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well i've been an amd guy since like forever but i am planning to build my first medium budget gaming rig this christmas and i want to know how to overclock a Intel Core i3-3240 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz LGA 1155 55W Dual-Core Desktop Processor also these are the parts

Intel Core i3-3240
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116773

EVGA Z68 SLI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188097

Corsair 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit
http://www.corsair.com/us/memory-by-product-family/dominator/dominator-with-dhx-pro-connector-8gb-dual-channel-ddr3-memory-kit-cmp8gx3m4a1333c9.html

EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti ( 2 in SLI )
http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=01G-P3-1554-KR

i woll addthe second card and the physx card a little later on smile.gif

EVGA GeForce GT 520 ( PhysX )
http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=01G-P3-1526-KR
post #2 of 5
Yea there are several red flags coming up for me here:
  1. i3's can not be overclocked. The cheapest ivy bridge overclocking intel chip is the 3570k which costs about $220 unless you live near a microcenter.
  2. I wouldn't go with a z68 chipset board with ivy bridge as I'm pretty sure you would need to update the BIOS (impossible without an existing sandy bridge processor.)
  3. SLI/crossfiring two weaker cards is a waste. Just get a single powerful card.
  4. That RAM looks to be very overpriced to me, and its only running at 1333MHz

If you want to still overclock in that price range I would recommend getting an fx-6300 otherwise start saving for a 3570k or if you live near a microcenter grab a 2500k for cheap.
Edited by Cheeseinat0r - 12/5/12 at 2:27pm
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.0ghz Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 Diamond HD 6950 2gb @ 900MHz core 1400MHz mem Gskill Ripjaws 8gb 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitatchi 500gb Liteon DVD 22x Arctic Cooling i30 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer 23" 1080p 5ms response Adesso MKB-135B Mechanical keyboard hec X-Power Pro 650 Antec Three Hundred 
MouseAudio
Engage Wired Optical Mouse Plantronics Gamecom 780 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
RP2803 1.79Mhz NES motherboard RP2C02 5.37MHz 2KB onboard RAM 
Optical DriveCaseMouse
Cartridge Reader NES case NES controller 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
A10 5800k stock Gigabyte A85X Crucial ballistix 8gb @ 1866MHz Western Digital 250gb 
Optical DriveCoolingOSPower
Gateway DVD drive Stock fan Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit corsair Builder series 430W 
Case
Raidmax Tornado Blue 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.0ghz Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 Diamond HD 6950 2gb @ 900MHz core 1400MHz mem Gskill Ripjaws 8gb 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitatchi 500gb Liteon DVD 22x Arctic Cooling i30 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer 23" 1080p 5ms response Adesso MKB-135B Mechanical keyboard hec X-Power Pro 650 Antec Three Hundred 
MouseAudio
Engage Wired Optical Mouse Plantronics Gamecom 780 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
RP2803 1.79Mhz NES motherboard RP2C02 5.37MHz 2KB onboard RAM 
Optical DriveCaseMouse
Cartridge Reader NES case NES controller 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
A10 5800k stock Gigabyte A85X Crucial ballistix 8gb @ 1866MHz Western Digital 250gb 
Optical DriveCoolingOSPower
Gateway DVD drive Stock fan Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit corsair Builder series 430W 
Case
Raidmax Tornado Blue 
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and what about the gtx 520 for physx
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Originally Posted by Troll Sniper View Post

and what about the gtx 520 for physx

It's honestly not worth the $60 as it wont help much with the physx considering it's such a weak card. I wouldn't even bother with it anyway because there are only a handful of games that it could be used for. If you really think you need a dedicated card for physx just get a more powerful one later on. I hear 460s are actually nice physx cards if you can get one for cheap.

Here's a potential parts list using intel:
i3 3220:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116775
Corsair Vengeance RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144
Asrock Z75 motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157304
Asus 7770 2GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121642

I went with the cheaper i3 listed at $120 because it's a much better value than the one you have listed. I also decided to scale back on the motherboard considering you're not overclocking anyway, leaving room for a better graphics card. I would have gone nvidia but seeing as you said you'd like to crossfire in the future it would be wiser to go AMD seeing as anything under a 660 in the 6xx series wont SLI.
Edited by Cheeseinat0r - 12/5/12 at 4:05pm
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.0ghz Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 Diamond HD 6950 2gb @ 900MHz core 1400MHz mem Gskill Ripjaws 8gb 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitatchi 500gb Liteon DVD 22x Arctic Cooling i30 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer 23" 1080p 5ms response Adesso MKB-135B Mechanical keyboard hec X-Power Pro 650 Antec Three Hundred 
MouseAudio
Engage Wired Optical Mouse Plantronics Gamecom 780 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
RP2803 1.79Mhz NES motherboard RP2C02 5.37MHz 2KB onboard RAM 
Optical DriveCaseMouse
Cartridge Reader NES case NES controller 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
A10 5800k stock Gigabyte A85X Crucial ballistix 8gb @ 1866MHz Western Digital 250gb 
Optical DriveCoolingOSPower
Gateway DVD drive Stock fan Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit corsair Builder series 430W 
Case
Raidmax Tornado Blue 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.0ghz Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 Diamond HD 6950 2gb @ 900MHz core 1400MHz mem Gskill Ripjaws 8gb 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitatchi 500gb Liteon DVD 22x Arctic Cooling i30 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer 23" 1080p 5ms response Adesso MKB-135B Mechanical keyboard hec X-Power Pro 650 Antec Three Hundred 
MouseAudio
Engage Wired Optical Mouse Plantronics Gamecom 780 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
RP2803 1.79Mhz NES motherboard RP2C02 5.37MHz 2KB onboard RAM 
Optical DriveCaseMouse
Cartridge Reader NES case NES controller 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
A10 5800k stock Gigabyte A85X Crucial ballistix 8gb @ 1866MHz Western Digital 250gb 
Optical DriveCoolingOSPower
Gateway DVD drive Stock fan Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit corsair Builder series 430W 
Case
Raidmax Tornado Blue 
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well aparently i can get one for $110.00 USD wihch is like approximately where i live $650 yay biggrin.gif
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