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Pretty much, I am getting closer and closer to upgrading my system. Really need to start thinking about what I want to start purchasing. It's important for me to be able to OC a lot, and run a 2nd 5870, USB 3.0. Also, semi importance on PCI-E 3.0 CPU/GPU functionality when that is released next gen. So please help me out guys! Tell me which parts are great, which ones suck, and if you would recommend something else. Thanks my fellow OCN'ers and have a good day!


Parts I will be reusing for this build;
HAF 922
F3 Spinpoint 1TB HDD + HITACHI Deskstar 2TB HDD
Asus HD 5870
Asus Xonar D1


I will need a new Mobo, Memory, PSU, Cooler and CPU. Got these in mind,
Core i7 2600K ($280) ...or 2500K
ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 ($160)
CM Silent Pro 1000W ($130)
CORSAIR H100 ($100)
Corsair Dominator GT 2x4GB ($100)

Total Cost, $670/770.


Not sure if the 2600K would be a total waste for me, and if the 2500K would satisfy all my needs. Is the 2600K that much better?.. The 2500K is $100 cheaper, that might be a smarter move? I don't know. Need guidance everywhere on my build just so I don't make any mistakes. Also, is there a point to getting 2000MHz memory modules, or should I just get very reliable 1600MHz units? Sigh..

After I sell my computer now, it will only be about $400/500 to upgrade which is very reasonable, IMO.

Thanks OCN,
post #2 of 11
Honestly, the i5 is the best choice imho. Most people will never used the i7 to its fullest anyway.

Also, 1600 should be fine.
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post #3 of 11
2500k is very good, and unless you do things that take advantage of heavy multithreading (encoding, rendering, ******* to Cinebench scores, etc...) then the 2500k is what you want. Sandy Bridge doesn't have a 2000mhz memory divider, so if you want higher end stuff get 1866mhz or 2133mhz memory. To be honest though, memory speed has no effect on real world performance, so just go with a cheap 1600mhz kit. 1000W is super overkill for that system, just go with something like a 750W if all you're doing is 5870 crossfire. 750W is plenty of power and you could even run the system on 650W.
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post #4 of 11
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Two more questions to add to all this--How does the 2500K compare to the i7-930/960 (LGA 1366)?
Lastly, are there any good professional benchmarks for the Corsair H100 cooler yet?
post #5 of 11

Here is what I would go with...

Intel Core i5-2500K ~$220
AsRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 ~$160 (You will need Ivy-Bridge to utilize PCI-E 3.0)
G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3/1600 ~$60
Antec High Current Gamer 750W ~$95

~$90

Total: ~$625
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Ishinomori View Post
Makes me question the H100 even more :x

Don't know about the fitting in a HAF 922..
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Originally Posted by toMsons1987 View Post
Makes me question the H100 even more :x

Don't know about the fitting in a HAF 922..
It might fit... But a RX240 would do a better job of cooling your CPU, and it will probably be around the same price...

If your 922 is similar to my 912 advanced, then you should be able to mount it on the of the case where the single 200mm/dual 120mm fans go...
post #9 of 11
Yep, go i5 and put that money towards something else like an SSD. Games dont use hyperthreading or the extra 2mb of cache that the i7 has, and the i5 runs a bit cooler.
post #10 of 11
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Bumping for more opinions.
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