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Old 05-14-08, 07:21 PM   #22
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Default Re: Overclocking E6300 browser shuts down Part 2

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Originally Posted by grey_1
For $79 USD that's not bad at all.

Things to watch for if you plan on playing some of the latest games..

I decent graphics card - think 9600GT or better + overclocking your cpu to 3ghz will likely push that power supply to the edge. Most bundled PSUs in less expensive systems probably won't deliver max rated load for long.

XDanger makes a good point about the northbridge too, they get HOT when overclocking.

What specifically is going to be the main purpose of your rig, gaming?

If so, the 9600GT and a more solid power supply would be the best start..my opinion only.

9600GT$149.99
Better PSU $59.99
Fans for existing case x 2. $6.99 Each.

Just tossing some ideas out there for you to consider while keeping a reign on the cash going out....

Here is the card I purchased a few months back before I ever thought of overclocking.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150229

Main use is gaming & surfing the internet. He did say that the power supply is not made for overclocking.

I think I really need to think about all of this before I do anything, I have a bad habit of getting carried away with electronics. If you seen my main stereo system you would know what I'm talking about lol.
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