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Hello all!

Check my sig for the new build I've got ordered and on the way to me within the next week.

My question is this, to what extent can I overclock, and will it be worth it?

Also, how should I go about it??


Thanks in advance!
    
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You simply shouldn't.
Not with an unheatsinked 4+1 power phase; with that the most you should do on the 125W 1055T is stock, or you risk your board catching fire, especially with an overclocking-friendly tower cooler. The 1333Mhz RAM ma additionally also hold you back depending.
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You simply shouldn't.
Not with an unheatsinked 4+1 power phase; with that the most you should do on the 125W 1055T is stock, or you risk your board catching fire, especially with an overclocking-friendly tower cooler. The 1333Mhz RAM ma additionally also hold you back depending.
Okay, well two questions...

1. Can i upgrade these components in the future with ease?
(I'm not an experienced PC builder, but I can fit components etc)

2. Will this rig be acceptable for new games running at full spec?

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The power phase supplies/regulates all power to the CPU, hence why it's important.
You should be able to upgrade with ease, though you might need certain things such as new thermal paste in order to do so.
The rig should be okay for most new games, though overclocking would really help and I do not suggest doing so with such a mobo.
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The power phase supplies/regulates all power to the CPU, hence why it's important.
You should be able to upgrade with ease, though you might need certain things such as new thermal paste in order to do so.
The rig should be okay for most new games, though overclocking would really help and I do not suggest doing so with such a mobo.
Thanks very much, I'll keep this in mind!

Can't wait to get my paws on it! I've been stuck with a sub-par PC for far too long =(
    
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