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hi ive just sighned up to this website as ive heard everyones friendly and helpful, i know abit about computers but i need to learn about how to oc etc. my upcoming system is as follows

asus maximus formulla 11
intel core 2 duo 3.16 wolfdale
corsair dominator 2gb (1066mhz)
70gb raptor hd (10000 rpm) & 250 gb normal hd (7200rpm)
saphire hd 4870 1gb
psu- not sure, my first gaming rig. what psu would you recomend for all this plus a second 4870 in crossfire or with just a single card setup
thermaltake spedo
what os do you recomed for this system 32bit or 64bit etc.

this is my upcoming system what do you think, as you are the experts, do i need to make any changes plz let me know
thankxxx
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hi ive just sighned up to this website as ive heard everyones friendly and helpful, i know abit about computers but i need to learn about how to oc etc. my upcoming system is as follows

asus maximus formulla 11
intel core 2 duo 3.16 wolfdale
corsair dominator 2gb (1066mhz)
70gb raptor hd (10000 rpm) & 250 gb normal hd (7200rpm)
saphire hd 4870 1gb
psu- not sure, my first gaming rig. what psu would you recomend for all this plus a second 4870 in crossfire or with just a single card setup
thermaltake spedo
what os do you recomed for this system 32bit or 64bit etc.

this is my upcoming system what do you think, as you are the experts, do i need to make any changes plz let me know
thankxxx
The intel core 2 duo, which cpu is that specifically? also the 4870 graphics card should be okay for now, unless your playing crysis etc then in that case i would get another 4870 and crossfire them.

In terms of overclocking, i think you can overclock that cpu to 4ghz relatively easily but only if you have a aftermarket heatsink, i.e not the one that came with the computer/cpu. also you could overclock that 4870 some too.

if your interested in learning how to overclock, post back in here or try search the forums for your cpu and overclocking.

Welcome to Overclock.net!

EDIT: the cpu your referring to is the E8500? In that case you can easily hit 4ghz, as i have the one cpu slower than yours and manage 4ghz even with the earlier stepping, which is slower than the newer stepping cpus been sold today!
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WD Raptor 74gb, WD Caviar 230GB 7200rpm SATA Samsung DVDRW/CD Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit 19" Dell Monitor 
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WD Raptor 74gb, WD Caviar 230GB 7200rpm SATA Samsung DVDRW/CD Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit 19" Dell Monitor 
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hey Gears, glad to have you as a new member of the best EVER overclocking site overclock.net FTW!
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(2)500 GB WD (1) 1TB WD (1)LITEON 22X SuperAllWrite (1)Samsung DVD Writer (Pri)Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit Samsung T220 22" Widescreen@1680x1050 
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(2)500 GB WD (1) 1TB WD (1)LITEON 22X SuperAllWrite (1)Samsung DVD Writer (Pri)Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit Samsung T220 22" Widescreen@1680x1050 
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Welcome to OCN. This is a introduction thread. Please post all questions and answers in the appropriate threads.
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Samsung 850 EVO Series 1tb SSD Noctua U12S Windows 10 Pro BenQ GW2765HT 
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Acer K272HUL Acer K272HUL Acer K272HUL Razer Blackwidow Expert 2014 Mechanical Gaming ... 
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Antec High Current Gamer 620W Modular HCG-620M Antec Nine Hundred Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse  Razer Destructor 2 Gaming Mouse Mat 
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Samsung 850 Pro Series 1TB Samsung F3 1TB  Samsung SH-S223Q/BEBS DVD Burner Corsair Hydro Series H100i v2 
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2 x Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15 120MM fans 4 x Enermax TB Silence Red 120mm fans 1 x Coolermaster 200mm fan 1 x Coolermaster 140mm fan 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-7700K (Delidded) Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Ultra Gaming  ASUS GTX 1070 ROG Strix 8GB 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 Pro Series 1TB Samsung F3 1TB  Samsung SH-S223Q/BEBS DVD Burner Corsair Hydro Series H100i v2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2 x Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15 120MM fans 4 x Enermax TB Silence Red 120mm fans 1 x Coolermaster 200mm fan 1 x Coolermaster 140mm fan 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
1 x Coolermaster 120mm fan Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit ASUS VG248QE 24" 1920x1080 144hz Corsair Strafe RGB Cherry MX Silent 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX1200 Cooler Master Cosmos II Logitech G502 Razer Vespula  
AudioAudioAudio
Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1 Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Astro A40 Headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 2.2Ghz Asus M2N68-LA NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE Integrated Corsair XMS2 2GB 4X1GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 
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Western Digital 640GB CB HP DVD/CD-RW Burner Windows 10 Pro x64 Samsung P2370HD @ [1920x1080p] 
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Logitech G110 Bestec 300W HP Case Logitech G100s 
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Celeron N2820 2.13Ghz Dual-core Intel HD Graphics G.SKILL SL Series 4GB DDR3L 1600MHz Samsung 850 Evo 250GB SSD 
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