In gaming once you pass about the i5-2500 there are few frames to be had as you go up in CPU speed or power. As to overclocking, not a fan as I see such machines later and we have to set them back to stock to stop odd BSODs.
That aside, check overclock forums about ideas on what board and cooling. Many go to water cooling or cryo to get high clock rates. But gaming won't benefit much.
If this was my PC I'd dump the HDD and put that money into the next sizes up on the SSD.
As to cases, I don't spend much there. Nod to what https://www.reddit.com/r/PCMasterRace/wiki/builds writes about that.
Hey guys, I made my mind about my future setup, but there are some specs on on my list that I wish you could help me:
*MOBO: ASROCK Extreme4 Z370/ASROCK Fatal1ty K6 Z370/Gigabyte AORUS Ultra Gaming/Gigabyte AORUS Gaming 7
**CPU Cooling Unit: ?
GPU: GeForce GTX 1080
RAM: G.Skill TridentZ 16GB 3200Mhz CL16
HDD: 1TB 7200RPM
SSD: Samsung 850C 250GB
*I'm almost 100% sure I'm taking the ASROCK Fatal1ty K6 Z370, but I want you guys opinion. I want a solid MOBO capable of reaching high clocks if needed. (I don't care about Wi-Fi/Bluetooth)
**On CPU Cooling Unit, I thought about getting a cheap CPU FAN (under $100,00), that would allow me to use the computer normally (probably gaming would be the most stressful task I would do), without overclocking it. And maybe I could get a WaterCooler on Black-Friday or next year's Black-Friday. Anyway, I want a CPU FAN capable of lasting until a I buy a WaterCooler someday in the next months/year. Some people suggested to me the DC Gammaxx 400, which I think is cheap, but don't know if it could handle this setup well. What CPU FAN would you suggest?
***About Case, I don't really have much knowledge. I've looked into 3 models, the CM Masterbox Pro 5 (supports 3 front fans and 1 back), the Cougar Archon Mid Tower (supports 2 front fans and 2 side) and the CM Haf 912 (supports 2 front fans, 2 top fans, 1 back fan and 1 side). So, are any of the three good Cases? As I already sad, I'm not an expert at Cases, actually I don't know s*** but the CM Haf 912 looked the best of the three for me. What would you suggest besides the ones listed above?
****And lastly, the PSU. Would it be possible for me to maintain my CX600 and get a 750W/850W PSU on Black-Friday (obviously wouldn't overclock until there).
Before I forget, this PC will used just for gaming, I don't stream/work on it.