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November 4, 2009 12:57:28 AM

My Build:


TOWER
Lian Li Lancool Lian Li PC-K62B Mid-Tower Gamer Case with Window / Black

MOBO
EVGA E758-TR 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

CPU
Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

PCU
COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail

POWER SUPPLY
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail

GPU
ASUS EAH5850/G/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail

RAM
OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail

HDD
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD DRIVE
SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - OEM

OS
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM


I dont need a monitor/keyboard/mouse.

Would it be a good idea to get a surge protector? Also, with that Lianli case and that cpu cooler, while planning to overclock, would I need to buy any extra fans/replacement fans for this setup, and what should I overclock to with this setup?

Its my first time making a custom computer and I'm just worried about the cooling and the fact that I'm not experienced at BIOS configuration or temperature/voltage monitoring. I'm just hoping to get as much information that I can from reading online and hoping that most my default setups will be set as they should.
November 4, 2009 3:19:48 AM

Good build. I would recommend switching to this HSF though
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and if you don't need a three-way crossfire board then this one is just as good
ASUS P6T SE LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Yes, definitely get a surge protector. No, you shouldn't need extra fans. For starters you can overclock the CPU and GPU. Don't worry, very little BIOS configuration is needed, and there are simple downloadable utilities available for monitoring temperatures.
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November 4, 2009 3:27:09 AM

Since it's your first time overclocking, go into the Overclocking section and read some guides regarding bios settings..temperatures..etc

Also, since it's your first time, just go for a mild overclock say 3.0GHZ at first, when you are comfortable, go for more.

I agree with jbakerlent's suggestion, go with the Hyper 212 Plus as your heatsink.

As far as temperatures are concerned, you will not need to buy extra fans.

Yes, get a surge protector, you don't want to fry yourself.

I couldn't find your case on newegg, anyways it's not that great

Get an antec 900 case instead of that lancool case, it's cheaper and better cooling.
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