I'm asking this question beforehand.. since this is my first time building my PC and not all of my parts have arrived yet haha.
(want to clock 3.2ghz to 3.6ghz+)
Anyways I have X4 955 black edition CPU, and a thermaltake v3 black edition case.
Why did I mention the case? Becuase the Thermaltake v3 case is fairly cramped and I've read some reviews about the heatsink barely fitting in the case itself.
If I want to overclock my CPU, would it be safe OCing it with the stock fan it provides?
Full build if needed
win 7 64x
4gb RAM (dual channel 1333 MHz)
1 TB HHD
HIS HD 6850
2x 120mm fan, (one on rear, nearMOBO) (one on front, near HHD)
thermaltake 3v case
amd x4 955 black edition
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I never even tried using the stock heatsink myself ^_^. Anyway, your case has better airflow than mine so even with a 92mm cooler like a Xigmatek or a Cooler Master TX3 you should get some good results. If you can fit a 120mm heatsink in there go for it, but if not stick with the smaller 92mm coolers and of course put in some case fans if you haven't already ^_^