Hi folks. I've never built a computer system before, but I've been using them for years. Don't flame me, but they've mostly been Macs.
I'm going to be building a starter system for my son. Some parts I got free and others I've bought or am planning to. I just got my MSI mobo today and I noticed the Easy OC Switch featured on the box. I can't leave well enough alone and I hear the Regor 250 is pretty easy to overclock up to 3.6GHz using the stock cooler and voltage settings.
Should I go through the bios to do this or can the Easy OC switch handle it just fine? How does it work?
Here's the breakdown - recently purchased components:
AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz
MSI Micro ATC 785GM-E65 Motherboard
Corsair 400CX PSU
750 GB Seagate HD (on sale, same specs as the WD black)
Lite-On DVD Burner
Logitech Wireless Keyboard
Wireless USB antenna (for now)
Still to get:
4GB DDR3 1333 RAM (prob. G.SKILL Ripjaws Series)
GeForce 8500 GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card
Vista Ultimate 64bit
Tempest Evo gaming Case
Thanks in advance for any tips you may have!