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Old 05-26-2009, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 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.
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