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post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
About a week ago I received my old computer from my home country. And I want to spend some money to upgrade it and then do some overclocking with it.
Current hardware:
CPU - Core 2 Quad Q9550
Motherboard - ASUS P5Q3 (not deluxe)
GPU - NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 1GB
RAM - 2x2GB DDR3

So I'm planing to buy second GPU ( and use them together at the same time) ( I know that P5Q3 second PCIE slot is limited)

Also I need better RAM and Cooler.
I found "Thermaltake CLW0215 Water2.0" cooler, but maybe something else would be better for cooling overclocked cpu.

So, I need serious advice on GPU, cooler and RAM.

You can also contact me directly mikroele@email.com

Thanks.
post #2 of 3
That cooler you got there isn't the greatest. Would be better off with a corsair h80i or something. Personally IMO you would be happier with a big air cooler like the noctua nh-d14 or phanteks ph-tc14pe or similar (many options main thing is double tower). OR if you can afford it upgrading to a cheap kit like:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21236/ex-wat-271/XSPC_Raystorm_750_EX360_Extreme_Universal_CPU_Water_Cooling_Kit_New_Rev_4_Pump_Included_w_Free_Dead-Water.html

they have em on sale for $150 all the time for similar kits.

Main reason being air cooling is easier to deal with. If a fan fails you can always replace it without replacing the whole thing (like if a pump dies on a clc its over). Where as even with a cheap kit you can always replace one piece if something goes out, or upgrade if you need/want to.

As far as your gpu goes. Theres really nothing you could pair with that 9600 but another 9600 and its probably not going to give you as much of a boost in performance as you would hope. You would probably be much happier with an upgrade to a better single gpu rather then adding a 2nd one. Whats your budget? we can try to find your best option for cost

Ram has many options if your looking for a reasonable cheap upgrade most people go with g.skill ripjaws, its usually plenty for most and is great bang for buck ratio.
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OCZ Deneva 2 R series 400GB SSD WD Green 4TB HDD Asus DRW-24B1ST Phanteks PH-TC14PE_RD 
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intel core 2 quad q8200 Dell studio stock Dell studio Stock Corsair Force 3 SSD 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 GA-990FXA-UD5 MSI 7870 Hawk Edition Gskill 1600 2x4 GB 
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Intel Overclocker
(12 items)
 
Media PC
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4790k Delidded + Lapped ASRock Z97 Extreme4 MSI Twin Frozr GTX 660  Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400mhz DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Deneva 2 R series 400GB SSD WD Green 4TB HDD Asus DRW-24B1ST Phanteks PH-TC14PE_RD 
OSPowerCaseMouse
Windows 10 Seasonic 650w M12II Phanteks Enthoo Pro M with Acrylic side Cobra e-blue 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
intel core 2 quad q8200 Dell studio stock Dell studio Stock Corsair Force 3 SSD 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
External powered Seagate expansion desk Dell studio stock Stock Windows 10 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 GA-990FXA-UD5 MSI 7870 Hawk Edition Gskill 1600 2x4 GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force Series 3 22x Samsung w/ lightscribe dvd/cd burner Noctua NH-D14 Win 7 pro x64 
MonitorPowerCase
Acer x173w Seasonic M12II 650watt Semi-Modular PSU Apevia x-dreamer4 (with side window and red) 
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post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 
Ok. So I probably will take Prolimatech Megahalems or similar one cooler.
My PSU is "FEEL 3 - 500 ATX", and now one guy recomended Nvidia GTX 660 for GPU upgrade, and its ok for me, but now I don't know if my PSU is powerful enough.
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