Upgrading some parts and need input.

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=N82E16811146061&Tpk=gamma%20case

Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128380&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=

psu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022&cm_re=ocz_psu-_-17-341-022-_-Product

ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227289&cm_re=reaper-_-20-227-289-_-Product

heatsink
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

case fans x5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200050&cm_re=rosewill_case_fan_120-_-35-200-050-_-Product

second heatsink fan x1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200048&Tpk=Rosewill%20RFA-120-K

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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  1. I was also thinking about using this for the PSU but I am not sure if it and the mobo will have enough connections to run all the fans and everything else. Then again I am a bit computer illiterate so I could be way off.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017&Tpk=modxstream%20600w
  2. Ok, hows about someone just answers one question for me. Is this ram good to use for overclocking a Wolfdale E6500 @2.96 ghz with 1066 fsb?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211188&cm_re=a-data_4gb_ddr2-_-20-211-188-_-Product
  3. ^ 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=N82E16812196309&cm_re=molex_power_splitter-_-12-196-309-_-Product
  4. 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=N82E16812196309&cm_re=molex_power_splitter-_-12-196-309-_-Product


    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.
  5. ^ For 4GHz+ the 1066 would be good, anything below, the 800 would suffice I guess...
  6. ^ If you want to save some money, cut short on the fans...Just 2-3 would do...
  7. 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=N82E16820104020&cm_re=kingston_hyperx_ddr2_800_4gb-_-20-104-020-_-Product

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104098&cm_re=kingston_hyperx_ddr2_4gb_1066-_-20-104-098-_-Product
  8. ^ 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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