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i dont know if this have been said try to get the gtx 460 1gb its more vram and its faster speed and have 256bit not 192like the 7xxmb one

and look around here in sa i can get the gigabit 560 for cheaper than the gigabit 460

but if you cant find a nice deal on a 560 go for the 460 1gb

and nice buld i am planing on getting a i5 2400 to but with 8gb ram
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It doesn't matter how easy it is. If they don't have the intention of overclocking then why would want to spend extra to get one that does?



It is.

You don't have to convince him to do anything, it is because you want to.
Most people that don't have the intention to overclock simply have misconceptions about it, eg: Its so complicated, it will drastically reduce the life of my cpu etc.

Anyway we have already established that the best value option for the OP is that bundle with the 2500k - a cpu that is BUILT FOR OVERCLOCKING.

I would agree with you if you said that there is no point for the OP to overclock until he upgrades the gpu, as thats a fair statement.

However encouraging the OP to overclock a 2500k is of no detriment to him or the cpu. We are simply making sure he gets the most bang for his buck, not a world record OC that has no real life applications.
 
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Most people that don't have the intention to overclock simply have misconceptions about it, eg: Its so complicated, it will drastically reduce the life of my cpu etc.

Anyway we have already established that the best value option for the OP is that bundle with the 2500k - a cpu that is BUILT FOR OVERCLOCKING.

I would agree with you if you said that there is no point for the OP to overclock until he upgrades the gpu, as thats a fair statement.

However encouraging the OP to overclock a 2500k is of no detriment to him or the cpu. We are simply making sure he gets the most bang for his buck, not a world record OC that has no real life applications.
True, but from what I have read in this thread, he has not made any of those statements. So we are all assuming at this point.

Yes, that is the best option, if he could afford it. Which he stated that he really can't spend any more than we he had already said.

Now, that depends to what he will upgrade his GPU too, if he even does that at all.

Yeah, I understand completely, but if he can't afford it, there is no point in trying to convince him to get it.

Once again, it all comes down to assuming this or that.
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Yeah that build is pretty good for the price point.

You could go a bit cheaper on the CPU and get the i3 2100 (will perform better than a Phenom II X4 955 in most cases) and put a bit more money into the PSU.

Most people keep their PSUs longer than their CPUs/GPUs xD
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True, but from what I have read in this thread, he has not made any of those statements. So we are all assuming at this point.

Yes, that is the best option, if he could afford it. Which he stated that he really can't spend any more than we he had already said.

Now, that depends to what he will upgrade his GPU too, if he even does that at all.

Yeah, I understand completely, but if he can't afford it, there is no point in trying to convince him to get it.

Once again, it all comes down to assuming this or that.
The entire rig with the the 2500k is only $26 more than the one the OP put forward himself. The increase in stock speeds and the option to OC in the future make it worth it (would also increase resale value), and anyone spending $600 can afford to spend an extra $26. So seeing as he can afford it, in the event that he does buy it it is best to make sure that his decision not to OC was not dictated by any misconceptions or irrational fears about OCing.

The whole point of posting a question like the OP's is to make sure you are getting the best deal. If getting the best deal means you have to OC then so be it.
 
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The entire rig with the the 2500k is only $26 more than the one the OP put forward himself. The increase in stock speeds and the option to OC in the future make it worth it (would also increase resale value), and anyone spending $600 can afford to spend an extra $26. So seeing as he can afford it, in the event that he does buy it it is best to make sure that his decision not to OC was not dictated by any misconceptions or irrational fears about OCing.

The whole point of posting a question like the OP's is to make sure you are getting the best deal. If getting the best deal means you have to OC then so be it.
Boy, you certainly deserve a rep for dealing with someone so thick and maintaining your calm.

I'll make it simple:

Overclocking is worth it. If you don't think so, you're wrong. You're not entitled to a wrong opinion. If you don't listen to good advice, you're not worthy of it.

And yes, if it were in my power, I would force the OP to overclock against his will in the thought that the end justified the means.
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Boy, you certainly deserve a rep for dealing with someone so thick and maintaining your calm.

I'll make it simple:

Overclocking is worth it. If you don't think so, you're wrong. You're not entitled to a wrong opinion. If you don't listen to good advice, you're not worthy of it.

And yes, if it were in my power, I would force the OP to overclock against his will in the thought that the end justified the means.
That's sort of manipulative If the OP decides to OC, make sure he gets a board that can handle it, preferably one with good cooling and strong power delivery. Nothing worse then a 5Ghz chip that isn't getting clean voltage. No need to recommend an aftermarket cooler, SB isn't that hot. But think about it...if he's not going to be running SLI/Xfire, a stock 2500 could more then handle it.
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Would the CX430 handle an overclocked 2500k, along with a gtx460?
    
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