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Getting PC on Wednesday. I'm new to overclocking and have done a lot of research, this stuff sure is addictive =p I'm going to be gaming and will have this last me for a few years.

CPU: i5-2500K

CPU COOLING: Thermaltake FRIO CLP0564

MOTHERBOARD: Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z Intel Z68

MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Kingston HyperX

HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD

VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB EVGA Superclocked

CASE: AZZA Hurrican 2000

MONITOR: 24" Widescreen 1920x1080 Asus VH242H LCD

CD: Asus BC-12B1ST 12X Blu-Ray Combo DVDRW

I did not get the SSD hard drive, will get into that later. Overclocking wise im looking to get 4.5 stable 24/7. Maybe higher depending on the personality of the chip. Any critique or comments?

Thanks
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Getting PC on Wednesday. I'm new to overclocking and have done a lot of research, this stuff sure is addictive =p I'm going to be gaming and will have this last me for a few years.

CPU: i5-2500K

CPU COOLING: Thermaltake FRIO CLP0564

MOTHERBOARD: Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z Intel Z68

MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Kingston HyperX

HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD

VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB EVGA Superclocked

CASE: AZZA Hurrican 2000

MONITOR: 24" Widescreen 1920x1080 Asus VH242H LCD

CD: Asus BC-12B1ST 12X Blu-Ray Combo DVDRW

I did not get the SSD hard drive, will get into that later. Overclocking wise im looking to get 4.5 stable 24/7. Maybe higher depending on the personality of the chip. Any critique or comments?

Thanks
Looks good to me, the only thing would be to look at an even better cooler, such as the D14 or the silver arrow. The T-frio is a great cooler though.
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Great choices, except the SATA III 6.0Gb/s HDD is not fast at all. They perform the same as SATA II, unless its a SSD. So save some money on that, or get a SSD + HDD combo. Highly recommended, speed will increase a lot during boot and windows
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I'm new to the SSD scene, I know it helps with load times mainly. How does it work? You basically load what you want to run fast on the SSD drive and other programs on your regular drive? Or does the combination of drives help each other out. I'm use to these old school drives =p Have not built a PC in a while.
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I'm new to the SSD scene, I know it helps with load times mainly. How does it work? You basically load what you want to run fast on the SSD drive and other programs on your regular drive? .
Pretty much yeah.

I would also recommend a better cooler, I've heard good things about the silver arrow. Otherwise it looks good. As far as getting to 4.5, you should be able to on most chips. I however got a bad one to begin with and I just couldn't get it stable, exchanged it and now I can get 4.8 with ease, and probably more if I had better cooling.
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noctua d14 is a monster air cooler so I suggest that or silver arrow.
noctua looks better tho ha ha
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You've got a good list of basic parts but I definitely have some suggestions that'll increase your bang for the buck and the performance of the computer for gaming.

1. Any particular you're for such a high-end mobo? If you're just looking for 4.5-4.8Ghz and something that is perfect for gaming, get the Asus P8P67 Pro Rev. 3. It's about $180 depending on where you buy and is a proven reliable performer. It also supports SLI incase you decide to add another GTX560Ti down the road.

2. As an above poster mentioned, just get a 1TB SATAII HDD. The best ones are Spinpoint F3 and W.D. Black (about $50 for either).

3. You're going to need a PSU. A highly recommend one (and that has plenty of power for your build) is the Corsair HX650. I believe it's currently on sale at Newegg for ~$100.

4. G. Skill Ripjaw X and Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 are specifically designed for the P67/Sandy Bridge combo and work incredibly well. You can get 8GB (2x4GB) of either for ~$60. Fry's actually had the Vengeance on sale last week for $31 after rebate!

5. I'd recommend a Cooler Master Hyper212+ if you want to reach 4.5-4.8Ghz and Noctua D14 if you want higher than that. The CM is ~$30 and the Noctua is roughly $80 depending if you buy on sale. If you're not trying to benchmark your CPU, get the CM Hyper 212+.

If you factor in the savings from switching to a different HDD and getting the P8P67 Pro, you can probably fit a 60GB-90GB SSD into your build. The performance upgrade is totally worth it (wish I had one) and your build will give you much more for your money.
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Getting PC on Wednesday. I'm new to overclocking and have done a lot of research, this stuff sure is addictive =p I'm going to be gaming and will have this last me for a few years.
Looks good. If you can afford it, go with a SSD. HUGE boost over mechanicals. I just got my first a few days ago (new build in sig), and all I can say is WOW. Also, the Silver Arrow is a fantastic cooler, but make sure to get low-profile memory. Any sticks with mohawks on them wont clear it.
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