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Hi everyone,
I'm building my new system but I have some questions:

For the motherboard ASrock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3:

- I chose this mobo for several things:
1- Supports PCI-E 3.0
2- VRM 12+6 Phases
3- Several Sata Ports
4- Support Ivy Bridge on LGA 1155 Z68

Question: When I'll upgrade to Ivy Bridge CPUs, I read that the Memory controller in IB will be DDR3 2133 Standard, Does this motherboard will support it without any OC ?

For the CPU i5 2500k:

Is there any difference between the 6MB and 8MB cache in i7 2600k ?
What will be the difference in the performance ?


For the RAM:

Please suggest me a RAM kit from this list:
http://www.egprices.com/subcat.php?s...geNum_rsProd=0

I want to buy G.Skill 4GB X 1 Single DDR3 1600 CL9
and buy another one in the future

For the Power Supply:

Please suggest me the best PSU from this list which can handle in the future SLI GTX590 or CF HD6990
http://www.egprices.com/subcat.php?s...tby=price_desc

For the CPU Cooler:

What do you think about Thermaltake FRIO OCK ?

Thanks a lot,
post #2 of 6
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Originally Posted by Joenn View Post
Hi everyone,
I'm building my new system but I have some questions:

For the motherboard ASrock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3:

- I chose this mobo for several things:
1- Supports PCI-E 3.0
2- VRM 12+6 Phases
3- Several Sata Ports
4- Support Ivy Bridge on LGA 1155 Z68

Question: When I'll upgrade to Ivy Bridge CPUs, I read that the Memory controller in IB will be DDR3 2133 Standard, Does this motherboard will support it without any OC ?
I do not know so I will leave that up to someone else.


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Originally Posted by Joenn View Post
For the CPU i5 2500k:

Is there any difference between the 6MB and 8MB cache in i7 2600k ?
What will be the difference in the performance ?
Nope. The only reason to get the 2600K is for HyperThreading, and the only real benefit of HyperThreading is when doing things that are known to take advantage of it. There are no games out right now that take advantage of it. Many don't even take advantage of four cores/threads yet.


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Originally Posted by Joenn View Post
For the RAM:

Please suggest me a RAM kit from this list:
http://www.egprices.com/subcat.php?s...geNum_rsProd=0

I want to buy G.Skill 4GB X 1 Single DDR3 1600 CL9
and buy another one in the future
It is much much much better to just get a 2 x 2GB kit right away. Here is a kit that I strongly and highly recommend:

http://www.egprices.com/product.php?id=9731


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Originally Posted by Joenn View Post
For the Power Supply:

Please suggest me the best PSU from this list which can handle in the future SLI GTX590 or CF HD6990
http://www.egprices.com/subcat.php?s...tby=price_desc
SLI 590 or CF 6990? Are you sure?! Check out my system: with my single GTX 580, I'm getting insanely amazing performance!

But, ok:

http://www.egprices.com/product.php?id=7691

This is the only one I recommend considering if you really want to have two 590s in SLI or two 6990s in Crossfire.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Joenn View Post
For the CPU Cooler:

What do you think about Thermaltake FRIO OCK ?

Thanks a lot,
I almost bought it but then I went with the plain one because the OCK version seems to only accept 130mm fans which are not exactly easy to find if I wanted to replace them with better ones. The non-OCK version is fitted for 120mm fans which are extremely common!

I love my Frio too! Sure, the Frio OCK sounds impressive, but meh... it also sounds like I'd be stuck with those stock fans forever.
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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post #3 of 6
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1st thanks for the reply

Quote:
it is much much much better to just get a 2 x 2GB kit right away
I'll upgrade the kit in the future - If I get the one I wrote, It will be possible to reach 16GB as Max but the kit that you recommend me the Max will be 8GB or did you recommended it because it's CL8 not CL9

Quote:
SLI 590 or CF 6990? Are you sure?! Check out my system: with my single GTX 580, I'm getting insanely amazing performance!
One of the components that I will buy it for a lifetime that's why I wrote down SLI GTX590 because it's the peak of the graphics performance that I could reach with the mobo besides If I will use 3rd card for PhysX / Performance will be used for ultimate resoultions such as 5760x1080p - Unlucky the one picked up is out of stock that's why i'm confused

Quote:
OCK version seems to only accept 130mm fans which are not exactly easy to find if I wanted to replace them with better ones
Thanks a lot for this info
Actually I'll OC 5GHz+
post #4 of 6
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1st thanks for the reply


I'll upgrade the kit in the future - If I get the one I wrote, It will be possible to reach 16GB as Max but the kit that you recommend me the Max will be 8GB or did you recommended it because it's CL8 not CL9
I recommended it because I thought you were going to buy one 4GB stick now, and then another one later on. So, I recommended it so that you get two 4GB sticks in one package. Plus, this kit is known to be excellent with Sandy Bridge. Plus, it's the cheapest one that I feel comfortable recommending from that store when sorting by price low to high.

What do you do with your computer that makes you believe you will want to have 16GB? I'm not doubting you or challenging you, but I'm trying to learn because some people need 16GB quite desperately while others only need 2 or 4GB.

Besides, going with dual channel right away means you won't have any headaches right away. Starting off with just 1 stick right away could create problems. Worse yet, adding a 2nd stick later on could create even more because there's a chance that the 2 might not play nicely with each other.


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One of the components that I will buy it for a lifetime that's why I wrote down SLI GTX590 because it's the peak of the graphics performance that I could reach with the mobo besides If I will use 3rd card for PhysX / Performance will be used for ultimate resoultions such as 5760x1080p - Unlucky the one picked up is out of stock that's why i'm confused
@ the bold part: what one? Now I'm confused


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Originally Posted by Joenn View Post
Thanks a lot for this info
Actually I'll OC 5GHz+
Then I would consider something better than the OCK, such as the Noctua NH-D14 or the Thermalright Silver Arrow - or water cooling. If the CPU you end up with is capable of exceeding 5GHz, then you will need the best air cooling money can buy or a decent water cooling system.
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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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post #5 of 6
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@ the bold part: what one? Now I'm confused


The ANTEC 1200W

Quote:
What do you do with your computer that makes you believe you will want to have 16GB?
Dual Booting System besides installing MAC OS Lion
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The ANTEC 1200W
If you went with a single GTX 590 or two GTX 580s, then you have more options at lower prices:

850W NZXT HALE 90 (nearly the best of the best - very high quality)

760W SeaSonic X-Series (the best of the best)

850W SeaSonic X-Series (the best of the best)


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Dual Booting System besides installing MAC OS Lion
Oh. Dual booting won't require more memory - it will just require more hard drive space.
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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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It's a computer!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
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