Back to Overclock - Opinions needed

By SliceT
Jan 25, 2015
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  1. Unfortunately has been few years with no PC rig since I started working and carry notebook wherever I go. But I do remember the good old days where It was great to tweak the rig and squezze every Mhz our of every component. Unfortunately its not that much fun with a notebook :p

    I have most of my components selected :

    IntelCore i7-4790K
    Cooler Master V8 GTS
    Corsair HX 1050
    980 AMP!
    G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB)
    Seagate Barracuda 2 TB

    But Im wondering if this a good selection of motherboard / PSU / Memory

    What do you guys think, considering I didnt overclock for quite few years now. I want easy but rock stable motherboard overclock..
  2. lukart

    lukart TS Rookie

    Never been to keen on MSI mobos. Bad experience in the past I guess..
  3. SliceT

    SliceT TS Rookie Topic Starter

    What issues did you had? Any recommendation then?
  4. lukart

    lukart TS Rookie

  5. SliceT

    SliceT TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Pretty sweeet .. hopefully wont be too complicated bios to get some overclocking going :)
  6. ocer9999

    ocer9999 TS Rookie

    Did you also consider getting a water cooler instead of air cooling?

    As for the board, Z97 OC formula is a pretty good replacement.
  7. SliceT

    SliceT TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I did watercooling in the past but Its a hassle every time you want to take things out... Air for me, ATM :p

    ASRock Z97 OC Formula
    IntelCore i7-4790K
    Noctua nh-d15
    Corsair HX 750
    980 AMP!
    G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB)
    Seagate Barracuda 2 TB

    Hope to get them all next wk!
  8. ssamhouu

    ssamhouu TS Rookie

    Sweet build. But what about the case?
  9. SliceT

    SliceT TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Already have it, Corsair Graphite Series 600T Arctic White Steel. ;)
    Really good case. I was looking at their line of cases and its pretty good for someone that started just with memories I was impressed.
  10. ssamhouu

    ssamhouu TS Rookie

  11. ohenryy

    ohenryy TS Rookie

    I have to say, unless if you're a pro overclocker and using LN2, this won't be possible. But at least you know the board and CPU are able to withstand this kind of stress.
  12. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,631   +432

    Personally I'd skip the massive air cooler route and get an AIO water cooling solution, or a smaller HSF. Intel CPU's aren't very generous with giving you high overclocks, so adding so much weight and hassle using that Noctura is kind of pointless, but do what you want. Glad to see you dropped the 1K PSU and went higher than 8GB! Whatever you do, it will be a nice system.

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