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Hi,

I have finally made saved enough money to upgrade my system. My budget for the upgrades is $480 as absolute max (i.e shipping+tax included). I am planning on keep my case, hard drive, video card, and power supply. I just want to upgrade the motherboard, CPU, RAM , and a better CPU cooler. I have selected some parts from Newegg and i just want the community's suggestion if it's a good upgrade or not. If you can find better alternatives to the hardware I've chosen, please link

CPU:[Intel Core i5 2500k]
-Planning on taking it to 4.5 GHZ with a new CPU cooler.

CPU Cooler: [Cooler Master Hyper 212]

RAM: [G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GbB]

Motherboard: [MSI P67A-G43]

Everything looks good? Thanks in advance!
Edited by SkippyDogg - 6/4/11 at 12:02pm
post #2 of 11
Save $5 on the memory...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231443


Otherwise it looks good.
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post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by AyeYo View Post
Save $5 on the memory...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231443


Otherwise it looks good.
Thanks! Love the color as well!
post #4 of 11
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Does anyone know how much the timings and the speed of RAM affects the overall speed of the system?
post #5 of 11
DDR3 1600 is good and will perform well.
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post #6 of 11
I'd say put that cash to getting a sexy water cooling system going. Put that CPU and GPU underwater brotha!
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post #7 of 11
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I'd say put that cash to getting a sexy water cooling system going. Put that CPU and GPU underwater brotha!
I would but that would easily go over my budget right now. But i am planning on watercooling my CPU and GPU later on since i live in super hot Arizona.
post #8 of 11
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DDR3 1600 is good and will perform well.
Thanks, gaming here I come!
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by SkippyDogg View Post
Does anyone know how much the timings and the speed of RAM affects the overall speed of the system?
Out of all the reviews i've seen, the difference in static benchmarks can be huge. Real world however it tends to be a very negligible difference.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SkippyDogg View Post
I would but that would easily go over my budget right now. But i am planning on watercooling my CPU and GPU later on since i live in super hot Arizona.
All the more reason to get started dude. You can get a very nice water loop going in your budget. Just focus on the CPU for now. What part of AZ? I was in Yuma for a couple years so, I know the pain lol.
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