Hey guys, I'm looking at buying a 3500+ Venice, and from what I hear they are easy to overclock. I have never overclocked before but I know generally what it involves.
I wanted your recommendations on how I should go about putting together a system for this.
* I AM NOT INTERESTED IN "EXTREME" OVERCLOCKING! I want to know what I need for just a decent/basic overclock... air cooled and without questionable stability, etc. *
* What s939/SLI mobo do you recommend? Asus A8N-SLI? Or The Deluxe model? Or Should I go Epox or DFI or other?
* RAM - I've heard I may need to change some settings on the RAM to overclock. I am looking for great RAM that is very fast, steady/reliable by default but will also overclock well. I have always gone Corsair or Kingston in the past. What do you recommend & why?
* HSF... what do you recommend as my HSF? I was thinking of buying the OEM 3500+ and then adding a better HSF, although I have heard the stock/retail HSF is good as well... anyway, advice?
* Case/PSU - I like the Antec P180 (the one with the PSU mounted at the bottom). I was thinking of going with the Antec Truepower 2.0 550watt PSU... Any disagreements here?
* Do I need a better chipset-cooler? I remember reading something about Thermalright making an NB-1 heatsink for motherboard's chipset to keep it cooler during overclocking... what's that all about?
* Anything else I have forgotten to consider?
Also, I was wondering what a SAFE and "hassle-free" so to speak OC would be for the Venice 3500+ (running stock @ 2.2)? Is it as easy as just having good cooling/power (case, psu, HSF) and the right mobo, and then just changing the multiplier up...?
Thanks for your time/patience... it's much appreciated!