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Is this build good for OC?

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January 29, 2013 1:20:21 PM

I want to OC the CPU to something like 5Ghz, will the parts I have get me there? Is there something better that might not be as expensive?


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AgQ0

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($80.76 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V200 Series 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V200 Series 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($304.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($304.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($95.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2328.60

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April 7, 2013 5:41:40 PM

The build looks fine. Though if you're spending upwards of $2,000, you may want to go with water cooling. It will keep everything running cooler, allowing you to overclock higher. That is one of the main components to overclocking high, keeping it cool, and since you're aiming for 5 ghz, I would personally go with water cooling. It doesn't even have to be a custom loop, maybe something like an H100i! You could definitely put some of the money you're spending on RAM and put it towards water cooling, 64 GB is a lot!
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