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I'll assume you have the same PSU as me.
I do. Its the ModX. Let's put it this way, it's miles better than what I had before. And in this case, it's probably good I got more wattage than I need so that I underutilize and keep it cooler.
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Don't let people get you worrying. The ModXStream Pro series is one of the PSU Lines from OCZ that isn't garbage. They will hold their rated wattage fine, as long as they aren't on fire.

I got a 600w version, the first one the fan died (my fault, I kept messing with it) OCZ advanced RMA'd me a new one in 2 days.
That sounds like pretty good customer service. I was praying my GPU would fire up because of EVGA's sometimes temperamental service. What do you guys think about the rest of the build. Be brutally honest. (Aside from the CPU, I am really kicking myself about that, but I don't want to piss away the 150 I spent on it. I'll wait until an unlocked i7 gets cheap enough for me to swap.) Other parts I might be more open to swap. The RAM is OK, honestly just OK. I am loving my mobo, even if it isn't top of the line. I am also thinking SSD might be in my nearly distant future.
post #23 of 37
There's nothing wrong with OCZ's power supplies. Under their rated maximum load they are within spec and that's all that should matter. People here like to think otherwise so they can belittle other people's computers

As others have said, if you're not happy with it, sell the CPU, pony up the rest and buy a K model.
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As others have said, if you're not happy with it, sell the CPU, pony up the rest and buy a K model.
Lol no one will buy a 2400 right now. Since I do have some other RAM and a 1155 mobo sitting in an old case, when I do find a good price point I will put this chip in that and probably make an HTPC.
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They just make cheap PSU's that are going to burn out, degrade, or both. Take your pick, they use cheap parts and have some bad business practices. Though people are all up on their D for Vertex 3, even after the botched Vertex 2 debacle.

Also I just noticed, you got a 700W...That's overkill, probably only need 550W max for that build.
theres nothing wrong with his power supply. Ive got a ocz 500w been running in my parents rig for atleast a couple years.

OP: Dont replace your psu just because someone is telling you it will burn up. Chances are that psu will last you a long time. Its not the best psu in that power range, but it is more than sufficient.
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Yeah I don't know what Griefs deal is, or why hes running an i5-2500k at 5Ghz with a single 560 ti.... The PSU is fine, it a fairly good model.
    
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The Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 mobo won't be much of an overclocker, and it will limit what you want later on if you get a i7-2600k. So I don't know how much more you can get out of an 'unlocked' intel cpu. Plus if you were looking to overclock, no point of getting the i7-2600k. If you read around here, everyone recommends the i5-2500k, and save your extra 100 buxs to get a SSD as the i5 2500k OC as good as anything out there =)

Other than that, yes a SSD should be your next upgrade as it is one of the best upgrades you can make =)
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The Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 mobo won't be much of an overclocker, and it will limit what you want later on if you get a i7-2600k. So I don't know how much more you can get out of an 'unlocked' intel cpu. Plus if you were looking to overclock, no point of getting the i7-2600k. If you read around here, everyone recommends the i5-2500k, and save your extra 100 buxs to get a SSD as the i5 2500k OC as good as anything out there =)

Other than that, yes a SSD should be your next upgrade as it is one of the best upgrades you can make =)
What limits the overclocking on this board? What do you need to look for? I know the H67s were locked down tight. Is there something I'm missing, I thought this was similar to P67 in capabilities?
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So guys, this is pretty amazing, but I don't want to jinx it. On a whim, I put my i5-2400, an older h67 mobo, and 4 gb 1333 ram on Craigslist around midnight, figured if i got 100 or so for the chip, 150 for the package, then I would treat myself to the 2500k. Within 20 minutes, I got an email and a guy needed the whole set. I was working on the PC so said I could do it tomorrow. He needed it tonight (2 AM by this point.) I said I really couldn't until tomorrow, and he came back saying he'd pay me $250 for the batch if I would sell right now. So, I tore down my rig and took out the i5, mounted it to the older mobo with the ram, and we just exchanged! He's driving back now, said he will plug it in when he gets home. Fingers crossed that there aren't any bent pins or issues, that he gets a post, and i get my $250, only 190 of which I need for a 2500k!
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Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 is more of the 'budget' line up for Gigabyte. Meaning its just not really made for OC. There is a reason why it has a much lower price than the other Z68 boards out there which are usually over 200 dollars. Its not about the capabilities of the chipset P67/Z68, its more of what the board can achieve and offer. Cheaper boards obviously are made for more 'stock' setting customers, gamers/OC customers tend to pay more for boards that are 200+ dollars level of boards to achieve their needs.

Wow so you gave him your stuff and he hasn't paid yet? You just let him drive off with your stuff? This doesn't make sense at all, am I missing anything here?
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