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How to Build A Gaming PC - 2018 (+Overclocking Guide)

what's up guys it's Ivan taxes and welcome to the build guide of the $1,000 rise in gaming PC because when I check out the benchmarks make sure to watch that video first so the build guide will include the step by step installation of everything you see on this desk also Windows installing drivers and even overclocking the CPU and the graphics card so it's gonna be a full in-depth build guide it's ok if you guys don't have the exact same parts as I do maybe you have a different graphics card CPU or motherboard the process of building the PC is very similar so this build guide will help you build your PC as well so the purpose of this build is not only to make a good-looking and balanced gaming and streaming PC but also make it a lot easy to upgrade in the future with this configuration you're able to max out any game and 1080p over 60fps and once again make sure to check out the benchmarks down below alright guys the only tool you will need to build yourself your PC is a screw driver I'm gonna be using the fantex toolkit which pretty much comes with everything you need to build or fix a PC and one of things I really like about this is this portion over here which is bendable you can attach it to the tip here and you can get into really tight places between the motherboard to tighten screws and it's magnetic so that is why I love using this tool kit I'll drop a link below if you guys wanna check it out things like 20 or 25 bucks but just a screwdriver will be fine alright so the parts you'll need for now are your motherboard your RAM sticks the CPU and the CPU cooler if you're using a different cooler and if you guys are using an MDOT to drive make sure you guys take that out as well you don't necessarily need a case just yet just these parts so go to take out the motherboard from the box what you want to do is hold on to the box itself gently take out the sleeve and then you're gonna place the motherboard on top of the motherboard box but actually before you do that I'm gonna put it on here just for now you're gonna take out the IO shield from the motherboard box and your SATA cables also some other boards come with a tiny screw for the MDOT two so if you guys are using an MDOT two SSD you will need the end not to screw for that that way you can lock it in place alright so once everything is taken out of the box make sure you guys close it and gently put the motherboard on top of the box see every time you're grabbing the motherboard guys make sure you're grabbing it from the sides do not touch any of the components on the top or behind it alright so the first thing we'll do is pop in the CPU we're using the 2600 next year all CPU is are the same there's gonna be a tiny gold triangle in the corner so make sure you guys locate that so what you're gonna do is you're gonna match the gold triangle to the triangle on the CPU socket itself so once you find that out you're gonna push down on the lever bring it out and open it up and then gently lower the CPU on its sockets do not apply any force and do not touch the surface of the CPU so once it's fully seated all you have to do is lower down a lever and then locks in place all right next we're gonna install your RAM sticks depending on how many RAM sticks you have there's a certain order you have to install them on your motherboard especially if you have four slots and only two Ram sticks if you have only two slots just put both of the RAM sticks in your slots the best way to figure out where to install your RAM sticks if you have four slots is by looking at the diagram on the motherboard over here it says the first slots to occupy are a 2 and B 2 so a 2 is the first red one and then B 2 is the second red one over here okay first thing you want to do is open up the notches and you're going to gently slide them in one by one which want to do is lower it evenly and then basically press down on it with both of your hands and then you can hear it snap in place basically do the same thing for the other Ram stick boom once these two notches are fully seated that means the RAM sticks are locked in alright next up we can install the m2 SSD so if you guys having them that to us as the this is how to install it if you don't you can skip this part alright so I'm gonna grab the end out to by its sides and with the sticker facing the top we're gonna gently slide it in the slot over here push it in until it snaps in place and then lower this end my middle school I was talking about earlier guys that's what this is for so this tiny screw sits right over here and it's basically going to keep the end out - tied down so get your screwdriver hold this down while you screw it in place just like that next we're gonna install the heatsink that came included with the CPU now if you guys are using a third-party cooler make sure to read the instruction manual and that will tell you how to install that it's very straightforward very simple now because there's in the same cooler or heatsink as me this is how you install it first thing I want to do is remove all four screws holding these two brackets down we don't need it for the type of heatsink when installing all right so once both of the brackets are removed we're essentially going to align the heatsink to match the four holes on the motherboard with the four screws on the heatsink by the way guys you don't need thermal paste because everybody comes with pre applied thermal paste there's only one way actually I can install this because I you need the cable to reach the top CPU fan header on the motherboard so it's gonna have to be like this so once you align all four the screws to the holes on the motherboard just gently lower it down again guys don't apply any pressure just make sure to screw the line with the holes and just kind of let it sit like that until you make sure all screws are inserted afterwards grab your screwdriver and gently start twisting the screws not all the way just enough so tighten it a little bit and then we're gonna go diagonal to the opposite side do the same thing twist it maybe like three or four times and they're gonna go up here kind of like a crisscross pattern guys and then I'm going to a diagonal here and you just basically rinse and repeat until all four screws are tightened all the way all right guys so after that you're gonna grab the cable that comes out of the heat sink and you're gonna hook this up to the CPU fan header right on the motherboard which is usually right there on the top next to the RAM sticks so make sure you find the right side so grab it from the tip and then insert it inside there's only one way you can go in so obviously if it doesn't go in flip at the opposite side and insert it what I like to do to hide the cable is just kind of squeeze it in between the RAM sticks and the cooler so it's not sticking out like that so something like this will do the trick it's a lot cleaner than just having it stick out all right so now the motherboard is ready to be placed inside the case but before we do that we got to pop in the eye every little quick so pop this out of the motherboard box peel it open and make sure that the the circles over here are facing the downward position so we're gonna position the the skin portion outwards from the inside again the circles facing down I'm gonna try and pop this and make sure you guys apply pressure on all four corners evenly to snap in place this is actually the hardest part of building the PC believe it or not there you go as you guys can see all four corners are basically pushed out so that's when you know it's fully seated inside now if your case comes with pre-installed standoffs then all you have to do is pick up the motherboard and place it inside now if it doesn't come pre-installed with standoffs oh you gonna have to look for them inside the bag of screws which comes with your case and then manually install them inside your case so the way I place the motherboard inside the case is by using one hand on the heatsink and the other hand on the side at the motherboard just like this I gently grab it and then Lord inside you can have to tilt it at an angle so you can match the the IO with the IO shield so once that's aligned you can gently lower the motherboard down at the same time trying to align the holes from the standoff to the holes on the motherboard and the I should here is to happen place just like that all right so now it's time to secure the motherboard inside the case we're gonna be grabbing these m3 screws and I'll show you guys close up with what they look like we're gonna need eight of these screws and here's what it looks like they're really short screws with a round top it's the best way to distinguish them amongst the rest so this is where the screwdriver comes in handy to get in those really tight spaces and since they're magnetic I could just put the screw on here here we go all right so this is the last screw the motherboard is now secured inside the case the next thing we can do I guess is hook up the power supply we're gonna remove the PSU bracket from the back here so you can loosen up the thumb screws first because usually they come in really tight and then unscrew them we're gonna need for these screws so they either come in with your power supply or in the bag inside the case you need four of these so with the fan facing downwards we're gonna put the bracket back on top and while you hold it place it's kind of tricky because it's not fully modular we're gonna screw these in so starting from the top don't tighten it all the way just enough until it's holding the bracket in place and then you can move down to the bottom left alright so that's in there you can install the other two alright so once the bracket is secured on the back of the power supply you're going to grab the set of cables and then grab it from this end again make sure the fan is facing downwards guys I'm gonna slide it in just like this once it's inside you have to prop up the power supply just a little bit until you can align the thumb screws with the holes so once you do that just start tightening them in I next we will install the storage so I'll show you guys how to install an SSD as well as a hard drive this is technically not a real hard drive but I'm gonna use this as an example and show you guys how to do it alright so if you're installing an SSD you're gonna have to pop out one of these shields so I'm just gonna pick this one for now remove the thumb screw so you take your SSD and you're gonna flip it over make sure that the connections are facing the opposite direction just like this and then you're going to put it on the tray flip it over make sure that the holes align and then you're gonna have to screw it and I'll tell you what screws to use so these are the screws you're gonna need they look very similar to the motherboard screws they're very short and then you have a round top you can use for but I only use 2 4 ohm SSDs because that's all you really need to keep it secured so once you line the holes on the SSD tray just screw them in I usually do one on one corner and then the other one on the opposite corner and that should be enough to secure it in place there you go just like that now before you put the SSD back inside the case I strongly recommend hooking up the cables first because once you have it secure back there it's gonna be really difficult to reach in the back and plug these in so this is the SATA cable you would need guys there's two types there's one with two flat ends and then there's one with an L shape you guys do not want to use this one for this particular case this is the one we're gonna be using you gonna flip it over with the clip facing down and snap it in place just like this now the other cable you're going to need comes out of the power supply and it looks like this and this is what provides power to the SSD and the hard drive so it looks like this you can pick any end you want again a concept is the same so grab one end and then just slide it in just like this make sure it's fully seated and there's no gap between the SSD and the connector this both of these cables go in only one way guys so if it doesn't connect flip it over and try it again just like this so now we're gonna do is flip over the case and now that we know which cable to use we're going to disconnect the power cable which is this one and we're gonna drag it from the back through the front just like this so we have access and then we're gonna grab the SSD slide in the other cable and then hook this one up where it belongs this one's this is the tricky part guys there you go it's connected so we're gonna flip this over and then slide it back on the tray just like this it should snap in place so it doesn't move and you guys can put back the thumb screw so that's how you install your SSD so the hard drive gets installed on the back of your case so flip it around and with the sticker facing the top and the connection facing outwards you're basically going to just slide it in this portion right over here it's very simple the hard drives are really wide so it's gonna slide in very easily so similar to the SSD it uses the exact same connections guys and use just one SATA cable and one data cable both of them get plugged in the back and all you guys have to do is slide it in over here and screw it from the sides here there's a screw hole on the side here and there's a screw on the other side which you can access by popping this off once you pop that off and then you take off the dust shield you guys can see here there's a screw hole right there which will align with your hard drive so once the hard drive is aligned all you have to do is screw it in and that's it you're good to go I just wish I had a hard drive to show you guys the actual example now the other end of the SATA cable actually plugs into your motherboard and I'll show you guys where exactly so from the back you can route it any way you want I'll show you guys had a cable managed at the end but the idea is - alright guys so the other end of the SATA cable that's plugged into your SSD hard drive gets connected to your motherboard so these are the SATA ports and I typically plug it in the top one but you guys can choose whichever one you want just slip it on its side and then insert it again if it doesn't go in flip it over to the other side and push it in until it snaps just like that alright guys we're almost done now it's time to install the cables which is the fun part we moved to step by step make sure you guys are paying very close attention because this part can get really tricky now if you guys are usually using extensions just like I am this is the process for that if you're not then you're gonna skip this part first cable we're gonna grab is the big cable the 24-pin it says 21 year plus 4p this is to power the motherboard and we're gonna hook up the extension for that so grab the female portion of the cable and then snap it in place just like this make sure both of these cables are aligned guys before you snap it in place just like that and make sure the clip goes over just like that it's got to sit flush the next cable gonna grab is for the CPU and the way you know that is because it's labeled on their CPU both of the four pins I'm gonna use and then for the extension it's gonna be this one over here once again grab the female portion I'll line them together it snap it in place just like that alright so the graphics card we're going to use only uses a single six pin as you guys can see you just look at the graphics card and on the side here you can tell how many connectors it's going to use so for our case it's using only a six pin so what we're gonna do is we're gonna grab a six pin cable and this one is labeled PCIe this is for your graphics card and since it's only using a single six pin we're only gonna use this portion of it so once again we're gonna grab the extension the female portion and snap this in place that's it that's the only cable we're gonna use for our graphics card if you did everything correctly you should have three extension cables hooked up that has all the cables we're going to use everything else does not need an extension so the first cable we're gonna connect is the giant one the 24 pin cable you guys don't have an extension this is what it looks like it says 20 plus and then 4p next to it this is the cable we're gonna be plugging in the 24 pin socket on the motherboard so we're gonna go in from the back making sure the notch on the 24 pin over here matches with this one over here so we're gonna bend it a little bit just like this it's okay to bend it don't worry and then snap it in place delete until you hear it click you may have to wiggle it a little bit there you go sometimes you won't be able to hear a click but it will slide in now we're gonna do the CPU cable the one that says CPU on the actual connector itself we're gonna run it through the back and the easiest way to reach the motherboard is through the top right corner there's usually a cutout over here so drag it through here and these two connections go inside the eight pin the first eight pin socket right there boom snaps in place that's what it looks like all right the next Cape we're gonna hook up is the molex one and this is hooked up to both of the fans that come pre-installed the case the top fan and the rear fan and this connects to the other molex connector from the power supply which looks like this so you can grab any end of it and then just hook it up like this until it snaps in place just like that the last people we're gonna be looking up is this for the graphics card but we're gonna hold off till the end because that's the last component we're gonna install we're gonna be working on these cables all these cables are connected to the case these are basically to power the front panel we're gonna start off with the one with the blue tip this is to power the USB 3.0 ports on the top of the case this one connects to the USB 3.0 header on the motherboard which is right above the SATA cable we just connected for the SSDs so make sure the notch is aligning with this gap over here and then bring in close and gently wiggle it inside you may need to apply some extra force to push it in because it is pretty stubborn but once it's fully seated it will look like this so the next cable is labeled HD audio and this one connects to the bottom left side of the motherboard so I like to bring it from the back side over here next to the SSD and hook it up to this pin over here on the motherboard make sure that the holes on the connector align with the pins on the motherboard before you insert it in so just a quick tip for you guys make sure the HD audio is facing upwards so it's gonna go like this as you guys can see the words are facing the top and it's fully seated inside and finally we got these two sets of cables which are honestly the most annoying and most difficult ones to connect so make sure you guys are paying close attention we're gonna be doing the HDD led first so make sure you guys grab this and turn it upside down and with the words facing down we're gonna plug this on the bottom first two pins so the first two pins coming from the left side on the bottom make sure it's facing down and then slide it in it's very simple once you figured it out as you guys can see it's sitting on the bottom left corner of that socket and if you guys want a quick tip you can look on the top of that pin and there's a quick diagram showing you how to connect those cables and finally you settle a set of cables we need to install and they actually come in order so leave it the way it is guys p+ p - and then power switch just the way it is and all you guys have to do is insert it on the top three pins above the HDD led so these three connectors sit right on top of the previous one we just connected just like that plus LED goes first - LED comes second and then the power switch alright guys the final component to this entire build is a graphics card so we need access to the top PCI bracket which is this one which means we have to remove the second and third PCI brackets so we have to remove these two screws first alright so once this stupid useless bracket is removed we can remove the second and third thumb screw over here alright so grab your GPU with the fan facing down just slowly bring it close to the top PCI bracket and slide it in place until it snaps just like that so while it's in place make sure you guys tighten the PCI bracket near the back and also it's always recommended to install your GPU to the top PCI bracket for the best performance alright guys so grab the final a 6 pin PCI connector and I'm gonna hook it up to the GPU so make sure the clip aligns with the notch on the top of the GPU so it's going to go like this snap it in place and just like that you finished building your very first PC but we're only halfway done because we still got to boot it up install windows install the drivers and also overclock the CPU and graphics card so I guess you guys can take this time and work on the cable management's now that you know what everything connects you can disconnect the cables and route them any way you want for a much cleaner look so don't be afraid to use your zip ties and also velcro straps to tidy up the back of your case I'm gonna spend some time cable managing this and I'll see you guys really soon all right guys so I just finished cable managing the PC this is what it looks like from the back to give you guys some tips on Caleb management make sure to use velcro straps or the zip ties that comes with your power supply also find a few routes to route the cables don't have the cables running down the center trying to find a discreet pattern or route to run the cables as you guys can see some cables that run on the left side and the rest are round on the opposite side any excess cables that you guys aren't using make sure to bundle them together zip tie it or velcro it together and then just push it inside the the next to the hard drive bay down here the cool thing about this case is that there's plenty of space down here to just hide the cables that you're not going to be using and this is what the front looks like which is the most important part as you guys can see very clean very organized PC from the front lots of space for future expandability like I said earlier there's an extra space for an SSD maybe a bigger cooler or even a radiator to fit in the front so yeah plenty of space for expansion later down the line alright so once you guys are happy with the cable management clothes back the rear panel and tying the thumb screws in the back now it's time to install Windows operating system I'm sure you guys have to do that alright so this is how you install windows first thing you need is that a USB Drive with at least eight gigabytes of space and make sure it's completely formatted that there are no files on here because you're gonna have to erase them anyways go ahead and plug this to a different PC that has internet access I'm going to use the PC that I built as an example but you're gonna have to ax a PC or a laptop that has Wi-Fi and windows installed already so we're gonna hook this up to the PC so you can up your browser and visit the Microsoft website to download and windows 10 files I'll drop a link to it down below that way you guys can just click on it and download the tool you're gonna scroll down and click on create Windows 10 installation media we're gonna click on the download a tool now let windows download the file it may take a few minutes alright so once the file is downloaded just click on it and it will open it up it will take you to the license terms so make sure you click on accept give it a few seconds and then it will tell you what you want to do we're gonna click on create installation media USB flash drive and then we're gonna click on next we're gonna make sure that the architecture and the Edition is correct so in our case we did have Windows 10 64 bit installed and then I'm gonna click on next over here we're gonna be selecting the USB flash drive which should be by default so then we're gonna click on next again and we're gonna be selecting the USB Drive so if you have multiple stuff connected to your PC make sure to select the correct path for your USB so in our case we only have one thing connected so we're gonna click on next and over here it's gonna download the windows files and install them to your USB so this part may take anywhere from five to thirty minutes depending on your internet speed so just sit back relax and let windows do its thing alright so we're gonna grab the USB drive that has the windows files installed on and we're gonna hook this up to your PC and then we're gonna turn on the PC it should automatically detect the operating system from the USB Drive and it should automatically boot from the USB Drive so it looks like it did detect the USB Drive and it's taking you straight to the Windows installation page so gonna go ahead and click on next click on install now and this is where you would put in your Windows key I actually bought mine for only fourteen dollars you guys can save a lot of money just go check out s CD key com and if you put this code listed on the screen you can actually get an extra 3% off which is like 45 cents or something but still you're spending $14 on a legit Windows key instead of like 80 bucks so make sure to check them out guys so once you put in the CD key hit next and then over here you're gonna be selecting the operating system that you installed on the USB Drive so in our case it was Windows 10 Pro so I'm gonna click on Windows 10 Pro and then hit next make sure you guys pay attention because by default it does show up as Windows 10 home so the CD he doesn't match the operating system on the USB Drive it's not gonna activate so I selected Windows 10 Pro because that's the key we purchased for this build I'm gonna click on next so on the screen make sure you guys are selecting custom install which is the second option over here and here is we have to select what drive you want windows installed if you have multiple drives make sure you select being the correct one but if you have one by default for example just an SSD then select the then go ahead and hit next and it will automatically begin installing windows on the drive so this part takes a few minutes so just be patient and let windows install all the files onto your drive so after reboot it's gonna take anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes to continue installing the windows files onto your PC so please be patient and let the computer do its thing alright so once you get to the screen make sure to follow the on-screen prompts and finish setting up windows it's gonna ask you what country you're from if you want to set up an extra keyboard all that jazz so I'm just gonna go through these real quickly so we currently don't have the drivers for the Ethernet port so we're gonna be using this Wi-Fi stick we're just gonna give me access to our Wi-Fi so I'm gonna hook this up to the PC there we go obviously you're gonna need internet access to download the drivers and if you guys want to check out the Wi-Fi stick I'm using all a link to that down below alternatively you can also use a different computer and download the drivers onto a USB stick and then bring that USB stick hook it up to your current PC and then just transfer the files and install it that way you don't technically need internet access as long as you have it on your other PC all right so I'm gonna let Windows install everything else on the computer and I'm gonna fast-forward to the end where it takes you straight to the desktop alright so now that way here on the desktop you can open up your browser and you're gonna be downloading the drives I'll drop a link to every single Drive you would need for this particular system so that way you guys don't have to go to the website yourself just click on the link and then download them all right so before we install the drivers what we want to do is flash the BIOS first for improved stability for your PC so you guys are gonna grab any USB with at least four gigs of space and you're gonna plug this straight to your PC and then you're gonna go to the msi website under service alright so one of the service tab we're gonna click on BIOS and then over here it says ami BIOS we're gonna click on the plus sign and we're gonna be downloading the latest version so release date 510 2018 here's the version number depending on when you're watching this video they mock there might be a newer version so if there is make sure to download that one guys it's usually on the top so I'll click on the red arrow and download the file okay and then we're gonna open up the zip file so click on that open up the folder we're gonna copy the a 30 file extension and we're gonna put it inside the USB Drive just copy and paste alright so once the file is transfer successfully we can close your windows out and we're gonna go ahead and restart the PC alright so after we starting hit the Delete key continuously on your keyboard until you go into BIOS all right we're in the BIOS down here make sure you guys locate and flash on the bottom left corner click on that hit yes and your PC is gonna reboot at this point do not touch anything on the keyboard let the PC do its thing so now we're going to be entering flash mode through here you guys gonna have to locate the system file we should be already on here as you can see we can see the a 30 file extension so once you locate that just click on it and then hit yes afterwards FiOS is gonna be updating so whatever you do do not turn off your computer do not touch the keyboard and do not remove the USB Drive alright so once the BIOS update is done its gonna restart once again don't touch anything on the keyboard let it boot great to Windows alright so now we're back to the desktop we're gonna finish installing all the drivers so open up your browser once again I saw the first driver we're gonna install this for the graphics card if you're using an NVIDIA GPU you're gonna have to go on the GeForce experience website and click on download now I'll drop a link straight to this website so all you guys have to do is click on the link and download the driver so I'm gonna let this download if you guys are using an AMD GPU I'll drop a link to the AMD website as well next drivers are gonna stall are for the motherboard so we're gonna go to the x4 70 gaming plus website from MSI and over here we're gonna be clicking on the drivers section we're gonna select the operating system we're running which is Windows 10 64 bit and these are the drives that we're gonna be downloading so pay attention guys we're gonna click on the plus sign next to the onboard audio drivers we're gonna download the realtek high-definition audio driver we're gonna go down to the system and chipset drivers and we're gonna download the AMD chipset driver which should be the first one and then scrolling all the way down to land drivers we're just gonna download the PCI Ethernet drivers so total three drivers from the motherboard and one driver for the graphics card so once all the files are downloaded just open them up one by one and install them to your PC and you're pretty much done the next step is to overclock your cpu and GPU but if you guys don't want to do that you are officially finished and you can start downloading your games and enjoy your PC alright guys so now we're gonna overclock the CPU and GPU we'll start off with the CPU first but before we get to that we have to download a few programs to help us overclock it so I'll drop a link to the program is down below there so go ahead and take this time to install all the files that you guys downloaded alright guys so I'm going to show you how to overclock your cpu and grab this car we're gonna start off with the CPU so once you're on the desktop we're gonna go and restart the PC and we're gonna get into the BIOS so you have to continuously hit the Delete key on the keyboard once the screen goes black alright so keep hitting the Delete key until it gets you into BIOS all right over here we're gonna be going to the overclock settings now by the way guys if your menu is different if it looks like this make sure to hit f7 to go into the Advanced Mode scroll down go to overclock over here we're gonna switch the explore mode to expert and then for the CPU ratio we're gonna start at a very safe clock speed which is 40 it's gonna be 4.0 gigahertz and then scrolling down we're gonna put the XMP profile to profile number two this is gonna adjust the ramps p229 33 megahertz anything over that for some reason makes the computer unstable so I'm gonna keep it at 29 33 for now I want to scroll down to CPU core voltage we're gonna change this to one point three seven five and then we're gonna go down to derail voltage and change this to one point three five now this is a very basic overclock for the CPU I know for a fact my CPU can go up to four point one gigahertz but for you guys watching this video it's always recommended to start at a lower number these AMD chips can overclock fairly easily so that's how we're starting at 4.0 gigahertz you guys can come back later down the line and upgrade this to 41 you can go up to 4.1 you can even do 4.2 if your computer is stable but just for this tutorial I'm gonna keep things simple and we're gonna leave it at 4.0 gigahertz so once the settings are changed we're gonna hit f10 hit yes and let the PC we boot alright so once we're back on the desktop you guys can run a quick benchmark just to see if your CPU is stable I like winning Cinebench r15 and I also like to compare with the original score before the overclock to see kind of how much of a performance gain we got so I like to open that up and I like to open up HW monitor on the side just to take a look at the temperatures of the CPU so right now it's around forty forty-one the we're gonna hit run on CPU and let it do the benchmark log quick alright so the test is done and system didn't crash so that's a good sign that the CPU clock is stable once again guys you can go back and up the frequency so you can go up to 4.1 maybe even 4.2 now let's say your system crashes at 4.1 gigahertz after you increase the frequency then what you guys can do is go back and up the voltage make sure to increase the voltage by increments of point zero fifteen volts you can increase the voltage slowly until you hit a stable clock speed now if your computer keeps crashing even after adding more voltage then just keep it at 4.0 gigahertz at one point three seven five volts alright so now it's time to overclock the GPU so we can open up msi afterburner it is a free program I'll drop a link below if you guys want to download it so we're also gonna open up a heaven benchmark this is also a free benchmarking tool once again I'll drop a link down below we're gonna make sure a full screen is checked off and we're gonna put the resolution to 1920 by 1080 and then hit run and then we're gonna hit f9 to start the benchmark so while it's benchmarking we're gonna open up msi afterburner we're gonna close the Parliament which is this bar up here all the way to the max and then for core clock we're gonna double click on the 0 over here and change the number to 200 once you do that we're gonna hit the check mark and then we're gonna go down to memory clock and change this to 400 once you do that hit the check mark once again and I do recommend clicking on this little Windows icon under startup basically what this means is it's gonna overclock your GPU every time you start your PC and you can save your profile so click on this Save icon and then whichever profile you want so number one for example is what I do and it saves this profile again guys this is a very simple overclock but just to make sure your GPU is stable we're gonna let the benchmark one a few cycles so one or two times you can run the benchmark and if your system crashes or not so you can keep the afterburner overlaying the benchmark wallets running in the background and just keep an eye on the temperature as well and if you see any stuttering or if the benchmarking itself crashes then you gonna have to go back and lower the clock speed and if that still crashes we're gonna have to lower the memory clock a little bit but for this specific GPU the zotac 1066 gigabyte version i can actually achieve the 200-plus on the core clock and an extra 400 on the memory I can actually push this to 250 megahertz but again just to keep things simple and show you guys how to overclock a GPU that is these settings we're gonna be using all right so you guys can see the benchmark is done and we scored 140 for the FPS and when you compare it to the original score before the overclock we gained an extra 12 fps just by overclocking the GPU so yeah guys I pretty much concludes the guide on overclocking your CPU and GPU if your PC crashes then it's recommended to go back and lower the settings for both the CPU and GPU until your system it becomes stable again do this at your own risk I don't assume any responsibility if you end up damaging your PC as I mentioned before guys this is the stable base settings for both the CPU and GPU and if you really want to get a little bit more performance out of your system you can go back follow the same guide but just increase the frequency for both the CPU and GPU just keep in mind to increase the voltage as well with the CPU overclock so that pretty much wraps up the build guy I hope you guys enjoyed it if this was at all helpful to you please drop a like to show your support and if you didn't enjoy it feel free to drop a 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