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November 6, 2009 5:25:56 AM

What im looking to get.

1. MoBoard: EVGA E760 CLASSIFIED "Overclocker's Pick" 3-Way SLI + PhysX 1366 Intel X58 EATX Intel Motherboard
2. CPU: Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920
3. Ram: OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK

What i have:

4. Case: Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
5. PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible
6. GPU: BFG GeForce GTX 285 OCX Video Card - 1GB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, ... x2

^^ current selected items are still up for comments and any recommendation and info is appericated. >NOTE ""still trying to decide on how to cool my CPU""< air or WC

So my next question what is required to be able to overclock a Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz to 4.0GHZ+? stable?

Thanks in advance everyone.

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November 6, 2009 5:40:16 AM

have u checked out the sticky on overclocking the i7 thread yet? i believe it will answer your question
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November 6, 2009 7:57:33 AM

If your getting a D0 stepping i7 920 then 4ghz on air isnt to differcult, You just need a decent air cooler like a Thermalright 120 Ultra Extreme (or something similiar).

On the other hand if you can afford WC then I'd go for it, and maybe try for 4.4+ghz

Your rig looks great, Cant see anything wrong with that ^^
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November 6, 2009 3:18:00 PM

Cevebed said:
What im looking to get.

1. MoBoard: EVGA E760 CLASSIFIED "Overclocker's Pick" 3-Way SLI + PhysX 1366 Intel X58 EATX Intel Motherboard
2. CPU: Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920
3. Ram: OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK

What i have:

4. Case: Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
5. PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible
6. GPU: BFG GeForce GTX 285 OCX Video Card - 1GB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, ... x2

^^ current selected items are still up for comments and any recommendation and info is appericated. >NOTE ""still trying to decide on how to cool my CPU""< air or WC

So my next question what is required to be able to overclock a Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz to 4.0GHZ+? stable?

Thanks in advance everyone.



My only criticism is with the motherboard. It is a fine product, but not a good value. An EVGA (or ASUS or Gigabyte) that costs half as much will perform just as well. For example:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The classified board is for those who are looking for record level overclocks where price is no object.

The i7-920 overclocked to a conservative 3.3 is sufficient to run the GTX285. Anything more gets diminishing returns in FPS. As others have said, a D0 stepping should be able to do 4.0, but remember that samples vary, and you might get a better/worse sample.
The level of good overclock is determined by heat. Air is simpler and cheaper than liquid, and entirely adequate id you get a good cooler. Pick one of the top ten from this excellent review:
http://www.frozencpu.com/resource/r24/Best_CPU_Cooler_P...

Spend the savings on a good SSD for the OS.
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November 6, 2009 3:26:05 PM

^Geofelt, i respectivly disagree.

For the X58 boards the classified is definetly the best option. I LOVE overclocking on it, and it seems you have the money, so i would say go for it.
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November 8, 2009 1:05:37 AM

There are i7 overclocking guides on this forum,check them out later.if you're thinking on taking it up to 4.0, i would recommend liquid cooling...
anyway check this test out,it might help youhttp://www.hardocp.com/article/2009/10/19/thermalright_...
im not saying the thermalright is the best option but it's for you to compare the different performances.good luck.
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November 8, 2009 4:40:47 AM

I would get a megahalem or a ultra 120.
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November 16, 2009 12:48:54 PM

Wtf GTX285? Get an HD5850 :p 
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