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    ROG Member Array DarkShadow PC Specs
    DarkShadow PC Specs
    MotherboardAsus ROG Strix X570 F Gaming
    ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 3600
    Memory (part number)G. Skill Trident Z RGB 3200 Mhz
    Graphics Card #1Asus GTX 1080 Turbo
    MonitorAsus VG248Q
    Storage #1Samsung Evo Plus 512GB m.2 NVMe SSD
    Storage #2Western Digital 3TB HDD
    CPU CoolerNZXT Kraken X72 360 Liquid Cooler
    CaseTharmaltake View 71 TG RGB
    Power SupplyAntec High Current Gamer 750W Full Moduler
    Keyboard Corsair K91 RGB Platinum Mechanical kEYBOARD
    Mouse MSI DSB1 Gaming Mouse
    Headset Phantake G11
    Mouse Pad Corsair MM800 Polarise RGB
    Headset/Speakers Microlab 2.1
    OS Windows 10 Pro

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    How Much Custom OC effects in Gaming

    Currently i m running Asus ROG Maximus X Hero & Intel Core i7 8700K with 32 GB of 3200 ghz Ram
    With XMP CPU Clock speed 4.7 ghz & 3200 ghz of Ram done well
    But sometime i did some custom OC like 5.1 ghz CPU Clock & 3400 ghz Ram
    I do gaming & watch 3D/4K Movies but no other heavy uses of my PC
    My question is should I always go with custom OC or just XMP OC is enough !! What will be the difference in gaming !!
    Need some of the Experts suggestions.

    My PC Spec:

    Asus ROG Maximus X Hero
    Intel Core i7 8700K
    Asus GTX 1080 Turbo
    G. Skill Trident Z RGB 3200 mhz 8X4 = 32 GB
    Asus ROG Ryujin 360 Liquid AIO Cooler
    Asus ROG Thor 850W PSU
    WD HDD Purple 3TB + Intel Optain memory module 32GB
    WD HDD Blue 1TB
    Tharmaltake Viwe 71 RGB TG Heavy Airflow Case
    Asus VG248Q 144 hz 3D Monitor
    Asus ROG Claymore RGB Mechanical Keyboard
    Nvidia 3D Vision Kit 2

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    ROG Guru: White Belt Array HisEvilness PC Specs
    HisEvilness PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS ROG Maximus Hero XI
    ProcessorIntel i7 8086k
    Memory (part number)32gb G.Skill TrridentZ RGB
    Graphics Card #1ASUS ROG 1080ti
    MonitorAcer Predator 27Inch/Iiyama G-Master GE2488HS-B2/ProLite E2474HDS
    Storage #1Samsung 960 EVO
    Storage #2Samsung 860 EVO x 2
    CPU CoolerCorsair 150i Pro
    CaseLian-Li Dynamic
    Power SupplyRMx 850
    Keyboard Roccat Vulcan 120 AIMO
    Mouse Roccat Kone AIMO
    Headset Sennheiser 58X
    OS Win 10 Pro 64
    Network RouterASUS RT-N18U
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    Gains in OC are for the most part FPS what is what you want with a 144hz display, 1080p a CPu overclock will get more gains, on 4k there is no different since the GPU will always be the bottleneck. In my case 1440p with a 8086k and 1080ti i get the most gains from overclocking both components and will adjust graphics settings to atleast run over 100 FPS without sacrifiying to much graphical fidelity. Overclocking is great to get more out of your system a simple XMP profile will get you some milage but not alot. But inportant to note that don't over do overclocks as it may harm your system if temps are to high on any component.

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    ROG Guru: Orange Belt Array ninezerofive PC Specs
    ninezerofive PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)Laptop ? Ewww
    MotherboardMaximus XI Apex
    Processori7-9700K @ 5.2
    Memory (part number)Trident Z Royal 4000 / 2x8GB @ C17
    Graphics Card #1ROG Strix 1070 OC
    Storage #1Corsair MP510 960 GB
    Storage #2Seagate 3TB
    CPU CoolerROG Ryuo 240
    CaseROG Helios
    Power SupplyROG THOR 850W
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    Mouse ROG Pugio
    Headset ROG Cerberus
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    I did a comparison not that long ago :

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    Well, I guess it's a matter to everyone's own preference. I overclocked my random access memory using D.O.C.P only. Everything else is left on default settings I'm actually glad I could achieve this through the new BIOS from Asus I do have 2 GTX 1080Ti's in SLI so everything is running super smoothly. No stuttering or flickering on the TV. Personally, I'm not fond of overclocking the processor to any means. I never saw any gains to it. Maybe I'm just old-skool
    I game on 4K @ 60Hz however I do wonder how much of a difference it would be on a 144Hz monitor? I have to wait for that to happen though.

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array feedmeink PC Specs
    feedmeink PC Specs
    MotherboardX299 Rampage vi extreme
    ProcessorI9 7980xe
    Memory (part number)Corsair vengeance lpx 4000mhz 32gb (2x16gb)
    Graphics Card #1Ek waterblock vega 56
    Storage #1Samsung 970pro 1tb m.2
    CPU CoolerEk full monoblock
    CaseLian li pc-011 dynamic
    Power SupplyEvga 1200 watt platinum
    OS Windows 10

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    Gpu overclock will help with games. If you have a good cpu, you shouldn't have to worry about it. Depends on the game really. Certain games are more cpu heavy. Overclocked cpu is a big gain for 3d rendering and CAD programs

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    ROG Guru: Blue Belt Array mdzcpa PC Specs
    mdzcpa PC Specs
    MotherboardMaximus Hero XI
    Processor9900k @ 5.1Ghz All Core 1.315v AVX -2
    Memory (part number)Gskill GTZ 4133 C17 32GB (4x8GB)
    Graphics Card #1ROG Strix 2080 TI OC
    Sound CardOn Board
    MonitorROG PG348Q
    Storage #1Samsung 970 Pro M.2 512GB for OS & APPS
    Storage #2Samsung 970 Pro M.2 1TB for GAMES
    CPU CoolerROG Ryujin 360
    CasePhanteks Evolv X
    Power SupplySeasonic Prime 1000W Titanium
    Keyboard Corsair K70 LUX RGB
    Mouse Corsair M65 RGB
    Headset Corsaur VOID Pro
    Mouse Pad Corsair MM300 Wide Desk Mat
    OS WIN 10 Pro
    Network RouterLinksys VELOP
    Accessory #1 ROG 751JY Laptop for Moobile Gaming
    Accessory #2 Koolance EXC-800 Chiller
    Accessory #3 25+ years of overclocking

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    A custom OC is like free performance. So why not. It all comes down to whether you think a custom OC is work or not. On one hand a custom OC can be pretty quick and painless. On the other, it can take a long time if you want to squeeze out every last mhz. Its up to the user to make the determination what amount of OC tweak time is worthwhile.

    That said, modern overclocking is EASY. Gone are the days of breaking out the soldering gun, cutting bridges on chips, using GFDs, or liquid metal to create substrate bridges. Now its just about having a decent CPU cooler and making a few BIOS changes. For just a few minutes time you can find performance gains that might net you some decent FPS. Add to that a little GPU overlock, and it can definitely make a difference. Especially when a machine is on the bubble struggling to run a new demanding title.

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