New build, anything look bad?

Case: Antec 900
Mobo: Asus P5Q Pro
CPU: E8400
PSU: Corsair 650TX
GPU: Asus 8800GT
RAM: 2x2 Patriot Extreme Performance DDR2 800
HDD: 500GB Seagate Barracuda
DVD: Sony Optiarc DVD/CD burner with LightScribe
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek S963
OS: Vista Ultimate 64 ($8 from my University)

anything bad on here? how far should I be able to overclock this?
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  1. ~4ghz. Beyond 4.2ghz, the cpu will need a crapload of voltage which will heat up the cpu pretty fast on air.
  2. I was going to suggest stepping down a PSU size to the 550VX but seeing the 650TX has free shipping from NewEgg is actually less expensive ATM.
    You have a good list there.

    Best overclocking results depend on the "luck of the draw" in getting a good E8400 instead of an average E8400. You can expect something in the range of ~3.8Ghz - 4.0Ghz with what you've picked out.
  3. ?? what is a good and an average E8400???
    Aren't they all thesame??
    What did he pick?
  4. vsdagama said:
    ?? what is a good and an average E8400???
    Aren't they all thesame??
    What did he pick?
    I just means how lucky he gets when he overclocks the E8400. Some processors overclock better than others even for the same model/stepping.
  5. Thanks for the replies, this is my first full on build so I wanted to make sure it was set up good.

    I actually got the corsair 650tx for $87 shipped from buy.com (89.99 -10 from google checkout + 7 tax (stupid NYS) and free shipping) and they have the $10MIR that newegg has.

    My old setup a friend put together for me needed an upgrade badly.

    CPU: Athlon 64 3200+ (Socket 939 2.0GHz)
    RAM: 4x512MB DDR400
    HDD: WD 120GB SATAII
    MOBO: Asus A8V-XE
    GPU: Asus 7600GS 512MB Silent
    PSU: Coolermax 450W
    DVD: MAD-DOG DVD/CD burner

    sold that to a coworker with my microsoft wireless keyboard/mouse and 17" 4:3 Rosewill LCD monitor for $500
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