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Power supply and overclocking for my build

post #1 of 10
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Hello !

I would like to know your opinion about power supply (which one do I need if I want to overclock 500W,550W or maybe 600W ?) I would also like to know your thoughts about overclocking my build can I run AMD as 3.8 Ghz stable ? Maybe there are some better alternatives to system parts. However I would like to exceed 620$ budget. So there is my build, can't list my pc case, because I already own one but right now it is used by my frien:

motherboard- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131647
video card- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102908
RAM- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227572
CPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103727
CPU cooler- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118059


P.S. Maybe someone knows: as I'm from europe, I will go to USA on a vacation and stay in Marriott hotel in NY, can I purchase the items form newegg and get them delivered to the hotel ?

Thank You.
post #2 of 10
Go with a CM 212, better cooler and cheaper -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065

Also if your looking to only O/c to 3.8 from 3.4 that should certainly be very doable -

Last you may want to check with customs as they are very stingy about what goes over (if you plan on flying back with the new computer or parts) unless you plan on mailing it all back to yourself, in which it may just be cheaper to buy it some place in Europe
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for like 60 dollars more you get 6 core... 1090T BE additional 1mb L2 cache but thats my opinion..
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Phenom II X6 1055T M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 Geforce Nvidia ENGT240 1GB GDDR5 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Dominator GT 
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post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
Go with a CM 212, better cooler and cheaper -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065

Also if your looking to only O/c to 3.8 from 3.4 that should certainly be very doable -

Last you may want to check with customs as they are very stingy about what goes over (if you plan on flying back with the new computer or parts) unless you plan on mailing it all back to yourself, in which it may just be cheaper to buy it some place in Europe
Thank You for answer. However I get the impression that I could easily overclock the CPU to 4.0 GHZ and it will still be stable. I'm right ?
post #5 of 10
4.0 ghz is a bit over-rated and everyone assumes they can "easily" accomplish it. It's not necessary to hit 4.0 right on the mark but yeah, from what I read, with the Asus brand and a PII 965 4 Gigahertz should be a walk in the park.
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WD 400/WD 500/Hitachi1000 Super WriteMaster Win7 x64 Soyo Pearl 24" LCD 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 400/WD 500/Hitachi1000 Super WriteMaster Win7 x64 Soyo Pearl 24" LCD 
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post #6 of 10

You might want to consider these G.Skill Ripjaws for the same price. They might be rated 7-8-7, but I haven't seen a single kit that hasn't managed 6-8-6 and G.Skill usually has better quality than OCZ (i.e. less DOA memory cases)

And ugh, Hyper 212+ is not cheap enough on Newegg. I can get a Hyper 212+ for $20 in Canada. The closest in the US is

- I highly recommend getting i there over Newegg. Otherwise for around $37 shipped you would be better off investing in an even better cooler.

For $238 there's a really nice combo with the Phenom II x4 955 and Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3. That's nearly $30 cheaper.
Or for $10 more (but you get another $15 off with a mail in rebate so it's a bit less after) the Phenom II x4 965 + ASUS M4A79XTD EVO - one of the best motherboards at around $100 price point
post #7 of 10
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As I am new to AMD motherboards and to overclocking in general can someone please explain the benefits achieved within this build using the motherboard features. Such as -

Core Unlocker
TurboV EVO
MemOK!

Thank you.
post #8 of 10
Core Unlocker - Helps you unlock cores on processors (like dual/tri) from AMD which may have had one or more cores disabled (defective, didn't pass QC, whatever).

TurboV EVO - Asus overclocking suite. Allows you to make changes in windows, you should be doing them manually in bios though. They also have some auto find the best OC function, none of them have passed any sort of stability testing in my experience.

MemOK! - Fail-safe settings to boot memory with upon the magical press of a button!
post #9 of 10
core unlocker allows you to unlock cores on some cpu's, some amd's have locked cores (some are bad cores, others were locked to refill stock)
phenom ii x2-x3 have 4
semphron 140 has 2
a few phenom ii x4 have 6
athlon ii x3 has 4
dont buy one because you can unlock extra cores, buy them and think of as a freebee if it unlocks and is stable

turbo is auto overclocking, hit a button to overclock slightly

mem ok tests the ram, hit the button, then when you turn on the machine, it will display mem ok status before booting
post #10 of 10
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Thank you for useful information. I found another shop, which has a retail store- http://www.jr.com/ Their prices seem to be almost equal with newegg.
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