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With this system and this cooling, how fast do you think I could get the cpu to go? My goal is for at least 3.0GHz or higher.


Edit: Changed link to case as I found a better looking RC-534
post #2 of 29
Where no man has gone before.

Sorry, couldn't help it. What do you mean by fast?

EDIT: For $20 more, I'd go with a Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme.

EDIT2: That PSU isn't bad but you may want to consider something like the Silencer, here's one that won't break the bank:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703005
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100mph

edit: tr8rjohnk beat me to it.
    
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i highly recommend a better cooler, but id imagine you SHOULD be able to land at 3ghz
post #5 of 29
Get the OEM from TD and get a AC7 Pro or tuniq.
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Video card may hold you back a bit id go for a 8800GS or 8800GT
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post #7 of 29
I would say a decent amount with that set up.
If you are talking about overclocking.
Can get to 3.0ghz, I would assume.

edit

Mislooked at your cooler. Get a better cooler. TRUE + Good Fan or Tuniq.


Depends on what you do to say it is fast. I'm still using P4 to play games. Just not too hard core games. Works well enough for me.
    
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post #8 of 29
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Originally Posted by Skullzaflare View Post
i highly recommend a better cooler, but id imagine you SHOULD be able to land at 3ghz
For a budget system that cooler is more than adequate. The only change i would make would be to an 8800gs, if you can squeeze that in.
    
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post #9 of 29
Definitely hit at least 3Ghz. I'd swap in a 2600XT instead of the 8600GT, it's a faster card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102700
post #10 of 29
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I didn't think I'd have to explain what I meant!

So then a better cooling unit on the CPU means higher operating frequency?? And the 8600GT will hold me back?? How? Won't I be able to oc the CPU as high?

Finally, will this Thermalrite Ultra 120 get me over 3.0GHz? And will it fit in my case? How about the Tuniq Tower 120? Will it fit and also get me over 3.0?
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