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Ive decided to go with i5-2500k and P8P67 asus mobo. Looking for some suggestions on ram ( heard G.Skill is good), vid card (something 1gb), psu (always liked corsair) and cpu cooler (fan of tuniq). Definately need something thats all compatible with decent OC options and low price is always nice. Thanks
Edited by Tricyclethief - 8/13/11 at 10:11pm
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Also if anyone has those items forsale or can suggest decent place to buy them would appreciate it.
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the i5 2500k is a beast for gaming, the standard P8P67 is decent but is only limited to Crossfire, instead I would pay a little more for the PRO version. Here is a table of comparison:




For a cooler I would recommend the 212+ for budget cooling. That cooler can easiliy get you to 4.5ghz. The more costly ones like the NH-D14 and silver arrow perform better but come at a premium price. With those coolers however, you could go towards the higher end of 4ghz, to aroudn 4.7/4.8ghz with decent temps. There are some water based cooler's like the Antec 920, Corsair H70 and H80 that perform similar to the high end coolers (silver arrow and the NH-D14), but are more convenient because of size.

The water based coolers in some situations perform better than the high end cooler, I personally found the H80 to be one of them.

As for GPU, pretty much depends on what resolution you will be playing and obviously what type of games. On that note PSU power will have to be worked out for the GPU and whether or not you will be going for 2 cards in the future or not. This again depends on budget.


I have compiled a table in 'Sandy Stable Club', here you can view people's stable overclocks, voltages, temperature, cooling and even BIOS templates. It's a reference for comparing and should help you understand which coolers are performing well.

Hope that helps
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Awesome thanks, Ill just be going with 1 gpu right now, never actually done crossfire/sli before and dont really into water cooled. Far as games not much, i tinker with wow now and then but its mostly just watching movies and gaming now and then. my screen resolution right now is 1680x1050 on a 20"acer i bought long time ago. Any thoughts on http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16835154013R Always loved tuniq and price is pretty decent for the airflow. Far as cpu im happy with sitting at 4ghz and wont think twice about not pushing it further. right now im at around 3.4 on my e4500 but this will be my first quad core and pretty pumped about that lol.
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In that case I would recommend a 6870 or GTX 560ti and a corsair CX430 V2 (430w) PSU for $25 after MIR is a damn good price for a quality PSU like that.

Not so sure about how the tunic cooler performs but the CM 212+ is VERY popular and for only $29 it's pretty amazing.
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Nice price on the psu found one on newegg for 25 after MIR. 1 ? for ya, i currently have a corsair hx620w psu in my system now, ive done some googling and seen couple of the older ones like mine now updated and say compatible with i5/i7 cpus, anyone confirm it will work? if so i might pick up that 430w and throw it in my current rig to sell and use 620 myself.

Trying to get rough idea on good pricing, so far found Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 768MB GC for like $100 shipped and EVGA GTX 460 SC 1GB for $90 shipped used of course.
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