Ok, i am looking to build a gaming computer. I want to get a e6600 and overclock it to at least e6700 speed but maybe up to 3.2ghz. Could i do that with these components. Also would i need any special cooling for it? This is what im getting
-MSI P6N SLI-FI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
-PowerTek 750W F5-Series ATX12V 750W Power Supply - Retail
-OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
-Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-BA Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
-150gb Raptor X
Any input or recommendations would be appreciated.
I've been running my E6400 at 2.67GHz on the P6N SLI Platinum with no problem. You should be fine with your specs, though I don't know what the E6600 are getting up to. I've had my chip at 3.0GHz, but the temps were hovering araound 50C during normal Photoshop and surfing sessions so set it back to 1333 FSB/800 DDR DRam and 266.7x8 for 2.66GHz CPU.
The -FI and Platinum are the same basic board, so you should be able to hit your mark.
Check this thread at [H]ard Forums- http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1139486
It has more answers than you have questions.
Be sure and check the 3rd post for known issues and things that work. So far the only common problem has been memory modules that do not start with the JDEC standard voltage (1.8-1.9V). Once into BIOS setup, you can set the board to run about anything, but you have to get it to POST first.
I've seen your DIMMs quite often recently, hopefully in good posts! I think you'll be fine.