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Should i overclock my cyberpower build?

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January 22, 2012 2:52:42 AM

Hi im configuring a build through cyberpower. here is what i have so far:

AMD FX-4100 3.60 GHz Quad-Core AM3+ CPU 4MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology

Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)

[CrossFireX] GigaByte GA-970A-D3 AMD 970 Socket AM3+ ATX Mainboard w/ On/Off Charge, 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe X16, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI

8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory

AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card

600 Watts - XtremeGear Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready

1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD

Two things. first im a noob and i would like some feedback on this build. I dont have a high budget and its going to run me up about $1100 but from what i do know, seems like ill be able to run games like SWTOR at max quality graphics just fine.
the second thing is factory over-clocking. Im tempted to pay alittle extra and get the 10% over-clocking. Would it be worth it? Would it be ok with just the standard fans? and would this system run it ok? Overheating?
January 22, 2012 3:03:10 AM

A quick google search shows that the power supply isn't to be trusted.
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January 22, 2012 10:48:00 AM

roll_right said:
A quick google search shows that the power supply isn't to be trusted.



Thanks! your right. SO i switched it to Thermaltake TR2 RX Modular 80 Plus PSU 650W. which isnt top of the line but recieved way better reviews.
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January 22, 2012 11:00:31 AM

What resolution monitor will you be using?
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January 22, 2012 11:06:54 AM

dmartelli84 said:
the second thing is factory over-clocking. Im tempted to pay alittle extra and get the 10% over-clocking.
I'd say - avoid the extra cost of factory overclocking.
Overheating would not be an issue with the sealed unit H2O CPU cooler.
To get the most of of your system you'll want to eventually overclock above 10% anyway. You'll have plenty of time to read up and learn how others have been doing FX-4100 OC'ing.
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January 22, 2012 11:14:22 AM

AMD FX-4100 CPU Overclocking
from a AMD FX-4100 Quad Core 3.6GHz Bulldozer Review @ LegitReviews
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January 22, 2012 11:14:25 AM

AMD FX-4100 3.60 GHz Quad-Core AM3+ CPU 4 - meh

go for the i2500 k if you can aford it. If not then the i2400
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January 22, 2012 12:24:02 PM

Best answer selected by Dmartelli84.
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January 22, 2012 12:28:11 PM

Thanks for your help guys. I ended up ordering the 10% overclocking just to add acouple more fps when im gaming. give it alittle more boost. I placed my order for this unit and heres what the final stats are...

AMD FX-4100 3.60 GHz Quad-Core AM3+ CPU 4MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology

Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)

[CrossFireX] GigaByte GA-970A-D3 AMD 970 Socket AM3+ ATX Mainboard w/ On/Off Charge, 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe X16, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI

8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory

AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card

Thermaltake TR2 RX Modular 80 Plus PSU 650W

1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD

OVERCLOCK: Pro OC (Performance Overclock 10% or more)

WNC: PCI Wireless 802.11n 150Mbps Network Interface Card

Thermaltake Commander Mid-Tower Gaming Case

I cant freakin wait to get this machine and start gaming!! thanks for everyones help!!
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January 22, 2012 4:31:02 PM

WR2 said:
What resolution monitor will you be using?



22" Widescreen 1680x1050 TFT Active Matrix LCD Display
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January 22, 2012 8:43:16 PM

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