Zalman CNPS9700 NT vs. Zalman cnps7700-cu vs. other coolers from http://www.enuinc.com (not too expensive though)
i want to overclock my ic2d firstname.lastname@example.org to 3.2 ghz. i want to play latest games, which require quad core for best quality games. there will be saboteur game too. that game requires quad core 2.4ghz cpu. (well, of course, i'm not going to oc it up to 4.8 (or higher) to play it, but i want to play it with at least almost perfect quality, 60 fps; ati's 5850 wanna get ). by the way, will the 500w psu be enough for the oc'ed cpu and stock 5850?
(don't know yet how to oc it, but i'll ask the friends. any ideas/help will help me to oc it well; if interested, i have asrock's mobo (g31m-s and ddr2 pc5300, 5-5-5-15). also, what (forgot the word, cpu-to-ram) do i need to put?
again, never oc'ed before, so any help is welcome.
I hear a lot about the Core Contact Freezer for the money. I'm watercooled for a few years so I'm not sure, but use Frosty to help you figure it out.
On the PSU, wattage is important, but if you buy a PSU with junk 12VDC rails the GPU card might not be happy. So buy quality, pay attention to the 12VDC rails and get one that has maybe 20% more than the GPU calls for.
And a PSU site to teach you even more stuff, this one for PSU's.
what do you mean, duuu...?
you don't like both? or what? i hate watercooling, i've never used the watercooling, i'm afraid to "break" the hoses, i have a microatx (or whatever, mATX) factor so afraid it won't fit in. need more reasons?
i said, if i oc it, i'll get the antec earthwatts 500w. my friend has it, so far for only 3 mo's, but it works great (at least so far)
i'm asking if this psu will handle both oc'ed cpu and ati's 5850.
oh, ok. no, i mean, i want to get it asap, so if it's possible, i wanna buy it in-store that's in my first post ( http://www.enuinc.com ). i want to get a cheap, though. but again, i want the cpu to work at 3.2 (540 mhz oc). looks like the mobo supports oc'ing. also, i have a memory of pc5300 @667, what FSB RAM should i put? and please, help me oc it