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Built a new gaming computer for someone, any advice on overclocking it?

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System specs are:

  • Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
  • GPU: Gigabyte GTX 780 OC
  • CPU: IntelĀ® CoreĀ® i7-4770K (LGA1150)
  • PSU: Strike-X 800W (80 Plus silver)
  • HDD: Western Digital Red 2.0 TB SATA III/Gbps
  • SSD:Samsung SSD 840 Series (250GB)
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87X-D3H
  • RAM: Kingston HyperX 32 GB (4 x 8 GB Stick) 1666 mhz
  • CPU Cooler: NH-U14S



And, can someone check if my cable management is good or not? (I probably should of had more pictures)



Packing of stuff (Extras I guess):



Edited by benjamen50 - 9/12/13 at 5:46am
Gaming Computer
(19 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Asustek P5Q-PRO Nvidia 9800 GTX+ Kingston DDR2 8gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital 1 TB Pioneer Noctua NH-U9B Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell Monitor Logitech G110 Antec 750W Thermaltake Aluminium Old Case 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse Generic Mousepad Soundblaster 5.1 VX 
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Gaming Computer
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Asustek P5Q-PRO Nvidia 9800 GTX+ Kingston DDR2 8gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital 1 TB Pioneer Noctua NH-U9B Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell Monitor Logitech G110 Antec 750W Thermaltake Aluminium Old Case 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse Generic Mousepad Soundblaster 5.1 VX 
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Hey man

Well, if it was a gaming build I'd not have gone with the 4770k, the 4670k would have been cheaper and just as good.

Great choice on motherboard, really good VRM's for overclocking.

Wouldn't have gone with that GPU, the 7970ghz edition would be better since you could buy 2 for the same price which would obliterate that.

Pretty meh on the CPU cooler as well. You could have gone with a corsair hydro or at least gone with a proper heatsink, they are ok but not great.

Nice choice of hard drive, only real improvement is going with the pro model which isn't really that much more

Wouldn't have even considered 32GB of memory for gaming, this will also hinder your overclock by increasing the stress on the IMC.

And I wouldn't have gone with windows 7 ultimate, professional or even home premium would have been fine.

I know the WD Red drive is for storage however I would have still gone with the WD 1TB blue for the single 1TB platter which is bullet quick.

Although that lot being said, I wouldn't mind having that machine myself biggrin.gif

Comps
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My friend is pretty picky, he wanted 32gb of ram and a nVidia high end card
Gaming Computer
(19 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Asustek P5Q-PRO Nvidia 9800 GTX+ Kingston DDR2 8gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital 1 TB Pioneer Noctua NH-U9B Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell Monitor Logitech G110 Antec 750W Thermaltake Aluminium Old Case 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse Generic Mousepad Soundblaster 5.1 VX 
  hide details  
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Gaming Computer
(19 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Asustek P5Q-PRO Nvidia 9800 GTX+ Kingston DDR2 8gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital 1 TB Pioneer Noctua NH-U9B Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell Monitor Logitech G110 Antec 750W Thermaltake Aluminium Old Case 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse Generic Mousepad Soundblaster 5.1 VX 
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