New PC, want to overclock

By giyad
Feb 16, 2007
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  1. Hey,

    So Im building a computer with the following specs:

    -Case: Antec Quiet P180 Black /550Watt Power Supply (Seasonic)
    -Motherboard: eVGA nForce 680i SLI
    -Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.40 GHz, FSB1066, 4 MB L2)
    -RAM: OCZ 2GB DDR2-800 (2 x 1GB)
    -Hard Drive: Raptor SATA 10,000RPM 150GB
    -Video Card: EVGA GeForce 7950GT 512MB
    -DVD player (Sony Blu-Ray RW)
    -Floppy Drive
    -Cooling: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro

    I want to overclock the RAM, Mobo, and CPU... Now I know this means a lot more heat so thats exactly what I want to ask. Do you think my setup will provide enough cooling? The Antec p180 comes with 3 built in 120mm fans with the option for two more, which I have. So 5 x 120mm fans altogether. That should be enough right?
  2. ambivolent

    ambivolent Newcomer, in training Posts: 80

    yes your setup should provide enough cooling.
  3. Exonimus

    Exonimus Newcomer, in training Posts: 137

    5x120mm fans should be plenty. I see you have a nice processor cooler too, so heat shouldn't be the problem.

    Although I'd like to add: the pc should be able to handle any game at max settings, so there's no real need to overclock it. Please make sure you know the risks(I know it's fun to overclock though!)
  4. nickslick74

    nickslick74 Newcomer, in training Posts: 883

    Check the amp rating on the power supply. Seasonic isnt the greatest psu maker so you may want to upgrade that.
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    giyad,
    Your motherboard's bios should have the ability to guide you through safe overclocking steps until you reach the maximum overclocking level for your system
  6. giyad

    giyad TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 146

    Thanks guys, sounds great :D
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