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post #1 of 6 Old 07-10-2013, 04:02 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi there, i would like to know what you think of my rig.

Specs:
-Intel Q6600 oc'd to 3.2gHz
-Gigabyte GA-EG45m
-Antec One Hundred w/ window
-XFX pro650w XXX edition Modular
-EVGA Gtx 660 SC 2gb
-OCZ Platinum 8gb DDR2 oc'd to 1066mHz
-Zalman Soccet 775 air cooling
-Cooler master case fans

I game at 1920 x 1080

The CPU and Motherboard are outdated but i am looking to upgrade to an i5-2500k or possibly an i5-3470. What kind of improvement would I see?
Also, what is a good motherboard that I can use. I am leaning towards getting the 2500k so i can overclock but what is a great motherboard for this CPU?
I am looking to buy a second GTX 660 sometime in the future so I can put them in SLI so the motherboard must support SLI.
What are some suggestions you might have? Keep in mind my budget is very limited so it can't be too expensive.

The CPU cooler I will most likely be getting is the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo.
I am also considering the Cooler Master Hyper N 520. Which is better?
Also how high would I be able to overclock with each of these coolers?

Another thing i'd like to point out is the the case came with a 140mm fan that was mounted at the top but unfortunately it crashes into the cpu fan (see pictures). I will be installing this back into the case when i've got a different cpu cooler.

Just take a look at some of the pictures I have and let me know what you think and perhaps suggestions you may have for my build. Also please suggest me a good motherboard and which CPU upgrade would be best for my computer.

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Hello, your rigs looks quitte nice. Also a nice GPU.

But, that CPU just is too slow. Years back i had a Q9650 on 3925MHz and a HD6950, the Q9650 was bottlenecking the hd6950 badly.

So you spent money on your GPU, but you cant even use it. So its like money thrown away.

I highly recommend you upgrade your CPU/Motherboard.
The 2500k is cheap now-a-days, and maybe 5-10% slower then Ivy/Haswell. (Maybe even faster OCed on Aircooler, because Ivy/Haswell run so hot)

So i would just grab a (Second hand?) 2500k+mobo and you will notice a big improvement in allot of games

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Thanks for your feedback.
I am also working on fixing up some of that cable management.
Do you think it will make a noticeable difference if , for the time being, if I overclocked my q6600 to a higher speed?
I am not able to afford the parts at the given moment but will soon so that's why i'm asking.
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Yea just a little bit of cable management and it will look twice as good smile.gif

I also had a q6600, if you dont let the temps get too high they can take 1.475v/1.5v all day long.

Just try and sqeeuze out every MHz.. Also a high NB/bus speed helps these chips allot. Also because memory bandwith is limited by the FSB bandwidth

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Also remember that moving from your current system to an i5 2500 or better is going to require you not only get a CPU/Motherboard but you will also need to upgrade your RAM (DDR3).
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Yes I am aware that I will need to buy more ram.
I am thinking about buying the G.Skill Sniper ram 8gb (2 x 4gb)

I am on a budget so would it be better for me to buy the 1333mHz ram or the 1866Mhz ram?
Is there a difference I will notice with whichever I choose to go with?

Links for both:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231417
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460
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