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post #81 of 89
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Originally Posted by Cannon19932006 View Post

In case your still deciding on motherboard, the original one you had picked is perfectly fine
It's 4+1 phase, heatsinked (not the mosfets but the vrm are)
Here's my current results with it
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2256654
running 24/7 (stress tested before hand) for the past 3 weeks now.

Very nice! thumb.gif
post #82 of 89
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Originally Posted by JLloyd13 View Post

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Yeah but the 2500k is $100 more... Both are awesome thou. The hive series looks good, thinking of Getting one myself (dont trust dell)

Oh yeah, both are awesome CPU's. And yes, the 2500K would be more expensive, but I wouldn't have to upgrade for a while and getting a non K series just doesn't make sense.

What's the point of a system that you can't overclock? cool.gif
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Lol this budget looks like it is getting bigger XD

Lol, yeah it is. I figured ~$250 or so in the beginning, but I really don't want a crappy unstable setup. I'd rather spend a little extra and have a solid well rounded system. At the same time tho, I don't wanna break the bank biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Cannon19932006 View Post

In case your still deciding on motherboard, the original one you had picked is perfectly fine
It's 4+1 phase, heatsinked (not the mosfets but the vrm are)
Here's my current results with it
http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2256654
running 24/7 (stress tested before hand) for the past 3 weeks now.

Thanks for adding that. I will admit, Asrock wouldn't have been my first choice but seeing and reading reviews from other members, they look like solid boards. Of course you can always get better, but for the price its a hell of a deal.

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post #83 of 89
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Originally Posted by *ka24e* View Post

Oh yeah, both are awesome CPU's. And yes, the 2500K would be more expensive, but I wouldn't have to upgrade for a while and getting a non K series just doesn't make sense.
What's the point of a system that you can't overclock? cool.gif
Lol, yeah it is. I figured ~$250 or so in the beginning, but I really don't want a crappy unstable setup. I'd rather spend a little extra and have a solid well rounded system. At the same time tho, I don't wanna break the bank biggrin.gif
Thanks for adding that. I will admit, Asrock wouldn't have been my first choice but seeing and reading reviews from other members, they look like solid boards. Of course you can always get better, but for the price its a hell of a deal.
+ rep to all

So just curious update us on where you are at on budget and what you are thinking of doing. thumb.gif
post #84 of 89
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Well, I have to be honest. After reading THIS I'm now leaning more on the FX 8120. But the power consumption still sucks biggrin.gif

Budget. I would say the MAXIMUM I would go would be ~$400. I would love to keep it in the ~$275 / ~$325 range tho.
post #85 of 89
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Originally Posted by *ka24e* View Post

Well, I have to be honest. After reading THIS I'm now leaning more on the FX 8120. But the power consumption still sucks biggrin.gif
Budget. I would say the MAXIMUM I would go would be ~$400. I would love to keep it in the ~$275 / ~$325 range tho.

Well check this out Budget Build I just made for a girl I could put something together for you in your range if you like.
post #86 of 89
Asrock 970= $90
FX8120= $200<--Would consider dropping down to 6100 for budget
Pci Card= $10
Gskill 2x4gb 1333 1600 Cas.9= $37 <--Better Cas latency
Rosewill Hive= $70 <--Would consider looking for something more in budget.
Grand Total= $407

Not a big change from what you have, but it is a start. From here you can cut cost here and there where you see fit. thumb.gif
Edited by Andstraus - 2/19/12 at 12:36am
post #87 of 89
2500K build:

PSU $62: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028
CPU$180: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589
MoBo $130: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
RAM $47: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

Total: $419 including shipping

Getting 4GB of RAM could bring this down to $400ish
Edited by Polymerabbit - 2/19/12 at 12:36am
 
A Noisy Box
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @ 4.0GHz Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3 Crossfire Gigabyte HD 6850s at 900MHz 4x2GB G.Skill Trident 1600MHz DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel X-25M 120GB SSD, 500GB HDD + 60GB SSD cache Pioneer 22x DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Dell U2311H 
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Black Widow for Gaming + Apple wired keyboard Corsair TX750 HAF 922 + 200mm side fan 
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A Noisy Box
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @ 4.0GHz Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3 Crossfire Gigabyte HD 6850s at 900MHz 4x2GB G.Skill Trident 1600MHz DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel X-25M 120GB SSD, 500GB HDD + 60GB SSD cache Pioneer 22x DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Dell U2311H 
KeyboardPowerCase
Black Widow for Gaming + Apple wired keyboard Corsair TX750 HAF 922 + 200mm side fan 
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post #88 of 89
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Thank you both for adding those. 8120 vs 6100 vs 2500K..... Decisions, decisions, lol.

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post #89 of 89
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Updated first post. biggrin.gif
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