New i7 build. Clearance issues and all comments welcomed. Halp!
This is my first system. Here goes
Intel Core i7 920 (280)
Intel X58 motherboard (250)
6 GB OCz 1600 MHz CL7 tri-channel DDR3 RAM (80 with 20 mail in rebate from newegg)
HD Radeon 4870 X2 (365)
1 Velociraptor 150 GB (180)
LG Super Multi Blu-ray read (109)
NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis Mid-Tower ($69.99)
Ultra X3 1000 Watt PSU (150, already purchased).
My major questions are these: Will I have clearance issues with the 4870 X2 and this case? Has anyone got this setup or a better case for the 4870 X2? I'm a bit confused about i7 overclocking. I've read a couple of guides, can I run this by you? So there's a base clock of 133 and a multiplier of 20. That base clock also controls the memory controller, which has a multiplier of 8. So would I have to overclock the CPU to 4 GHz (200 bsclck x 20 multiplier) in order to take advantage of 1600 MHz RAM frequency (8*200)? Is there a way to run the CPU at 3.2 or so and still use RAM at 1600???? Any other issues you guys can help me with would be great! Thanks.