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Hello,
So I built my first PC ever, specs are in sig. Very proud of myself I built it just because I have been using a mac for a few years now and I want to get back into a bit more gaming then MMO's.

So I have never over clocked before I have very little knowledge on the subject. Complete noob. I'm just wondering will I be able to over-clock my system safely to leave on 24/7. Will I need more cooling ect? I only have the stock fans that are in my case. (Thermaltake Level 10 Gt Snow)

Also I would love a really noob friendly guide if anybody has a link to one that would be fantastic.

Also what programs should I download to monitor Temp's and Ram usage/cpu ect

Alsi I have a program called Easy tune (I think thats what it's called) do I use this to do it?

Thanks in advance

I had a issue when posting this, I hope this is not a double post.
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Hello,
So I built my first PC ever, specs are in sig. Very proud of myself I built it just because I have been using a mac for a few years now and I want to get back into a bit more gaming then MMO's.

So I have never over clocked before I have very little knowledge on the subject. Complete noob. I'm just wondering will I be able to over-clock my system safely to leave on 24/7. Will I need more cooling ect? I only have the stock fans that are in my case. (Thermaltake Level 10 Gt Snow)

Also I would love a really noob friendly guide if anybody has a link to one that would be fantastic.

Also what programs should I download to monitor Temp's and Ram usage/cpu ect

Alsi I have a program called Easy tune (I think thats what it's called) do I use this to do it?

Thanks in advance

I had a issue when posting this, I hope this is not a double post.
Welcome to OCN! Overclocking can be pretty involved so I suggest using this guide - it was written by a fellow OCN member and should contain all the information you'll need . If you have any other questions that need answering outside of that guide, feel free to ask.
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No you need to use your BIOS to OC. You can get programs for doing it but don't use them: no one does use them and they can cause extra problems for you.

You will need a new cooler for your CPU such as a Noctua NHD-14 or likewise. I personally use a Scythe Yasya 1000 on my chip.

Try taking a look at this link.

For monitoring temperatures I would use CPU-Z, although be careful not to believe ridiculous readings it may give you.

Prime95 is by far one of the best programs for testing stability of your OC.
 
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Welcome to OCN!

Nice looking machine you got there, too. Would beat the pants off those damn Macs. ;p

I wont link any guides as I'm sure you will get peppered with them here, but there really is a plethora of information here and tons of willing helpers.

Good luck and enjoy your self is all I can really say. It's loads of fun.
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Hey, and welcome.

The Level 10 GT is gonna be fine, most cases provide enough cooling for itself, especially a high-end case like the Level 10 GT.

When it comes to CPU cooling, there is no point getting the 2600K, if you are not buying a better CPU cooler. So i recommend getting a Noctua NH-D14, OR the Corsair H80, if you want to be able to 'see' something, through the window of your Level 10 GT. You should be able to do at least 4.5-4.8GHz 24/7 stable with either of those two at medium speed.

You should get sure your components are compatible with eachother, before buying them.

As said a little bit above, Prime 95 is perfect to make sure your OC is stable.
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