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November 26, 2010 7:19:01 AM

This will be my first time I try to OverClock a CPU and so I was wondering how this looked to you guys

Antec Lanboy air Case:

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

ASUS 21.5" 2ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor:

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

BIOSTAR TA890FXE AM3 AMD 890FX ATX AMD Motherboard:

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

DIAMOND 6850 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit:

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

Antec TPQ-850 850W:

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

Patriot G Series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333:

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

CORSAIR Hydro H70 120mm CPU Cooler:

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

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W:

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

Thanks for the Advice!



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a b K Overclocking
November 26, 2010 7:57:21 AM

^ IMO there are many good alternatives for the parts that you have selected...
Here is a rebuild...
CPU - X4 965
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Mobo + CPU Cooler
ASUS 890GX + CM Hyper 212+ (This mobo and cooler would suffice for overclocks upto 4GHz)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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

Video card
MSI 6870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - 750W would suffice for 2x HD 6870s
Antec TP 750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 122 K Overclocking
November 26, 2010 3:41:31 PM

1) For gaming spend your budget first on a great graphics card. At 1080P think at least a 6870, or GTX470. Perhaps even a GTX480. It might pay to wait to december to see what the new high end cards from amd bring.

2) A quad at 3.0 should run any card out there well. Don't pay an extra $100 for liquid cooling, when the stock cpu will do the job without OC. Better to spend it elsewhere. Just get a decent cooler like the CM hyper 212 which is on sale for $15:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3) If you really love the case , fine. But to me "bling" does not bring any more performance or peer admiration.
You can get a great case for half that amount. How about the Antec 300 illusion model for $50 vs. $190?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


But... consider waiting to Jan5 for the sandy bridge launch. Here is some info:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3871/the-sandy-bridge-pre...

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November 26, 2010 6:20:26 PM

Nevermind the newegg links work now (mustve just been because of black friday), but thank you for the advice, I was also kind of wondering if I should spring for a bigger display than the one i listed if I'm going to get a 6870
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a c 122 K Overclocking
November 26, 2010 7:07:03 PM

darkspark713 said:
Nevermind the newegg links work now (mustve just been because of black friday), but thank you for the advice, I was also kind of wondering if I should spring for a bigger display than the one i listed if I'm going to get a 6870


The monitor you listed is 1920 x 1200. That has as large a resolution that you can get, without going for a 30" monitor at 2560 x 1600(very expensive).

A monitor that is physically larger, but the same resolution will have the same demand on the graphics card.

If you sit fairly close to the monitor, 21" is fine. If you tend to sit far away, or have trouble reading small text, then 24" or even 27" might be better. You can go even larger, but those monitors will really be TV monitors with 1080P(1920 x 1080) resolution.
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November 26, 2010 7:31:23 PM

Okay thanks, thats all I need I think thanks very much!
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November 26, 2010 7:31:40 PM

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