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post #11 of 21
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so I'm satisfied with the answer for the 2500k (thanks gents)

how do we feel about a motherboard and ram for this baby?

anything jump out and yell pick me, or have I got a do-no-wrong scenario in the P67 market?

also, that 600W of mine. good to go for 2500k, 8GB ram and a 560 ti/ 570?
( a good site to help calculate necessary wattage would be greatly appreciated)
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post #12 of 21
the i5 2500k is the supreme choice, definately go for that no matter what. very very powerful, not too expensive. and you can spend 40 bucks on an aftermarket cooler and overclock it to 4.5ghz+ no problem. it will give you the option to upgrade to ivy bridge (the next gen of processors) too in the future because they will work with a motherboard compatible with the i5 2500k as well. (ivy bridge uses 22 nanometer tri side transistors, in other words - a lot more stable using way less power) we will see these around end of this year/beginning of next year.

as for graphics card im happy with the gtx 560 ti but its all down to how much you want to spend, my preference is the 500 nvidia series so get the 560, 570, or 580 depending on how much you can spend... is what i would recommend you do

i would also recommend the kingston hyperX 2x2gb kit. you dont need more than 4gb of ram for gaming, it will make a mild difference, the money difference spend towards the next level of graphics card or a aftermarket cpu cooler will make twice the performance difference.

hope this helps.
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post #13 of 21
if i were you i would get this setup

question, have you any old spare parts like dvd drives etc?
how do you feel about water cooling?
this comes to $1515.90 but does include a powersupply which you said you wanted to use your old one, i would still get a new one but its up to you.

you will definately be happy with this system. lol 1500 in usd is worth so much more than it is here in new zealand, this setup would cost like 2500 here.


edit: wow i just looked at the other guy who recommended you a build. $5 difference between 4gb ram and 8gb ram, it sure is different over there! i suppose i should add anything i recommend is more suitable for someone who lived in my country

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post #14 of 21
I just finished building my new system recently. In hindsight, if I were to build it again, this is what it would be:
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=14028651
Raid 0 the pair of Samsung F3's, just get 4 or 8GB of DDR3-1600 CL9(don't bother paying extra for the low latency stuff, money's better spent elsewhere). The cpu and mobo are available with a combo discount. With a second 6950 2GB, you would end up right at $1500. The SSD is the only part of my system I regret buying, it's fast, but not fast enough to warrant the extra cost. Just my 2 cents.
post #15 of 21
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anyone have a preference msi twin frozr vs asus directcu 2? (560 ti's or 570's)

and I trust that the 600W is a go?

So the list looks like this now:
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post #16 of 21
2500k > 2600k when it comes to a gaming rig...
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post #17 of 21
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I would prefer not to water cool

I do have my old cd and dvd drives if i want to hang on to them

I've got 64bit win 7 free, so that saves $100

seriously an agility 3 was a bad investment???

in the long run, 2 6950's or 2 570's, which is gonna out-perform?
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post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by MasterOP View Post
I would prefer not to water cool

I do have my old cd and dvd drives if i want to hang on to them

I've got 64bit win 7 free, so that saves $100

seriously an agility 3 was a bad investment???

in the long run, 2 6950's or 2 570's, which is gonna out-perform?
the 2 570's

BY FAR
post #19 of 21
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So according to tigerdirect the ASUS p8p67 pro doesn't do SLI, and my Ultra X3 600W "MUST" be replaced if I want even one 560/570.

Does anyone have experience with Z68 boards that they can recommend one over another? And if a new power supply really is in order, I should go straight for something that can handle the future SLI upgrade shouldn't I? Suggestions there?
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post #20 of 21
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So according to tigerdirect the ASUS p8p67 pro doesn't do SLI, and my Ultra X3 600W "MUST" be replaced if I want even one 560/570
ASUS' cheaper P8P67 motherboards do not support SLI, however the P8P67 Pro and any of the more expensive versions most definitely do. As for your power supply, 600W should be more than adequate for a single video card system. You can always get a better power supply at a later time if you decide to add another card.
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Does anyone have experience with Z68 boards that they can recommend one over another?
The P67 and Z68 both perform similar, so unless you plan on using the added features of the Z68 chipset, there's little point in spending the extra money over a P67 board.
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