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Well new ones cant be unlocked and you run the chance of blocking it, i was gonna go that route to save and get more bang for my buck. But it wasnt positive for unlocking it, plus the GTX 570 what sold me was eVGA customer service. I got it for $306 brefore taxes.

2GB it would start to matter at 2550 res or higher.

The GTX 560 ti is also an excelent choice, make sure you get one from eVGA.
I think you mean to say "bricking". But actually some new ones do unlock. You just have to look around and find out which ones do

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Triple channel is not the same thing as DDR3. Find a set that has an even number of sticks
This doesn't work as 6 sticks of triple channel is an even number. OP, just make sure the RAM you get is DDR3, Dual Channel, and lower than 1.65V.
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ddr3 is better than ddr2 correct? what mobo would be good enough w/ the ddr3?
As far as i know, all the new mobos only support DDR3.
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2GB it would start to matter at 2550 res or higher.

The GTX 560 ti is also an excelent choice, make sure you get one from eVGA.
2GB of Vram may help in Crysis 2 DX11 maxed settings in 1080p. My GTX 570's Vram gets maxed out when i play it.

Why do you have to get a GTX 570 Ti from EVGA?
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This doesn't work as 6 sticks of triple channel is an even number. OP, just make sure the RAM you get is DDR3, Dual Channel, and lower than 1.65V.

As far as i know, all the new mobos only support DDR3.

2GB of Vram may help in Crysis 2 DX11 maxed settings in 1080p. My GTX 570's Vram gets maxed out when i play it.

Why do you have to get a GTX 570 Ti from EVGA?
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+1 on the P67 or Z68 motherboard to overclock your -K series processor.

If you're not going SLI/Xfire, even 500-620w is overkill. A solid 450W unit will be plenty.
While that may be true, why limit yourself to only 450W? It's not like it's going to cost a whole lot more to go to a 500-620W unit. Take Antec Eco, Earthwatt, and HCG units as an example. Price differences can be as small as $10.

And what about the more powerful cards like the GTX 580? Are you willing to run that on a measily 450W unit while OCing your system? I wouldn't....
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While that may be true, why limit yourself to only 450W? It's not like it's going to cost a whole lot more to go to a 500-620W unit. Take Antec Eco, Earthwatt, and HCG units as an example. Price differences can be as small as $10.

And what about the more powerful cards like the GTX 580? Are you willing to run that on a measily 450W unit while OCing your system? I wouldn't....
The reason you wouldn't want to get a power supply with a wattage bigger than you will ever use is because of efficiency. PSU are generally the most efficient at ~50% load. So if you spend $10 more to get a 600W PSU over a 400W one, then you be using more electricity because your computer is generally idle most of the time, unless your a hardcore gamer of folder. And PSU's aren't efficient when they are below 20% load. Please read this article by Phaedrus2129.

As of now, it seems like he wants a GTX 560Ti which only requires a 400W PSU. Now if you take into account that he wants a 2500K to go with it, the PSU only needs to be 375W.
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The reason you wouldn't want to get a power supply with a wattage bigger than you will ever use is because of efficiency. PSU are generally the most efficient at ~50% load. So if you spend $10 more to get a 600W PSU over a 400W one, then you be using more electricity because your computer is generally idle most of the time, unless your a hardcore gamer of folder. And PSU's aren't efficient when they are below 20% load. Please read this article by Phaedrus2129.

As of now, it seems like he wants a GTX 560Ti which only requires a 400W PSU. Now if you take into account that he wants a 2500K to go with it, the PSU only needs to be 375W.
But aren't we all hardcore gamers here?

Fine, I'll get out of my bubble.

I've read all the articles from Phaedrus already and I highly respect his knowledge on the subject. I already know that overkill wattage PSUs are less efficient, which is partly the reason why I made the suggestion to go for a lower wattage PSU in the first place.

The other reason is that the OP may choose a more powerful video card should he choose to pull away from iBuypower or wherever he's shopping at to build his own since he's likely going to save some money. The suggestion wasn't made with the GTX 560 Ti in mind...was just in general but depending on the card. If it's a 560Ti, I don't really see much wrong in going with something like a Antec 520W Eco or HCG...at the end of the day, the cost savings and suppressed heat is not that significant IMO for 70W less.
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newegg is where im getting the parts. im not a hardcore gamer more like a weekend warrior. the 560 ti looks to be equil or better than the 570. from wshat i have read. im using a single monitor no duoble or trip
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newegg is where im getting the parts. im not a hardcore gamer more like a weekend warrior. the 560 ti looks to be equil or better than the 570. from wshat i have read. im using a single monitor no duoble or trip
With a single monitor a 560 Ti is a good choice. 570 is faster though, 560 Ti is closer to equaling a 470
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