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Hello dear Overclockers!

After much research I am about to do my first ever overclock.
My aim is to go for a small overclock which I can use 24/7 without ever having to worry about stability. Something like 4.2 to 4.4 Ghz.
However I am still a little unsure about the best way to achieve such an overclock. There seems to be alot of different ways to do it and I need some help to decide on one.

Here are the System Specs:
CPU: Intel i5 3570K
Mainboard: Gigabyte-Z77X-UD3H
CPU Cooler: Thermalright HR-02 Macho Air Cooler (Quite big Cooler)
Memory: 2x 4GB Corsair Vengance 1600 Mhz CL9
Graphics: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 OC
PSU: beQuiet! E9 CM, 480 Watt

So here are my questions about the different OC methods, I really hope someone can help me to decide:

1. Disabling Turbo Boost & Power Saving Options and using Fixed Voltage (as in this guide:

Seems to be a prefered method by many. But I don't know if it wouldn't be better to use "Turbo Boost ON" and "DVID Offset" in order to allow the CPU to run on lower clock & voltage when not fully needed and put less strain on the CPU?

Also alot of People seem to preffer Offset overclocking compared to the fixed mode.

2. Leaving "CPU Clock" on default and using "Turbo Ratios" to Overclock + using DVID for Voltage

As seen in the Pictures here:

Would this be better than Option 1? Also i wonder what would happend if I set the "CPU Clock" and the "Turbo Ratio" both to the same thing (lets say 43), would this be the same as when Turbo Mode is disabled? Or what would happen if I set "CPU Clock" higher than the "Turbo Ratios"?

3. Something completely different?

So my dilemma really is wheter to use Turbo Mode ON/OFF, Power Savings (C3/C6, C1E EIST) ON/OFF, wheter to use VDID or Fixed Voltage and where to set the Clock Ratio ("CPU Ratio" or "Turbo Ratios")?

Also one more question is if it would be a good idea to give the CPU a couple more Volts than needed to ensure its stability or is it best to always use the lowest Volts possible? (Lowest Volts for it to pass a stress test is waht I mean)

Sorry for the lots of questions I'm still a noob and those things confused me as I couldnt really find a good answer after much searching on the internet.
Thanks for your help!