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First time overclocker... will this fry?

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January 8, 2010 6:22:17 PM

I'm going to try my first attempt at an overclock. Been doing some reading and I think the hardware below will give me a fairly good bang for my buck. I'll probably CF the 5770 down the road but will use one for now.

The Antec 900 is supposed to keep things pretty cool but I'm wondering if anyone would suggest I get anything else to help keep things at a safe temp. In the winter it's no issue... but my place does get a little warm in the summer sometimes.

Also, if you really think one of the components below isn't money well spent please let me know.

Thanks!

Brian

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VXL Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Antec Nine Hundred + EA650 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 650W Power Supply

ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model

OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

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January 8, 2010 7:16:11 PM

I was aiming for 4.0 on overclock... you think stock cooling would work for that?

And yeah... I'm rethinking the HD thing...

Would you JUST put windows on it? or programs/games as well?
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a b K Overclocking
January 8, 2010 7:27:40 PM

Alot of people have had problems with asrock extreme.... may i suggest evga?

And i would also change that velociraptor to something better. Actually a 2tb 7200RPM drive is faster than a raptor.
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a b K Overclocking
January 8, 2010 7:36:10 PM

sshhhhhh said:
I was aiming for 4.0 on overclock... you think stock cooling would work for that?
Would you JUST put windows on it? or programs/games as well?


If your aiming for 4.0 ghz your going to need better cooling. The stock cooler will get you to 3.1-3.3 ghz.
Go to http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm for heatsink ideas. Personelly i preffer the core contact freezer because you can get it for $15 on new egg.

If you get a 32gb drive it will hold the OS and 1 maybe 2 of your favorite games. Personelly i would preffer a 2TB drive because they are hella fast. :whistle:  :sol: 
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a c 171 K Overclocking
January 8, 2010 7:49:21 PM

sshhhhhh said:
I was aiming for 4.0 on overclock... you think stock cooling would work for that?


No.

To hit 4 GHz you want something very good / new to OC'ing you want something easy to install.

The Prolimatech Megahalems fits both criteria. Here's what I'm putting in new builds Mega w/ IC Diamond TIM and twin Scythe PWMfans (make sure ya MoBo can handle the fan wattage).

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8807/cpu-pro-01/Proli...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7038/thr-41/Innovatio...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10026/fan-639/Scythe_...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8418/cab-150/FrozenCP...

If that's a budget breaker, look at the Xigmnatec S1283 or one of the others here:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/Recommended_Heatsinks
http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm#INTELHEATSI...
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

As for the HD's, I'd grab a 500 GB per platter drive....the WD Black 2 TB model or any of the 500 GB platter ones...Seagate 7200.12 or Spinpoint F3. Use the compare function of THG benchmark performance charts to compare performance in various categories ....gaming, pictures and other Seagate wins.....movie maker and music, F3 wins.

(http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2009-3.5-desktop-har...[2770]=on&prod[2371]=on)
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January 9, 2010 8:12:39 PM

So I'm going with your cooling suggestion Jack. Thanks! Would I want two of those fans I assume for some push pull?

Also made some other changes due to suggestions from here and other forums (video card, new HD, new Mobo, new Powersupply)

Please let me know what you think guys... and if I'll be safe OC'ing GPU, CPU, Memory with this setup...

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ700FTY 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Foxconn BloodRage GTI LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model

SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model

Prolimatech Megahalems Rev B. Intel CPU Heatsink

(x2) Scythe Slip Stream 120mm x 25mm PWM Fan - (SY1225SL12LM-P)
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a b K Overclocking
January 9, 2010 8:28:49 PM

Yeah looks pretty good. I would feel more comfortable if you went with a corsair PSU. I have had more than one OCZ PSU fail on me.
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January 9, 2010 8:54:35 PM

only reason i switched is because newegg has a great combo deal on that case and psu... saving me 50 or 60 bucks...
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January 10, 2010 12:26:41 PM

last update (hopefully)... switched case and psu... found another deal with better psu

COOLER MASTER UCP RS700-AAAAA3 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Power Supply

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


Foxconn BloodRage GTI LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM

SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8 G - Retail

Prolimatech Megahalems Rev B. Intel CPU Heatsink

(x2) Scythe "Gentle Typhoon" 120mm x 25mm Fan - 1150 RPM (D1225C12B3AP-13)
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a c 171 K Overclocking
January 10, 2010 3:28:19 PM

sshhhhhh said:
Prolimatech Megahalems Rev B. Intel CPU Heatsink

(x2) Scythe Slip Stream 120mm x 25mm PWM Fan - (SY1225SL12LM-P)
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Don't forget the 3 way PWM splitter so you can plug both fans into the MoBo.

The Mega comes w/ a thermal compound but for the $7, I opted for the Diamond stuff. Visit the IC site and follow install instructions as they vary quite a bit from some common forum based wisdom.
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a c 171 K Overclocking
January 10, 2010 3:30:55 PM

I'd also echo the shocked guy's advice.

For moderate OC's get a 650 watt Corsair TX or Antec Earthwatts
For serious OC's get a 650 watt Corsair HX or Antec SG

If noise is a concern, the Antec SG's are quieter though many peeps wouldn't hear anything overt heir CPU fans.
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a b K Overclocking
January 10, 2010 4:24:12 PM

coolermaster PSU's are also pretty nice for overclocking
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January 10, 2010 8:44:35 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
Don't forget the 3 way PWM splitter so you can plug both fans into the MoBo.

The Mega comes w/ a thermal compound but for the $7, I opted for the Diamond stuff. Visit the IC site and follow install instructions as they vary quite a bit from some common forum based wisdom.


ordered both of them actually =)

just didn't list them.

appreciate the help GREATLY everyone!
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January 20, 2010 11:33:05 AM

Best answer selected by sshhhhhh.
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