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Ok guys, so my build has finally come together. I've got the following components based on suggestions from users here and from friends. I ended up going a little over budget, but I had to do this right as I hope to keep this setup for quite some time. Anyways, here is everything:

MOBO: ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131736

CPU: AMD PHENOM II X4 980 BE

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103935

PSU: ROSEWILL GREEN SERIES RG 630

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182200

RAM: MUSHKIN BLACKLINE 8GB DDR3 1600

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226191

GRAPHICS: SAPPHIRE RADEON HD5450 1GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102882

HD: SEAGATE BARRACUDA 7200.12 500 GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

CASE: ROSEWILL DESTROYER

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147144&Tpk=rosewill%20destroyer

CPU COOLING: COOLERMASTER HYPER 212 PLUS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

So basically what I am wondering is what you guys think would be a good place to start with an overclock. I am totally new to the OC game and I will have many questions. To start, what is the exact protocol for a bios overclock with a motherboard like mine? Also, what have your guys' experiences been like with the given processor or motherboard? And what sort of software should I download to help me figure out the perfect overclock? Thanks for the help guys thumb.gif
Edited by ceedubbya - 4/23/12 at 11:56pm
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post #2 of 7
Unfortunately I can't be of any help regarding the overclocking itself as I've no experience with AMD CPUs, but I can say that you will need Prime95 to stress test your overclock and the latest versions of RealTemp and CPU-Z to monitor your chip.

Best of luck mate, and enjoy your rig!
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Hey thanks for the info! I am now part of the club! About to begin my overclocking attempts!
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Ok so I think I found a good overclock and just ran OCCT overnight on it with no problems. its running at 4.2 ghz stable on air. here's the cpu-z

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2360605
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB ASUS CD/DVD Burner CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus Windows 7 Ultimate 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ceedubbya View Post

Ok so I think I found a good overclock and just ran OCCT overnight on it with no problems. its running at 4.2 ghz stable on air. here's the cpu-z
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2360605

looks good for using just a multiplyer OC good job thumb.gif
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thanks! Might play with the voltage and bus speed a little later on. cheers.gif
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB ASUS CD/DVD Burner CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus Windows 7 Ultimate 
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Rosewill Green Series RG630 Rosewill Destroyer 
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB ASUS CD/DVD Burner CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus Windows 7 Ultimate 
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