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Whats up folks. I didn't know there was a forum particularly for overclocking. Needless to say, I'm glad there is. I've built a few computers in my lifetime, but this will be the first one that I plan to OC. For the last few years I've been using Macs. So I'm a bit out of the loop on PC matters nowadays.

In my profile my new computer build should be present. Tell me what you think. Do you think this PC is capable of decent overclocking for that better game performance? All I've done so far is unlock 4 cores. Thats my max possible.

Thanks in advance.
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Good call on the ripjaws, great memory. You should be able to get some good timings out of 'em.
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Welcome and yeah nice build, the zalman will make noise though at high fan speeds

dunno bout that PSU, 500Watts should be ok.. i would go for a 550W or rather 600W PSU of high quality. dont know if that zalman is good quality tbh.

expect a 4ghz overclock easy if your PSU is ok.

search forum for loads of overclocking guide's
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post #4 of 15
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Good call on the ripjaws, great memory. You should be able to get some good timings out of 'em.
Got em on a newegg deal. Thanks man. That makes me feel a little better about the rig. lol. Though it's not high end, I'm a bit proud of it because i did it all under 900 bucks. Took me a week to hunt down the deals.
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post #5 of 15
I'm with Farih on the PSU. especially with the 460 on board. So you may be limited on your overclocking. other than that, I'm slightly Jealous lol
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post #6 of 15
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Welcome and yeah nice build, the zalman will make noise though at high fan speeds

dunno bout that PSU, 500Watts should be ok.. i would go for a 550W or rather 600W PSU of high quality. dont know if that zalman is good quality tbh.

expect a 4ghz overclock easy if your PSU is ok.

search forum for loads of overclocking guide's
Ok, so i am a little on the the fence about the PSU. I was told by a guy that I should go with this 500 watt 80+ certified unit rather than this which i already had: Sunbeam PSU-H680-REV-US 680W ATX 12V 2.0 Power Supply. What do you think?

Also, I am a bit afraid to OC. I really don't know how to. I saw a guide by El Gappo which I thoght was good, but I'm an OC newb, so I didn't quit understand everything.
Edited by CP2 - 1/18/11 at 6:37am
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Hello and welcome to the forums. Please keep question out of the New Members area and ask them in the correct sections.
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You already bought these parts or are considering it?

And no, don't expect 4GHz as was mentioned. It could be somehow possible, but don't expect it, I'd say expect 3.8ish.

Nice monitor.

Edit: He said he wasn't sure, a mod will move it.
     
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Hello and welcome to the forums. Please keep question out of the New Members area and ask them in the correct sections.
Oh snaps! I did not notice this ^^

in that case Welcome to OCN! i feel silly lol
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Alright, moving my questions to the questions section. Thanks for the warm welcome though. I can already see I have knowledgeable people on my side.
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