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OK so heres what I got, I need suggestions on a CPU, mobo, and ram combo, I want to be able to hit 5.0GHZ+ STABLE if possible and I don't want to cut ANY corners, I would like to stick to Intel and Asus if possible, thus me posting in this section. I



This is for a build in progress with parts I'm reusing that I already in my build below. I'm want to have a future proof build primarily used for gaming that will be fast enough for future high end GPU setups, so just ignore my current solo 6970. I have no interest in video editing Photoshop etc etc, this is purely for gaming at the fastest possible speeds.

Newegg reference links would be preferred, Many thanks in advance.

EDIT: For some reason my setup doesn't show up, here it is:

System Specs
Graphics Card:Gigabyte Windforce 6970
Hard Drive:WD Caviar Black 2TB HDD
Power Supply:Thermaltake Toughpower 1200
Display:24" Asus VW24GH 1920 x 1080
Case:HAF 932
Operating System:Windows 7 64 bit
Cooling
CPU:Noctua NH-D14
Edited by Kosai - 8/4/11 at 1:35pm
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If you don't want to cut any corners, then I recommend either the ASUS P8P67 Pro or the EVO, the i5-2500K, and this memory:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231455
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
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Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
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Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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post #3 of 10
If you can afford it, I suggest you buy two cpus and sell the lower of the pair. It'll give you a much better chance at 5ghz than any motherboard can. I've seen 5ghz on a $100 motherboard with the right chip.
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post #4 of 10
If you're willing to buy a used 2500K, look here (http://www.overclock.net/main-compon...therboard.html). It's a used 2500K + brand new P67 ASRock PRO3 for $285 shipped!
 
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post #5 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
If you don't want to cut any corners, then I recommend either the ASUS P8P67 Pro or the EVO, the i5-2500K, and this memory:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231455
How about:
CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115070

Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131760

not sure about ram tho, and will i be able to switch to ivy bridge when it comes out?
T-980X
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Cyberdyne Systems i7 980X Hexa Core @ 4.2Ghz Asus Rampage III Extreme Reference VTek 7970 @ 1150/1700 Stock Bios Stable 12GB Mushkin Blackline DDR3 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
(2) WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD's Total 2TB Asus Multi DVD Drive Noctua DH-14 SKYNET Neural Net-Based Artificial Intelligence 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
(2) WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD's Total 2TB Asus Multi DVD Drive Noctua DH-14 SKYNET Neural Net-Based Artificial Intelligence 
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post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kosai View Post
How about:
CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115070

Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131760

not sure about ram tho, and will i be able to switch to ivy bridge when it comes out?
You'll want to turn HT off in order to clock as high as possible, so buying the 2600k would be a total waste of money. Stick with the 2500k and clock it until it hurts
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Originally Posted by Kosai View Post
No games will take advantage of the HyperThreading, and I've even heard that having HT enabled while gaming results in slightly worse performance.

Leaving HyperThreading enabled also raises the core temperature.

For gaming only, the 2500K is the absolute best choice. The only reason to buy the 2600K is if you're using applications that take advantage of HyperThreading (but you're not, so don't buy it).



Quote:
Originally Posted by Kosai View Post
Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131760

not sure about ram tho, and will i be able to switch to ivy bridge when it comes out?
This board would only be worth purchasing if you wanted to do some very extreme overclocking using sub-zero cooling. Otherwise, a board like the P8P67 Pro or EVO is more than enough.

Anyway, I do believe that the P8P67 series boards will be compatible with Ivy Bridge. If I am wrong, then I am open to being corrected.
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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 DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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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 DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
No games will take advantage of the HyperThreading, and I've even heard that having HT enabled while gaming results in slightly worse performance.

Leaving HyperThreading enabled also raises the core temperature.

For gaming only, the 2500K is the absolute best choice. The only reason to buy the 2600K is if you're using applications that take advantage of HyperThreading (but you're not, so don't buy it).




This board would only be worth purchasing if you wanted to do some very extreme overclocking using sub-zero cooling. Otherwise, a board like the P8P67 Pro or EVO is more than enough.

Anyway, I do believe that the P8P67 series boards will be compatible with Ivy Bridge. If I am wrong, then I am open to being corrected.
Ok so 2500k with noctua cooler on air At 5.0GHz? is this possible?
and also will i be able to upgrade to ivybridge?
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(2) WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD's Total 2TB Asus Multi DVD Drive Noctua DH-14 SKYNET Neural Net-Based Artificial Intelligence 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
(2) WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD's Total 2TB Asus Multi DVD Drive Noctua DH-14 SKYNET Neural Net-Based Artificial Intelligence 
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post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kosai View Post
Ok so 2500k with noctua cooler on air At 5.0GHz? is this possible?
and also will i be able to upgrade to ivybridge?
If the physical CPU that you end up with is capable of it, then it will happen. Some are capable of it, and some aren't. It is seriously just like playing the lottery. So just order the 2500K and pray.

Anyway, as I said before: I do believe that the P8P67 series boards will be compatible with Ivy Bridge. If I am wrong, then I am open to being corrected.
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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 DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
AudioAudio
X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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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 DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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post #10 of 10
Don't rule out the Asrock extreme boards. Highest OC here was on one of those. This is my first Asrock and I'm still surprised. I've sold a few flavors of them since buying mine and reading all the good about 'em. I've had nothing but smooth sailing so far. Coming from a 10+ year user of Asus and mainly gigabyte only. I'm glad I got over my skepticism.
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