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Completely new to overclocking! Need Help!

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Hey guys. I'm completely new to overclocking. I would like to know how much of cpu I could overclock with my current desktop. I'm good enough to understand way computers work and I've just finished building my 3rd computer, which seems to be working fine. My components are:
I7-950
1.**Gigabyte Intel X58 ATX DDR3 2200 LGA 1366 Motherboard GA-G1.GUERRILLA
2. Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
3. WD WD740ADFD WESTERN DIGITAL RAPTOR WD740ADFD 74GB 10000RPM 16MB SATA-150 3.5
4. Corsair 4GB Dual Channel Corsair DDR3 Memory for Intel Core i5 Processors (CMX4GX3M2A1600C9)
5. **AZZA Solano 1000R CSAZ
6. Thermaltake Black Widow 850W
I have read a lot of guides, but they seem to complicate me even more!
I'm thinking to figure out how to overclock by myself, but it would be nice to know the destination for where I'm heading!
Please help out!!
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Forgot to mention graphics. I have two gtx 570 installed
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There is not telling what a CPU can OC to. I'm pretty sure all of them can OC to 4.5ghz but it rapidly decreases from there.

Also fill in your system specs.

A lot of people say to start off by just adjusting your multiplier. I think you can usually get to around 4.2 just adjusting that. After that, you have to start adjusting the CPU vcore (Volts going to the CPU), you do that by doing manual settings instead of auto. Further along you will need to disable/enable some settings and get some more specific values for other settings. I'm not going to try to remember what the settings are because I don't wanna mess anything up (I'm at work).
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600K 4.7ghz @ 1.33 ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe Titan X Corsair Vengeance 16GB PC12800 DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Force CSSD-F115GB Seagate 1tb Western Digital 3TB bare H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium qnix kul es-87 Cooler Master Silent Pro M850 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Corsair Obsidian 800D Razer Deathadder BE Schiit Audio Bifrost Uber Schiit Audio Lyr 2 
Audio
Audeze LCD-2 
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