You got a newbie with some power in his hands here (well..soon anyways). Just bought all the components I needed to build a decent gaming rig online and should be getting the shipment in by Friday. I'll be using it for video editing too but not that much. Anyways here's a list of the main components:
-Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz
-ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel MOBO
-COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
-OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit
-XFX GX260XADJF GeForce GTX 260 Core Edition Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
-Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive
-NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower
So what do you guys think? I'd like to OC this system when I finish and any advice on that would be appreciated. I'm completely new to OCing but have read several articles on it from legitimate sites (like Tom's Hardware). So anything I should be especially careful about, I'm all ears. I do know that this particular MOBO coupled with the i7 CPU is suppose to have good results, achieving (with stability) to 3.8 GHz.
ExtremeTech.com tested the Asus P6T Deluxe MOBO with the i7 920 and said:
"We're also impressed with the ease of overclocking the Core i7 920. We still haven't pushed the limits of the motherboard or CPU yet, but our goal is always a stable system that will run for months without problems. To that end, the Core i7 920 at 3.8Ghz on the P6T Deluxe should fit the bill. You will, however, want memory capable of running at 1600MHz without exceeding 1.67v. "
Oh and everything, including items I didn't list (keyboards, DVD/CD Writer) cost me $1264.81 (No Monitor....using my 32 inch LCD HDTV).