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My first ever build in prep for BF3 [i5 2500k]

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I started this build back in March with the purchase of the MB and Processor on a whim. Its taken me till last week to complete it due to money and just researching so much (Sad i know lol)

Even though all the pieces are in place i'd def appreciate some input on the selcetions and what areas i've left out. I'm thinking of an SSD though the price point for me at the mo is just not that tempting.

Specs:
CPU: i5 2500k
Motherboard: Asus P8P67 PRO
RAM: G-Skill RipjawsX 2x4GB
GPU: MSI R6970 Lightning
PSU: XFX 850w Black Edition
HDD: 2Tb Samsung F4
Case: Silverstone Fortress FT02B-W
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
CPU cooling: Noctua NH-D14

(ps. apologies for the photos they were with my phone)

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Very nice. Your cable management is awesome.
    
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Its my OCD that helped with it lol

Took me like 3-4 hours of planning it. I did have alot of help from some Youtube clips to see ideas for layouts. Although i dont have any DVD drives so may need to change the layout again as i'm not sure how i'd route another molex up there :s
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Its my OCD that helped with it lol

Took me like 3-4 hours of planning it. I did have alot of help from some Youtube clips to see ideas for layouts. Although i dont have any DVD drives so may need to change the layout again as i'm not sure how i'd route another molex up there :s

wanna come do mine in my RV02?

I dont believe your OCD, only non-OCD people like me would get Red Ripjaws on a blue board (which is what we both did)
    
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Haha I never even thought about it like that before! Its covered up now anyways so it's still good biggrin.gif

How have you found the i5 for overclocking? I'm just learning about what's safe voltages for it.

Also did you overclock you ram at all? I'm in two minds with whether or not it's worth it.

Ps if u send me the rig I can sort the cables out ;p

The biggest cheat I did was to place my HD in bay 2 and stuff all the rest of the cables down the side.
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Originally Posted by Durden;14148020 
Haha I never even thought about it like that before! Its covered up now anyways so it's still good biggrin.gif

How have you found the i5 for overclocking? I'm just learning about what's safe voltages for it.

Also did you overclock you ram at all? I'm in two minds with whether or not it's worth it.

Ps if u send me the rig I can sort the cables out ;p

The biggest cheat I did was to place my HD in bay 2 and stuff all the rest of the cables down the side.

Keep the voltages under 1.4v for 24/7 use and go experiment. As far as the ram goes, just make sure it's running at the factory specs and you should be just fine.
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wanna come do mine in my RV02?

I dont believe your OCD, only non-OCD people like me would get Red Ripjaws on a blue board (which is what we both did)

Maybe hes going for a America theme with the blue heatsinks, white PCI slots and the red RAM? rolleyes.gif
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post #8 of 32
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Or British biggrin.gif

eternal7trance thank you for the voltage guide I'm going to hopefully spend tomorrow testing overclocks out. How long do u guys personally spend stress testing things out? I know everyone says 24hrs but just interested in knowing if ppl actually do that?
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Or British biggrin.gif

nobody would ever want to do that
    
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Barracuda 320GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB, Barracuda 1.5TB Sony Optiarc BD-ROM Windows 7 Ultimate x64 HP 2311x 
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post #10 of 32
Wow that looks great, especially for a first build. Raven cases are always cool on the inside
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