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Honestly I feel dumb for asking but what is a +12v rail and hat is good for that?
+12v is the most important thing that you want to look for in the PSU. As long as you have about 40+ amps total on the +12v. Then you're good.
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Honestly I feel dumb for asking but what is a +12v rail and hat is good for that?
+12v rail feeds most everything in the computer that sucks a lot of juice, most notably your video card.

More amps (per rail) is always a better thing, although you need not only lots of amps when feeding a gaming rig, but CLEAN power, stable power. ALWAYS buy the absolute best PSU you can afford. Why risk killing that 8800GTS or the mobo/CPU because of a cheaply built PSU?
    
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post #13 of 21
Spend the extra $20 on the Ballistixs. These RAM are very good overclockers. They perform as well as the G.Skill HZ.

Also, switch from 8MB cache Seagate 250GB to the 16MB cache version. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148144

I would drop to a E6320. I've overclocked this for my friend, and it's a really good CPU. 1.35vcore - 2.9Ghz - 29C idle - 48C load -31C ambient. Stock cooling with AS5.

I would go with a DS3 board if you're not going to SLI.

PSU... um... I would spend more on a PSU. Are you willow to spend $100 on a PSU? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256008
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post #14 of 21
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Honestly I feel dumb for asking but what is a +12v rail and hat is good for that?
The +12v powers your CPU, video card, chipset, HDs, and optical drives. It powers everything except RAM and some PCI/PCIe devices.
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If you wanted to save some extra $$, you can buy a e6320 for ~165$ and use the BSEL mod to run it at 2.33ghz/1333mhz by default. A 'pin-mod' is super easy to do, only requires ~10$ in materials and takes minutes. The new P5K & deluxe model, have been confirmed to accept these mods on Allendale and Conroe CPU's as well as Kenstfield Q4's and Xeon Q4's.

Cheaper still is the e43xx or e4400, either of which can be modded to run at 1066mhz..some daring to go for a 1333mhz default have been successful also, running the cpu @ 4ghz+.

While cpu mods arent for everyone..they do provide you a means to gain extra performance with minimal effort. They can also help stabilize extremely high OC's too, and even provide a few extra mhz, when OC'ing further.
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If you wanted to save some extra $$, you can buy a e6320 for ~165$ and use the BSEL mod to run it at 2.33ghz/1333mhz by default. A 'pin-mod' is super easy to do, only requires ~10$ in materials and takes minutes. The new P5K & deluxe model, have been confirmed to accept these mods on Allendale and Conroe CPU's as well as Kenstfield Q4's and Xeon Q4's.

Cheaper still is the e43xx or e4400, either of which can be modded to run at 1066mhz..some daring to go for a 1333mhz default have been successful also, running the cpu @ 4ghz+.

While cpu mods arent for everyone..they do provide you a means to gain extra performance with minimal effort. They can also help stabilize extremely high OC's too, and even provide a few extra mhz, when OC'ing further.
Ok so this is in order to increase the CPU voltage right? how much volts do i need to get it to at least 3.2? I have never really OC'ed except for clockgen.
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Ok so this is in order to increase the CPU voltage right? how much volts do i need to get it to at least 3.2? I have never really OC'ed except for clockgen.
I dont have a e4xxx..but for the C2D's i've seen..its typically around 1.32-1.4v, I know thats a big range..but different cpu's are just that..different.
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Yes get the OCZ one it looks to be much better value. That rebate also makes it look a lot more appealing.
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So will the 'pin mod' work on an E4400 Allendale and this motherboard?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131180
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