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Since I'm new to overclocking, I would like some help on it. Though, I have read the guide, there are still many points, I have yet to understand. I know I can't learn this overnight, so I hope I may recieve some help on it.

Basically, I should have some good cooling. So should I get some Artic Silver, and maybe a water cooling kit? And adding another fan, 120mm to the front of my chasis, since that's the only space left. Not sure if I have enough fans, since I already have 2, not including the power supply fan. One of the fans are in the side, and another in the back. Both of the fans are 120mm. The back blows outs, while the side fan blows in, so I think that's a good circulation. I also have a CPU fan. I'm not sure if I should put the optional fans for my Motherboard, since it was also optional. I was scared that it would bother the airflow of the CPU.

Some of the parts I have for my computer. If anyone could take a look, and see if these are overclockable hardware. If they are, what should I do to make it the highest and best, yet a stable overclock?

Hard Drive with OS: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822148149
Sound Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102163
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131564
Video Card: GIGABYTE GV-NX66256DP2 GeForce 6600 256MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Turbo Force Ultra, Silent Pipe Video Card
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144199
Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116239

If anything else is needed, please ask. Thank you for your assistance. I also have two storage PATA hard drives, would that affect anything?
post #2 of 18
Welcome to the forums.

Do you have all of the components you listed in your post, or are those the ones you're considering? What about your power supply?

Having PATA drives for storage will not affect your overclock.
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These are what I'm considering, my power supply is 400w PSU.
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I'd get a good 500-600W PSU. I like this seasonic. With 88% effiency, its one awesome PSU. Also Seasonic is known for being a good maker of PSUs.

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those are the parts your thinking about getting?

a Core 2 Duo E6300 and a Asus P5B Deluxe will run you less then that 940 and P5N32SLI. unless you need sli, then theres 680i which isnt too much more i believe.
    
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lol Woops, I was a bit confused about what you meant. I thought you were talking about the cooling stuff. Maybe I should've made it clearer.

The links that I placed are the things I already have. xp

Sorry for the misunderstanding but either way it seems good right?
Unfortunately my graphics isn't using the doubel graphics card mode, since I bought everything at once, without knowing that my board can actually do that.

But this would be a nice clocker right?

I just hope I don't mess anything up, but first I need better cooling, I think. I think my cooling right now is average though.


And thanks Beret for the link. I was wondering which brands were good for powersupplies.
post #7 of 18
what cooling are you running? stock?
    
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Thats a good question. If you are running stock, you might consider a basic air cooling(Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro) high end air cooling(Tuniq Tower 120) or watercooling(PM me if you want help with that)
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The best deal on PSUs at the moment is the OCZ GameXStream 700 Watt at zipzoomfly.com for $106 after rebate. It will power your current gear as well as any upgrades you makes for quite a long time.
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Originally Posted by g8m3rtag View Post
what cooling are you running? stock?
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Originally Posted by beret9987 View Post
Thats a good question. If you are running stock, you might consider a basic air cooling(Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro) high end air cooling(Tuniq Tower 120) or watercooling(PM me if you want help with that)
I only have regular cooling nothing more. And what is a stock? Sorry, I'm still knew to these terms, as well.
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