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Uhh i was just gna leave it stock, since the case comes with fans.... and since i had to spend $60 on the 67 I decided to change the RAM to a

'G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 CL8 Dual Channel Memory - Sandy Bridge Optimized'
4 GB of RAM should be sufficient at this point in time unless you do crazy rendering and stuff.

As far as the cooler, case cooling will not hardly affect the CPU cooling. The stock cooling that comes with the Intel processors is fine at stock speeds. Once you start overclocking, however, it is junk.

If you plan on overclocking I would highly suggest getting an aftermarket cooler. I'm sure many others on here would agree that overclocking with stock cooling is a bad idea. Otherwise if you don't plan on overclocking, you can save money on the CPU and mobo!
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If you decide on the aftermarket cooler, don't buy it from Newegg. It is listed way too high there. Amazon sells it for an acceptable price of $29.99 instead of Newegg's $49.99.

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But if you do some extreme rendering, Overclocking will help!
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Ok.. so ive changed the PSU and also added a aftermarket cooler..

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2 130Watt i5/i7/775/AM3/AM2+/939 compatible CPU Cooler

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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I'm not to keen on that cooler, but it's because I just don't like push pin secured cpu coolers!
Great choice on the PSU!!!!
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How do I overclock the 2500k with my current chosen motherboard?
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post #27 of 31
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How do I overclock the 2500k with my current chosen motherboard?
OCN actually has a decent thread explaining the ins and outs of overclocking. It's an essential read, so make sure you read it, but I'll give a quick summary (hastily written so please excuse the sloppiness and don't use this as a replacement to the linked article!)

Here is the article: Intel Overclocking Guide

You'll perform your overclock by raising the multiplier (ex. 33x = 3.3 gHz and 45x = 4.5 gHz). All of these settings should be changed in your BIOS/EFI/UEFI

This needs to be counterbalanced by raising the vcore (core voltage). Don't raise this too high as this can kill your CPU! NEVER go above 1.5 V (I would stay much lower than that to be safe as well). The vcore should be raised slowly until your overclock is what we call 'stable'.

What does 'stable' mean? Exactly what it sounds like. The computer should boot and be able to function properly under stress tests. Good ones are Prime95 and IntelBurnTest. I like IntelBurnTest because it is a quicker stability test. You should be able to do about 20 runs on very high settings.

Important: Overclocking is limited by voltage and temperature. If you don't get an aftermarket cooler, temperature will most likely be a huge limiting factor and you won't get much of an overclock at all.

Use a program like SpeedFan or RealTemp to check the temperature of your CPU during stress testing to make sure that your CPU core temperatures do not exceed 80 degrees Celcius or so.

Again, this is by no means an acceptable overclocking guide, but merely something to give you a taste on how it is done so you can see if you are interested.
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post #28 of 31
Good change to the Corsair 500W unit.

If you're only running stock speeds on that CPU, you won't need a better cooler. Should you decide to OC the chip, then the CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ is a good cheap choice.

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If you decide on the aftermarket cooler, don't buy it from Newegg. It is listed way too high there. Amazon sells it for an acceptable price of $29.99 instead of Newegg's $49.99.

CM Hyper 212 plus
You do realize he is in New Zealand right? He's not going to get those prices nor will those sites even ship to him.
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post #29 of 31
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So I hear the 2500k non OC with a p67mobo actually performs the same as a 2500 with a h61, Im not looking to OC so Im gna save some money. Heres the new revised build:

CORSAIR Gaming Series GS600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
$149.00

Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB SATA II 7200RPM 32MB OEM [change]
$89.00

DELL Ultrasharp U2311H 23" 1920 x 1080 8MS IPS Panel LCD Monitor [change]
$449.00

Asus DRW-24B3ST Black 24x Dual Layer SATA DVD Rewriter BLACK RETAIL [change]
$45.00

Gigabyte GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 Windforce Dual Fan Design [change]
$289.00

Antec Three Hundred Gaming ATX Case Black [change]
$109.00

Intel SandyBridge Upgrade Bundle [change specs]
-Intel Core i5 2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz 6MB Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Processor

-ASUS P8H61-M Pro (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 B3 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

-G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1866 CL8 Dual Channel Memory - Sandy Bridge Optimized
$599.00
Edited by Andynz - 6/18/11 at 1:00am
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post #30 of 31
[QUOTE=Tig Ol Bitties;13915399
You do realize he is in New Zealand right? He's not going to get those prices nor will those sites even ship to him.[/QUOTE]

I do believe Amazon ships to New Zealand although with the caveat that shipping prices will not be cheap.

Good change switching the PSU, processor, and RAM. Looks like it will be a great system for you!
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