Originally Posted by smokinbonz
No worries i think you will easily reach your goal. I suggest you do alot of reading, itll just prepare you a bit though it may not make any sense. But then when you are physically doing the oc you'll have a better idea of where to look.
As i said before i run @ 3.0 right now and my vcore is 1.34v
Im not sure why you have the ide drive in there i would ditch the ide devices.
the gigabyte board comes with 2 serial ata cables so i dont think you need to buy the extra one unless you swap the ide drive for a sata. plus keep in mind it only supports 2 ide drives
alot will change between now and april so . I would hang around in the intel forum read the ds3l official
thread here and you will learn a ton about your board and what people are doing with it.
Chances are all your curious about has been asked. I log in alot and just read open like 5 tabs or whatever and read.
I had the IDE drive in there since my mobo only comes with two SATA cables, and I already have two SATA drives (HDD, and DVD Writer). But I switched it to a SATA now that I am buying SATA cables.
Speaking of the extra cables, I want right-angle cables because of how the 3.5" internal bays are oriented sideways (see the 534's photos). People have complained in the 534's reviews that it makes their 180 SATA cables get squished up against the side panel, which I do not like one bit.
Also, I already know that it only supports 2 ide dev's. I have carefully reviewed all the specs of the DS3L. Even though it doesn't seem like it, I'm quite smart.
Most importantly, thank you for the link to the DS3L thread. I haven't looked at it yet, but I know this will help a great deal! That was very cool of you.
Also, I've been assuming that my questions have been asked every since I came here. I always check to see if it's been answered, but it seems impossible to tell by using the provided search feature when making a new thread.
And 5 tabs? Ha, I tend to have more open when I'm on here.
Originally Posted by anyhtinggoes
You don't really need a big power supply.This
should be great for any single card set-up. It's currently the one I use and your set-up is similar. With the money saved I'd up my budget on the gpu. $80 more will get you a 8800 GT and would be twice what the 8600 is. But you should probably look at prices when you decide to buy. Things change quickly in PC hardware. Especially the prices they cost.
If I went with an 8800 GT, and since I will likely keep my system on 24/7, and I plan to keep it for over a year, I believe I'll stick with a 500w.
In fact, I'd be considering a 550w with an 8800GT. But if you know this is incorrect, then correct me with some education. As you can tell, I need it!
Finally, that Corsair does look like a really good psu. I'll definitely keep that one in mind! Thank you!