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Windows 7: Uber Thread of Hardware Questions.

22 Jul 2011   #1
A Leopard

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 
Uber Thread of Hardware Questions.

Ohai.. You may remember me asking about my rig I was proposing.. This is my new build! -
Amazon.co.uk

Here we go -

One, Is everything compatible? I've looked.. Socket correct, RAM Supported, Graphics card suitable, and PSU is what I think is correct, considering I'm OC'ing the i5 to 4.5ghz.

Two, Can you push the CPU above 4.5Ghz? And is 4.5Ghz Stable?

Three, Can anyone find a reasonably priced case that'll fit everything? OR, will my current case (http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...wfm0pbknfabf4f)

Four.. Any other reccomendations that'd be better for cheaper/same price? It's a pretty tight buget. I was going to go for an XFX HD5850, but.. The £93 version had sold out and I didn't want to pay full price off other vendors.

Amazon links would be good, or products that are on Amazon would be better. Thanks <3


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22 Jul 2011   #2
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

I see one problem:

You've selected an H67 motherboard. That doesn't allow changing the multiplier on a k-suffix Sandy Bridge. (Basically, no overclocking.) If you wish to overclock, you'll need a P67 or Z68 motherboard.

A 500W power supply is the minimum recommended for the Radeon 6870. The Corsair one you specify may be OK, but you might want a bit more margin.

I don't own one, but the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ heatsink/fan is supposed to be among the best in its price range:

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Cooler: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

The Arctic Silver is a traditional favorite, but their Matrix product:

Arctic Silver Incorporated - Céramique 2

is all-dielectric. I think that it may not require as long a break-in period as the Artic Silver. I imagine that the thermal compound that comes with the heatsink is more than adequate, if you wish to save a few quid.

Will the 6870 fit in your case? (A part number would have been better than the low-res picture that you linked to.) The card is 26.2 cm long, which is fairly long.

You could consider a 6850 for the graphics card, such as:

XFX RADEON HD 6850 - Graphics adapter - Radeon HD 6850 - PCI Express 2.1 x16 - 1 GB GDDR5 - DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

You'll give up some performance, but it ought to be in the same class.
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22 Jul 2011   #3
Beta

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

Buy the corsair h70. It is the best cooler on the market. The joy of water cooling without the headacks.
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22 Jul 2011   #4
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Beta View Post
Buy the corsair h70. It is the best cooler on the market. The joy of water cooling without the headacks.
Noctua NH-D14 (air) is supposed to outperform the H70, as long as we're speaking of expensive cooling solutions. (The Noctua is absolutely humongous, of course.)
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22 Jul 2011   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Leopard View Post
Ohai.. You may remember me asking about my rig I was proposing.. This is my new build! -
Amazon.co.uk

Here we go -

One, Is everything compatible? I've looked.. Socket correct, RAM Supported, Graphics card suitable, and PSU is what I think is correct, considering I'm OC'ing the i5 to 4.5ghz.

Two, Can you push the CPU above 4.5Ghz? And is 4.5Ghz Stable?

Three, Can anyone find a reasonably priced case that'll fit everything? OR, will my current case (http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...wfm0pbknfabf4f)

Four.. Any other reccomendations that'd be better for cheaper/same price? It's a pretty tight buget. I was going to go for an XFX HD5850, but.. The £93 version had sold out and I didn't want to pay full price off other vendors.

Amazon links would be good, or products that are on Amazon would be better. Thanks <3
I wasn't asking at all.

However, Ueber is the correct word.
karl
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23 Jul 2011   #6
Beta

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

With the Corsair H70 I can overclock a AMD Phenom 2 B55 to 4.5 GHz with a very high vcore (1.60 volts) with all cores unlocked. The multiplyer is at 22.0. Idle temp is 37C and the max under extended full load is 59C. It has been running at this since the end of april and no issues.

Installing the cooler takes sometime and takes two people regardless what Corsair says. Took 3 tries the first time I used that cooler for a build I built for someone else.
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23 Jul 2011   #7
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
However, Ueber is the correct word.
karl
I thought it was über.
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