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October 11, 2010 11:00:13 PM

Hey everyone, I just wanted to run this set-up by more experienced forum browsers. I am not building a new comp from the ground up, but almost am I suppose. I want to overclock my cpu but quickly realized it was going to require more then simply replacing my dell mobo. So I decided I would need to upgrade my heatsink (which came with the dell), Ram (comp came with 2 gigs of dell ram and I added a stick of 2 gig no name ram), case (to fit the new mobo, heatsink and add more airflow), and psu (I am using a 500w apevia, which is hear is not too great that only has 36a on the 12v rails to run my gtx 260). I will not be ordering from newegg, I actually live pretty close to the warehouse for chiefvalue.com and will be going in and picking the parts up when I order them. One other note, the red led fans are for the case and the one non led fan is a second fan for the heatsink so I can get a push-pull setup going. I appreciate your thoughts and advice.

Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

psu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

heatsink
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

case fans x5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

second heatsink fan x1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I do want to point out this is a budget build and I plan on OCing my wolfdale E6500. I dont do heavy gaming like crysis, so I dont need top of the line stuff, and I cant afford it either. One more note, do you think I am going to be able to hook up all those fans with the mobo and psu I have listed? Thanks again.

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October 12, 2010 4:17:09 AM

^ The parts you have chosen are pretty good...
RAM - The ADATA is also fine and would suffice to overclock the E6500...But the 1066 speeds is better if you want to push that CPU even higher,...
PSU - Either of those PSUs would suffice and if you need more power connectors, use power adapters/ extenders to power the fans...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 12, 2010 5:33:32 AM

gkay09 said:
^ The parts you have chosen are pretty good...
RAM - The ADATA is also fine and would suffice to overclock the E6500...But the 1066 speeds is better if you want to push that CPU even higher,...
PSU - Either of those PSUs would suffice and if you need more power connectors, use power adapters/ extenders to power the fans...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks for the info. I am lookin at the ocz reaper 4gb memory at the moment and cant really decide between the 800 and 1066. I know I can OC further with the 1066, but the thing is I dont know how much further and if I want to even go that far, however far that is.
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October 12, 2010 5:56:02 AM

^ For 4GHz+ the 1066 would be good, anything below, the 800 would suffice I guess...
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October 12, 2010 6:00:00 AM

^ If you want to save some money, cut short on the fans...Just 2-3 would do...
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October 12, 2010 6:13:43 AM

gkay09 said:
^ For 4GHz+ the 1066 would be good, anything below, the 800 would suffice I guess...


Your "I guess..." does not sound too enthusiastic. I should mention this is my first OC and I do not plan on doin anything drastic, maybe 3.7ish ghz, not sure since this is my first time. I am lookin to save money, but at the same time I dont want to cheap out too much, but then again I dont want overkill either. But I did find these cards, one is 800ghz and one is 1066 and they are pretty much the same price, not sure why.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 12, 2010 6:39:29 AM

^ Well not too enthusiastic because one overclock differs from another, but the best chances for a higher overclock is when you get a faster memory,...
Dont go by price, just see if they play nice with the mobo, and have good reviews, that should do...That T1 looks solid...
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