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Windows 7: Looking for advice on my new build

30 May 2013   #11
spookypuppy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

I don't think that I'll be messing around with the voltages. Seriously, I'm a noob at all this, so before I overclock anything I'll be on here asking questions about it. It just wouldn't do for me to go and blow up a rig that I spent so much time and money on


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30 May 2013   #12
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spookypuppy View Post
I don't think that I'll be messing around with the voltages. Seriously, I'm a noob at all this, so before I overclock anything I'll be on here asking questions about it. It just wouldn't do for me to go and blow up a rig that I spent so much time and money on
Oh. Well, when you're feeling ready to begin overclocking, I recommend asking for help over at Overclock.net! That's their specialty after all while SevenForums is focused on help and support as it relates to Windows 7. Sure, there are a few people here who can help with overclocking, but it's nothing like the help you'd get over at OCN (that's what members of Overclock.net call it).
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30 May 2013   #13
spookypuppy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Sweet, I'll check that out
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30 May 2013   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you are not in a hurry, it might be worthwhile to wait for Haswell. But given the experience with new Intel shipments in the last years, I would wait at least for 6 months after initial ship to give them a chance to shake out the bugs. That would get you into 1Q2014.

If you want to build now, I would recommend this CPU and Board:

Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770 - Newegg.com

ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com

And always consider a better CPU cooler because the stock Intel coolers are not too good.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103099
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30 May 2013   #15
TwoCables

 

Not only that, but of course good aftermarket CPU cooling is required for overclocking.
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30 May 2013   #16
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

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30 May 2013   #17
TwoCables

 

But that PSU isn't enough for 3-way SLI, which is a possibility in his future upgrade plans.
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30 May 2013   #18
spookypuppy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Actually, I was thinking of getting the NZXT Phantom 820, of course it is big enough to rent out space in, but that might come in handy if I ever decide to go with water cooling
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30 May 2013   #19
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Looks like a real good choice for the case.

Plenty of room to do anything in the future, planned or not. Really like all the filters.
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30 May 2013   #20
spookypuppy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Indeed, the filters are a nice touch, lots of airflow too.
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