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I keep delaying my upgrade and Christmas is coming up. So, I am going to gift myself upgrades a bit early. Every time I want to upgrade, I am derailed by other projects and I am dying to do it now. So ladies and gents, I want your advice as you're all knowing! =D As for where I can shop, anywhere? The EGG, MicroCenter, Fry's and so on. I live around Chicago, so I have mostly everything around me. I will +REP people who leave good advice, or suggestions towards my upgrading choices.



KEEPING:
Case: HAF 922
GPU: HD 5870 (might Crossfire)


NEEDING:
CPU: 2500K $180 (I game for the most part)
PSU: $110 (Going to buy 1000W modular unit here)
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB $55
MOBO: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 ??? $160
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 (does this fit into a HAF 922 fine? And anyone know how good this really is? Is it overly loud?)



Thank you,
Edited by toMsons1987 - 11/17/11 at 12:59am
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I'm on my phone right now who can't provide links. For a PSU I suggest the corsair HX750, SSD Curcial M4 128gb.

Edit: also for a CPU cooler check out the corsair h100 or noctua nh-d14. And RAM g skill sniper 1600 will do fine.
 
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PSU - Seasonic X750 $160
RAM - G Skill Eco series $55
CPU Cooler - Rasa RS240 kit $130
SSD - Crucial M4 $115

As for the mobo you chose I have heard good things about those so that should be good. In my opinion SSD's are still too much just to have programs load faster and windows boot faster.
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You could buy really cheap RAM nowadays, 16gb of Corsair Vengeance is only $100 @ 1600mhz. If you don't need 16gb, then get 8gb of higher mhz RAM.

If you have a Microcenter near you, you can get the Processor REALLY cheap.

For an SSD, I would go for the 128gb, since if you have a 64gb, half of it would be filled with just the OS.
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when your not going to play games at multiple monitors I would recommend 8 gigs of 1800 Mhz or higher and a Corsair h100 Cpu Cooler (which is better then a Noctua NH-D14) you could also put two 7200 rpm HDD's in raid which is as fast as a SSD
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From what I've read going over 1600MHz RAM isn't going to make a difference for gaming and normal every day use. I'm also pretty sure an SSD will still smoke a raid 0 setup.
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Is the H100 really worth $100 though?
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Is the H100 really worth $100 though?
I can say I haven't done much research on the hybrid coolers. What kind of CPU cooler you need would have to take in to consideration if and how much you plan to overclock. If you just want to OC to around 4.5GHz (maybe a little more) then I would suggest the CM 212+ with another fan for push/pull. It's a great cooler for only $25 and keeps my temps under 80C at 4.8 while running Prime95.
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Get the cpu and mobo at microcenter. They have great discounts when you buy together.

2500K. Check. The Asrock is a great choice. Id also recommend a Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3/UD5-B3, or Asus P8P67 Series. All very good

PSU: HX750 Corsair

RAM: GSkill 1600 CL9 2x4gb. Its like 49$ at the egg. You could have 16gigs for 100$ lol. But 8 gigs is plenty, and over 1600 isn't really needed.

And the H100 is worth the investment. At 1.54v quick test, my 2600k hit 81C which is incredible for 1.54v and HT on.

SSD, Crucial M4 128gb, an ssd is the best way to add tangible performance to your system. Once you go ssd, you won't go back.

And no matter what game your playing, I highly recommend crossfire.

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Get the cpu and mobo at microcenter. They have great discounts when you buy together.

2500K. Check. The Asrock is a great choice. Id also recommend a Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3/UD5-B3, or Asus P8P67 Series. All very good

PSU: HX750 Corsair

RAM: GSkill 1600 CL9 2x4gb. Its like 49$ at the egg. You could have 16gigs for 100$ lol. But 8 gigs is plenty, and over 1600 isn't really needed.

And the H100 is worth the investment. At 1.54v quick test, my 2600k hit 81C which is incredible for 1.54v and HT on.

SSD, Crucial M4 128gb, an ssd is the best way to add tangible performance to your system. Once you go ssd, you won't go back.

And no matter what game your playing, I highly recommend crossfire.

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"Get the cpu and mobo at microcenter. They have great discounts when you buy together."
Do they have specific discounts for certain CPU+MOBO combo's or is it just buy any Mobo and CPU, and they will give you some sort of discount. I am not going to lie, that ASRock Mobo I've loved since it came out and in all its time, I've heard nothing but great things. Also, ASRock is a personal favorite manufacturer for myself. Love how this mobo supports next gen tech, and isn't expensive for massive amounts of features.

"HX750 Corsair"
Is that really enough power to be safe with dual HD 5870's, and all other goodies? If I remember correctly, a Crossfire takes about 600Watts to run @ load for these bad boys. So 750W, a little light?

"GSkill 1600 CL9 2x4gb"
Are those link Ripjaws or something? Don't see CL9's listed anywhere. Just trying to find some good timing and very reliable kits right now. Not sure where to go honestly.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231461
-Any downside to low voltage modules? Or should I just go with something more like the G.SKILL Ripjaws X's for a little more cash (better timings)?

"And the H100 is worth the investment. At 1.54v quick test, my 2600k hit 81C which is incredible for 1.54v and HT on."
I've heard some things in reviews nailing it about the noise it makes? This have any real merit, or overblown?

Thanks a lot,
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