After about 6 months of deal shopping for some of the best components I could find at a the best price possible, I finally got everything I needed to put together my dream PC. It is completely built now but I have not fired it up yet as I am waiting for a Gateway 23 HD monitor to arrive on Wednesday and will move my older monitor down to the workbench for the over-clocking and boot up stuff.
If I like the Gateway monitor, I’ll get two more so I can run 3 monitors in Eyefinity mode.
Anyway, this will be the first attempt at overclocking a computer (assuming it fires up when I plug it in and turn it on). With 8 or 10 never tested components and with my generally bad luck, something will be DOA.
I have been reading the OC sticky notes and can see once I start digging in I’ll have a few questions over the next few weeks. Here is my setup:
- EVGA X58 3X SLI Classified A760
- i7 920
- Radeon ATI 5970
- CorsairDominator 12 GB 6 x 2 GB 1600MHz
- 2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1 TB (Raid 1)
- OCZ Z-Series GOLD OCZ-Z1000 1000W
- Cooler Master V8 Core i7 1366 CPU Cooler
- Cooler Master ATCS 840 Full Tower Case
I am debating moving my Creative Labs PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Sound Card over from my current computer or going with the on-board classified sound.
Anyway, my goal is to get the CPU at a stable 4.2 MHz – up from 2.66 MHz stock. If possible, I would want to overclock my memory. Then after this is done, I’ll be going over to the ATI forum to figure out how to overclock my 5970 to 1000 MHz.
Looks like I have lots of fun ahead of me.