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this is the build i wanted to build last time http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...get-build.html
but after some research i found out that with a little more i could get a better rig...
so now guys, its upon you. tell me if its good, anything needs to be replaced or not, etc.
last time i wanted to go cfx later down the road, same is this time, but ill upgrade my psu later....

EDIT:
ill be playin games like gta iv, BF/CoD series, crisis, etc

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post #2 of 17
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Originally Posted by Serious Dude View Post
this is the build i wanted to build last time http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...get-build.html
but after some research i found out that with a little more i could get a better rig...
so now guys, its upon you. tell me if its good, anything needs to be replaced or not, etc.
last time i wanted to go cfx later down the road, same is this time, but ill upgrade my psu later....

EDIT:
ill be playin games like gta iv, BF/CoD series, crisis, etc
I had the LE motherboard and swapped for a pro version.

It's fairly crap when it comes to overclocking.

Check out CPL there's one at high point or centrecom, not sure what suburb you're in.

What's your budget if you don't mind me asking?

If you need some pointers let me know.
Edited by makesithappen - 8/11/11 at 2:25am
 
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post #3 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by makesithappen View Post
I had the LE motherboard and swapped for a pro version.

It's fairly crap when it comes to overclocking.

Check out CPL there's one at high point or centrecom, not sure what suburb you're in.

What's your budget if you don't mind me asking?

If you need some pointers let me know.
i dun think ill be able to get the pro version - its like 70 more dollars... wont the le be able to hit the 2500k at about 4.0-4.2 ghz???
OT - i live in deer park

EDIT:
my budget was 700 but is overflowing already
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post #4 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Serious Dude View Post
this is the build i wanted to build last time http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...get-build.html
but after some research i found out that with a little more i could get a better rig...
so now guys, its upon you. tell me if its good, anything needs to be replaced or not, etc.
last time i wanted to go cfx later down the road, same is this time, but ill upgrade my psu later....

EDIT:
ill be playin games like gta iv, BF/CoD series, crisis, etc
With RAM being so cheap now, i honestly dont see a reason not to go 8 gigs @ 1600 mhz for $10 more or so. I would stick with your earthwatts 650 rather than the corsair 430, especially if you want to OC. I haven't heard about the case so i cant comment on that.

GPU is fine.
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by pangolinman View Post
With RAM being so cheap now, i honestly dont see a reason not to go 8 gigs @ 1600 mhz for $10 more or so. I would stick with your earthwatts 650 rather than the corsair 430, especially if you want to OC. I haven't heard about the case so i cant comment on that.
noooo!!!! that will ruin my budget
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post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by Serious Dude View Post
i dun think ill be able to get the pro version - its like 70 more dollars... wont the le be able to hit the 2500k at about 4.0-4.2 ghz???
OT - i live in deer park

EDIT:
my budget was 700 but is overflowing already
Should be ok for 4.2

The reason I swapped was because the LE version doesn't support sli has lot less power phases and some other features which you might/might not use.

MSY is cheap but check out all three websites they all compete with each other.

Some things are cheaper and some more expensive between them two.
 
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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by Serious Dude View Post
noooo!!!! that will ruin my budget
Get the 1600 Mhz for sure.

It will work fine with that board.

You can enable XMP (Extreme Profile memory) it does add a few extra degrees.

I just have mine set manually to correct timings and voltage.
 
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post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by makesithappen View Post
Should be ok for 4.2

The reason I swapped was because the LE version doesn't support sli has lot less power phases and some other features which you might/might not use.

MSY is cheap but check out all three websites they all compete with each other.

Some things are cheaper and some more expensive between them two.
it does support crossfire
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post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by makesithappen View Post
Get the 1600 Mhz for sure.

It will work fine with that board.

You can enable XMP (Extreme Profile memory) it does add a few extra degrees.

I just have mine set manually to correct timings and voltage.
could always oc the 1333 ram to 1600!!!
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post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by Serious Dude View Post
it does support crossfire
Sure does and requires a few les watts on the power supply opposed to nvidia.
 
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