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Overclocking i5-8600k

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

I have a i5-8600k, Gigabyte Z370p d3, Corsair Vs 550w 80 plus and for last Artic Freezer 33 not E sports version. I want to overclock my cpu ,but I come up with issues. People say my mobo has bad thermals and overclock on my cpu would be not a great idea + I need an liquid cooler. Should I try to overclock it and get a aio or don't even try because it's worthless to spend money. Btw was looking at CM Master liquid Ml240l Rgb it's pretty decent for the price also has RGB so why not?. But I don't want to mess up my Pc and get like 4.7ghz with good voltages. I never done overclocking well I have but I messed up my Msi Gaming X 1070ti :( ,but HEY I got Msi 1060 6g ocv1 as a birthday present.

So could anyone help because im confused I don't know if I should do it:

1. I never oc a cpu

2. My knowledge about pc is crap I dont even know many things like cable names many terms.

3.. I don't really know if I should do it because I only knew that u need a Z370 to oc a 8th gen cpu with K letter. And I didn't worried about oc because I thought it will be fine. But after my first build I got more into pc hardware but im still dummy :D

So please help and take ur time reading this because it's gonna take a while to understand my english.

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It is not advisable to overclock with such a low end power supply such as the Corsair VS series.


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Yeap I know I would like to change to Evga 600w or any other brand but maybe later. The case I have is pure garbage bad airflow, cable management was pain because there's no room for it. I got case and psu from friend's Pc because he was building a new pc. He had i3-6100 and went to i5-7400 and I don't really know why he gave psu and case he's case was Atx and his new board Asus b250 plus was atx also so I dunno. But what psu you should recommend I was looking forward to Evga they are affordable and not bad.

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Check out these videos for a basic understanding, but the above is true about a PSU.

1 minute ago, ZyTheWolverine said:

Yeap I know I would like to change to Evga 600w or any other brand but maybe later. The case I have is pure garbage bad airflow

3 front fans seems like pretty good airflow to me. But don't buy a PSU based on the brand. Every manufacturer makes good and bad PSUs. Buy based on the model. Anyone here would be happy to help you.


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I can help with that psu. But what evga psu are we talking about exactly? there are some great psu's to get on a budget, brand new. It's much better as some lower end evga's can survive that long, and some can. So why not get a brand new one?

 

btw, that motherboard isn't the best, but it at least has a vrm heatsink on the 4 phases that power the cpu, so you should be fine with a bit. You don't need watercooling, that cooler will do just fine in overclocking.

 

What is your budget for an upgrade and what do you want to upgrade?

 

 


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To be honest, before you start overclocking you should first consider the risk/reward as well as the general steps that come with it. It's not the hardest thing to do but depending on what you do with the pc i might be able to tell you if that little speed is worth the risk.  What do you generally do with it? 

 

As well if you want to do it for the fun around it i'd consider gathering up some more information on how to get into it first 😃

 

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57 minutes ago, TheKingOfSalt said:

To be honest, before you start overclocking you should first consider the risk/reward as well as the general steps that come with it. It's not the hardest thing to do but depending on what you do with the pc i might be able to tell you if that little speed is worth the risk.  What do you generally do with it? 

 

As well if you want to do it for the fun around it i'd consider gathering up some more information on how to get into it first 😃

 

I guess that's what he's doing by asking this forum? 😅 

 

But I agree, what does the OP want to use the PC for? Either way if you want to OC I'd consider getting a motherboard with more suitable heat-sinks if you're going for a solid 5.0 GHz OC and definitely an upgrade on the PSU - like others have said anyone would be happy to help you with choosing the right PSU and even mobo for what you're trying to achieve.


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