Go Back   Hardware Canucks > PC BUILDERS & TWEAKERS CORNER > New Builds

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old September 14, 2009, 07:24 PM
Extreme_kid's Avatar
Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ontario, Toronto
Posts: 34
Talking $1200 Intel - First Build - Overclocking

Hello everybody, this is my first actual post in here , I'm trying to build a system for Extreme Overclocking...

My Budget : $1000 - $1200
Uses: ===>>> Heavy Gaming - HD Video Encoding - Multitasking. ( SLI / Crossfire Capability )

Im new to the whole overclocking scene and Im thinking of building this second rig to practice overclocking and later use it for playing Games (crysis) and video editing..... Since I already have a quad Im going to go with a dual this time. I want to practice pushing the CPU to over 4GHz. and also do some overclocking on Video card and Memory.

what do you guys think of this build ?

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz ( Lapped )

GA-EP45-UD3P (rev. 1.1)

8GB OCZ Blade PC2 8500 1066mhz

Sapphire HD 4850X2

Corsair 1000W

True Black + 2x 3000 RPM Kaze Fans ( Lapped + Washer Mod + Dual Fan Push Pull Setup )

COOLER MASTER HAF 932


I have the monitor,mouse,keyboard,hdd,dvd rom

Thank you very much for your help
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old September 14, 2009, 08:14 PM
martin_metal_88's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Quebec City
Posts: 4,175

My System Specs

Default

Well ever part are really good. You can drop the 1000W and get the extra money for something you ever wanted:) the build will suck up to 600W maximum so a good corsair 750 will be fine.

Ask for more.
__________________
Ask for more

Martin_metal_88
Colenzo : See system spec!

Odysseus : I7 860 @ 3.6Ghz || GA P55-UD5 || G.skill Ripjaws F3-16000 2000Mhz 2X2GB || Coolermaster ATCS 840 || Silverstone Strider plus 850W || WD 640 black - WD 1TB green - Samsung F3 2TB || MSI 5670 1GB Cyclone ||Coolermaster Hyper 212 + ||

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old September 15, 2009, 08:09 AM
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Cambridge, ON
Posts: 105
Default

The P45-UD3P is a great crossfire board. I can run my early Q9450 at 3.8Ghz while staying under 1.36 volts. Benches at 4Ghz are possible but I haven't got stability.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old September 15, 2009, 12:24 PM
Extreme_kid's Avatar
Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ontario, Toronto
Posts: 34
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by martin_metal_88 View Post
Well ever part are really good. You can drop the 1000W and get the extra money for something you ever wanted:) the build will suck up to 600W maximum so a good corsair 750 will be fine.

Ask for more.
yea I would probably get the Coolermaster 850W , much cheaper.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old September 15, 2009, 12:25 PM
Extreme_kid's Avatar
Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ontario, Toronto
Posts: 34
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by superj View Post
The P45-UD3P is a great crossfire board. I can run my early Q9450 at 3.8Ghz while staying under 1.36 volts. Benches at 4Ghz are possible but I haven't got stability.
Im planning to take mine to something around ~4.5ghz , I just need to know if I should change the NB , SB coolers or not ? I dont want to overheat the board =/
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old September 15, 2009, 12:39 PM
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Lake Cowichan, B.C.
Posts: 218

My System Specs

Default

In order to OC that high. You really should be going WC to get an OC of 4.5GHz.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old September 15, 2009, 12:50 PM
Extreme_kid's Avatar
Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ontario, Toronto
Posts: 34
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by grifter11 View Post
In order to OC that high. You really should be going WC to get an OC of 4.5GHz.
not necessarily , as long as I keep a good air flow I should be able to hit a number close to 4.5... Im just worried about the mosfets and NB/SB ? need to know if I should change the stock coolers or not.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old September 15, 2009, 12:53 PM
Rookie
F@H
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 25
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Extreme_kid View Post
not necessarily , as long as I keep a good air flow I should be able to hit a number close to 4.5... Im just worried about the mosfets and NB/SB ? need to know if I should change the stock coolers or not.
Not probable.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old September 15, 2009, 01:07 PM
martin_metal_88's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Quebec City
Posts: 4,175

My System Specs

Default

NB and SB will be really hot at 4.5. What I suggest is to get anec spot cool fan they will help more.

Ask for more.
__________________
Ask for more

Martin_metal_88
Colenzo : See system spec!

Odysseus : I7 860 @ 3.6Ghz || GA P55-UD5 || G.skill Ripjaws F3-16000 2000Mhz 2X2GB || Coolermaster ATCS 840 || Silverstone Strider plus 850W || WD 640 black - WD 1TB green - Samsung F3 2TB || MSI 5670 1GB Cyclone ||Coolermaster Hyper 212 + ||

Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old September 15, 2009, 01:29 PM
Extreme_kid's Avatar
Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ontario, Toronto
Posts: 34
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by martin_metal_88 View Post
NB and SB will be really hot at 4.5. What I suggest is to get anec spot cool fan they will help more.

Ask for more.
yeah I thought about the spot cooler and also changing the NB/SB heatsinks but problem is Im using a True Black with two fans and so I cant change the stock mosfets heatsink which is connected to the NB heatsink , Im not sure if you get what Im trying to say

Edit 1 : * this is not my picture but it should give you an idea of what Im talking about except I have a fan on each side of the heatsink and so cant use a very tall mosfet cooler like the ones from thermalright...
Attached Images
 

Last edited by Extreme_kid; September 15, 2009 at 01:35 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[FS] Superb Core i7/Antec 1200 build LC0g Buy/Sell & Trade 5 September 13, 2009 08:32 PM
1000-1200$ Gaming build Skarjak New Builds 55 May 12, 2009 06:21 PM
$1200 Build, ordering tomorrow Zippoh New Builds 9 November 27, 2008 09:28 PM
Thoughts on a build? $1200 budget zlojack CPU's and Motherboards 17 March 26, 2008 07:56 AM