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Hey everyone,

My name's Raye, i'm a 2nd-year computer science student from Houston, TX.

Just recently bought all the part for my very first serious build...

Intel i5-2500k CPU
ASRock P67 Pro3 Mobo
AMD Radeon HD 6770 GPU
OCZ500MXSP 500W PSU
16gb kit (4x4gb) G.Skill Ripjaw 1600 RAM

Looking forward to learning how to overclock... a tad bit concerned about heat, considering i'm using a VERY old case which isn't ATX, and all I really have for cooling is the stock/standard cooling fans.

Had a serious problem with the first board I bought for this build, an MSI P67A-C43 (B3). I strongly recommend anyone considering it avoid it.

What do you guys think of my build?
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You can get 8gb of ram instead of 16 without seeing much of a difference probably. Also if you're gaming get a 6850 or 6950 or 6970, its worth the extra money. My biggest regret with my build was not getting a modular PSU, so that's something to consider. Get a hyper212+ for like $25 or a noctua nh-d14 or nh-u12p for ~$40-$50 if you're air cooling, all 3 are great coolers and should keep your cpu cool. Also, artic silver 5 thermal paste can be picked up for like $8 on newegg with enough to apply it to 5 or 6 heatsinks

happy overclocking
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Unfortunately I really already spent about double what I meant to spend, so I can't throw in for another GPU or cooler right now...

I did buy some thermal paste, once my new mobo comes in i'll definitely be applying that. I'm thinking once I get the cash for it I might go water-cooling, the only issue being my case (meaning I'll have to get a new one of those too).

All the reviews & benchmarks I read put the 6770 only 3-4 fps avg below the 6850 on most games tested, but it was like half the price. I figured I could sacrifice those couple of frames for the $100 I saved. Honestly I have pretty modest expectations, it's not like i'm trying to run Crysis 2 at the highest settings and maintain 120 fps, lol.

EDIT: Oh, and the 16gb of RAM was for all the media programs I use. I record music, do photo editing, etc and this 16gb kit was only like $15 more than the same RAM in an 8gb kit. I figured, "Double the ram, only $15? Sold!"
Edited by trhshred - 12/5/11 at 9:39am
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Welcome to OCN and good luck on the overclocking thumb.gif
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 850 Pro Series 1TB Samsung F3 1TB  Samsung SH-S223Q/BEBS DVD Burner Corsair Hydro Series H100i v2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2 x Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15 120MM fans 4 x Enermax TB Silence Red 120mm fans 1 x Coolermaster 200mm fan 1 x Coolermaster 140mm fan 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
1 x Coolermaster 120mm fan Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit ASUS VG248QE 24" 1920x1080 144hz Corsair Strafe RGB Cherry MX Silent 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX1200 Cooler Master Cosmos II Logitech G502 Razer Vespula  
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Welcome to OCN!
First rig of yours is very nice. smile.gif
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Welcome to OCN smile.gif
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