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Overclocking the i5 8600k

Hey there! I'm going to get a new rig soon and was thinking of overclocking my cpu

I am quite new to cpu overclocking so are these hardware enough to overclock?

Motherboard: MSI Z370 Gaming Plus
CPU: i5-8600k
Cooler: Noctua NH-D15

Was thinking of overclocking to 5ghz, or is that too high? Thanks!
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  1. For some serious oc, you may need better mb. Cooler is very good for 8700k, but you can get something cheaper for 8600k since it runs cooler than 8700k.
    I will get this for similar budget:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($279.89 @ B&H)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($158.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $473.77
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-08 13:09 EST-0500

    However, you can keep Noctua if you like.
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    hm ...
    you can't know what will be the result of overclocking as it depends on luck with particular CPU that is going to land in your computer.
    I completely agree with vapour that MSI board is a joke when it comes to overclocking due to very basic VRM to begin with.
    Though I think that decent asus board like Z370-A or Z370-F would be better choice. Usually way better BIOS and a much more complete product than Asrock .
    I agree that NH-D15 is a bit overkill, but I honestly doubt that H7 is a good fit for overclocking 95w TDP CPU that can be pushed to 140w easily.
    At least Cryorig H5 or Be Quiet Dark Rock 3 or NH-U14s.
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  3. n0ns3ns3 said:
    hm ...
    you can't know what will be the result of overclocking as it depends on luck with particular CPU that is going to land in your computer.
    I completely agree with vapour that MSI board is a joke when it comes to overclocking due to very basic VRM to begin with.
    Though I think that decent asus board like Z370-A or Z370-F would be better choice. Usually way better BIOS and a much more complete product than Asrock .
    I agree that NH-D15 is a bit overkill, but I honestly doubt that H7 is a good fit for overclocking 95w TDP CPU that can be pushed to 140w easily.
    At least Cryorig H5 or Be Quiet Dark Rock 3 or NH-U14s.


    hmm how about the GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming mobo? is that any good?
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  4. +1 to n0ns3ns3, I just want to stay similar budget :) better cooling is recommended ~
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  5. wasabiyo said:


    hmm how about the GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming mobo? is that any good?



    yes, it is good. it has RGB and gaming in name. it will be excellent Christmas tree toy.
    For overclocking, there is no decent board below 150$
    Reply to n0ns3ns3
  6. In that case i'll get the Z370 AORUS and the Cryorig H7, Thanks!
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  7. I have the Gigabyte Z370 Ultra Gaming and can confim that it is great. Runs my i5-8600K at 4.9 Out of the box at 1.285v, no problems on XMP, worked first time to 3000MHz and in general has all the bits and pieces required....oh and the RGB does look good too.
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