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Old 02-26-2006, 07:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so Im buildinmg my computer soon and I want to know what the best OC componets are. I plan to OC a opteron 170 to at least 2.5 maybe 2.7. K so heres my system....

PSU: Silverstone Zeus SST-ST52F EPS12 V EPS12 V 520 W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817163107 = $129.00

Mobo: DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16813136166 =$190.99

CPU: Opteron 170 Denmark

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103586 =$415.00

RAM: G.SKILL Extreme Series 2GB (2 x 1GB)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16820231021 = $197.00

Case: NZXT LEXA-NP Black/ Silver Aluminum ATX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16811146018 = $129.99

Hard Drive: Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB 10,000 RPM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16822144160 = $154.00

GPU: eVGA 256-P2-N386-AX Geforce 6800GS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16814130267 = $169.00

Optical Drives: PLEXTOR Beige 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827131338 =$124.00


so can you tell me how well this will run and if I will be able to OC pretty well on it or not


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PS- 6800 will hold me strong till the g80 comes out so I got that..
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Old 02-26-2006, 07:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you need to get some thrid party cooling equipment. it will supposedly void you're warranty by using it but then again so does overclocking, the difference being its cooler if you buy a different HSF. get some arctic silver 5 to apply with the new heatsink
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Well, I recommend getting an opteron 165 instead, they oc just the same (mine is at 2.85ghz with air cooling), and then with the money you save, get a 150gb raptor instead of a 74gb.
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Dont buy the expert DFI, they are known to destroy some cpus occasionally. Use that money and the money saved by getting the 165 to get a 7800GT or like 003 said, bigger raptor. You might want to get a better HSF for higher overclocks.
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well 003 do you think I could acheive 2.85 GHz with a opty 165 with the stuff I have, also what thermal paste did you use?....the reason I went for the opty 170 is becuase I thought it would OC easier..My goal is 2.8 but Il be **** happy with 2.6 if I can get it that high..

but yeah...hmmm....
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If you really want to get a good chance of getting to 2.8GHz, or around there, you should look for specific stepping/week CPU's at places like ebay. You would be happy with CCB1E or CCBWE steppings and 0550VMPW or 0550 UMPW weeks.

Use Arctic silver 5 for the thermal paste. Its like $5 at newegg.
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If you really want to get a good chance of getting to 2.8GHz, or around there, you should look for specific stepping/week CPU's at places like ebay. You would be happy with CCB1E or CCBWE steppings and 0550VMPW or 0550 UMPW weeks.

Use Arctic silver 5 for the thermal paste. Its like $5 at newegg.
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If you really want to get a good chance of getting to 2.8GHz, or around there, you should look for specific stepping/week CPU's at places like ebay. You would be happy with CCB1E or CCBWE steppings and 0550VMPW or 0550 UMPW weeks.

CCB1E? huh....Im sorry Im confused..
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CCB1E is part of the stepping. Here is an example of a stepping (in the red rectangle):
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ok so I took your advice to conideration and fixed my build.

PSU: Silverstone Zeus SST-ST52F EPS12 V EPS12 V 520 W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817163107 = $129.00

Mobo: DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152 =$126.99

CPU: Opteron 165 Denmark

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103588 =$328.00

RAM: G.SKILL Extreme Series 2GB (2 x 1GB)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16820231021 = $197.00

Case: NZXT LEXA-NP Black/ Silver Aluminum ATX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16811146018 = $129.99

Hard Drive: Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 150GB 10,000 RPM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136012 = $281.00

GPU: eVGA 256-P2-N386-AX Geforce 6800GS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16814130267 = $169.00

Optical Drives: PLEXTOR Beige 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827131338 =$124.00



Crap Microsoft word messed up my links...sorry guys
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