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Yea I would go with a 2500K instead. For the CPU cooler I would go with the 212+ for cheap or if you want to spend that kind of money I would go with noctua or silver arrow
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1155 setup ftw.

I love my z68 board paired up with my 2500k
 
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U can get MUCH MUCH better for better Hold on with 27 inch LCD and all and 16gb ram and dual 6950's man!


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Take out the 27inch LCD and you have a much better computer man only 1400

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I speak from experience when i say that the Vertex 3 ssd is ****. i had to RMA the damn thing 3 times. great speeds but dies within a week each time. switched to the Crucial c300 and have had NO problems what so ever. the M4 by Crucial is a good alternative too.

believe me when i say that the 2500k is the most futureproof cpu out there (besides 2600k) and you will have no problems doing whatever is it you do.
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post #26 of 36
grab 2 6870s for the price of that 570.
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If you go with the i5-2500k it might be sensible to go with 16 gigs of cheap ram, as you will be OC'ing the CPU anyway strictly through the multiplier and with RAM, in my opinion, quantity trumps quality.

Sure, 32 bit programs (like games) wont use more than 2 gigs of it usually, but having larger amount of it opens up some other possibilities. At the very least win 7 is smart enough to use big chunk of the RAM as "standbay" which basically means that last stuff you acsessed from your HD/SSD is still present in RAM buffer and when you read it again (for example gaming) it reads it from RAM instead of going for the HD/SSD. Even cheap RAM is magnitude faster than good SSD. Although with your budget you should be no problems even getting 16 gigs of good branded RAM.

In my experience 4 gigs is starting to not-quite-cut it anymore. If you are strictly "only what I need" guy then 6 gigs should be atm optimal. Depending how you use your PC ofc.
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16 gigs of ram is OVERKILL. you will NOT need that much. as time goes on... and i mean years down the road.. you may upgrade but that would just mean getting higher frequency ram. quantity is not better.

Here is proof of RAM usage on my current system that runs 24/7. Many games such as Crysis 1 & 2, SC2, WoW, BC2, etc... also many photo and video editing programs. there is PLENTY of space and this is only 1600MHz RAM



hope this helps

EDIT: im not sure if the pic posted so if not just right click on the broken link and open in new tab or something
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There. hope that helps
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Originally Posted by IceColdBrewski
16 gigs of ram is OVERKILL. you will NOT need that much. as time goes on... and i mean years down the road.. you may upgrade but that would just mean getting higher frequency ram. quantity is not better.

Here is proof of RAM usage on my current system that runs 24/7. Many games such as Crysis 1 & 2, SC2, WoW, BC2, etc... also many photo and video editing programs. there is PLENTY of space and this is only 1600MHz RAM
For strictly gaming yes - 4 to 6 gigs will do fine. However, with the higer amount of RAM you can "stuff" with it. For example

- this is RAMdisk, regular 1333 MHz 9-9-9- sticks costing 17.5 euros per 4 Gb stick atm. You can make it save the contents of the disk to real HD on shutdown and reload it when the system boots etc etc. So sure - if all you need is 6 gigs then you can make yourself 10 gig RAMdisk.

That is what I mean by saying that quantity trumps quality as far as RAM goes - in my opinion. As even cheapest RAM is faster than SSD and HD or even SSD is often the "slow" part in it.
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3M Ergonomic 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3820 X79-UP4 Gigabyte 390X G1 Club3D 7870 Eyefinity 6 
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64 GB Barracuda 3 TB WD Green 3 TB Crucial M4 256 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 64 GB Barracuda 4 TB Sythe big shuriken rev B Windows 7 Pro 64 bit 
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DELL U2311H (x3) DELL U2312HM (x2) 9.7'' 2048x1536 (x3) IPAD3 retina Asus PB287Q 4K 
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CM Quickfire TK (red) Corsair AX-1200i Modded Sharkoon VS-3 Logitech G700s 
Mouse Pad
3M Ergonomic 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3820 X79-UP4 Sapphire 7950 FleX OC XFX 6770 Eyefinity 5 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
Club3D 7870 Eyefinity 6 64 GB Samsung 750 GB F3 Barracuda 3 TB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD Green 3 TB Crucial M4 256 GB Crucial M4 64 GB Barracuda 4 TB 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Custom loop Windows 7 Pro 64 bit DELL U2311H (x3) DELL U2312HM (x2) 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
9.7'' 2048x1536 (x3) IPAD3 retina Asus PB287Q 4K CM Quickfire TK (red) Corsair AX-1200i 
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Modded Chieftec Smart WH-02B-B-OB Logitech G700s 3M Ergonomic 
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