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I want to build a new gaming rig that can overclock

I am from Australia and I want to build a gaming rig that can overclock, but im not exactly sure which ive done some research but i still want others opinions.

I list my specs and yous help me pick some parts.

ram: 16gb 3000mhz or more.

mobo: z270 but not sure which one is good. or the significant differences between them.

gpu: gtx 1070

psu: (not sure how much i need yet).

cooling: still deciding between air or water cooling.

I want to run this setup with a i5 7600k intel cpu.
Im quite new to overclocking but I really wanna try. I'll take all the help I get.
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  1. there you go

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($336.00 @ Shopping Express)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212X 82.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.74 @ Skycomp Technology)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($195.00 @ Umart)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($177.50 @ Shopping Express)
    Storage: ADATA Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($101.20 @ Skycomp Technology)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card ($649.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Case: Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($89.00 @ Scorptec)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($110.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Total: $1707.44
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-03 17:24 AEDT+1100
  2. Heyo mbnthat123

    Something like this might tickle your fancies.
    If you have a budget, it would be nice to hear, since I've just chosen whatever I just 'felt like'.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($336.00 @ Shopping Express)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X52 Liquid CPU Cooler ($219.00 @ PLE Computers)
    Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($325.00 @ Shopping Express)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($165.00 @ Centre Com)
    Storage: Intel 600p Series 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($127.00 @ Shopping Express)
    Storage: Western Digital Blue 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($95.00 @ IJK)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card ($629.00 @ Shopping Express)
    Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($105.00 @ PLE Computers)
    Power Supply: Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($162.80 @ Skycomp Technology)
    Total: $2163.80
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-03 17:36 AEDT+1100
  3. True Blue you need to switch the location selector to Australian for proper prices to show :)
  4. The Paladin said:
    True Blue you need to switch the location selector to Australian for proper prices to show :)


    Thanks for notifying me. It's changed now!
    Don't know why I didn't change from the beginning. Guess it's too early in the morning to this kind of 'work' :)
  5. your video card and power supply are not available in australia :) * no prices *
  6. Hey thanks guys for the input I kinda leaning towards the cheaper setup althought im not a fan of mini mobos, cases.
  7. here is cheap.... as australlian is anyways...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($336.00 @ Shopping Express)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212X 82.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.74 @ Skycomp Technology)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z270M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($185.00 @ IJK)
    Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($155.00 @ Umart)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($64.00 @ Umart)
    Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.00 @ Umart)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card ($649.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Case: Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($110.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Total: $1668.74
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-03 17:47 AEDT+1100
  8. but if you want near identical performance and not have to pay through the nose for it here is your other NON overcloking option

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($276.00 @ Shopping Express)
    Motherboard: Asus PRIME B250M-K Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($108.00 @ Shopping Express)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($149.00 @ Centre Com)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($64.00 @ Umart)
    Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.00 @ Umart)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card ($649.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Case: Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($110.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Total: $1476.00
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-03 17:52 AEDT+1100
  9. Ok so ive read mATX vs ATX is just extra pcie slots that i probably wont use anyways, but 450w power supply is that enough for overclocking??
  10. Honestly currently my pc is i4590, gtx970, 16gb ram ddr3 1600mhz. The setup was bought for 1.5 someone wants to buy it for 1k is it worth the upgrade at all?
  11. mbnthat123 said:
    Honestly currently my pc is i4590, gtx970, 16gb ram ddr3 1600mhz. The setup was bought for 1.5 someone wants to buy it for 1k is it worth the upgrade at all?


    You could sell your 970 and get the 1070, since that would be a quiet a leap in performance.
    The rest of the system should still be fine for now.
  12. I currently have the option to sell the whole setup to my friend for 1000
  13. mbnthat123 said:
    I currently have the option to sell the whole setup to my friend for 1000


    You could do so if you wanted to, but you wouldn't really that much of a performance difference from your current rig, compared to one of the suggested ones, if you're running the 1070.
    Your CPU is still more than capable of running the 1070 to its full potential, and therefore you won't see any major difference.
    Personally I'd probably just stay with your current system and upgrade the GPU, if you really wanted to get some more gaming performance.
  14. yeah ive just been into overclocking lately and i overclocked my 970gtx +140mhz and +300 memory
    and then i read about cpus and K series. I dunno still deciding what to do.
  15. mbnthat123 said:
    I currently have the option to sell the whole setup to my friend for 1000


    so your new purchasing budget would be 1000 Aud ? I would not do it... that cpu and video card are plenty for almost any game out there...
  16. No i will add 600-700 dollars on top of the $1000 i make from selling my old computer i guess.
  17. then we made the suggestions already I am not sure what else we can help you with
  18. How high can i overclock my i5 7600k to with that motherboard? or is there better options
  19. no idea I never bothered with overclocking, too many failures, I need something stable and cannot believe that an I5 running a 3.80 GHz (4.20 GHz in turbo mode) will be a visible improvement in my games I play nor my applications I run if it runs at 5.2 GHZ.

    I understand the principal,. its the subject as old as 2 guys with Camaros showing off their engines... been there done that, Got nothing to prove personally. maybe except that I will have 200$ more in my pocket at the end
  20. https://www.newegg.com/global/au/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128974&cm_re=z270_motherboards-_-13-128-974-_-Product
    I found this is this better than the motherboard u suggested? its alittle cheaper. everyone dollar counts :D
  21. Best answer
    that would work with it yes
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