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Hey, I relitively new to overclocking and building and was wondering if anyone could comment on this possable build.


Intel i5 2500k processor

GIGABYTE GA-Z68P-DS3 intel Z68 Motherboard

Patriot Memory Sector 5 G Series 8 GB (2x4gb)

MSI R5670-MD1GD3 Radeon 5670 1024 MB DDR3

Corsair H60 water cooler

Coolermaster haf 912

Corsair builder series 430watt

Sandisk 120gb sata2 ssd

Samsung x22 Dvd/cd drive



On a budget but any feed back would be great


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post #2 of 19
I would ditch the H60, get a Cooler Master Hyper 212+, and throw the saved money into a better motherboard or video card.

Such as this mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128498

Or this video card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127599

Just a note, I wouldnt advise overclockingon that DS3 motherboard, notice the lack of any power phase mosfet cooling?

And I cant seem to find the Sandisk SSD anywhere?
Edited by SMK - 12/22/11 at 7:43am
    
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post #3 of 19
Is this for gaming? If this is mostly a work PC with some light gaming then what you have is fine but otherwise I gotta agree with SMK. It looks like your setting up for a decent overclock with the i5-2500k, H60, and Z68 but that 5670 is going to significantly limit your gaming performance.
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Thats a little over budget. Do you know of a cheaper motherboard with the same overclock ability?
Also i'm more of a hobbyist then a hard core gamer, for my casul game I think I could save alittle on gpu. Also, how far do you think I could clock the 2500k on the cooler you sugested?


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The problem isn't the cooler, its the mobo. That cooler would do the trick for sure but you might wanna spend the extra 50$ or so on a better mobo first if you're thinking about overclocking
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JLloyd13 View Post

Thats a little over budget. Do you know of a cheaper motherboard with the same overclock ability?
Also i'm more of a hobbyist then a hard core gamer, for my casul game I think I could save alittle on gpu. Also, how far do you think I could clock the 2500k on the cooler you sugested?
Thanks for the feedback

You could get around 4.5Ghz on that Hyper 212+, but I wouldnt clock that high on that DS3 mobo.
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Originally Posted by Twilex View Post

The problem isn't the cooler, its the mobo. That cooler would do the trick for sure but you might wanna spend the extra 50$ or so on a better mobo first if you're thinking about overclocking

This. I recommended getting rid of the H60, because it is around $70, the 212+ is around $25, so that $45 could easily go towards a better mobo or video card.



Also Jloyd13, can you post a link to the Sandisk SSD?
    
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post #7 of 19
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Would u guys go with a P67 or a Z68 chip?
 
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Either is fine, but Z68 is future proof.
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post #9 of 19
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Heres the ssd-

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820171545

I know its only sata2, but from what i've seen both r like a gazillon times fast then a hdd so i think its a good deal money for gb wise
 
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post #10 of 19
For sub-$100 motherboard, you might as well get Biostar TZ68A+ or ASRock Z68 Pro3, both will be better than Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3.

For SSD, I recommend anything that does NOT use SandForce controller, that means SanDisk Ultra too. I recommend you wait until there is a deal on

* Intel 320
* Crucial M4
* Corsair Performance Pro
* Samsung 470
* Samsung 830

For GPU can you not get an used HD6770 or GTX 460?
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