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Originally Posted by Z13;14582228 
I never said 24/7 1.55v.

But he said he's new to overclocking, and you didn't say don't run it 24/7. The way I read your post it seemed 100% harmless to run 1.55v. But that could have just been me.
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go easy man, sandy is incredibly easy to OC.

start off by going to 4.0 and seeing if the voltage needs a bump, then go to 4.2 and get the voltage correct..once its stable, see if you need or want to even go higher.

how much do you know right now about OCing sandy?
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post #13 of 15
im quite interested in this matter too myself. im looking to go with cyberpower (uk version) and i was wondering myself about the OC. I havent got any OC experience at all, but after doing a google search for "pay someone to overclock or do it yourself" i found this post. It looks like it could answer my question so i have joined up pretty much solely to get involved. I hope its not wrong of me to do this, but would be interested to know before i jump into something for £40 to get 20-30% increase if it was actually worth it, or if i could just pull that myself.

The rig im setting up is;

# corsair obsidian 650d case
# i5 2500k
# coolermaster v8/ prolimatch megahalems cpu cooler (if i dont go with cyberpower, there is another company called wired2fire that seem similar but for same build price i could do a corsair h80)
#4GB RAM corsair xms3
#either asus maximux IV gene-z or asus P8Z68-V (any tips would be appriciated... there is also a P8Z68-V LE available too)
#Nvidia GTX 570
#"cyberpower" 850watt "performance gaming" PSU (cant go with anything smaller than 850 with that GPU with cyberpower; they wont allow it. Wired2Fire on the other hand offer a 600w corsair CX600 or corsair HX 750)
#The rest like windows 7, 1TB hard disk etc i think probably dont matter...

So id also like to know if i should go with them for their overclock service (wired2fire offer the service for free but that means its probably hidden somewhere in their pricing.. but i havent noticed that)
post #14 of 15
fungai welcome to OCN.

Usually it is best to start your own thread, just a fyi. But since your here and for some reason I was subbed to this thread I'll throw my 2 cents in.

First off just build it yourself. It's easier then you probably think it is, it's cheaper plus then you'll be in a lot better position to fix it or trouble shoot problems when the need occurs.

i5 2500K's are very easy to overclock according to just about anybody around here that's ever overclocked one. 20%-30% increase is almost a joke. That would be somewhere in the neighborhood of 4.3GHz when most people around here are shooting for 5.0 on the 2500K's.

Coolermaster V8 is a poor choice for a cooler. Megahalems though isn't a bad choice at all.

RAM is pretty cheap these days, if I were you I'd be looking at a 2 X 4GB set.

Personal preference on the board, I'd probably be looking at ASUS P8Z68-V PRO vs ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe. The Gene is a pretty sweet micro board though so that might be tempting but I'd have to take a close look to make sure I could fit all my goodies (SLI GPU's, sound card etc. ) on it.

570's are nice but the prices on the 580's have been dropping so I'd probably go that route myself. Either that or 560 Ti. I just don't see the current prices of the 570 making it the great option it used to be. Everything else has dropped in price but the 570 it seems from the little price browsing I've done for myself recently.

Never buy a Cyberpower PSU and I'd probably avoid the CX line of Corsairs. TX, HX, AX you'll be fine as far as Corsair PSU's. There are others as good or better though. 650 watts would be plenty to run what you have there. I don't mind going with a little overkill to start with though to leave plenty of room for any and all future upgrades though.
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post #15 of 15
Ok thanks for that insight, i will start my own thread as i have more questions and i think it would be better if i have my own space.
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