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So first off thanks to everyone who replied on my last thread, helped me out a ton. Here's my new build, and I'm 100% buying tonight, so any final comments/suggestions would be awesome. I'm very unsure about the PSU, the reviews on the OCZ say the cables are very short and the last thing I want is to have cable issues right off the bat.... Budget is STRICT at $800.

MOBO: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB

GPU: SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

CASE: Coolermaster Haf 912 Black Mid Tower ATX Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB Sound

RAM: Patriot G2 AMD Black Edition Series 8GB 2X4GB PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 1.65V Memory Kit

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DRIVE: LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner

HSF: COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible

Total = ~$792
Have Win 7, so that's not part of my budget

Comments/suggestions please! smile.gif

Be brutally honest
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Sandy Bridge is better suited to <1.5v RAM. Im sure someone will link you to these tasty samsung modules that have been floating around.
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Originally Posted by Crack_Fox View Post

Sandy Bridge is better suited to <1.5v RAM. Im sure someone will link you to these tasty samsung modules that have been floating around.

Hmmm.. any other suggestions then?
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I have the same power supply but 700w. That cables are not that short they should be just right for that case. Except the 8 pin plug that goes into the motherboard(i forget what it is called) is a little short for my it has to run under me video card. Looks really ugly
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brutally honest:I hate Asrock>I would get a Biostar or used Asus from Geeks.com before I'd buy another AsRock board.And I did.
and Patriot RAM is not good for Sandy Bridge..What you need is these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Memory+%28Desktop+Memory%29-_-SAMSUNG-_-20147096
Yes the Samsung RAM is great on Sandy Bridge :thumb.gif
Oh..and you should get a Hyper 212 cooler..The N520 just doesn't have enough metal for overclocking.It's a well-designed little cooler,(I gave mine to the guy that bought my lapped 2500k)
Edited by Schmuckley - 3/18/12 at 6:50pm
 
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

brutally honest:I hate Asrock>I would get a Biostar or used Asus from Geeks.com before I'd buy another AsRock board.And I did.
and Patriot RAM is not good for Sandy Bridge..What you need is these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Memory+%28Desktop+Memory%29-_-SAMSUNG-_-20147096
Yes the Samsung RAM is great on Sandy Bridge :thumb.gif
Oh..and you should get a Hyper 212 cooler..The N520 just doesn't have enough metal for overclocking.It's a well-designed little cooler,(I gave mine to the guy that bought my lapped 2500k)

I've heard some good things about that ASRock... any comparable mobos at the same price??

Also: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099 This cooler??
Edited by drentz1019 - 3/18/12 at 7:03pm
post #7 of 17
yes..that cooler
Suggestion for mobo:
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=P8Z68-VPRO-PB-R&cat=MBB
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138344

It's not a bad board (that asrock) I had one..keyword:had
The only llc setting that worked was one.
The lower gpu slot is too low as well..
Edited by Schmuckley - 3/18/12 at 7:19pm
 
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The extreme 3 gen3 only has 6 holes for motherboard standoffs so be careful got me confused at first lol 375 and yes there are comparable mobos but withinga $10-20 range. the Gigabyte Z68XP UD3H and the Asus P8P67 PRO (REV3.1)
the hyper 212+ is an excellent cooler refer to manual when installing thermal paste. I think u r supposed to use lines instead of a blob.
    
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Good choices! I would swap the ram for some corsair 1.5v and 1600mhz cl9. You are going to love the setup thumb.gif
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The extreme 3 gen3 only has 6 holes for motherboard standoffs so be careful got me confused at first lol

375

its seven (7) you miss one
Edited by xnuw - 3/19/12 at 6:21am
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