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post #1 of 24
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Over the next week or two I intend to purchase the build I have laid out.

Before I do I would like some feedback or recommendation for any of the hardware I have chosen.
  • Intel Core i5 2500K
  • ASUS ENGTX580 1.5GB DirectCUII
  • 8GB Mushkin Blackline 1600Mhz CAS 9
  • 128GB Crucial M4 SSD
  • 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 HDD
  • Silverstone FT02B-W
  • Corsair AX850W PSU

The motherboard I have not yet decided on, it will either be:
  • ASRock Extreme4 Gen3
  • ASRock Extreme7 Gen3

This is dependant on the price of the Extreme7 on release.

I intend to keep the motherboard for a while and will definitely be upgrading to 1155 Ivy Bridge when the time comes and may go SLI/Crossfire in the future, hence the powerful PSU which will leave lots of headroom.

I may also get the ASUS Maximus Extreme if I can get a hold of it for cheap enough in new condition.
A sufficient cooler will also be used for suitable overclocking.

Is there anything that should be switched for a similar item?

Is there anything else I should purchase for use in the case, be it for cable management or upgrades?

This will be my first proper build so any help would be much appreciated.
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post #2 of 24
Everything looks great, but. I wouldnt get an asrock. their fairly crap.

Cable management in that case is quite good its got a good gap behind the mobo tray iirc
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/15/11 at 3:54pm
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post #3 of 24
get a gigabyte ud4,ud5,ud7

i have ud4 for 4 months no problems
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
Everything looks great, but. I wouldnt get an asrock. their fairly crap.
What is crap about them?

From personal experience with the ASRock boards I've had (Even when they were 'budget' boards) they ran solid.

I've heard nothing but good things about ASRock lately, especially about the P67 Extreme4 and now about the build quality of the Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 - they have really picked up their game since they left ASUS.

Unless I can find a decent deal on a comparable board from ASUS or GIGABYTE feature wise, I will probably stick with the ASRock unless I am convinced otherwise
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post #5 of 24
i agree I have heard very good things about the Extreme4 board.
MSI boards are pretty good too.

as for your build everything looks good but you not selected a cooler.
I would suggest Noctua D14.
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I'm not sure what's going to happen with the cooler - that's why I left it out.

I will probably buy a new one but I do have a Corsair H50 sitting here I might use, depending on how high I decide to clock the 2500K
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Browncoat View Post
I'm not sure what's going to happen with the cooler - that's why I left it out.

I will probably buy a new one but I do have a Corsair H50 sitting here I might use, depending on how high I decide to clock the 2500K
the d14 will be quiter and cooler then the H50
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post #8 of 24
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the d14 will be quiter and cooler then the H50
For performance I would go for the Noctua but I'm going to have to be moving my rig from my flat to my parents house for holidays between university term time and don't want to have to remove the cooler from the motherboard each time - I've heard it's really not a good idea to move a rig with such a heavy cooler still on.
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Everything is great, but you really need to go for a gigabyte Z68 Ud3p
post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
Everything looks great, but. I wouldnt get an asrock. their fairly crap.

Cable management in that case is quite good its got a good gap behind the mobo tray iirc
Most people on OCN would beg to differ about that. ASRock is a different company than it was a few years ago. I would say their boards are on par if not even eclipse Asus quality.

@Browncoat- solid build, can't say much else about it. Good choice of components. Hope it works out well for you
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