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    Posted: 09 Aug 2019 at 4:51am
So I'm fairly new to overclocking. Pretty clever guy though and fast learner. I got a wicked good deal on an 8700k so I snatched it up. I ordered the kit and did a de-lid and such.

Asus Z370-F, 32GB Corsair 3200mhz, 1080ti reference with Accelero IV. The cpu is paired to an NZXT Kraken X62(Liquid metal between copper IHS and chip, and then IC Diamond between IHS and heatsink). In terms of overclocking all I did was click on "asus 5.0 ghz" preload in bios. Ran Cinebench half a dozen times back to back. Highest score 3864 and lowest score 3816.
After a couple hours of gaming (AC odyssey on ultra) the CAM software was showing that it had me damn near pegged at 5.0ghz (4998-5,001) and temps never exceeded 65c.

I guess my obvious question is should I be happy with where it's at? Overclocking my GPU was super easy with Precision XOC but the gains were minimal (2,005gpu, 61XX memory IIRC end clocks). Is this going to end up the case here? Am I going to fight for 5.1-5.2 and then never freaking notice it? Any input from the experienced community?

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