[Needing Help] First time overclocking i5 3570k Asus P8Z77V

I've owned my rig for a few years now, I am now deciding to overclock. I am completely new to the overclocking community and I have a rough idea what to do, but I don't want to mess with anything I am unsure about.

CPU: i5 3570k
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V
PSU: OCZ 850w Gold
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 670 OC
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 4x4gb 1600hz

Trust me I've been looking for people with the same build as me, and I've tried to watch guides on overclocking, but the message just isn't getting through to me. Its confusing.

If anyone with the same parts as me that was in my position once, can give me some insight it would be greatly appreciated!
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  1. Typical question is WHY overclock? At best, it might give you 2-8 fps and shorten it's life. And if the heatsink isn't that great, could damage your system.
    The people that overclock are trying to push it to the max, even if it's only a few fps, just because they can.
  2. Read and understand the process. That's what you need to do.

    Typical overclocking process:
    1. Increase multiplier by 1 or 2. Boot. Stress test. If stable with good temps, repeat.
    - Unstable clocks will be indicated by software crashes, failed app launches and boots. It's possible that the CPU doesn't like that single frequency. Try going up/down by 1x.
    2. If unstable, increase vcore by one increment (+0.05). Boot. Stress test. If stable with good temps, go to step 1.
    -Increasing the Vcore is used when you've maxed out the stable boots just by modifying the multiplier. Stress with new Vcore before modifying multiplier again.

    So basically it's a manual adjustment of the multiplier, stress testing with software (Prime95). Do not use the auto overclock. It will use too much voltage thus raising the temperature higher than it needs. Every CPU has a ceiling that it can't go above and they are all different. For example, just because someone was able to OC to 4.5 GHz at +0.15V doesn't mean you'll be able to. Every CPU is different. It's a lottery.

    Monitor temps and get comfortable with OC. READ. READ. READ. If you don't understand, ask.
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