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Hello!

Having lurked for a short time whilst debating what to buy with the money I have I've noticed that OCN seems to have a decent community and some very helpful how to guides so thought I'd better sign up, learn some stuff and contribute once I have the ability to do so.
I'm about to plunge my meagre funds into an i52500k, 8 GB of Ripjaws RAM and an ASUS P8Z68-V PRO. I'll be adding an aftermarket cooler and some arctic sliver and then hopefully venturing into the world of overclocking, mostly out of curiousity but I fear it's one of those things that grabs you if you get into it and won't let go.
I am looking forward to the journey regardless of the personal outcome as learning new stuff is both fun and cool.
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post #2 of 16
Welcome.
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post #3 of 16
Welcome,
My personal opinion would be save some money and buy AMD, though to each his own.
I would say 4GB of ram would be another route to save some money, as it seems 4GB seems to be the norm. Not sure how "Noob" friendly overclocking i5 are, but I will say the AMD Phenom X4 955 BE is an extremely easy and stable overclocking platform for a beginner, or so is my experience.
    
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Welcome to OCN! There is an excellent community here full of helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable people. And yes, once you start OC'ing there's no turning back.

Btw the 2500k is really noob friendly when it comes to OC'ing. If you check the stickies under Intel CPU's there should be a couple of faqs for Sandy Bridge.
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post #5 of 16
Welcome fellow new member! And I would have to agree with the above about the RAM. 8GB of memory is a whoooooole lot of memory. I don't think I've ever needed that much in a desktop setting. 4GB physical memory has been more than enough... That and my Linux swap partition is massive (10 GB) just in case of world wide meltdown.
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post #6 of 16
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Ahh but I want 8GB and since RAM is super cheap at the moment... it'll get utilised at some point before it becomes obselete no doubt.
I currently think I should have enough left over to get a reasonably decent aftermarket CPU cooler for around £30-40.
Thanks for the welcome
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i5 2500k Asus P8Z68-V PRO 1GB Palit Sonic Platinum 460 GTX 8 GB G.Skill Ripjaws X @ 1600mhz 
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post #7 of 16
Welcome! Enjoy your stay! And get folding!
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post #8 of 16
Welcome!!

Make sure you get a good psu to go along with that rig
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16gb 2133mhz G.Skill Sniper  Kingston SSD Western Digital R4 Seagate Barracuda 
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post #9 of 16
Welcome to OCN!
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Originally Posted by Nom4d View Post
Ahh but I want 8GB and since RAM is super cheap at the moment... it'll get utilised at some point before it becomes obselete no doubt.
I currently think I should have enough left over to get a reasonably decent aftermarket CPU cooler for around £30-40.
Thanks for the welcome
Absolutely get 8gb of ram - it's so cheap and windows will use it all for precaching files anyway. 16gb is where it gets a little bit silly unless you're running VMs or video editing.
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Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 4 x 2TB Barracudas in RAID10 2 x WD Blue 1TB RAID0 2 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda 
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8 x 146GB HP 10k SAS - various RAID levels RAID Controller LSI 9260-8i 512MB LiteOn IHAS124 Noctua NH-D15 
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8.1 Enterprise Acer GD245HQ (120hz) LG W2420P LG IPS231P 
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