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I think your setup is quite good, but since you buy a good mobo (read overclockable), why don't you get a CPU E6420 or E6320? They have the same amount of L2 cache, and athey are all good overlcokers, I bet you can lift either of them to 2.4GHz (E6600 level).

What is the model of the OCZ PSU you've found? I think you need about 500W to runt that rig smoothly, and a 40$ OCZ I think it's more around 400W.

My advice would be if you're on a budget to buy a lower bin CPU (6420 for example) and with the money to get a decent PSU.

As far as the mobo is concerned, dunno the prices in Israel, but in France ASUS P5N-E SLI is slightly cheaper, and better in my opinion.
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Penicylin suggested the XCLIO, I'd suggest the Greatpower instead of the goodpower though. Not much more.
As far a the 680 board, great board. But a bit pricey, especially in your location. Check prices for the Asus P5N-E 650i SLI. Almost identical to the 680i boards in terms of scores and a proven overclocker (not to mention both the 650i and 680i have great support on this site).
I also agree with an e6420, and a pair of ballistix ddr2-800.

Actually, with a $1200 budget, let me see what I can build you.
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My e6300 on evga 680i A1 is modestly OC to 2.92GHz @ 1666FSB and 1.38v with plenty of room to spare (will go higher when I update to new bios since I'm 3 updates behind).
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Originally Posted by dragosmp View Post
I think your setup is quite good, but since you buy a good mobo (read overclockable), why don't you get a CPU E6420 or E6320? They have the same amount of L2 cache, and athey are all good overlcokers, I bet you can lift either of them to 2.4GHz (E6600 level).

What is the model of the OCZ PSU you've found? I think you need about 500W to runt that rig smoothly, and a 40$ OCZ I think it's more around 400W.

My advice would be if you're on a budget to buy a lower bin CPU (6420 for example) and with the money to get a decent PSU.

As far as the mobo is concerned, dunno the prices in Israel, but in France ASUS P5N-E SLI is slightly cheaper, and better in my opinion.

Well, it's a "OCZ EVOSTREAM SLI FULLY PREMUIM 600W", which is why I think it's a mistake. But if it's not, it's definitely a great find ;p

The P5N-E is slightly more expensive here, about $20-$60 more (different stores), but the P5ND2-SE is actually cheaper, but it doesn't support a 1066MHz FSB, so I'm guessing it's quite old.


By the way, do you know about any forum in which people post their entire "journey" of overclocking? It's something I could learn from, seeing how people go on about testing it - I need to know where to start, and all the "guides" on this forum aren't really guides but just tell you about the concept and dos and don'ts, but there aren't any examples to learn from.

Also, how big is the risk of frying your CPU when overclocking?

Thanks everybody!
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post #15 of 54
Well Newegg is being SLOW AS HECK right now so this is what I have so far...


Asus P5N-E SLI $127
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131142

E6420 $186
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115016

Ballistix DDR2-800 (D9's!) $115
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146565

Then get a decent PSU, the 8800GTS 320, and don't get that raidmax case
Look for a Cooler Master Centurion 5, great case for the price.
Also, most Cooler Master cases will be good, try to get one with two 120mm fans.
You can pickup a CPU cooler, but save your cash to get you a better running stock rig, then when you have some more money get a new cooler and overclock like mad.
Oh, and don't forget the AS5!
    
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Well, it's a "OCZ EVOSTREAM SLI FULLY PREMUIM 600W", which is why I think it's a mistake. But if it's not, it's definitely a great find ;p

The P5N-E is slightly more expensive here, about $20-$60 more (different stores), but the P5ND2-SE is actually cheaper, but it doesn't support a 1066MHz FSB, so I'm guessing it's quite old.


By the way, do you know about any forum in which people post their entire "journey" of overclocking? It's something I could learn from, seeing how people go on about testing it - I need to know where to start, and all the "guides" on this forum aren't really guides but just tell you about the concept and dos and don'ts, but there aren't any examples to learn from.

Also, how big is the risk of frying your CPU when overclocking?

Thanks everybody!
I'd stay away from that PSU. lol.
Stick with that gigabyte then. If you can save some cash with what I posted above, try to get the P5N-E.
There are plenty of people around here posting their journey's, it's just spread out everwhere. Try the build log areas
Also there are threads specific for each board, usually, like mine is stickied in the Intel Motherboards section.
Oh and as far as frying the CPU, very unlikely.
Just keep an eye on tempuratures, don't put too many volts into (ask people around here on voltages and board specs)

As long as you keep the vcore and heat down, you don't have to worry.
Average things that happen, you take 1-2 years off the life of your chip.
Who cares, who's going to use a CPU for 10+ years!
    
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http://pc.ign.com/articles/747/747606p2.html
http://evga.com/forums/tm.asp?m=61146
Here are 2 links for OCing, the 2nd is for the 680i board, but the ign link was very informative for me as well as this site (thats why I joined ). As long as you go slow and verify your temps before going higher, there should be no reason to take your shorts to the cleaners:turd: I also have a sweet link to ram timings (full details) http://evga.com/forums/tm.asp?m=45260
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Thanks again guys.
Do you think I should try (CPU) overclocking with a stock fan? I can't really afford aftermarket fans :X
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post #19 of 54
Why not, just go into bios 1st and set cpu fan to 100% before attempting. BTW an aftermarket fan is $25-70, if you can't get very high FSB.
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Hm, thanks ;p
Also, I wanted the RAIDMAX case just because it has a really neat and sleek design, while the others don't really have it x_x

Is there a real advantage to getting a case from a different manufacturer? I mean, they don't exactly have clock speeds =p
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