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Okay now he wants this ram:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...812&CatId=3473

With this mobo:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...107&CatId=6978

Paired with the i5-2500K.
Edited by amdcpu4life - 7/25/11 at 11:28pm
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post #52 of 71
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Ram seems good

Why EVGA for the motherboard? I would rather have a Gigabyte z68 matched up with a 2500k.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128498

the Gigabyte is also cheaper
    
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Ram seems good

Why EVGA for the motherboard? I would rather have a Gigabyte z68 matched up with a 2500k.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128498

the Gigabyte is also cheaper
Me and him both are just EVGA fan boys lol...
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That RAM is 55mm High so be cautious with which HSF you use. I had issues with my NHC14 so I just got 1.65v XMS3 and run them at 1.5v..

Motherboard looks fairly decent, good spacing between PCI-e X16 slots and a nice theme (if it even matters ) Its EVGA so RMA and Warranty is a plus..

In Frequently bought together it says "Buy this item with EVGA GeForce 9500 GT 1GB DDR2 PCIe w/DL DVI & SLI" For an extra $75. I lol'd.
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Me and him both are just EVGA fan boys lol...
you can get a EVGA graphics card to keep the spirit alive
    
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you can get a EVGA graphics card to keep the spirit alive
The 560 he has is Evga
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i own a 2600k and a 960 and they fell the same... gaming surfing and such.
    
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Me and him both are just EVGA fan boys lol...
Tell him to spend less on RAM, get an i5 2500k instead of 2600k to save 100 bucks, buy a 2nd 560 Ti (or upgrade to a 570 or 6950/70), and if he insists on buying an EVGA then get this mobo because it looks pointlessly awesome: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...277&CatId=6978

From benchmarks that I've seen, memory over 1600 Mhz really doesn't make all that much of a difference. Just get some 1.5v ultra inexpensive memory with at least 1600 Mhz. Memory is incredibly cheap right now... but TigerDirect's price on it is kinda meh...

Motherboard: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...107&CatId=6978 or http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...277&CatId=6978
Memory: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...772&CatId=4534
GPU: Just grab a 2nd Ti or go AMD and get a 6950/70 for a little more.
Edited by jivenjune - 7/25/11 at 11:50pm
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Tell him to spend less on RAM, get an i5 2500k instead of 2600k to save 100 bucks, buy a 2nd 560 Ti (or upgrade to a 570 or 6950/70), and if he insists on buying an EVGA then get this mobo because it looks pointlessly awesome: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...277&CatId=6978

From benchmarks that I've seen, memory over 1600 Mhz really doesn't make all that much of a difference. Just get some 1.5v ultra inexpensive memory with at least 1600 Mhz. Memory is incredibly cheap right now... but TigerDirect's price on it is kinda meh...
The 560 he has isnt a Ti.
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I told him i was going to make a thread on here to see what the replies where and send him the link haha.
Is this the friend you made a thread about converting?
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