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Want a tech check on the build before I start buying parts :)


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Hey I forgot there are several other aspects that I forgot about that have to be addressed, I will do that now. To OC...

You will need a triple channel set of ram -->> HERE this will work with out a large change in cost.

And also the video card I suggested is is on back order I just noticed that I'm sorry. I'm not sure how much you wanted to spend over all. Look through the video cards on Newegg. a general rule stick with a card that is within 1 series of the newest generation. and you will still have a nice card.

Since we are talking about OCing you will need an aftermarket "Heatsink and fan" HSF

-->>HERE This one has good reviews yet a resonable price tag

-->> HERE is a thermaltake. This one works well but it is loud!! so keep that in mind.

-->> HERE

-->> HERE
The last two are the best ones to cool your OCd core I7 920 but they both come with a much larger price tag than the other two. But it is definitely worth it.

If you get The Coolermaster V8 you will need to purchase some thermal compound -->>HERE When applying the compound only use a very small amount you don't want it to ooze out on to the Motherboard.(This is where to much is a bad thing) :)


Look at the coolers and make a choice on your own.

Remember to take in to account the noise and cost when you choose.

Also that you get what you pay for. :)

You should be able to get this CPU OC'd to at least 3.5GHZ But others have gotten more out of it.

I believe I touched on everything I wanted. If I missed something or you have a question just ask me and I will get to you.

Good luck

Edited by cbarnard, 18 January 2010 - 07:48 AM.

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Wow... a bit overwhelming hahaha. I'll look into it...
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Hey yea I know it seems overwhelming but it's not to bad.

I edited my last post because I made a mistake in one of my links. Look at the 1st link for the HSF. It is another viable option for you, Sorry about that.

Good luck
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Hey... I'm rethinking the vid card I chose. I was gonna go with dual vid cards, but honestly, I think I'm gonna just go with one good one. Any recommendations? I want to stay in the ~$150 range. I play World of Warcraft, and I want something that will run really well with maxed out settings (or close to it)...


Would this one be recommended: HERE

Edited by lucynshiney, 29 January 2010 - 09:27 AM.

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http://www.tomshardw...ard,2521-8.html

Get the best one you can find from that chart that fits your budget, the higher up the better it is. Purists may wish to argue but at the end of the day it's a good chart and I always factor it in when I'm helping with cards.
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