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Old December 4, 2008, 10:28 AM
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I just joined the forum and wrote a bunch of question here and there. But a fellow from this forum recommended me using this thread. I think it's a good answer.
I really like this forum since many people are kind enough to answer my questions quickly and thoroughly. My specs are as follows:

CPU: Intel Core i7 920: (plan to overclock; haven't done it before; advice needed)
Cpu Cooler: I heard a guy say that stock heat sink is the best for this model so far.
Is true? If I will have to get a CPU heat sink which one do you recommend?
Ram: OCZ DDR3 PC3-12800 1600 MHz Gold XTC (how can I overclock my mother board to support this ram?)
Mainboard: Evga x58
GPU: Evga GTX 260 Core 216 (plan to get another one once I buy a new PSU later)
PSU: Coolermaster extreme power 650W
Case: Antec P182
Hard: I will use the hard disk I have Western digital 320GB sata

I want to know if I can run this setup without any problem. Anything I gotta learn about what to be careful of when installing and overclocking would also be great.
Thanks for your help. I won't spread any question here and there regarding my new computer.

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Old December 4, 2008, 11:04 AM
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Your name reminds me of how much I miss my favorite cereal dude lol.

System looks good though! The stock heatsink does come with paste pre applied. I just popped mine on like 10 minutes ago getting ready to switch out & fire it up.
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Old December 4, 2008, 11:24 AM
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The weakest link is the PSU
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Old December 4, 2008, 12:56 PM
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Nice Looking build - Couple Things

- PSU get a Corsair TX750 get it now instead of later it should prove useful for reliability and friendly clean power.

- Mobo I assume your going for an EVGA lifetime warranty build and I have no experience with X58 so I got nothing...But I would look at the Gigabyte GA-EX58 might save a couple bucks $50ish however I dont see it listed as SLI compatible but I though the X58 chipset was so maybe I am just blind.

- I found to P182 though nice and clean is a little short on space with it's default setup...maybe look at the HAF 932 but it is hard to find a nice clean looking case like the P182 with a price that matches. (cough..cough get a LIAN LI anyway)

- Spend the Extra $65-$75 and get a new 500-640GB drive.
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Old December 4, 2008, 01:55 PM
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- PSU get a Corsair TX750 get it now instead of later it should prove useful for reliability and friendly clean power.
+1 That Coolermaster thing is utter garbage in such a high-end rig.
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Old December 4, 2008, 02:13 PM
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I'm going to buy Coolermaster Real Power 1000W
I could really use some advice on how to overclock my motherboard so it will support my 6GB 1600MHZ ram.

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Old December 4, 2008, 02:25 PM
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Please ....please do not buy the Coolmaster 1000....the web link you show has it priced for $250 ...oh dear god please buy the HX1000 instead especially if you are looking at that kind of cash. for around $230 you can get one of the best rated power supplies available the Corsair HX1000 .....just search it on google to or check any tech site for reviews you cannot go wrong. and with the savings you can buy a better CPU heatsink and Fan or the bigger HD....I wouldnt lie to you

Somebody back me up here.
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You really don't quite need 1KW, and besides- the corsairs (which are excellent) come with a "free shipping for entire order" deal at NCIX- be sure to price compare on all your items, then use the price match feature in the checkout at NCIX
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Old December 4, 2008, 02:35 PM
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Why is coolermaster inferior to corsairs? I want to know.
And which one should I get for heat sink for Core i7 920?

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They aren't as reliable or as efficient. Corsair power supply's are great. I have the HX 1000W and couldn't be happier. Check out some reviews online and you'll see. Also the warranty with corsair is great.
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