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I am interested in the i7 3770K. I heard it is a good chip to overclock, right?

Now where can I buy a fully assembled desktop computer with a good motherboard and one of those i7 3770K chips ready to be overclocked?

My understanding is that I must choose an appropriate motherboard otherwise overclocking will be a pain, right?
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My understanding is that I must choose an appropriate motherboard otherwise overclocking will be a pain, right?
To an extent you are correct. But it is not painful to overclock. Depending on what motherboard you purchase, it will vary on how well you can overclock. Having a board with better heatsinks etc etc all makes it a better board to overclock.

Why exactly are you buying a precompiled computer? Overclocking is very easy to do. Just gather the parts together, build it and overclock it.

Don't have someone (or a company) to do it for you because if it's done for you and you decide to upgrade a component inside. Let's say RAM or whatever, it can affect your current overclock setup and then start to blue screen. Now since you didn't "overclock" it, you wouldn't know what to do. So figure it out on your own and don't have someone do it for you. I'm sure users like myself on here would be more than happy to provide you a component build list. Include your budget and general purpose.
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You can order a prebuilt machine with quality parts from newegg, cyberpowerpc, and many others.
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If you want an off the shelfe ready computer go to your local pc store..

Everyone here, including me, would recommend building it yourself. No real point in getting a complete setup imo..
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If you want an off the shelfe ready computer go to your local pc store..
Everyone here, including me, would recommend building it yourself. No real point in getting a complete setup imo..
Agreed with second part, first part not so much--local PC shops sometimes don't know what they're talking about, I don't trust them.
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The thought of building your first PC can be intimidating, but the satisfaction when it is complete and you realize how easy it was is priceless.
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I am interested in the i7 3770K. I heard it is a good chip to overclock, right?
Now where can I buy a fully assembled desktop computer with a good motherboard and one of those i7 3770K chips ready to be overclocked?
My understanding is that I must choose an appropriate motherboard otherwise overclocking will be a pain, right?

Best bet is to get yourself an overclocked bundle, then buy case etc of your preference. Complete fully assembled builds are very expensive, so it's better to do it this way, if your not willing to overclock yourself.

http://www.scan.co.uk/3xs-overclocked-bundles
 
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post #8 of 30
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I am interested in the i7 3770K. I heard it is a good chip to overclock, right?
makes no sense. A i5-3570K is good to overclock too, many Intel chips are overclockable chips.

Don't listen to what other people talk, do some research before asking around. Like I said again, general purpose.
If all you're going to do is game, you don't need a i7. It makes no difference.
post #9 of 30
Build your own. You want to get into overclocking, but not at all interested in building your own? In my opinion, you shouldn't be overclocking anything if you are not able to build the PC yourself.
post #10 of 30
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Thanks for the replies, guys. But I am very bad with hardware. I simply don't have the skills. frown.giffrown.giffrown.gif

So I need to buy an assembled desktop machine that is easy enough to overclock through the BIOS.

Can you suggest a machine easy to overclock from this list with all i7 3770k offered by newegg?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=100019095&isNodeId=1&Description=3770k&x=0&y=0
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