3 months ago
So for the past two years now I have been using an i7 7700k as my main CPU. For cooling I have a be quiet! Dark Rock 3 (the one that is more infuriating to mount). For the past couple of years, I have always been wanting to get into overclocking, but I have been too nervous to build up the courage to overclock my CPU because a) I don't have the most effective CPU cooler for overclocking, compared to AIO and dual towered air coolers like the Dark Rock Pro. And b) I don't want my whole system to fry because of my incompetence from my lack of knowledge of overclocking. I know next to nothing when it comes to overclocking. I don't even have much benefit to overclock my CPU since I play mostly basic games at 60 fps, but it is still something that I wish to get experienced with.
So tl:dr what is a comfortable set of steps for a newbie, such as myself, to overclocking an i7 7700k with an air cooler, to take when it comes to overclocking without having to worry about killing his CPU?