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Hey there evreyone. I just signed up to the forums and want to ask a few questions and this thread seems suitable for my most important question.

I currently got myself a new desktop that will be delivered tomorrow.

The specs are as follows

CPU: i5 2500K C

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68V-LE

GPU: MSI Twin Frozr III 570 GTX

Case: Haf 922

PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W

Ram: Corsair 2*4 1600mhz


I will be getting the case tomorrow as i said with only Windows 7 64 bit installed.

These are the things i will do next

1-) Download and install all the windows updates

2-) Download and install the latest nvidia drivers

After these two steps do i have to install the CD that came with my motherboard? Any features worth installing?

and now comes my main question. Do i really need to overclock a i5 2500k in this setup? Would it be beneficial? Also i heard that my motherboard allows overclocking by itself with a push of a button or something like that. Would that be sufficient enough of overclocking?

Next is my GPU. Can i just overclock it with MSI afterburner? Only mover core/shader and memory units and leave voltage as it is?

These are the questions that came to mind now.

I am gladly waiting for experienced answers to help me out.

THANK YOU.
post #2 of 10
IDK about the stuff that the P8Z68 CD has, I'd check it out if I was you.
Yes it is worth it to OC your CPU, but you'll need an aftermarket cooler since stock coolers are horrible for OC'ing (even on stock) I suggest to get something cheap like a Hyper 212+ or evo. So until you get an aftermarket cooler I wouldn't suggest to OC your CPU. As for your GPU, you shouldn't mess with the voltage unless it's a big overclock.
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Originally Posted by Thryack View Post
IDK about the stuff that the P8Z68 CD has, I'd check it out if I was you.
Yes it is worth it to OC your CPU, but you'll need an aftermarket cooler since stock coolers are horrible for OC'ing (even on stock) I suggest to get something cheap like a Hyper 212+ or evo. So until you get an aftermarket cooler I wouldn't suggest to OC your CPU. As for your GPU, you shouldn't mess with the voltage unless it's a big overclock.
Thanks for the response.

I did buy myself a thermaltake CPU cooler. It was around 90 US dollars and the guy said this is the best one if you will overclock. But i just cant remember the model. I hope(wish) to believe that I am set in terms of CPU cooler.
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hmm..i'd bet it's a frio at least..and i'd install the motherboard drivers before doing any updates..
 
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hmm..i'd bet it's a frio at least..and i'd install the motherboard drivers before doing any updates..
So after recieving the computer, its best to install the motherboard before or after the windows update?

Also my motherboard has a software called TPU (the ultimate Turbo Processor) and it says the following

" Unleash your performance with ASUS' simple onboard switch or AI Suite II utility. The TPU chip offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring through Auto Tuning , GPU Boost and TurboV functions. Auto Tuning offers a user friendly way to automatically optimize the system for fast, yet stable clock speeds, while TurboV enables unlimited freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and ratios for optimized performance in diverse situations."

So which basically means that i CAN overclock the CPU with this program? no need to go to bios or something?

and i hope to believe that the GPU boost inside this program is something similar to MSI afterburner?
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Thanks for the response.

I did buy myself a thermaltake CPU cooler. It was around 90 US dollars and the guy said this is the best one if you will overclock. But i just cant remember the model. I hope(wish) to believe that I am set in terms of CPU cooler.
where did you buy the cooler? and whats the model name?

I haven't heard of thermaltake making the best coolers this days plus it was $90?

(im inclined to say to take it back and get something like a Hyper 212 if your on a budget or a DH 14, Corsair HXX water series)
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where did you buy the cooler? and whats the model name?

I haven't heard of thermaltake making the best coolers this days plus it was $90?

(im inclined to say to take it back and get something like a Hyper 212 if your on a budget or a DH 14, Corsair HXX water series)
I live in Turkey bro. Things are twice as expensive in here... Also its either thermaltake or zelman. I just cant be sure until tomorrow.
post #8 of 10
motherboard drivers first but don't bother with the asus suite of junk, just get the intel chipset drivers.
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motherboard drivers first but don't bother with the asus suite of junk, just get the intel chipset drivers.
So i should not install the Asus CD and go to intel.com and install everything there?

So you suggest that i go to http://downloadcenter.intel.com/

CHOOSE chipsets
than CHOOSE chipset software and install everything there?

and than go a step back and CHOOSE Desktop Chipsets? Which category does my 2500k fall under to? Intel 5 series chipsets?
post #10 of 10
Your chipset is on your motherboard, unless they changed it recently...
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