I am realativly new to overclocking (other than the reading I have done and expiriments I have tried) but want to do some decent speeds with my new set up, which is the whole reason I bought it in the first place. First off, I do minor gaming and mostly just fool around with mycomputer so the load on it will be very low most of the time. The primary thing I do with my computer is downloading and reading of various articles. That being said I am wanting to make it run as fast as possible without the BSOD from time to time just to show people what it is capable of, but for the most part I would like a stable 5+ ghz system if that is even an option. Here is what I have---
MoBo: Asus Crosshair V
CPU: AMD FX-8150
Video: HD-6870 (probably my weak link)
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw series 4gbx4 DDR 3 2133
SSD: Mushkin 120gb Sata 3
HDD: Seagate 1.5 Tb 7200 RPM
PSU: Corsair Pro AX 850
OS: Win 7 Ultimate
Case: NZXT Phantom red
Currently everything is stock, but when I get off shift (I am a firefighter so on for a few more days) all my water cooling material will be waiting for me at home. It is a full water cooling system with CPU, GPU, RAM, NB, and SB all being used, with 3 possibly 4 radiators on 2 seprate yet intertwined circuits (one will dump into the other so the water gets used through out the system). The CPU will have a 360 radiator dedicated just to it and a 240 and (2?) 120 for everything else. I know it sounds childish but I would like to be able to push it to the max speed from time to time for demonstration purposes. This is basically a show piece and will look like it but also needs to act like it.
So here are my questions..... What BIOS settings work to attain 5+ghz for normal home 24/7 use (low load) and then what settings for really pushing the speed for an hour or 2 at most at a time? Should I be doing this through the ROG connect or is it ok that I would rather just do it through the BIOS and if ROG is better which one to download, Asus has a few options and no explanations?