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This is my first PC build. I built it intending to build a "powerful" PC. It can run games at high settings at 60FPS no problem! I am using the NZXT stock case fan on top of the CoolerMaster 212 Evo heat sync. I also have custom sleeved cables for my GPU, CPU, and Motherboard sockets. The cables were purchased through amazon and the manufacturer of the cables is SilverStone Tek. All of my fans are manually configured in the BIOS to keep the PC quiet and run at comfortable temps.

Although this build was a bit expensive, it is a great first build for anyone! Mainly bc the case has decent cable management and a great design.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

mind showing me how to oc a i5 6500 about to buy one im not very experienced

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

you cannot OC that cpu, it's locked. plus his 3.3ghz is not an OC. he's still running it within the turbo speed. the max turbo speed is 3.6ghz. if he was running it at 3.7ghz+ that would be a OC. only K series CPUs can be overclocked.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

There is a bios update that allows locked skylake proccessers to be overclocked... Though you really can't overclock on that board.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I beleive that only works on asrock lucky for me I'm getting one of there boards with a i5 6600

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Asus is supposedly getting that update as well.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Gonna be nice

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

i see, I didn't realize that. I thought Skylake was still like Haswell where only K series chips could OC. thank you

i would imagine it would be quite hard to get a good OC still on that board. However I would strongly advise the builder set this clock speeds to Auto. as the 6500 can go up to 3.6ghz, he's gimping out 300mhz by locking it to 3.3 :(

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I imagine he didn't turn it off. I'm sure he just saw the 3.3GHz when he bought it and assumed that is what it was without knowing about Turbo.

Yeah, it's only Skylake CPU's. It really is an awesome feature and I'm very surprised Intel is letting it happen. Intel is getting more and more comfortable with the idea of OCing all the time I guess.

Still it's only for Z170 Mobos. I'm guessing this guy didn't realize that, sadly.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

ah so it's still only for Z170s. i was about to say, if they allow oc-ing on any skylake chip with bios updates...who would buy the 6700k or 6600k anymore? lol

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

No, a bunch of companies are releasing Bios Updates allowing non 'K' Skylake CPU's to be OC'd. I know for a fact MSI and Asus have released these updated Bios'. f

The OP doesn't have his PC OC'd though and won't be able to with that Mobo so him changing coolers isn't going to change anything. He would have needed to buy a Z170 Motherboard.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

must be something new with Skylake as the Haswells couldn't do that. thank you. even still, he should at least be running Auto as that cpu can turbo up to 3.6ghz. locking it at 3.3ghz is gimping out 300mhz :(

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

im really glad you guys said something about! Im not experienced with overclocking and i thought you could overclock it... i am going to revert to factory clock so i can get the turbo speed

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

yes yes definitely do! :) also make sure your power settings in Control Panel is running at "High Performance", this ways windows will lock the clock speed at 3.6hz which is the max turbo. even though it's locked, it still should perform quite well in games. if you want to, you can see if the bios as any OC options, though with that board and cpu, it's most likely greyed out by the bios.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

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