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Winner #2 - NZXT Phantom Case

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NZXT Phantom White Winner

Next up as part of the OC3D Give-away we have Terry Carr and his daughter Rebecca. Terry is from Nottingham and a real proper family man. His daughter is also at i40 as part of the gaming clan, with her well-sorted pink gaming rig.

As Terry is such a good Dad he makes sure his daughter is alright it's left his PC in a bit of a sorry state. You have to reward the virtuous in life and so he was a prime candidate for the white NZXT Phantom case.

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Here is the man himself with a dusty old rig. Inside is a MSI K9N Neo motherboard running a AMD 2.4GHz processor with a stock cooler. 4GB of generic RAM, a 650w generic PSU and a Sapphire HD4870 GPU.

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Once again thanks to NZXT and Corsair he is now the proud owner of a stunning NZXT Phantom case. Power is provided by a 650w NZXT Hale White PSU. NZXT also provided the braiding kit that keeps the inside looking far more like he deserves.

Here is the man himself. Take a close look at that little girl because in a few years time she'll be the one fragging with the best of them!

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Throwing away that ancient old AMD stock cooler and installing one of Corsairs best, the black topped A70 CPU Cooler.  I think you'll agree this is far more like the kind of PC Terry deserves having ploughed so much money into Rebecca's rig.

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Head over the page for another give away or you can discuss this and many other prizes in our forums.

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Most Recent Comments

12-08-2010, 10:22:54

Hi guys,

I'm a total noob when it comes to overclocking and have only recently heard about it and what it can do.

As shown in the title, that is the model of my graphics card which is in my laptop. I'm not sure if it's any different overclocking on laptops as opposed to desktop computers?

I've downloaded a few tools such as ATI tools and ATI tray tools, but I don't know which one to use! Or where to start. I've tried "scanning for artifacts" and it just scans for ages without anything happening?

I'm so confused at all the numbers and options!

Help would be greatly appreciated!


12-08-2010, 10:48:21

Not a good idea to OC laptops fella as the cooling on them cant cope. Its a completely different ball game to desktop GPU's.

12-08-2010, 11:20:37

yep dont overclock laptop componants thats not what there for

12-08-2010, 11:58:56

Ahh shame. Oh well - thanks for the information :)

12-08-2010, 12:37:32

I used to overclock a laptop I had. You just need to be more careful. It had an ATI mobility 9000 in it. Would overclock 150 MHz on the core and roughly 100MHz on the memory. Made a huge difference in UT2k4 and temps barely changed. That laptop did have all copper cooling and heatpipes though. You just really need to watch temps. Go slow and take your time.

30-08-2010, 13:06:21

Indeed, and what the enthusiasts should be telling you (assuming first of all that you're willing to take it apart) that the thermal pads used on laptop coolers are pretty crap, and merely replacing those with some good thermal goo should give you enough of an advantage to try an oc.

This is ofc assuming you're willing to open the thing up - but do bare in mind that it can be that much more daunting than opening up your pc.

You can lube the fans, you can adjust the voltage on them also.

Ok, so you oc it and gain some small %, once you run some benchies, you'll notice you're No.1 in the hwbot listings. (you can actually keep the case open and direct external fans onto it to do that)

At the end of the day, you have a decent 4500 mobile gpu and you could add some small % to it - in all honesty, you won't notice in general use. Except for your battery life.

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