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If your gaming then get the 2500k instead, the HT on the 2600k doesn't make no dfference in gaming.[\quote]

Thats not a bad price drop. You have yours OCed to 5ghz, thats crazy. I have never overclocked before, so this was going to be a new experience for me anyway. I head some of the 2600ks were at 4.3 so that sounded good enough for me.
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The asrock extreme4 is an excellent bang for buck mobo, if you have a little more $$ to spend on the mobo I would recommend the asus P8P67 Pro or the Gigabyte p67 ud4.[\quote]

I will look into those boards. If I drop the 2600k for the 2500k I will for sure check them out, but if I can save in price I may just keep it that way.
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4GB of RAM is enough for gaming.
I use over 4gb while playing DCS so I want at least 6. Going to the i5 2500k, is it dual or tri channel memory that I need?
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For the cpu cooler I would recommend the Coolermaster 212+, it's an exceptional cooler with a fantastic price tag. Again if you have a little more $$ I would recommend th eSilver arrow or the Noctua DH-14.

I did not look around much at the cooling. I was recommended to the Freezer Pro and it looked fine to me, especially for the price. Again, something I will look into if it doesn't get overly pricey.


I guess I need to include the case too with all these suggestions. I've been told I will have enough room with this one.

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If your gaming then get the 2500k instead, the HT on the 2600k doesn't make no dfference in gaming.

The asrock extreme4 is an excellent bang for buck mobo, if you have a little more $$ to spend on the mobo I would recommend the asus P8P67 Pro or the Gigabyte p67 ud4.

4GB of RAM is enough for gaming.

For the cpu cooler I would recommend the Coolermaster 212+, it's an exceptional cooler with a fantastic price tag. Again if you have a little more $$ I would recommend th eSilver arrow or the Noctua DH-14.

As for the graphics card, at 1680*1050 as 560ti would fit the bill very well and perform very good at that res.
This, all of this.

The 2600k is useless for gaming; the $100 difference is only worth it for video editing and heavily-threaded applications.

I'd tell OP to get a Z68 board. It has a few more features over the P67 and is not very much more expensive. If he ever wants to use SSD caching, the P67 won't allow that.

+1 on the Hyper 212+

BTW, OP, a 1920x1080 monitor isn't going to cost you very much. You could get a decent LCD LED monitor for under $200. That $100 difference between the 2500k and the 2600k will help you get a new display pretty quickly.
    
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Originally Posted by Rocker delMaL;13613959 
I see!
If you are OK at 1680, the GTX570 wouldn't let you go below 30fps in pretty much any actual game maxed out, even crysis!
I think the GTX580 its way overkill for a 1680 res!! If you aren't willing to upgrade your monitor soon, I would say go for the GTX 570.

Well I was not planning on it, but I guess in the future it would not hurt. I just want to avoid spending much more than the $1300 I had rang up already. With a few changes though I might be able to fit it. I have the money, but I am just a little unwilling to let go of that much.
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This, all of this.

The 2600k is useless for gaming; the $100 difference is only worth it for video editing and heavily-threaded applications.

I'd tell OP to get a Z68 board. It has a few more features over the P67 and is not very much more expensive. If he ever wants to use SSD caching, the P67 won't allow that.

+1 on the Hyper 212+

BTW, OP, a 1920x1080 monitor isn't going to cost you very much. You could get a decent LCD LED monitor for under $200. That $100 difference between the 2500k and the 2600k will help you get a new display pretty quickly.

I do not really do any fancy video editing. I can use movie maker, and that is about it. I simply just don't know enough about all that to use the fancy stuff. I do plan to record gameplay, but with a quad core using playclaw I should be fine, especially with a newer CPU.

Ill note all this and look into it, thank you both for those suggestions.
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I'm running the my sig rig..
1680x1050 with a GTX 570. No problems AT ALL.
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P67 runs dual channel. The 'extra' features on the Z68 don't warrant the price increase unless you will benefit from ssd caching and onboard graphics then again there is no reason to get it.

8GB Ram is fine if you use it and it shouldn't be that expensive over a 4gb kit.

As for the 2500k vs 2600k, the 2600k boasts Hyperthreading which does nothing to gaming performance. So if your main usage is gaming then there is absolutly no reason to get the 2600K.

From the $$$ you save from the little changes here and there I would recommend an ssd for an OS, also I'm not so famliar with cases so you might find more help on that from the other guys lol.

EDIT: with the little knowledge I have on cases I would maybe say a HAF 922 or 932. Maybe look into getting an NZXT.

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P67 runs dual channel. The 'extra' features on the Z68 don't warrant the price increase unless you will benefit from ssd caching and onboard graphics then again there is no reason to get it.

8GB Ram is fine if you use it and it shouldn't be that expensive over a 4gb kit.

As for the 2500k vs 2600k, the 2600k boasts Hyperthreading which does nothing to gaming performance. So if your main usage is gaming then there is absolutly no reason to get the 2600K.

From the $$$ you save from the little changes here and there I would recommend an ssd for an OS, also I'm not so famliar with cases so you might find more help on that from the other guys lol.

EDIT: with the little knowledge I have on cases I would maybe say a HAF 922 or 932. Maybe look into getting an NZXT.

Good luck on the build thumb.gif

Thanks for the information. Ive looked around and found the 2500k, and also another monitor. Its all sometime to decide I guess.

I found a z68 with a single PCIe slot for $110 so that a is a bit attractive if I don't go with an SLI setup. One with 3 PCIe slots is about $160 I think. I plan on poking around in the other forums and seeing what they all have to say about my build.

Does anyone know anything about future price drops though? I thought the 6 series were to be expected this summer.
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And if you don't mind, which GTX 570 are you going to choose?
I would only recommend ASUS DirectCUII or MSI Twin Frozr III for GTX 570 because of the VRM problem that plagued the reference cards.
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And if you don't mind, which GTX 570 are you going to choose?
I would only recommend ASUS DirectCUII or MSI Twin Frozr III for GTX 570 because of the VRM problem that plagued the reference cards.

I haven't really bought my own GPU like this before, so I do not know a whole lot about the manufacturers. I head EVGA has a lifetime warranty, so that was quite appealing to me.
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I haven't really bought my own GPU like this before, so I do not know a whole lot about the manufacturers. I head EVGA has a lifetime warranty, so that was quite appealing to me.

For GTX 570 reference, it does not matter who is the manufacturer, there is a problem with the VRM, so if you plan to OC, you need to be really careful, otherwise, you will kill your card.

If you still want to go with GTX 570, I would stick with ASUS DirectCU II GTX 570 or MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr III
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