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First time overclocking, I need advice or Direction to relevant threads.

Hello everyone, thank you for taking the time. I felt like overclocking advice would mostly boil down to particular hardware configurations, and thought maybe I could ask advice, or direction to must reads for me. I looked through a few pages of the guides, but searching didnt pull up too much relevance for me, and I'm afraid that Ill follow a guide and it may not pertain to me and Ill mess something up.
This is my first build , and Im waiting on the parts to come in, but I want to research and be ready as far in advance as possible for if and when I try. I appreciate all the help, just getting a little overwhelmed finding direction.

Hardware
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URL: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/HKTZjc

CPU: Intel core I5-4690k 3.5 GHz LGA 1150

CPU Cooler: Cryorig H7 Tower Cooler

MOBO: AsRock ATX DDR3 1066 LGA 1150 z97 Anniversary

RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 2x8(16gb)

Graphics: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Windforce

PSU: EVGA 700B

Case: Deepcool TX mid tower Tesseract SW

Fans: Tesseract Stock fans + 2x Cool Master Sickleflow 120


Any advice is appreciated! Thank you for your time and patience.
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  1. I would duck the 700b like the plague as its a low quality unit. Otherwise, great build.
  2. ak47jar3d said:
    I would duck the 700b like the plague as its a low quality unit. Otherwise, great build.


    Thank you for the advice! What should I be looking for in a PSU? My boss who is a huge gamer also just suggested I get one 700w or above at least bronze, so my system has room to grow. I chose this one because of high ratings and review on Amazon, and thought it would be excellent. Is there any company in particular I should buy from? So far I've enjoyed the looks and reviews of Corsair products, although I have only experienced their ram.
  3. Beastiebox said:
    ak47jar3d said:
    I would duck the 700b like the plague as its a low quality unit. Otherwise, great build.


    Thank you for the advice! What should I be looking for in a PSU? My boss who is a huge gamer also just suggested I get one 700w or above at least bronze, so my system has room to grow. I chose this one because of high ratings and review on Amazon, and thought it would be excellent. Is there any company in particular I should buy from? So far I've enjoyed the looks and reviews of Corsair products, although I have only experienced their ram.


    Power supply arent that simply. You have to look at what capacitors are being used and the voltage ripple. You don't need 700w even with the biggest overclock. I would typically stick with corsair, evga, seasonic and xfx. Of course, all of those companies have made bad units, but most are excellent.

    650w:
    XFX ATX12V/EPS12V 650W Power Supply P1-650G-TS3X https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I64OYM2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_vBHQybWSTZG92
  4. ak47jar3d said:
    Beastiebox said:
    ak47jar3d said:
    I would duck the 700b like the plague as its a low quality unit. Otherwise, great build.


    Thank you for the advice! What should I be looking for in a PSU? My boss who is a huge gamer also just suggested I get one 700w or above at least bronze, so my system has room to grow. I chose this one because of high ratings and review on Amazon, and thought it would be excellent. Is there any company in particular I should buy from? So far I've enjoyed the looks and reviews of Corsair products, although I have only experienced their ram.


    Power supply arent that simply. You have to look at what capacitors are being used and the voltage ripple. You don't need 700w even with the biggest overclock. I would typically stick with corsair, evga, seasonic and xfx. Of course, all of those companies have made bad units, but most are excellent.

    650w:
    XFX ATX12V/EPS12V 650W Power Supply P1-650G-TS3X https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I64OYM2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_vBHQybWSTZG92


    .... ? XFX huh?

    No way try this instead
    EVGA SuperNOVA 650 P2, 80+ PLATINUM 650W , Fully Modular , EVGA ECO Mode, 10 Year Warranty , Includes FREE Power On Self Tester, Power Supply 220-P2-0650-X1
    https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-SuperNOVA-PLATINUM-Warranty-220-P2-0650-X1/dp/B010HWDPKW
    Here's a review http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/evga-supernova-650-p2-power-supply,4364.html
    All P2s are based on Super Flower's Leadex Platinum platform, considered by many to be one of the best currently available.

    Seriously though, for $10 more you get a fully modular PSU for way better cable management, platinum instead of gold, and 10 year warranty instead of 5. Oh and did I mention Superflower?

    But still wtf is XFX o.o

    edit: I looked at your pc part picker and I see that your PSU cheaper than the XFX and the one I recommended.

    If you want to keep your original price range get this one instead
    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 B2, 80+ BRONZE 750W, Semi Modular, 5 Year Warranty, Includes FREE Power On Self Tester, Power Supply 110-B2-0750-VR https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-SuperNOVA-Modular-Warranty-110-B2-0750-VR/dp/B00KFAFRW6

    I own this PSU it is also a Superflower.
  5. Best answer
    Beastiebox said:
    Hello everyone, thank you for taking the time. I felt like overclocking advice would mostly boil down to particular hardware configurations, and thought maybe I could ask advice, or direction to must reads for me. I looked through a few pages of the guides, but searching didnt pull up too much relevance for me, and I'm afraid that Ill follow a guide and it may not pertain to me and Ill mess something up.
    This is my first build , and Im waiting on the parts to come in, but I want to research and be ready as far in advance as possible for if and when I try. I appreciate all the help, just getting a little overwhelmed finding direction.

    Hardware
    ~~~~~~~~
    URL: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/HKTZjc

    CPU: Intel core I5-4690k 3.5 GHz LGA 1150

    CPU Cooler: Cryorig H7 Tower Cooler

    MOBO: AsRock ATX DDR3 1066 LGA 1150 z97 Anniversary

    RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 2x8(16gb)

    Graphics: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Windforce

    PSU: EVGA 700B

    Case: Deepcool TX mid tower Tesseract SW

    Fans: Tesseract Stock fans + 2x Cool Master Sickleflow 120


    Any advice is appreciated! Thank you for your time and patience.



    OK I edited your parts list. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2dmZjc
    the total is $737.39 compared to your original $722.61 A little over $10 more for some very decent performance gains.

    I'm an Nvidia fan but the GTX1050Ti should not exist. The RX470 easily outperforms it.

    GPU: I Selected the RX470 ROG Asus Strix Overclocked Edition so you get a binned pre OC'd GPU and the really nice RGB lighting :D wooo!:wahoo:

    RAM: I changed your RAM for a similar priced G.Skill Ripjaws X with tighter timings and better ratings and some decent overclock capability.

    PSU: I changed your PSU to the EVGA 750 B2 I mentioned above. The Semi Modular design should make cable management a breeze, and the Superflower architecture is Highly recommended. (I have this PSU in my build.)
    Being able to only use the cables you need leads to a neater build ;P

    CPU Cooler Assuming noise is not an issue I changed your fan to the better performing Push-Pull Coolermaster Hyper D92 (I'm using this fan on my i7-6700K which I overclocked to 4.8Ghz keeps me at 26C idle and 70 under heavy heavy load. the fans at 100% aren't loud in my opinion ( I find the fan noise soothing). Usually I think it runs way to quiet.)

    Here's a video of it running at 100% at 0:00 , 50% at 0:18 and 70% at 0:30 with the case open.


    Here's a video with Case closed from chair height running at 100% at 0:00 50% at 0:14 and 70% at 0:27


    I am wondering why you picked red fans on such a blue build XD but hey it is your PC... with the RGB on the strix you could set the GPU lighting to red too or blue lol

    Now for Overclocking
    the Asus ROG strix RX470 will come with a tool called ASUS GPU Tweak II. It is extremely easy to use. It has some profiles straight from the factory. "Gaming, Overclock, and Silent" you can also create your own and set your fan curve etc.
    Here is a great review. It includes how they overclocked it on page 12 so i linked you to page 12. Keep in mind it comes pre-overclocked and certified to work when set to overclock on the GPU tweak app so don't expect to be able to overclock it much higher.
    http://www.ocdrift.com/review-asus-rog-strix-rx-470-4gb-oc-edition/12/

    As for you Haswell CPU use this guide:
    http://www.overclock.net/t/1411077/haswell-overclocking-guide-with-statistics
    It also includes a nice long spreadsheet listing other people's results, which should make it easier to find a good starting point.
  6. Thanks for the input guys. And all the leg work helping me. I've already got the parts from my previous list, but I haven't put anything together yet.

    I ordered the blue fans, the red are for my future build, which has a red on black/white scheme.

    I wish I would have know about the Strix before, I asked around about it, because there is a 4gb oc Strix on sale for $100 in my area, everyone pointed me towards the Ti though, but I tend to trust the people on these boards more.

    Would the GPU and cooler be my next ideal upgrades? Or should I ride this build for awhile, flip it, and invest in my next build? And how urgent is it that I get a better PSU? If I hold back from overclocking, will this one do fine for now?

    I plan on getting a thermaltake core p3, and investing/building a better rig as a hobby over the next year.
  7. Beastiebox said:
    Thanks for the input guys. And all the leg work helping me. I've already got the parts from my previous list, but I haven't put anything together yet.

    I ordered the blue fans, the red are for my future build, which has a red on black/white scheme.

    I wish I would have know about the Strix before, I asked around about it, because there is a 4gb oc Strix on sale for $100 in my area, everyone pointed me towards the Ti though, but I tend to trust the people on these boards more.

    Would the GPU and cooler be my next ideal upgrades? Or should I ride this build for awhile, flip it, and invest in my next build? And how urgent is it that I get a better PSU? If I hold back from overclocking, will this one do fine for now?

    I plan on getting a thermaltake core p3, and investing/building a better rig as a hobby over the next year.


    If you already got the previous list. Don't worry about it ride the lightning build a while. I would say you can still overclock with that PSU. But 3-5 years later it might go fizzle sizzle :lol: (Don;t worry even if it fizzles it shouldn't harm your Hardware because a specific part that I forgot the name of inside the PSU will fail first in order to avoid that. unless you are just really unlucky o-o Pray to RNGsus :pt1cable:)

    since you have the GTX1050Ti to Overclock Get EVGA precision or MSI afterburner turn the power target and temp target all the way up. Look in the settings of the OC software find the "unlock voltage" setting enable it then Max the Voltage slider (Don't worry about breaking it the 1000series cards are voltage locked by their Vbios to a safe voltage specified by Nvidia) raise the clock by +100 download this thing http://www.userbenchmark.com/ run it see if it fails or not and work your way from there (I suggest increments of 5-10). Don't worry if your entire screen goes berserk and turns into a shattered pink and green mess and then a BSOD XD it's just the GPU driver crashing. Power on the Pc and lower the clock if that happens.
    Also if you notice any pink green or other types of artifacts running a game, lower the clock. Eventually you'll find a nice stable clock. Oh and raise your fan curve for the best possible OC.

    As far as the CPU cooler, if you don't plan on upgrading your CPU. I suppose at some point you could get a better cooler. In my opinion get a better cooler whenever you need a higher overclock :P
  8. I just watched the Ryzen release and thought of you mentioning a hobby build over the next year.
    Keep a close eye on the next intel CPU's. Because holy smokes Ryzen literally just roasted intel with their 8 core processors priced below and outperforming intel's Quad i7-7700K and Hexcores. Also keep an eye on their upcoming VEGA and lookout for Nvidia's response.

    I am so happy AMD is finally stepping up. Now intel and Nvidia have a reason to give us better architecture improvements and lower prices :wahoo:
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