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Old March 21, 2013, 09:17 AM
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Default FX-4170 OC

Ordered an FX-4170, ASRock 970 Extreme3 and 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance LP. I shall be getting the CM Hyper 212 EVO for OC'ing.

Complete system specs:

Sapphire 6850
ASRock 970 Extreme3
Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB Low Profile
WD Caviar Blue 500Gb 7200rpm
Lite On DVD Combo drive
Corsair CX500 V2 80+
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition
CM Hyper 212 EVO

How much of an overclock can I expect out of my FX-4170? What about VRM and MOSFET cooling, what can I do about that?

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Old March 24, 2013, 11:20 AM
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About the cooling, Antec Spot Cooler. great rig.
i7 3770K, 4.7GHz at 1.33V, ASROCK Z77 Extreme4, 2X4GB Patriot Viper Black Mamba DDR3 1600, GTX 590, 2 Corsair Force 3 120GB SSDs RAID 0,2 Barracuda 7200.10 500GB, Barracuda 7200.11 1000GB Back Ups, OCZ ZX 1250W, Z-5500s, LG Blu Ray Player/DVD Burner, Windows 7 X64 Pro, HAF X. Vision Quest 24" LCD, Optoma H66 Projector
Cooling: TC PA120.2 GT AP15 in push, DDC 3.25/XSPC Res top, EK Supremacy, XSPC Razor, Coolgate CG-240 Swiftech Helix in push/pull, MCP35X
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Old March 30, 2013, 04:17 AM
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Thanks :) I was fortunate enough to find a Gigabyte 970A-UD3 for the same price. Can't beat the 8+2 power phase design.

What's on my mind is: is my CX500 V2 plentiful for my rig? Can I overclock the FX-4170 fine with it?
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Old July 16, 2013, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by el3bgames View Post
nice !!
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Desktop: Arc Midi R2, Z77-D3H, 3770@4.1ghz with Zalman Optima Cooler, 4x4gb ram, EVGA GTX 1070 Ti SC, Bitfenix Fury 750w, WD Black 1TB, Intel 530 120GB
Away from home light Gamer: Acer Aspire 15.6", A8-3500m undervolt and OC to 2Ghz, 2x4gb Corsair Vengeance, Crucial M500 240gb
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