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post #1 of 5
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I just put together my first Intel system and love it so far. I use this system primarily for gaming. I have about $300 I can use to do some upgrades and would like some advice on what I should go with next. I was thinking about getting a Corsair H70 to OC my i5 but not sure if this is what I should focus on next. Thanks for any advice.
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i5 2500k 4.5@ 1.32v Asus P8Z68-V Pro MSI GTX 580 Lightning Corsair Vengeance (2x4gb) 1600mhz @ 9-9-9-24 
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1TB Black Cavier LG Blu Ray Windows 7 X64 Ultimate Asus VG278H 
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Logitech G15 Corsair TX750 HAF 932 Logitech G500 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SAT... MSI GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) N580GTX Lightning X... G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin... 
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My First Intel
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My Second Intel
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4.5@ 1.32v Asus P8Z68-V Pro MSI GTX 580 Lightning Corsair Vengeance (2x4gb) 1600mhz @ 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Black Cavier LG Blu Ray Windows 7 X64 Ultimate Asus VG278H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair TX750 HAF 932 Logitech G500 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SAT... MSI GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) N580GTX Lightning X... G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSCase
Crucial m4 128GB 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SAT... Corsair Hydro Series H80  Win 7 X64 Cooler Master 932 
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post #2 of 5
You have a 2500k, so yes, get a good cooling, also get some extra fans, ensure airflow in the case and OC that beast

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 4460 AsRock H81M-DG4 Sapphire Rx470 Platinum KVR 1600 16Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
2x Seagate 3Tb Samsung 850 EVO 120 Scythe Ninja 3 Rev.B Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Fujitsu Siemens A17-2A Logitech K280e SuperFlower SF-550K12XP Thermaltake Versa H25 
MouseAudio
Logitech G402 Sony MDR XD150 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 750K 4.0Ghz AsRock FM2A75 Pro4+ Sapphire R9 270X Dual-X Kingston 2x4Gb 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO 120  Western Digital 320Gb LiteON DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper Z600 
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Ex-wife's Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 4460 AsRock H81M-DG4 Sapphire Rx470 Platinum KVR 1600 16Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
2x Seagate 3Tb Samsung 850 EVO 120 Scythe Ninja 3 Rev.B Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Fujitsu Siemens A17-2A Logitech K280e SuperFlower SF-550K12XP Thermaltake Versa H25 
MouseAudio
Logitech G402 Sony MDR XD150 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon 750K 4.0Ghz AsRock FM2A75 Pro4+ Sapphire R9 270X Dual-X Kingston 2x4Gb 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO 120  Western Digital 320Gb LiteON DVD-RW CoolerMaster Hyper Z600 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro x64 Toshiba 32" FullHD TV Logitech FSP Hexa 550 
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DeLUX Logitech 
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post #3 of 5
You could get a SSD to boot from.
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Intel Core i7 2600K ASUS P8P67 Deluxe MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk Corsair Vengence 2X4 GB 1600 
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2X 500 GB Western Digital Blue Western Digital Black HP DVD Writer 1070i ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B Blue 
OSOSOSMonitor
Windows 7 Ultimate Windows 8 Developers Preview Joli OS Some Dell monitor from a XPS 
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Microsoft Sidewinder X4 OCZ Stealth X Stream 2 700W Cooler Master HAF 932 Logitech G3 
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Intel Core i7 2600K ASUS P8P67 Deluxe MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk Corsair Vengence 2X4 GB 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2X 500 GB Western Digital Blue Western Digital Black HP DVD Writer 1070i ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B Blue 
OSOSOSMonitor
Windows 7 Ultimate Windows 8 Developers Preview Joli OS Some Dell monitor from a XPS 
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Microsoft Sidewinder X4 OCZ Stealth X Stream 2 700W Cooler Master HAF 932 Logitech G3 
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post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies. I have an older system I plan on throwing my 5770's in would just like some suggestions for a new card.
My First Intel
(13 items)
 
My Second Intel
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4.5@ 1.32v Asus P8Z68-V Pro MSI GTX 580 Lightning Corsair Vengeance (2x4gb) 1600mhz @ 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Black Cavier LG Blu Ray Windows 7 X64 Ultimate Asus VG278H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair TX750 HAF 932 Logitech G500 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SAT... MSI GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) N580GTX Lightning X... G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSCase
Crucial m4 128GB 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SAT... Corsair Hydro Series H80  Win 7 X64 Cooler Master 932 
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My First Intel
(13 items)
 
My Second Intel
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k 4.5@ 1.32v Asus P8Z68-V Pro MSI GTX 580 Lightning Corsair Vengeance (2x4gb) 1600mhz @ 9-9-9-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Black Cavier LG Blu Ray Windows 7 X64 Ultimate Asus VG278H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair TX750 HAF 932 Logitech G500 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SAT... MSI GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) N580GTX Lightning X... G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSCase
Crucial m4 128GB 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SAT... Corsair Hydro Series H80  Win 7 X64 Cooler Master 932 
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post #5 of 5
I would say get a 6970 perhaps this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127581

Or the reference 6970 for a good bit less:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161356

Theirs also the option of going with a reference 6950 and unlocking it to a 6970!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127555
Edited by Bolt_Thrower_ - 6/6/11 at 6:31pm
My Machine
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon W3540 @ 4.508GHZ 1.425v MSI X-Power Sapphire HD 6970 @1Ghz core/1.45Ghz Mem 6GB Crutial Ballistix @1.96Ghz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 500GB RAID 0 Samsung Windows 7 Ultimate X64 Samsung 19" 
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Coolermaster Silent Pro 1000w Coolermaster 690 II Advanced Gigabyte GM-M6880 
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My Machine
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Xeon W3540 @ 4.508GHZ 1.425v MSI X-Power Sapphire HD 6970 @1Ghz core/1.45Ghz Mem 6GB Crutial Ballistix @1.96Ghz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 500GB RAID 0 Samsung Windows 7 Ultimate X64 Samsung 19" 
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Coolermaster Silent Pro 1000w Coolermaster 690 II Advanced Gigabyte GM-M6880 
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