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Just joined the site today. Finally decided to upgrade my computer after 3 years of running a Dell XPS 720 with 8800GT and Q6600. Just wasnt cutting it for RIFT, CS4 or GTA and the 720 uses BTX form factor so couldnt salvage anything.

Heres the new build. Just have to put it together.
Intel i7-2600k
Asus P8p67-EVO Rev3
Antec 902 Case
Kingwin Lazer Gold 850w PSU
Corsair Vengeance 1600 DDR3 (2x4)
ASUS 24x DVD R/W Drive
Crucial M4 64g SSD (boot drive)
WD Caviar Black 500 g (sata III) (storage,games)
EVGA GTX 580 (reference card) not overclocked
Saitek Cyborg V keyboard (the dell one was just about doa)
Antec Kuhler h20 920 - CPU Cooler

Going to be assembling it as soon as my GPU arrives from EVGA. Anyone find any issues / problems with this build? And what kind overclocking do you think I can achieve with this system and still be stable?

Thanks in advance.
    
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Don't forget the thermal paste!
I recommend MX-3.
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I would highly recommend you get a higher quality PSU. Get a brand with a good reputation: Corsair (most models are good, but not all), Seasonic, and I'm pretty sure Cooler Masters are alright. Everything else looks great.

Assuming you manage your cables well, that case should get good airflow. That will be a big factor in how well you can overclock that card as they run a little hot. Looks like that case has alright cable management options, so you shouldn't have much trouble getting everything out of the way.
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Originally Posted by champyg;13554268 
I would highly recommend you get a higher quality PSU. Get a brand with a good reputation: Corsair (most models are good, but not all), Seasonic, and I'm pretty sure Cooler Masters are alright. Everything else looks great.

Assuming you manage your cables well, that case should get good airflow. That will be a big factor in how well you can overclock that card as they run a little hot. Looks like that case has alright cable management options, so you shouldn't have much trouble getting everything out of the way.

I was originally going to go with a Corsair PSU. But this particular Kingwin was modular, 80+ Gold and got great reviews. I think johnnyguru gives it a 9.7. Was reading a lot of Corsair issues on newegg with certain models and the ax series was a little too pricey for me.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=206

Do you think I would have issues installing the Antec Kuhler 920 in that case or is it big enough to fit the radiator with 2 fans. I had ordered the 620 and they gave me the 920 by mistake.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dilyn;13554187 
Don't forget the thermal paste!
I recommend MX-3.

Would you advise using the thermal paste that comes with the Antec Kuhler (believe it is pre-applied) or getting another brand and scraping the factory paste off?
    
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Originally Posted by machfelon View Post
Would you advise using the thermal paste that comes with the Antec Kuhler (believe it is pre-applied) or getting another brand and scraping the factory paste off?
You'd probably see anywhere from a 1-5 degree drop in temperatures, assuming you put it on correctly both times.
I'd say pick up some TIM regardless, because when you take it off and you don't have any, you'll be wishing you had bought some
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dilyn;13554874 
You'd probably see anywhere from a 1-5 degree drop in temperatures, assuming you put it on correctly both times.
I'd say pick up some TIM regardless, because when you take it off and you don't have any, you'll be wishing you had bought some wink.gif

k good point. cheers.gif
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by machfelon View Post
I was originally going to go with a Corsair PSU. But this particular Kingwin was modular, 80+ Gold and got great reviews. I think johnnyguru gives it a 9.7. Was reading a lot of Corsair issues on newegg with certain models and the ax series was a little too pricey for me.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...tory5&reid=206
Well in that case, it looks like you've done your research and I'll just shut my little mouth Glad to see you put some research into it before just buying the cheapest 850W available. I'm surprised to see Kingwin putting out a quality product, but I can't argue with a Gold rating and JG approval.
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