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Greetings Fellow OC'ers ...


This morning a friend asked me to build him a pc but before I do anything I wanted some advice,


Should I go the tried and tested 1156 i3 (upgrade to) i5 760 then oc the hell out of it

or

Should I try the slightly more hardcore 1155 i3 (upgrade to) i5 2500k


I have a 760 and know it is a monster but resisting the the SB is pretty hard 4 me considering it's not my money I am playing with ... hehe ...


Also, everyone says go with a p67 mobo ... what exactly is wrong with the h67 if we using aftermarket GPU's ?? (sorry if that was a bit noobish, the only dumb question is the 1 not asked)



All opinions and advice would be greatly appreciated,

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post #2 of 31
Hoe gaan dit

You need a P67 to OC the k series CPUs

I'd go with the SB build unless money is tight, than the i5 760 would be more than enough
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Well, if you go 2500K with P67 you'll be able to OC it, and with H67 you can't. And, I would go for it.

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post #4 of 31
Building for him all new hardware? Then go with a nice 2500k + P67 build


Your upgrading I say just hold out, maybe get a better clocking motherboard and push that 760 to 4.0

P67 clocks better and is a better board than the H67, the h67 is more of the budget line for the non k models, the one you find in the prebuilt HP & Dell systems..

So basically, building a new system, go SB. If you have the 1156 platform just hang on to it til the end of the year and get either Ivy Bridge or BullDozer....
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post #5 of 31
The i5 760 oc'd to around 4ghz is gonna be plenty of cpu power for your 450. I'd stick with the 1156 till you upgrade the video card.
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Hoe gaan dit
LOL !! ... U know afrikaans ... that is hilarious ... hate the language but ... I'm great thanks 4 asking ... hahahaha ...

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Ninja-d was the word?
Say what ... lol ...


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Originally Posted by 10acjed View Post
Building for him all new hardware? Then go with a nice 2500k + P67 build

P67 clocks better and is a better board than the H67, the h67 is more of the budget line.
Well he wants to do something similar to what I did, get an i3 then upgrade after a few for the i5 ...

Would a stock i5 2500k perform well on it's own or only once it is overclocked ... the reason I ask is cause the p67 boards are crazy expensive here and they would be wasted on a temp 1155 i3 (before he gets the i5 2500k)


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post #7 of 31
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Just a quick reminder ... the system in my sig has nothing to do with this build ...

I am building a brand new build for a friend ...


Once I have a better Idea of SB or not and a motherboard ... then I will work on the other components ...

I know he has a Corsair TX-650W Like mine ... So I would be looking at a GTX 560ti probably 4 or 6 gb ramm ...

Would the 650w handle the SB and all that ??
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post #8 of 31
2500k will rock with no overclock. Once overclocked, it really fly's!! Like 10acjed said. If buying new go SB. Ivy and bulldozer is going to cost more than SB so don't hold off for that unless you going to want to spend more money that SB.
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post #9 of 31
Being its all new then yeah go with a 2500k, if the price of the P67 is too much than go with what you can afford.

The 2500k at stock will be faster than whatever he is probably use to. And he can save for a better board in the future...

But even the cheapest P67, like the Asus P8P67 LE is better than a H67....

You dont have to get a Rampage or some crazy bada33 board.
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post #10 of 31
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So the i5 2500k is the way to go ...

Are any of the SB i3's worth it as a temp stop so that he can save a bit for the 2500k ??

The reason I ask is that I went i3 540 then upgraded to the i5 760 ... ... ... Could he go i3 2100 then upgrade to the 2500k ... or would that just be a waste instead of a time save period ...

He currently has an E8400 so yeah ... the stock 2500k would probably blow his mind ... lol

As for the p67 problem ... the absolute cheapest p67 I can get my hands on would cost $270 ... ... where as the h67 would only be well under $120 ... both being Gigabyte boards (prefer asus but can't be fussy ... lol)


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