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post #1 of 9
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Hello, been to the forums before, and finally decided to build another computer, my last build was done in 2005 lol.
Components are
CoolerMaster Case
Asus MoBo P8z77-vLX
Intel i7 2600k Unlocked
nvidia GeForce GT 545
750Watt PSU
8GB DDR3 1600 Ram
1TB HD

Leaving it like this for a while until I pay this off, then I would like to upgrade to 16gb ram, and buy an audio card.

Question, What is the most stable overclock I can get out of this i7 with the stock fan ?
post #2 of 9
What are you using your computer for?
That 750w is way overkill for what you just listed, you'll be perfectly fine with a 500-550W PSU, if not even less. Perhaps spend the saved money on an SSD?
They're getting quite cheap these days..

Also, without thinking about the price; Why not go with a 3770K? I know its hotter and all of that, but in the end its faster.

OC w/ stock fan: If you're lucky, 4GHz. My friends' (which I assembled twice, I know it's assembled correctly) is getting about 80C on stock.
Edited by bruflot - 6/7/12 at 12:11pm
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[Kingston] HyperX 120GB SSD [Intel] 520 series 60GB [Corsair] H80 [Canonical] Ubuntu 12.10 
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[BenQ] XL2420T [Corsair] Vengeance K60 Performance [OCZ] ZX 850W [CM] Storm Enforcer 
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post #3 of 9
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well ... I just wanted to build a new desktop, and decided to just go with something I wouldnt have to upgrade for a while, price difference was like 10 bucks for a 600watt one ...
I just want it for light gaming and movies. Just for fun lol
I dont need too much overclock, if i can get to 3.8ghz thats pretty good for me for now
post #4 of 9
I get your point.
By light gaming, what kind of games? Your graphics card won't get you far in the "gaming world", but it'll run.
The main difference between the 2500k and the 2600k (or 3570k and the 3770k) is "hyper threading". It allows your computer to read the processor as 8 logical cores, which is awesome for things like rendering (aka video/photo editing) or other heavy tasks.
For gaming/movies, you'd be perfectly fine with a 2500K or 3570K - well, even though that also might be a little overkill for light gaming, its future proof.

You never listed your budget, or where you will order from. If you could answer that, it'd be a lot easier! thumb.gif
Edited by bruflot - 6/7/12 at 12:31pm
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[Kingston] HyperX 120GB SSD [Intel] 520 series 60GB [Corsair] H80 [Canonical] Ubuntu 12.10 
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[BenQ] XL2420T [Corsair] Vengeance K60 Performance [OCZ] ZX 850W [CM] Storm Enforcer 
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[Razer] Mamba 4G 2012 [Beats] urBeats [NZXT] 24/8/6 pin extensions 
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[Intel] Core i5-3210M [Apple] Proprietary [Intel] HD 4000 [Hynix] H5TC2G83CFR DDR3L 8GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
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I have a CompUSA right around the corner from my house (1.5 miles away) so everything coming from there.
So you think the Video card isnt worth it ? It was worth like $110 with rebates that brought it down to like $69.
I spent with everything including 23" monitor, keyboard/mouse, $1100 with taxes and all, and I still have to do the rebates that might bring it down to like $1,000.
post #6 of 9
Well I suppose what are you really doing with your computer. It sounds like "overclocking for fun." For that I recommend the i5-2500k. If you want light gaming & casual use then you're spending wrong. It would be much more cost-effective to switch around your purchasing choices and even consider a non-overclocking solution. With the budget your parts recommend you can do heavy gaming, in fact, but possibly not while keeping "overclocking for fun."

For instance an
i5-3450
+cheap H61 or H77 board
+8gb 1333mhz ram
+ good video card

can blow away what you have above for gaming at the same price. If you're real specific with your purposes and possibly are also willing to buy online, you can get a far better computer.
Edited by MisterFred - 6/7/12 at 8:01pm
    
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what case did you get? CM makes some nice cases.
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post #8 of 9
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HAF 912 Mid-Tower,
I think I might go return the video card, I dont think I really need it for the mean time, will save me $100.
I dont mind keeping the i7 and the motherboard.
post #9 of 9
Reading over your original post it seems you may have already bought equipment. In that case I suggest you consider a return policy, not overclocking your i7, or buying an aftermarket cooler online like a CoolerMaster 212+ if you want to overclock heavily.

Returning the video card is a good idea. Onboard should be fine unless you feel the need for a real video card.
    
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