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It's been a while since I have been hip to speed/feeds and tech around here. I currently have a P5b-deluxe (I think), E5200, 4GB memory and a 9800GTX+. I will be upgrading the video card, I think the 9800GTX+ is getting old now. I only plan on ever running one card whether it's NVIDIA or ATI. I am looking to retire this machine into more of a home PC that acts like a server. I plan on running Windows 7, probably the high end version because I get the upgrade from School for 12$. I will be playing WoW, SC/II and all of its expos, DII/III, and CS:S. Yeah I know, even the games I play are old lol. I would like to be able to play newer games as well but I don't need the edges to bleed..

After doing some research I was thinking about using:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115074 - i5-2400

with this memory:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231428
-or-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...l-_-20-231-417

Not sure on the memory. I am not buying the entire rig tonight but I could snag the daily deal on that memory if anyone thinks its worth it. My goal is 2x4GB DIMMs to start. I have no idea whats decent motherboard wise these days. Any recommendations? I can say this:
-Must have more than 2 DIMM slots
-Would like support at least RAID0/1, 5 is preferable
-Everything will be SATA
-$100-$150 range

I am not worried about rocking the clocks on this rig lol. Some overclocking potential is all I think I will need.
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post #2 of 17
I suggest getting the i5-2500k for your processor.
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post #3 of 17
Where do you live? If you have a Microcenter near by, you can get the i2500k for $10 cheaper and that's what I'd do. If not, Fry's will price match Microcenter's deal, so there's another option. As for the memory, I've been turned off by tall heatspreaders as they limit your options for coolers and offer nothing in return.
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post #4 of 17
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How much of a performance difference are we talking about with the 2500K model?

I live in Western New York, AFAIK there's nothing but worst buy around here.

Interesting note on the memory, didn't think about that. Got an idea for a replacement 8Gb Kit in the same price range?
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post #5 of 17
Well with that chip you won't have any overclocking potential at all. You're better off getting the i5 2500k. It is only $20 more.

I'd also take this kit for the tighter timings for not too much more money.

As far as motherboards go this seems like it will be just fine for what you want to do.
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post #6 of 17
If you're on a budget build, the 1333 Ram will be fine. You probably won't notice much of a difference with your use.

For a new mobo, check out the Asus p8p67 line. I think you can find lower end models in your price range. Gigabyte makes a solid board as well, and some members have been happy with ASrock.

I know I have seen i5 2500ks on newegg for $205, only $16 more than the 2400. That's a significant upgrade, and you might want to consider that.

What's your budget for a video card? There are some good open box deals on GTX 560ti's for about $180 and that'll probably be a good priceerformance option for you
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You'll probably be more then safe with 4GB of RAM if you want to save a couple bucks. You would probably know if you needed 8GB though! My two cents
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post #8 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Airolden View Post
Well with that chip you won't have any overclocking potential at all. You're better off getting the i5 2500k. It is only $20 more.

I'd also take this kit for the tighter timings for not too much more money.

As far as motherboards go this seems like it will be just fine for what you want to do.
Ah, interesting. This chip is not overclockable? or just not very capable?


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Originally Posted by FTWnt View Post
You'll probably be more then safe with 4GB of RAM if you want to save a couple bucks. You would probably know if you needed 8GB though! My two cents
Once I make the switch back to windows I anticipate doing a bit more at once, that's why I was thinking 8Gb.
Edited by Mr.N00bLaR - 6/15/11 at 8:03pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.N00bLaR View Post
Ah, interesting. This chip is not overclockable? or just not very capable?
Sandy Bridge pretty much is only overclockable via multiplier, you can overclock via BClk a little bit (100-200MHz) but a lot of people have been having problems with their chips by overclocking this way. Multiplier overclocking is the only sensible option and only the K chips have unlocked multipliers.
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post #10 of 17
No matter what you want, the overall consensus of user replys for CPU will be i5-2500K haha. There is seriously no better bang for your buck chip out there with the overclocking potentional that it has.

1333mhz as opposed to 1600mhz is pretty much exactly the same. Tighter timings slower speed vs looser timings higher speed.
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