I'm George and I'm new to the community and to overclocking in general. Even though I started fooling around with computers around 1985 and I have always been building my own systems, I have never attempted a serious overclock (I remember some attempts on a poor 486DX2 but nothing much
So now that I settled (and also broke my last laptop
So after a few weeks of research and planning I decided to go with the following composition:
Case: Coolermaster HAF 932
PSU: 850W Corsair HX-750 ATX Modular
M/B: Asus P6TD DELUXE
CPU: Intel Core i7-920
RAM: Corsair Dominator TR3X6G1600C7D 6GB
HDD1: WD 150GB Veloci Raptor
HDD2: WD 640GB Caviar Black
Video: ATI HD 5870
Now for the cooling I thought to try my first attempt on water just for the CPU (to start with) and I'm thinking to get the following:
CPU Block: Apogee XT
Pump: MCP-655 with speed control
water tank, tubing, etc.
Fans and pump controlled via a Zalman ZM-MFC2 Fan Controller
So the questions are:
1. Do you think I should change anything? I have ordered everything but the 5870 cause they are out of stock atm but I can change something if needed.
2. How will I see if my CPU is a C0 or D0?
3. I've read loads OC guides around but most of them are for getting the 920 up to 4GHz and usually on air. What would be the max stable OC that I could achieve with this cooling and where I can find more info on how to.
4. If I push it over 4GHz will I need to cool the NB and/or RAM too? And if so will I need to do so on water as well or an air solution would suffice?
I don't want things handed over on a platter, I like reading and researching (helps with the boring mornings in the office too
Sorry for the long post and I hope that some of you managed to finish reading it without dying of boredom half way through