I recently just put together a fairly decent system. I will list specs at end of post. As for my question I am a complete noob when it comes to oc'ing any advice/suggestions and criticism is much appreciated thank you in advance.
INTEL i7-980X 3.33GHZ 12M EXTREME
80GB INTELl X25-M 2.5 INCH SATA
1TB SATA III 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB CACHE
GIGABYTE X58A-UD7 3 WAY CROSSFIRE
ATI RADEON 5970 4GB PCI-E
SILVERSTONE ST1500 1500W ATX 80 PLUS
CREATIVE X-FI XtremeGamer
WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64-BIT
COOLERMASTER HAF-X FULL TOWER GAMING
ASETEK 570LX 240MM WATERCOOLER
CORSAIR 2GB 1600MHZ CM3X2G1600C9D6 (6GB Total Ram)
Your first step should be to download Intels data sheet for your processor so you have an idea of temp and voltage specs.
Then read a bunch of 1366 OCing guides to get an idea of what the Bios entries are, like QPI/VTT, IOH, PLL, etc..... Decent guides will give you some idea of what these things are and if you still don't know, google is always a last resort.
Then start slow and of course monitor your temps and test as you go, that's it, easy.