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My new build (hopefully) , will it overclock or bottleneck?

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This is a link to my build for this summer maybe. I was wondering how well this will overclock while staying at or below stock temps. There is no operating system or hard drive on there because I will use my computer's hard drive which has windows xp installed. Also I would like to know if the video card will bottleneck with the e6600 or the Ram.
Thx for any suggestions.
    
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Q6600 @ 3Ghz GA-P35-DS3L Rev. 2.0 Powercooler 4870 8Gb GSkill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500Gb WD+640Gb WD Lite-on 20x Vista Home Premium 64x 1920x1200 24" +1400x1050 20" 
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650 watt OP650 CM Stacker 830 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500Gb WD+640Gb WD Lite-on 20x Vista Home Premium 64x 1920x1200 24" +1400x1050 20" 
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650 watt OP650 CM Stacker 830 
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could also possibly go with this cpu heatsing/fan to save some $
    
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Q6600 @ 3Ghz GA-P35-DS3L Rev. 2.0 Powercooler 4870 8Gb GSkill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500Gb WD+640Gb WD Lite-on 20x Vista Home Premium 64x 1920x1200 24" +1400x1050 20" 
PowerCase
650 watt OP650 CM Stacker 830 
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Q6600 @ 3Ghz GA-P35-DS3L Rev. 2.0 Powercooler 4870 8Gb GSkill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500Gb WD+640Gb WD Lite-on 20x Vista Home Premium 64x 1920x1200 24" +1400x1050 20" 
PowerCase
650 watt OP650 CM Stacker 830 
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post #3 of 7
Try to look for different RAM. I don't know much about Patriot, but for that price you could with some Buffalo Firestix or even G.Skill HZ's or HK's. Then for your PSU, get rid of it. One beefy 12v rail >>>>>>> 4 wimpy 12v rails. This PPC&C is a good one.

Other than that it looks good. Just be sure to overclock the hell out of that E6600 for me.

EDIT: Didn't read the second post. I would look for a different one. For 20 bucks more you could get a Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme or Tuniq Tower. The two gods of CPU cooling towers.
post #4 of 7
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I have a tuniq tower on there and i'll go with this power supply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3Ghz GA-P35-DS3L Rev. 2.0 Powercooler 4870 8Gb GSkill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500Gb WD+640Gb WD Lite-on 20x Vista Home Premium 64x 1920x1200 24" +1400x1050 20" 
PowerCase
650 watt OP650 CM Stacker 830 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3Ghz GA-P35-DS3L Rev. 2.0 Powercooler 4870 8Gb GSkill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500Gb WD+640Gb WD Lite-on 20x Vista Home Premium 64x 1920x1200 24" +1400x1050 20" 
PowerCase
650 watt OP650 CM Stacker 830 
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post #5 of 7
Everything looks nice . Though id stay away from the MX revolution if your a heavier gamer, my friend bought one hated it for gaming (though it has a lot of great features for browsing windows and internet and such) and he went right back to his mx1000.

I find it odd to see such great system specs but when i saw the sound card, i was ?!?!, why not get an xFi-gamer or xtreme music?
cour tew duo ftw!
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e4300 @ 3.1ghz 1.35v GA-P35-DS3R Sapphire HD2900pro 512mb 2x1gb Micron ddr2 667 @ 690 4-3-3-12 2T 
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80GB Hitachi Deskstar HP Lightscribe DVD-RW +/- XP LG 19" Widescreen 5ms 
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cour tew duo ftw!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e4300 @ 3.1ghz 1.35v GA-P35-DS3R Sapphire HD2900pro 512mb 2x1gb Micron ddr2 667 @ 690 4-3-3-12 2T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80GB Hitachi Deskstar HP Lightscribe DVD-RW +/- XP LG 19" Widescreen 5ms 
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Microsoft Digital Media Pro OCZ StealthXStream 600w idk Dell mouse ftw 
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ok, here's what I got so far. A new power supply with a very strong single 12v rail, instead of my 2gb patriot RAM I put on 2 x 1Gb of the HK Gskill Ram which can be upgraded with 2 more sticks or a set of 2Gb sticks later if needed. I changed the mouse to something wired because who wants a wireless mouse losing connection in the middle of a heated battle? I also changed to a much nicer sound card, the Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty pro.
Thx for all the suggestions!
BTW it'll end up running me somewhere around $1930 shipped.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3Ghz GA-P35-DS3L Rev. 2.0 Powercooler 4870 8Gb GSkill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500Gb WD+640Gb WD Lite-on 20x Vista Home Premium 64x 1920x1200 24" +1400x1050 20" 
PowerCase
650 watt OP650 CM Stacker 830 
  hide details  
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3Ghz GA-P35-DS3L Rev. 2.0 Powercooler 4870 8Gb GSkill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500Gb WD+640Gb WD Lite-on 20x Vista Home Premium 64x 1920x1200 24" +1400x1050 20" 
PowerCase
650 watt OP650 CM Stacker 830 
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post #7 of 7
Lookin good, and good luck with the rig when u do get the cash
cour tew duo ftw!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e4300 @ 3.1ghz 1.35v GA-P35-DS3R Sapphire HD2900pro 512mb 2x1gb Micron ddr2 667 @ 690 4-3-3-12 2T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80GB Hitachi Deskstar HP Lightscribe DVD-RW +/- XP LG 19" Widescreen 5ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Digital Media Pro OCZ StealthXStream 600w idk Dell mouse ftw 
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cour tew duo ftw!
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e4300 @ 3.1ghz 1.35v GA-P35-DS3R Sapphire HD2900pro 512mb 2x1gb Micron ddr2 667 @ 690 4-3-3-12 2T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80GB Hitachi Deskstar HP Lightscribe DVD-RW +/- XP LG 19" Widescreen 5ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Digital Media Pro OCZ StealthXStream 600w idk Dell mouse ftw 
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