37 months ago
Hey! I a managed to save up a good amount of money to finally build myself a powerful desktop. This is the first time I will be building a pc. I am planning to complete some overclocking. I will be using this desktop a good amount of gaming and tons of work (not much video/photo editing though). I will be going for a dark green/ black build.
I have a few questions: Where can I find a good/detailed overclocking guide for both gpu and cpu? I have looked at many different guides, but they sometimes contradict each other and/or are not very clear. Where can I find/what are some overclocking benchmarks for my equipment?
I am not sure about the case (I really need help for this one), my ideal one would be a big, optical driver compatible case, with front facing rgb fans, and a left window. I have opted for the 460X which should be coming out late November (with a back Corsair SP or HD RGB fan, which one? how do I control these, extra controller? corsair software?) but it is not compatible with an optical drive(i'd need to get an external one). I could go for a corsair 760T and swap the front facing fans.... but I really like the look of the phanteks evolv atx....
For the building, are other instruments or things needed apart from the screwdriver, thermal compound, LEDS (which I will buy later), cable managment things..., electric tape? Do the fans of the PSU push air out? What about the AIO liquid cooler, out or in?
This is the link: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/KLhnd6
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