RAM: CORSAIR TWINX DDR2 6400 CL5 2GB (2X1GB) DUAL CHANNEL KIT
Graphics Card: XFX GEFORCE 8600GT 256MB 540M PVT84JUAL PCI-E
DVD RW: NEC OPTIARC AD-7191S LIGHTSCRIBE BULK BLACK
Hard Drive: WESTERN DIGITAL 250GB WD2500AAKS CAVIAR SE16 SATA
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W
Case: APEVIA X-CRUISER MIDI TOWER BK - BLACK
I'm planning on overclocking CPU around 3.0-3.2Ghz. I need your opinion on RAM's timings, CPU Cooler and motherboard for overclocking. I play World of Warcraft and Sims 2. Will the Graphics Card and CPU(1MB cache) be enough for these games? Do i need a bios update to support one of these components?
Please critique my build and let me know any change i can do for better performance.
Any help would be appreciated.
If you plan on pumping that cpu to those speeds, I would suggest low latency ram with fast timings. This way you have some room to work with like relaxing the timings to get the overclock your looking for. And I hate to use this cliche...I see it alot on here..."but if you have a few extra dollars" I would really look into getting the E7200 cpu. You can clock that cpu to 3.16Ghz just by moving up your FSB (9.5x333). That means you wouldn't have to mess with upping your voltage and you would't have any heat issues. It's a mild OC for that cpu.