz.
is it worth it? not sure, but it doesn't cost you anything.

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Are there any disadvantages?
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Disadvantages? CPU lifespan can be reduced (it might knock a couple years off the 10+ year lifespan). If you don't OC it right there can be stability issues (bluescreens, errors in processing). Hugely increased heat output so you need a decent aftermarket heatsink.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I am looking to build a gaming pc, how foes this sound?
I5 2500k
ASus p8h67-m LE mobo
8 gigs of corsair vengeance
Geforce 520m 1 gig of VRAM
Haf 922 tower
160g velociraptor 10k rpm hdd
Windows7 ultimate
Corsair 600w cx600 v2 80 plus

So what should I NOT do to make it go bad?
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Where's your hard drive?

Don't get the Corsair CX. Get their TX line.

Don't get that 520M. For your system, that will be the bottleneck, by far.

Dunno how much the vengeance RAM will cost, but you can get 8GB for $40 with this: - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My hd is a 160g velociraptor.
What gpu do you suggest? I don't want anything to expensive because I'll only play stuff like tf2 and such
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
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For Ram]*|*Corsair

AMD Radeon HD 6570-6850 Would be good

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Is the VelociRaptor a drive you already own?

I merged all your threads about your new build together.

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