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New Intel build (asus p8p67, i5, 8gb dd3, kingston sdd 64, gts250)

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Hey guys,

After a long time I decided to spend a bit of money and get some new parts to freshen up my PC and lower my frustrations.

Currently I have:

Motherboard: ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP
CPU: Intel Core2Duo E6750
CPU cooler: ASUS V-Nardo
RAM: 2 x 2GB Kingston DDR2-800
HDD: Seagate 500GB
GPU: ASUS Nvidia GTS250
PSU: CoolerMaster Silent Pro 500
Case: CM Storm Enforcer
Sound: Razer Barracuda AC-1
Network: Bigfoot Networks Killer 2100

I plan to keep my case, my PSU, my GPU, my HDD, my sound and my network cards. I plan to buy these:

Motherboard: ASUS P8P67
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500
CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper TX3
RAM: 2 x 4GB Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3-1600
GPU: ASUS Nvidia GTS250
SSD: Kingston SSDNow V200

Some thoughts and explanations:
- My local supplier (and the only one I can use because of many factors including big discount) has limited options.
- I'm a pro gamer (counter-strike) and my needs are not high because I rarely play other games. I just want a better performing PC and to keep up with the new technologies.
- The motherboard is pretty basic and that's what I want (support for CPU, RAM, USB3 etc.)
- When I was choosing a SSD drive I actually wanted to get Crucial M4 but I can only get Kingston's V200
- I checked multiple times on various websites if my PSU power (500W) is enough and I got positive results
- CoolerMaster Hyper TX3 is cheap and they say it's quiet. I don't plan to overclock.

My case has only dust filters on the bottom and front intakes. But it has a large hole on top of it (where you can put 200cm or 2x120cm fans) and I'm afraid that a lot of dust will come from there. Do you think I should get a fan with a dust filter and put it on top? Intake or exhaust? Or should I put only a dust filter there?

It would be awesome if you can point me to various guides such as "how to install CPU and/or apply thermal paste" (it will be my first time to install, I always let my local suppliers to build my PC), or guides on setting up the SSD etc.

I also want some opinions on the new stuff I plan to buy if you have experience with them. Especially on the SSD (Kingston V200) because I heard some bad things about it.
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post #2 of 11
Avoid the Kingston SSD, it's not worth the price. If possible, wait and get a better one when you get the chance. For setting up the SSD, follow Sean's guide: http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization-for-ssds-hdds
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post #3 of 11
get a z68 mobo

if you dont plan to overlock lose the cooler, stock is enough

get the core i3 2100 instead of an corei5 2500

for ssd get the mushkin chronos 120GB, or order online

here's a video how to build pc
Edited by xnuw - 3/6/12 at 6:20am
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Avoid the Kingston SSD, it's not worth the price. If possible, wait and get a better one when you get the chance.
I will try but as I said my local supplier has limited options and I think he can get me only Kingston's.
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get a z68 mobo
Ain't Z68 with integrated graphics? And why should I get a Z68 mobo?
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I will try but as I said my local supplier has limited options and I think he can get me only Kingston's.
Ain't Z68 with integrated graphics? And why should I get a Z68 mobo?

for starters, z68, has upgrade path for the ivy bridge platform, will utilize the cpu integrated graphics HD 2000, incase your gpu fails, has same OC capability as the p67, has the features like ssd caching/ intel rapid storage for your ssd & hdd.
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Can anyone tell me if I will benefit by connecting my old Seagate HDD on SATA 6GBs or no? I'm not sure if it has support for up to that speed cause it's old.
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Can anyone tell me if I will benefit by connecting my old Seagate HDD on SATA 6GBs or no? I'm not sure if it has support for up to that speed cause it's old.

no benefit at all, only ssd can max out the old SATA 2 ~ 3Gb/s, the latest SATA 3 ~ 6Gb/s benefits only ssd, as oppose to HDD even with a SATA 3 interface its a marketing gimmick. The SATA 3 is backward compatible to SATA 2
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Okay, thanks. I ordered the parts and they will be here tomorrow. I'm in a hurry because I'm travelling soon so I couldn't wait 4-5 days for the ASUS P8Z68-V so I'm getting p7p67 as planned. I'm a bit disappointed by that and plus the fact I am getting Kingston's V200 which sucks compared to other SSDs in the same price range but that's that.

Btw. I'm not an overclocker and I wouldn't overclock but still I just wanna know: how much is the i5 2500 (not k) overclockable? (how much GHz?) I searched a bit on the forums but I could not get a straight answer.
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Okay, thanks. I ordered the parts and they will be here tomorrow. I'm in a hurry because I'm travelling soon so I couldn't wait 4-5 days for the ASUS P8Z68-V so I'm getting p7p67 as planned. I'm a bit disappointed by that and plus the fact I am getting Kingston's V200 which sucks compared to other SSDs in the same price range but that's that.
Btw. I'm not an overclocker and I wouldn't overclock but still I just wanna know: how much is the i5 2500 (not k) overclockable? (how much GHz?) I searched a bit on the forums but I could not get a straight answer.

On a non-k 2500, you can just raise the base-clock to 105~107 (stock: 100) so it isn't worth it, imo.
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P67 boards will support Ivy Bridge too though.....

And if you're getting the i5 2500, at least get the K model so you have the option to overclock if you wanted. We're talking 4.0-4.2GHz on the STOCK cooler here. wink.gif
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Intel i5 2320 @ 3.1GHz MSI B75MA-E33 HIS HD7970 3GB @ 1050 / 1700, 1.17v Patriot 2x4GB DDR3-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB WD Green 2TB DVDRW Corsair H50 Push / Pull 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
NZXT 120mm fans strapped to stock 7970 cooler Windows 10 Pro Dell 3007WFP Dell 2007FP 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2007FP Cheap Toshiba (R.I.P. Ducky) PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 950w Cheap Garbage (free) 
MouseAudio
Logitech G602 Yardsale Special 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2320 @ 3.1GHz MSI B75MA-E33 HIS HD7970 3GB @ 1050 / 1700, 1.17v Patriot 2x4GB DDR3-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB WD Green 2TB DVDRW Corsair H50 Push / Pull 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
NZXT 120mm fans strapped to stock 7970 cooler Windows 10 Pro Dell 3007WFP Dell 2007FP 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2007FP Cheap Toshiba (R.I.P. Ducky) PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 950w Cheap Garbage (free) 
MouseAudio
Logitech G602 Yardsale Special 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
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