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    Need Help Configuring Hardware. Convinced my setup is not to its potential!

    So if anyone would be willing to share some knowledge with me I would really appreciate it. I am not new when it comes to general builds but I am new at the overclocking world. Or maybe I shouldnt even be overclocking? My hardware list is as follows... let me know if I any more info is needed... oh yah, my use of the computer is primarily gaming and media, Titanfall and NFS Rivals is what im playing now, and then just watching alot of movies. Thank you in advance for any advice....

    ~Corsair Vengeance C70 Tower Chassis
    ~ASUS Sabertooth Z87 TUF Series MoBo
    ~Intel i5 4670k CPU @ 3.4Ghz Processor With Turbo Boost Tech. (3.8) Unlocked
    ~2x8 gb sticks Corsair DDR3 @ 1600mhz
    ~2x2 gb sticks Patriot DDR3 @ 1333mhz (I know doesn't match but I got it for practically nothing...)
    ~ASUS Geforce GTX 760
    ~Corsair H110 Liquid Cooler Top mounted internal
    ~Corsair Force GT SSD 60 GB (System Files, Drivers, and hardware controllers)
    ~Toshiba THNSNJ128GCST SCSI SSD 128 GB (Primary Games)
    ~Then I have 3 1tb WD HDD's one of which is the black edition with faster read/write speeds.
    ~Plus a seagate 2 tb HDD (I know this is over kill for HDD space but ya.... I got no excuse except that I had that many sata ports...)
    ~Kingwin 4x fan controller and temp monitor which I only now use for the two fans cooling the HDD bays because I like the ASUS Thermal Tuning software.
    ~Besides the two HDD fans blowing front to back there is the 2 110mm fans blowing out the top, one rear exhaust, one bottom under the HDD bay blowing up and the 2 supplied assisting fans that come with the Sabertooth.

    Any advice on HDD config., Cooling config., and overclocking along with general BIOS settings would be much appreciated, I have alreadhy formatted probably ten times trying to set this all up right, from ahci to raid 0, back to ahci.... windows 8 to 8.1 to 8.1 pro. (currently AHCI w/ 8.1 pro.) Any advice also on Intel Rapid Start and Storage Controller would help. I think I have it all working but not sure of n=my settings and partitioning. Thank you very much to whoever can take on this web of wires and circuitry! Realy, much appreciated! (Ill try to post a pic later but for now just want to get some type of help) Thank you AGAIN VERY MUCH!

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    ssd = intel ports
    HDD = asmedia ports.
    OC? in bios always ( recommend this ) to get best OC overall.
    cooling? have to be up to you and how you get it best cooling and airflow in the case, this is always trial and error on how you get the best cooling for your own setup.
    for OC in bios you can look at this, im not shure if its the same bios layout since i have not had a mobo like you have now.
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread...untry=&status=

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    bda714, first: Welcome to the ROG Forum!

    Second: Do not mix different RAM kits!!! Just take out the Patriots for OC'ing...

    Start with reading the guide kin posted above...

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    Appreciate the replies! Reading and reading some more! thank you much!!!

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