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First time ground up build. Looking for advice.

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May 28, 2013 8:14:03 PM

Hello. Looking for some input from those of you with experience. I hope to overclock. Thanks for your time.

Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge 6MB Retail

Antec Kuhler H2O 920 Liquid CPU Cooling System LGA1155/1156/1366 AM2/AM3/AM3/FM1+ 2400RPM

MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1155 DDR3 3000 OC USB3.0 SATA 4XPCI-EX1 2XPCI-EX16 2XSATA3 Motherboard

MSI GeForce GTX 670 OC PE 1079MHZ 2GB 6.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card

Corsair Vengeance CML8GX3M1A1600C10 Low Profile Heatspreader 8GB DDR3-1600 CL10 Single Memory Module

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive - OEM

Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5in SATA3 MDX Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD

Seasonic M12II 620W EPS12V 20/24PIN ATX PFC 80+ Bronze Modular 6PIN PCI-E 120MM Fan Power Supply PSU

Samsung SH-224BB 24X SATA DVD Writer Black

Corsair Carbide Series 300R Window Black Gaming Case ATX 3X5.25 4X3.5 Front USB Audio No PSU

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May 28, 2013 8:18:02 PM

That's a very nice and thorough build, I don't see any problems.
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May 28, 2013 8:37:03 PM

Agree that is one of the better thought out newbie builds I have seen here in a long time. Good job.

Before you start your build read and watch some how to's before you start. And then get the game plan in your head and take your time do not rush it and things will go smoother. You are already ahead of the game by picking good components in the first place.
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May 28, 2013 8:46:11 PM

Great, glad to hear I'm on the right track and I appreciate the feed back.
Am I being naive in thinking, from what I've read that it should be pretty easy to over clock this build to 4.2. Not to scoff but it seems fairly straight forward with all the guides I'm seeing online?
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May 28, 2013 9:00:16 PM

OCgrasshopper said:
Great, glad to hear I'm on the right track and I appreciate the feed back.
Am I being naive in thinking, from what I've read that it should be pretty easy to over clock this build to 4.2. Not to scoff but it seems fairly straight forward with all the guides I'm seeing online?


Probably. But it's generally best not to start with a number in mind; look at the overclock as a puzzle to be solved, not a plan with a defined goal.
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May 28, 2013 9:03:08 PM

bryonhowley said:
Agree that is one of the better thought out newbie builds I have seen here in a long time. Good job.

Before you start your build read and watch some how to's before you start. And then get the game plan in your head and take your time do not rush it and things will go smoother. You are already ahead of the game by picking good components in the first place.


Yeah, and read your motherboard's manual first. That's the single most important reference you have.
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May 28, 2013 9:39:17 PM

You will get better performance from 2 4GIG sticks of ram that the 1 8GIG in your build also Corsair has the Vengeance LP with a lower CAS rating
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May 28, 2013 10:29:22 PM

Corsair Vengeance CML8GX3M2A1600C9 Lowprofile 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit
Thanks, so much to learn haha. cl9 in the above ram description referring to cas latency?
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May 29, 2013 6:43:56 AM

CL9 is the cas latency, you are correct, and its good that giltyler caught that, because you never want to run your PC with a single stick of RAM, you are effectively cutting your PCs RAM bandwidth in half. Always go dual-channel for improved speeds.
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