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November 20, 2010 10:10:05 PM

So I'm planning on getting the parts necessary for a decent gaming computer within the next week or two and thought about o'cing the CPU, however I've never done so before and I need some help. Here are my specs if needed:

Xion ATX mid tower case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811208034&cm_re=xion_case-_-11-208-034-_-Product

Asus micro ATX AM3 Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131669

Radeon HD 5850 & 650w PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.553617

Athlon x3 450 CPU & 4 gb ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.556281

As for the DVD writer, I already have one. So my questions are, for one, can I even overclock with this psu? If so what heatsink or fan would be recommended (I don't want to get a super expensive one, at most around 50$) and how high would I be able to get the CPU's clock speeds with said fan or heatsink. I don't need this to be a top notch, blazing overclock, I just want some info to get started into overclocking, thanks for any help. Edit: forgot to mention my HDD
1TB HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145304

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November 28, 2010 2:08:10 AM

Try to look at the Hyper 212+ cooler.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 28, 2010 2:22:15 AM

And how high do you think I would be able to get the speeds to with that cooler? (Thanks for responding by the way) And how high could I get the speeds on the stock cooler?
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November 28, 2010 2:30:18 AM

People have gotten up to 4.0 GHz on 920 pretty easy and retained heat about 60-65 degrees centigrade.
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November 28, 2010 3:51:50 AM

Thanks, I really appreciate the response, I had figured I wouldn't receive an answer for this. I'll try out this cooler that you suggested :D 
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November 28, 2010 3:52:04 AM

Best answer selected by superdupermario.
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November 28, 2010 4:05:54 AM

When you get it, post back and tell me how everything is. Also, try out different case fans with it and experiment. I would like to see what you come out with.
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