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post #1 of 16
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So I have been an AMD guy for a long while now just because I'm cheap.
I sold off me entire system and went Intel this round.

This time around I figured I would go ahead and splurge a little and get a nice system that should last me a few years. I will go SLI 570 when needed.

When I ordered it I felt really good about it. . . After thinking about it I started to worry and figured I would go ahead and have you people take a look at the build and see if there is something I should change before it ships.

Let me know what you think and might need to be changed.

This is my MAX price and cant go a penny more.

Edit: I was to run the 2500K at 4.5ghz 24/7



Edited by Max78 - 8/20/11 at 4:05pm
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post #2 of 16
Looks like the perfect mix of parts - only thing I would do would be to possibly get a different screen (I dislike Hanns-G) and the thermal paste that comes with the CM 212+ is just as good if not better than Arctic Silver 5, so no worries about that

I would grab this monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236101 - with this product code: EMCYTZT681 you save $70 which brings the price of the monitor to: $280 - its a significantly better monitor than the Hanns-G (and has a built in webcam if that matters any) - oh yea, bonus: Free shipping, so its actually $1 more than the one you currently have selected if you take into account shipping cost
Edited by appleg33k85 - 8/20/11 at 4:24pm
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post #3 of 16
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The only reason I chose the Hanns-G is because its a native of 1920x1200 (16:10) and 27" screen. I really dislike 16:9 otherwise I would have gone with a better brand. There is a noticable difference between my work 16:10 24" and my home LG 16:9 23" and just had to get one.


Edit:All thoe I'll have to look at that monitor carefully as it looks like a very nice buy. . . . decisions. . .

Also thanks on the info about the thermal paste.
Edited by Max78 - 8/20/11 at 4:46pm
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post #4 of 16
I agree with the first response. Look for a different monitor (you can still get x1200, but something better if you look around). I'm not familiar with that MoBo, but I've heard that it's relatively decent. However, if you ever want to SLI in the future I don't think that supports it? Did you check the power phasing on it?

If you can cut ~$50 elsewhere, I'd just buy an ASUS P8P67 Pro Rev. 3 since it's known to overclock well and is extremely reliable. You can cut out the thermal paste and/or get a smaller SSD in order to get the P8P67 Pro.
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post #5 of 16
Swap motherboard with Asus P8P67 Pro. That's what I would do!
You can go for 550W/650 Psu(Xfx or Corsair), 750W is kinda overkill. But your configuration looks fine.
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post #6 of 16
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Thanks for the input guys.

I'll defenatly look at a new monitor.


That mobo has been proven to 4.8ghz stable (I'll see if I can find the thread) and supports SLI/Crossfire which I have plans for in the future, also why I have a 750 watt PSU.


As for the SSD I had 2 64gb SSD's and with what little games I put on them they filled up way to quickly for my liking, but I'll have to relook at some things.
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post #7 of 16
Have you considered getting a Z68 mobo (with DVI/HDMI/DP ports) instead of a P67, just for a backup graphics option, since the i5-2500K has the HD3000 IGP? Asus P8Z68-V LE $133 & Gigabyte's Z68X-UD3H-B3 $160 comes to mind for the job.

Also for the 1920x1200 res, an e-IPS panel would do much better job at colour reproduction than a TN any day. Since everyone uses a monitor to use a pc, this is one part I really wouldn't cheap out on at all. I'd recommend Dell's Ultrasharp U2412M as it's their cheapest 16:10 ratio monitor for $399 (less if on sale).
Edited by xlilmissmjx - 8/20/11 at 5:14pm
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post #8 of 16
Don't get the LE motherboards, they don't overclock well (low power phasing). Just because a board has been "proven" to do 4.8Ghz doesn't mean it always will. P8P67 Pro can do 5.5Ghz in some extreme cases and does 4.5-5 no problem.
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post #9 of 16
I know I have the 570, but sometimes I wish I bought two 460s for SLI. They are pretty powerful when overclocked.
post #10 of 16
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So I take it when a motherboard has 2 PCI-E slots and no description its just a given that it works with either SLI or Crossfire?


The Asus P8Z68-V LE is x16/x4. . . I might have considered at it if it was x8/x8

If my video card was to ever go out I would have one the same/next day, until then I'll use the laptop. Never really liked the idea of having a mobo supporting video.


I would love to have an ISP panel but don't want to spring any more $. i have heard nothing but great things about the picture quality!


BIOSTAR Thread. but I might have to rethink. . .
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