First build ever

hi, i have put together components to make a desktop, and i have looked for a full hd monitor. What sort of cable do i need to hook the monitor to my desktop? Also, what i be able to overclock my CPU to 4 GHz as my case comes with 4 fans aswell?

these are my components;

Intel Sandybridge i5-2500K
BenQ G2222HDL 21.5-inch Widescreen LED Back-Light Monitor (Full-HD
TP Link TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Cooler
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATAIII 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive OEM
ASRock Z77 Pro3 Motherboard
CiT Vantage Midi Mesh Gaming Case
Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2UK Builder Series 600W Power Supply
G-Skill 8GBXL Ripjaws X for Intel Sandybridge Platforms DDR3 PC12800 1600MHz 8GB Kit - G-Skill
Sapphire 11200-00-20G HD7850 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
Sony AD-7261S-0B 24x Internal DVDRWRAM SATA Black Lightscribe
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  1. any help?
  2. It looks like your BenQ monitor uses either DVI or VGA. A DVI cable would be best. Your monitor didn't come with one?
  3. no it doesn't come with one, any specific dvi cable?
  4. And yes - your 2500k with the CM Hyper+ should be able to do 4ghz pretty easily. Read this sticky first: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274821-29-sandy-bridge-series-overclocking-cores-guide
  5. would two 550ti's be better than a single hd 7850 by the way?
  6. do they sell them in england or what is the equivalent?
  7. deadbart said:
    would two 550ti's be better than a single hd 7850 by the way?


    Considering the increased hassles of SLI, not really no. 2 x 550ti gives you roughly the performance of a GTX 570 according to: http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3936/palit_geforce_gtx_550_ti_1gb_sonic_video_card_in_sli_review/index3.html

    Since a 570 is a single card and is on the same tier as the 7850, I'd stick with the single card: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
  8. could i use a hdmi one or not? As my pc will be in my room upstairs, my router being downstairs in my games room, what would be a good network adapter for gaming?
  9. As my pc will be in my room upstairs, my router being downstairs in my games room, what would be a good network adapter for gaming?
  10. According to the specs on the following page, your BenQ monitor only accepts VGA or DVI: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014240

    You can use either but DVI is preferred since VGA is analog and shows some signal degradation at 1080p. You can find a single link DVI-D (male-to-male) at pretty much any store that sells electronics. I don't know about the UK but in the USA any K-Mart or Walmart or BestBuy, Radioshack, etc. will carry DVI cables for sale.

    Someone else may have a better idea on your wireless adapter needs since my experience with them is a bit outdated. I use a wired connection, but in the past I've used a couple different USB wireless adapters and both worked great for games like WoW.
  11. would it affect me playing minecraft if i got a medium one?
  12. No, HDMI and DVI are similar in image quality.
  13. They should be identical IIRC, hdmi is basically dvi+audio.
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