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How does my rig hold up? And Overclocking help!

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August 7, 2014 5:25:09 PM

So i need the opinions and thoughts of anyone willing to give them

Here is my current rig's specs...

GPU: GTX 660 twin frozr III
CPU: Intel I5 4670k @ 3.50Gz (unlocked)
Ram: 12Gb DDR3
Windows 7 Home Premium
Motherboard: MSI Z97 G5
Cooling: Corsair H55 Liquid cooling system

Now here is where i need everyone's opinions, Last month i has put in everything new into my pc (Besides my GPU and 4 GB's of RAM and of course Windows 7) But i'm not sure if this is adequate enough for some serious gaming and i have some troubles occasionally with lag and occasional PC crashes itself (Blue screened once other times it just goes to a black screen and i have to use my power switch to turn it off) I know it is not a cooling issue for i have a meter on my Motherboard keeping my pc at a nice 29 degrees idle and about 34-37 degrees during gaming (i have not overclocked just yet but i also need some help from the community for that as well :p )

But please maybe rate how this setup would work for the above average gamer (i play a bit of everything from LoL to ESO to Arma and such)

Also if anyone has any overclocking help that would be much appreciated as well. The guy at the micro center i bought all my parts from made it clear i could overclock it till it turns red hot and i could replace it no problem so i wish to do just that... Well not that hot but i'm sure you people get my point :p 

*Side note, i was thinking about buy a gtx 780 GPU to hook up with a bridge that came with my motherboard to go along with my 660.... So is it worth the extra money or no?

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a b K Overclocking
August 7, 2014 5:33:43 PM

I don't think you can SLI a 780 with a 660.

As for overclocking, use the multiplier and try overclocking to 4ghz without touching voltages...

your cooler might be the limiting factor on this one.
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August 7, 2014 5:35:06 PM

How could the cooler be a problem? For the once in awhile crashes?
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a b K Overclocking
August 7, 2014 5:35:51 PM

the graphics card sucks that the problem. are all the drivers installed. i dont think the 780 and 660 are even sli'able their not. Overclocking will help give you some good performance increase if you feel its lagging. make sure all the fans are on and that air is flowing out the case
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a b K Overclocking
August 7, 2014 5:36:48 PM

If heat becomes a problem, it'll be the limiting factor.
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August 7, 2014 5:39:08 PM

Heat hasn't been the problem at all and i didn't think to check if the two cards were sliable( Whoops) But what could be a possible upgrade to either replace or maybe hook a second one up? (also yes all my drivers have been installed)
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a b K Overclocking
August 7, 2014 5:40:16 PM

If you're going to upgrade the gpu, just go with a single stronger card. Less problems that way. Some games don't take advantage of SLI/Crossfire anyways. Newer games would, but might have some issues and what not.
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August 7, 2014 5:43:10 PM

I see, before my idea was to pass down my 660 to my brother or help my friend with his build however i thought of the sli idea and i thought maybe it would be better, what would you guys recommend for a nice graphics card? (i would like to stick with Nvidia for i'm used to all the features and i plan on buying a shield in the near future)
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a b K Overclocking
August 7, 2014 5:43:54 PM

TheKittenSlay3r said:
Heat hasn't been the problem at all and i didn't think to check if the two cards were sliable( Whoops) But what could be a possible upgrade to either replace or maybe hook a second one up? (also yes all my drivers have been installed)


one single card will always produce less heat and use less power.
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August 7, 2014 5:46:30 PM

kunthakenthe said:
TheKittenSlay3r said:
Heat hasn't been the problem at all and i didn't think to check if the two cards were sliable( Whoops) But what could be a possible upgrade to either replace or maybe hook a second one up? (also yes all my drivers have been installed)


one single card will always produce less heat and use less power.


Yeah i'm beginning to lean more towards a single card for the simple fact is my PSU is only an EVGA 600 Bronze series so i don't think i would be able to power much more especially with my Overclocking ( also my PC is completely open on both sides so airflow has been supreme and i have had zero troubles with dust and such

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a b K Overclocking
August 7, 2014 5:53:18 PM

TheKittenSlay3r said:
kunthakenthe said:
TheKittenSlay3r said:
Heat hasn't been the problem at all and i didn't think to check if the two cards were sliable( Whoops) But what could be a possible upgrade to either replace or maybe hook a second one up? (also yes all my drivers have been installed)


one single card will always produce less heat and use less power.


Yeah i'm beginning to lean more towards a single card for the simple fact is my PSU is only an EVGA 600 Bronze series so i don't think i would be able to power much more especially with my Overclocking ( also my PC is completely open on both sides so airflow has been supreme and i have had zero troubles with dust and such



well they have 750w for 50$ right now. also a good gpu is a r9 290 if you want to save some money or you could get 780.
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