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My first Intel build in 13 years

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After some serious thinking and deciding, and rsfkevski rubbing in my face his 2500k @ 4.5ghz , i decided to switch from AMD to Intel. My last Intel build was a Celeron 300a that overclocked to a smoking 450mhz. My goal was to do this without spending ANY money out of my pocket. I knew i could rearrange the power in my system and probably do this. A few days ago this became a reality. This is is old system: Opinions on this build are appreciated, good or bad.

Asus M4A78-E

Phenom II 955 @ 3.8ghz

OCZ Platinum DDR2-1066 5-5-5-18 @ 1.8v ( Still for sale )

XFX Reference 5870

I sold EVERYTHING listed above (Kept everything else in my system) accept for the ram as of now. Once the ram sells i will have taken about 20 dollars out of my pocket ( Assuming all goes well with my build )

These are the parts i upgraded/downgraded to so this build could happen:

Gigabyte P67A-D3-B3 $90.00 Shipped, New in box

i5 2500k
$200.00 Shipped, New in box

G Skill DDR 3 1600 4gb
$49.99 shipped, New in box

Asus 460gtx TOP
$105.00 shipped, Used but in excellent condition

I cheaped out somewhat on the motherboard and the ram ( wanted to go 8gb ), but i feel its a solid board that will be suffient for me atleast until next year. I cant wait to build this. I am worried i might hit some of snags ive read about in the intel forums, but hopefuly this intel build will have mercy with me being i am coming back home It took 13 years to get back here...and i have to say it feels good, i just hope it continues. Thanks for reading!
Edited by GMcDougal - 4/26/11 at 4:13pm
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post #2 of 8
Everything looks nice.
I don`t know if the mobo overclocks that well but most of the o.c work is done by the CPU.
I hope you got a PSU/cooler cause they are not listed there and you wrote you sold everything
Anyway you will have a lot of fun with the rig!
And welcome back to the darkside of the force
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Originally Posted by Mr.Eiht View Post
Everything looks nice.
I don`t know if the mobo overclocks that well but most of the o.c work is done by the CPU.
I hope you got a PSU/cooler cause they are not listed there and you wrote you sold everything
Anyway you will have a lot of fun with the rig!
And welcome back to the darkside of the force
Sorry, i wasnt very clear. I sold everything listed above, i kept everything else, including the psu and cooler.
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Quick update. I finished my 2500k upgrade. I fired it up and it runs flawlessly. Going from a 955 @ 3.8 to this 2500k @ stock clocks is unreal. HUGE speed gains, i gained 25fps alone in one game!
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Originally Posted by GMcDougal View Post
Quick update. I finished my 2500k upgrade. I fired it up and it runs flawlessly. Going from a 955 @ 3.8 to this 2500k @ stock clocks is unreal. HUGE speed gains, i gained 25fps alone in one game!
OC it to 4.5 or higher and you will really love it. You should be able to get 4.5 on that setup by accident.
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Originally Posted by GMcDougal View Post
Quick update. I finished my 2500k upgrade. I fired it up and it runs flawlessly. Going from a 955 @ 3.8 to this 2500k @ stock clocks is unreal. HUGE speed gains, i gained 25fps alone in one game!
Thats great! remember these cpu's are dying to be overclocked and 4.5ghz is easilly achievable with just a few clicks
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Thats great! remember these cpu's are dying to be overclocked and 4.5ghz is easilly achievable with just a few clicks
no doubt, i am finding this out. what a crazy little chip this 2500k is.
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Man, you really have to unleash this poor thing!
I didn`t even know that they COULD run on stock speed.
All you hear( even from new o.c.) is 5GHz. So 4,5GHz would be like stock settings after that comes the overclocking Anyway nice that you are on the dark side of the force
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