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post #21 of 37
By all means get the Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 Motherboard. Personally I wouldn't get it, but thats just me. I find that ASUS boards have superior quality and better driver updates. I myself am going to go with a ASRock for my upcoming build biggrin.gif

And before you jump the gun and get 560 Ti's in SLI, consider a single GTX 580, less power, less temperature, less noise and still awesome for current games. You will also save on a smaller PSU and won't have to worry about running into problems with SLI.

Good luck.

-Shaq
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Yeh, I'll definitely consider that. Though, a good 580 does cost ~$600 which I probably won't be able to get.
    
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If you could save up for the Lighting Edition MSI 580, then I would definatly do it. I'm getting it's big brother, the Xtreme Edition biggrin.gif and from what I have seen, they perform very close and in some cases the Lightning Edition performs better wink.gif

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Extreme overclock is 5 ghz? Trololololol! 5.2 ghz is easy for SB to hit. You think I havnt tried? Fyre, you don't even have a SB rig so you don't have EXPIERENCE! Besides, WHY NOT go for AX850? I mean seriously, it won't HURT him.If you go for the nhd14, then go ahead, I think a thermal take Frio is good enough.
@Fyre: I'm adding this to your fail count.
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Extreme overclock is 5 ghz? Trololololol! 5.2 ghz is easy for SB to hit. You think I havnt tried? Fyre, you don't even have a SB rig so you don't have EXPIERENCE! Besides, WHY NOT go for AX850? I mean seriously, it won't HURT him.If you go for the nhd14, then go ahead, I think a thermal take Frio is good enough.
@Fyre: I'm adding this to your fail count.

That is not very nice to say Osea23, also he actually does have a i5 2500K clocked at 5.0GHz if you didn't realise.

And yes it is true, a 850W PSU wouldn't hurt, but he doesn't need to spend extra if he doesn't have to. On a 750W PSU with a GTX 580, that is considered overkill, and if he didn't want to go for the GTX 580 and wanted the 560 Ti in SLI, he could do it on 650W which makes getting a 850W PSU redundant.

Although I do agree with you on CPU cooler Osea23, he could get cheaper CPU cooler like the Thermaltake Frio which is still an excellent cooler for cheaper.

Anyway, good luck hittingray wink.gif

-Shaq
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That is not very nice to say Osea23, also he actually does have a i5 2500K clocked at 5.0GHz if you didn't realise.
He's my friend in school...I personally know him...He doesn't have a rig and is currently using a Mac (I think) to do stuff. So he says he's adding it to my fail count and you don't crticise him for it, yet you do for me? His rig's title is: 'Future Rig' BTW.
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That is not very nice to say Osea23, also he actually does have a i5 2500K clocked at 5.0GHz if you didn't realise.
He's my friend in school...I personally know him...He doesn't have a rig and is currently using a Mac (I think) to do stuff. So he says he's adding it to my fail count and you don't crticise him for it, yet you do for me? His rig's title is: 'Future Rig' BTW.

I was to quick to judge you and I didn't realise that he said that. Sorry I didn't know you were joking around with him and that you are his friend.

So hittingray, any updates on your build?

-Shaq
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Extreme overclock is 5 ghz? Trololololol! 5.2 ghz is easy for SB to hit. You think I havnt tried? Fyre, you don't even have a SB rig so you don't have EXPIERENCE! Besides, WHY NOT go for AX850? I mean seriously, it won't HURT him.If you go for the nhd14, then go ahead, I think a thermal take Frio is good enough.
@Fyre: I'm adding this to your fail count.

Well, then that can be a first. And a AX850 is just overpriced. You don;t need 850w OR 80+ gold. And i dont think you should call 5 ghz extreme overclock if some chips cannot go that far. And i know some 2600k chips cannt go that high for very long.
post #29 of 37
Just stick to 4.5GHz on your CPU. It will cause more stress on your CPU for not all that much performance boost and more heat which will degrade the life of your processor if you run it at 5GHz.

-Shaq
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Originally Posted by LegitSticks View Post

If you could save up for the Lighting Edition MSI 580, then I would definatly do it. I'm getting it's big brother, the Xtreme Edition biggrin.gif and from what I have seen, they perform very close and in some cases the Lightning Edition performs better wink.gif
Good luck thumb.gif
-Shaq

It's $200 more though D:
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Extreme overclock is 5 ghz? Trololololol! 5.2 ghz is easy for SB to hit. You think I havnt tried? Fyre, you don't even have a SB rig so you don't have EXPIERENCE! Besides, WHY NOT go for AX850? I mean seriously, it won't HURT him.If you go for the nhd14, then go ahead, I think a thermal take Frio is good enough.
@Fyre: I'm adding this to your fail count.

AFAIC, not all SB chips can hit above 5 GHz, so that would be considered extreme. For the 3rd and hopefully final time, Corsair PSUs are WAY too expensive here, and the Silverstone is 80+ Silver with efficiency of 85% minimum. The Thermaltake Frio is exactly the same price as the NH-D14, so I'll take the Noctua.
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That is not very nice to say Osea23, also he actually does have a i5 2500K clocked at 5.0GHz if you didn't realise.
And yes it is true, a 850W PSU wouldn't hurt, but he doesn't need to spend extra if he doesn't have to. On a 750W PSU with a GTX 580, that is considered overkill, and if he didn't want to go for the GTX 580 and wanted the 560 Ti in SLI, he could do it on 650W which makes getting a 850W PSU redundant.
Although I do agree with you on CPU cooler Osea23, he could get cheaper CPU cooler like the Thermaltake Frio which is still an excellent cooler for cheaper.
Anyway, good luck hittingray wink.gif
-Shaq

850W for futureproofing, mainly.
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I was to quick to judge you and I didn't realise that he said that. Sorry I didn't know you were joking around with him and that you are his friend.
So hittingray, any updates on your build?
-Shaq

HDD prices are skyrocketing, so I have to keep dropping down the HDD capacity. It was originally 2 TB for $79, now 500 GB for $89 D:. Other than that, not really. Will be buying it soon.
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