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February 1, 2013 11:11:09 AM

Hello guys,

Im going to purchase a new pc soon and i want to hear your takes in OC'ing the CPU.

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge - Box
MEM: Kingston 8GB DDR3 2400MHz (2x4) HyperX
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 SSD - 120GB

I want to OC the 3770k to 4.0ghz - which leads to the questions:

will i have to purchase a new CPU fan? (and if so, will the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo be good enough?)
Is my 3Rsystem Zion ATX case okay?
Can my LC Power Super Silent LC6550 V2.0 do the job?

Hope you guys can help me out here :-)

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February 1, 2013 11:43:06 AM

I would get a better name brand psu.
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February 1, 2013 11:49:01 AM

hi op
yes if you want to oc i would suggest picking up aftermarket heatsink as ocing increases your temperatues
yea the case is will fit atx or mini atx mobos
and as christop said above get a psu from Antec, Asus, Corsair....not cooler master
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February 1, 2013 12:24:46 PM

Get a better PSU: Antec, Cooler Master and Corsair are the only one i used and i never had one failed on me... (had a Antec NeoHE 500w for 7 years now powering his second rig, a Core 2 Quad @ 4.05ghz and dual 560-ti... I also have a Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1000w for 2 years now 24/7 usage for my new setup (it was in my old rig then i swap it as it's newer and better (currently on a 3770k 4.87ghz and a 680, i plan on a second one soon) Corsair works well but the
fan is a little more louder than what i wanted so i return it to change for the Cooler Master (it was an AX750) and i don't regret it ;) 

you should grab a good cooler for your CPU if you want to overclock (i can suggest the HYPER 212 from cooler Master that sells for about 30$ and sometime 15-20 in rebate)