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03-15-2011   #1 (permalink)
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I've never overclocked a high power system before and I'm getting a new system for myself since Sandy Bridge is fixed and my dad took the system I built 2 months ago.

These are my parts:
CPU: i7 2600k 3.4ghz
GPU: MSI GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr SLI
Motherboard: MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) P67 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E 2PCI SLI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3 Motherboard
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SSD: Corsair Force Series 60GB
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB
Power Supply: Corsair TX850W 850W
CD Drive: LG GH22NS50 Black 22X SATA DVD Writer OEM
CPU Cooling: Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50
Case: Antec Three Hundred Mini Tower


I will be attempting to bring the i7 to 4.5ghz and the GTX 560s to 1000mhz core, not sure about memory yet. The RAM will be left untouched as it doesn't affect much in sandy bridge builds.

My problem is the power supply and case. I haven't bothered keeping up with power supplies and cases, so I don't know if the case has good enough air flow for my overclocking needs. Also I'm not sure what power supply I should be getting. All I know is I need a power supply with 850W ~ 1000W.

Any help is appreciated, as I'll be doing some more research on the PS and case. So any suggestions will help push me in the right direction.
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Just get a gold or a platinum rated and with a trustworthy brand, it should be fine.
The only brand i know has bad PSU is CoolerMaster.
Read reviews to see if the PSU can keep the voltage stable at high loads. (Most important of all)
High amp for the rails are good indication if the PSU is good as well. (Not always true thou)
My favourite PSU brand is Seasonic.

I don't know about casings, but you can get aluminium to dissipate heat through the whole case itself.
You need this WiNDy Online > PCP[X > ELEBUS Mark II (jk)

Not really a fan of OCing cause i don't have air conditioning and it heats up my whole room.
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I decided on getting XFX 850W Black Edition. It's not Gold, but it's silver. Think that's good enough?

NCIX.com - Buy XFX 850W Black Edition Single Rail Semi Modular ATX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Power Supply 80PLUS Silver - XFX - P1850BCAG9 - in Canada

Was thinking of getting a PowerColor 1000W, but they're brand new to the market... =/
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I just had a 4GB stick of Ripjaws go bad on me >:[. /RMA'ing.The SLI is going to take 300-500W and honestly rough estimate, the OC'd' i7 would push between 140-160W. That leaves about 200W left to power your PC. You should be fine.
 
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Thanks for the help guys.

This is my final rig: (Will pull trigger when MB goes back in stock and money tree is ripe)

CPU: i7 2600k 3.4ghz
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Fermi 950MHZ 1GB 4.58GHZ (1000mhz if available)
Motherboard: MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) P67 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E 2PCI SLI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3 Motherboard
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory
SSD: Corsair Force Series 120GB
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB
Power Supply: XFX 850W Black Edition
CD Drive: LG GH22NS50 Black 22X SATA DVD Writer OEM
CPU Cooling: Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H70
Case: Antec Dark Fleet DF-85

If you have any suggestions please let me know. =)
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