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New $1500 build...Looking for some OC advice

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October 25, 2010 1:23:15 AM

AMD PHENOM II X6 1055T 2.8GHZ (plan to OC)
1TB SATA III 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB CACHE (maybe add another HDD)
30GB KINGSTON 2.5 IN SATA SSD MLC (Boot drive)
2GB DDR3 / 1600 MHZ KINGSTON X 4 (Running 8Gb maybe do a slight OC)
COOLERMASTER V6 CPU COOLER FAN (two 120mm fans )
BLUE THERMALTAKE ELEMENT T MID TOWER (five 120mm case fans)
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 890GX (USB 3.0, 6Gb/s)
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX (No plans)
CREATIVE LABS AUDIGY SE (Tweak to preferences)
SUPERCLOCK EVGA NVIDIA GTX465 1.25GB (try to OC Slightly/ see if it could be unlocked...hopes and dreams)
SONY 24X DVDRW
LITE-ON 4X BLU-RAY
Logitech MX 518 mouse
Belkin n52te Tournament Edition SpeedPad
Xtreme Gear USB Keyboard (free)

SCEPTRE X226W 21.5" 1920 X 1080

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I did some research and this is what i came up with; purchased for $1550 (not including S/H or OS). I'm deployed currently so i havent had a chance to test it out yet. I was wanting to get some advice for maximizing this build. The biggest plan i have is overclock her to a minimum of 3.6 Ghz. There should be lots of cooling as i have 5 case fans and dual fans on the CPU cooler. I'm on the fence about adding a Killer Nic, but i do know the limitations on what the benefits could be. This is my first build so i'm very open to suggestions......
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"If at first you don't succeed; call it version 1.0"

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October 25, 2010 2:25:19 AM

G.SKILL Phoenix Series FM-25S2S-60GBP1 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

That is a huge speed increase, i'm kicking myself now on the SSD. I was trying to just limp into the SSD market, but i will probably end up adding a 2nd quicker SSD now. I've read quite a bit about the V-6 Cooler, and "I THINK" it will be ok. I want at least 3.6Ghz, but i'm open to water cooling for the right price.
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October 25, 2010 3:02:11 AM

eBay is a sellers market, you can probably get a good majority of your money back if you choose to sell it. I apologize, didn't realize you already bought the ssd, or I wouldn't have said anything about it.
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