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First time overclocker

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June 26, 2011 11:34:03 PM

A year ago I didn't know anything about computers, 9 months ago I built one, and now i'd like to learn / do more with it. Figured overclocking is a good place to start with that.

Heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
6g Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Windows 7
2x 23'' Asus Monitors.

Anyway I guess any overclocking information you could give me I would appreciate. I'm sure theres thousands of guides on the internet, but if you linked me a good trustworthy one I would appreciate it.

Also, what temperature should my computer be running at and how do I know what the temperature is? I heard that overclocking is safe as long as it doesn't overheat.

Off topic: I plan on getting a third monitor and running eyefinity, would I need a better power supply?

Thanks for the help, I appreciate it!

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June 27, 2011 4:33:57 PM

have you purchased this already? if not, you should go with a sandy bridge K series processor (Core i5 2500K or Core i7 2600K). they over clock better, and are much easier to use (and overall better).

but here are some good links I have found (will post more as i find them):

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-975,2318.ht...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Am-Chr8tTq8

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/intel_...

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2777

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1484/14/
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