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My first overclock rig. Please Advice

post #1 of 5
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I need a new rig and it is gonna my first time for overclocking and
I am planning to get it up to 5 GHz.
So i want to make sure if i got the right parts.

This is my build:

CPU : Intel Core i5-2500K
MOB: Asus P8P67 PRO B3
RAM: G.Skill RipJaws X 8GB C9 DDR3-1600MHz
GPU: 2x HD 6970 2GB or 1x HD 6990 or 1xGTX 580 (any recommendation)
HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB
SSD : Corsair Force F120 120Gb
Case: Coolmaster HAF-932 ( or any other recommendation)
PSU: Corsair HX850 or Coolermaster Pro Gold 800w or Silverstone Strider Gold 850w
Cooling : Noctua NH-D14 or Corsair H-70???

Please i need some inputs since i want to get the parts this week.
Thanks
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i5 2500k @4.5ghz p8p67 pro 2x Gigabyte 6950 2GB (unlocked) 8GB Kingston HyperX 1333 
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1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 Windows 7 Enterprise Samsung 2443 Corsair HX-1000 
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post #2 of 5
If you want to go with NH-D14, you need to go with a different RAM.
Try these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-324-_-Product

Also I would save money and go with 2x 6950's.
Just unlock it to 6970 and it's a win for you!
With the saved money, you can upgrade your ssd to Vertex 3 or C300's.
I would recommend you going with the Vertex 3, but they're out of stock from almost everywhere atm. If you can find a 120gb one then go with it. If not, try 2 c300's (64gb) and raid0 it.
I would also get another set of Samsung F3's for raid0.
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i5-2500k @ 4.5 Asus P8P67 Pro HIS HD6950@70 2gb G.Skill Ripjaw 8gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial C300 | Samsung F3 Windows Ultimate x64 Samsung SyncMaster 2343BWX Das Keyboard Professional 
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i5-2500k @ 4.5 Asus P8P67 Pro HIS HD6950@70 2gb G.Skill Ripjaw 8gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial C300 | Samsung F3 Windows Ultimate x64 Samsung SyncMaster 2343BWX Das Keyboard Professional 
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Corsair HX750 CM HAF X Razer Deathadder Steelseries 9HD 
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post #3 of 5
Looks sexy. Only thing I would recommend is getting the Thermalright Silver Arrow for the heatsink. For GPU, go with any of the options you picked, they're all good! I don't think 6950s are guaranteed to unlock anymore.

I would get an SSD if you can afford one too, C300 is where it's at. Your hard drive is going to be the only bottleneck in that system, SSDs are a nice investment.
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Intel Xeon E3-1245 v5 SuperMicro X11SSM-F-O C236 Integrated 2 x 16GB Kingston ValueRAM ECC KVR21E15D8/16 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
5 x 8TB Seagate IronWolf Pro in ZF2 Array CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo FreeNAS 11 EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W Gold 
Case
Fractal Design Node 804 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k Asus Z97 Pro WIFI-AC Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury Tri-X OC+  G.Skill 4 x 8GB F3-2133C9D-16GXH 
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2 x Intel 730 480GB SSD in RAID 0 Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Noctua NH-D15 Winblows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Pixio PX277 Logitech G510 Seasonic SS-660XP2 Fractal Design R4 Blackout 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G500 Xtrac Ripper 
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i5 2500k Asus P8Z68-V Pro MSI R7970 Lightning BE 2 x 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws 2133mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 240GB and WD Black 1TB Asus DRW-24B1ST Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1245 v5 SuperMicro X11SSM-F-O C236 Integrated 2 x 16GB Kingston ValueRAM ECC KVR21E15D8/16 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
5 x 8TB Seagate IronWolf Pro in ZF2 Array CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo FreeNAS 11 EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W Gold 
Case
Fractal Design Node 804 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k Asus Z97 Pro WIFI-AC Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury Tri-X OC+  G.Skill 4 x 8GB F3-2133C9D-16GXH 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2 x Intel 730 480GB SSD in RAID 0 Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Noctua NH-D15 Winblows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Pixio PX277 Logitech G510 Seasonic SS-660XP2 Fractal Design R4 Blackout 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G500 Xtrac Ripper 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asus P8Z68-V Pro MSI R7970 Lightning BE 2 x 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws 2133mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 240GB and WD Black 1TB Asus DRW-24B1ST Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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If you want to go with NH-D14, you need to go with a different RAM.
Try these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-324-_-Product
I checked on noctua website and they say they are compatible but i dont know if they could be wrong?
http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=c...4#DDR3_G.Skill

Well for vertex 3, no shop in australia have them in stock.

And for GPU i might get 1 x Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 Ultra Durable if you couldnt unlock 6950s anymore.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @4.5ghz p8p67 pro 2x Gigabyte 6950 2GB (unlocked) 8GB Kingston HyperX 1333 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 Windows 7 Enterprise Samsung 2443 Corsair HX-1000 
Case
HAF-X 
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i5 2500k @4.5ghz p8p67 pro 2x Gigabyte 6950 2GB (unlocked) 8GB Kingston HyperX 1333 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 Windows 7 Enterprise Samsung 2443 Corsair HX-1000 
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HAF-X 
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post #5 of 5
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I checked on noctua website and they say they are compatible but i dont know if they could be wrong?
http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=c...4#DDR3_G.Skill

Well for vertex 3, no shop in australia have them in stock.

And for GPU i might get 1 x Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 Ultra Durable if you couldnt unlock 6950s anymore.
The 8gb one doesn't fit. It barely makes it and ends up touching the heatsink which I don't like since the fan vibration is going to affect the rams directly.
I would just swap out the ram for the ones without the heatsinks on the top if you want to go for NH-D14.

As for the ssd, C300's with raid0 is just amazing enough. Though I would rather go for TRIM, the C300's have good enough garbage collection to opt out TRIM and go with raid0.

And GTX 580 is a superb card if you can afford it. Go for it!
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i5-2500k @ 4.5 Asus P8P67 Pro HIS HD6950@70 2gb G.Skill Ripjaw 8gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial C300 | Samsung F3 Windows Ultimate x64 Samsung SyncMaster 2343BWX Das Keyboard Professional 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX750 CM HAF X Razer Deathadder Steelseries 9HD 
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i5-2500k @ 4.5 Asus P8P67 Pro HIS HD6950@70 2gb G.Skill Ripjaw 8gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial C300 | Samsung F3 Windows Ultimate x64 Samsung SyncMaster 2343BWX Das Keyboard Professional 
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Corsair HX750 CM HAF X Razer Deathadder Steelseries 9HD 
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