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Hi there,

Before I start, this is my first post on oc.net, and I hope it's not the last. I tried very hard to find the right section to post this in... so if it is slightly off, do have mercy on my soul.

Anyways, I have yet to build my own computer, and soon plan to build my first... I'm not anticipating any bumps really... I'm quite tech savvy, and know all components necessary, how to install them, etc. as I've been involved in gaming for quite some time, and modding my best-buy bought computer for about the past 4 years now... but I think its time I make my own creation.

Throughout my stay in the PC gaming community,I've came across overclocking by many of my piers and, at times, teammates. learning that, in moderation, and with the right technology, overclocking is a great way to make your CPU/GPU/RAM/FSB run faster.

So then, my main question here, given all the facts is, with $700, excluding external components and case, what would be the ideal cpu to get that would be great to overclock, and, if you could, what would be a great gpu, mobo, ram, etc, to get it all going... feel free to mention a good heatsink as well.

The goal here is for me to be able to milk the most power from my components per dollar.

Thanks in advanced!!!

-Shawn

PS, newegg links would be great for any components you mention.
post #2 of 9
Well, Intel i5 2500k is a great and easy overclocker,its pretty mainstream and youll see a lot of people recommend it.Its not so expensive anymore.
You should wait until Sandy Bridge comes out so itll be even cheaper! biggrin.gif

So my recommend is an i5 2500k smile.gif Newegg:http://bit.ly/i22rw2

EDIT: You will see the 2500k being rated highly even on ocn.The i5 2500k is "Ranked #1 in the category " if im not mistaken. http://bit.ly/JuvAO7

Really you cant go wrong with the 2500k.You can overclock it easily to 4500Mhz with the hyper 212+.Which brings me to the cooler recommendation.This cooler is as well pretty mainstream.Great performance for the money,you wont regret it. Its quiet,not so gigantic it will fit ANY case,and it cools great biggrin.gif
Edited by Vedyl - 4/21/12 at 2:10am
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post #3 of 9
Well this is just my opinion. My advice would be to leave your current build alone.. im not sure what case you have but i'd venture to bet the air flow isnt going to be good for overclocking and keeping your rig cool. You can get a very nice case for as little as 30$.

What are your intentions for this computer??
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Ok i read your post wrong.. you've been moding your current rig, gotcha.. 2500k is amazing. I love it. but With Ivy Bridge 8 days away i'd hold off until we know how that will preform. Also the 2500k might drop is price aswell, win win..

Any coolermaster case is great, cheap and performs well
Corsair vengence ram 1600hz great for gaming about $50
Hyper 212+ cheap and effective
PSU i'd say anything over 750 watts should be good with the 80 certifed seal
Motherboard( im an asus fanboy, not going to lie)
and your HDD i'd just shop around newegg has deals ever week for HDD's
And if your interested in an SSD Newegg has frequent deals on those aswell
GPU 560ti or above would be a good place to start

I really think you will enjoy building your computer..

Welcome to the fourm, great great people here.
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Seagate ASUS Hyper 212+ Windows 7 64bit 
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Black standard pad. Plantronics Headset Hyper 212+ 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k@4.3Ghz ASUS P8Z68-V/Gen 3 PNY GTX560 ti Corsair Vengeance 8gig 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate ASUS Hyper 212+ Windows 7 64bit 
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Intel i5 2500k Biostar TZ68K+ XFX R7950 Double Dissipation Corsair Vengeance 8gig 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate No Name Drive Windows 7 64bit Home Premium Samsung Syncmaster2232BW 22inch 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
1991 Packard Bell Mechanical Keyboard( weighs a... Rosewill 630 Watt Apevia X-Plorer Cyborg R.A.T. 7 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Black standard pad. Plantronics Headset Hyper 212+ 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k@4.3Ghz ASUS P8Z68-V/Gen 3 PNY GTX560 ti Corsair Vengeance 8gig 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate ASUS Hyper 212+ Windows 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VS228 Logitech wireless Rocketfish RF-700WPS 700 Watts Haf 912 
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Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Massive blue cloth pad Boston speakers from 1997 
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Seagate No Name Drive Windows 7 64bit Home Premium Samsung Syncmaster2232BW 22inch 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
1991 Packard Bell Mechanical Keyboard( weighs a... Rosewill 630 Watt Apevia X-Plorer Cyborg R.A.T. 7 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Black standard pad. Plantronics Headset Hyper 212+ 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k@4.3Ghz ASUS P8Z68-V/Gen 3 PNY GTX560 ti Corsair Vengeance 8gig 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate ASUS Hyper 212+ Windows 7 64bit 
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Yup,that seems about right smile.gif

Although its about 850$.Not sure if the op has the extra 150$ (he stated 700$ in OP)
Edited by Vedyl - 4/21/12 at 3:01am
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Originally Posted by Vedyl View Post

Well, Intel i5 2500k is a great and easy overclocker,its pretty mainstream and youll see a lot of people recommend it.Its not so expensive anymore.
You should wait until Sandy Bridge comes out so itll be even cheaper! biggrin.gif

So my recommend is an i5 2500k smile.gif Newegg:http://bit.ly/i22rw2

EDIT: You will see the 2500k being rated highly even on ocn.The i5 2500k is "Ranked #1 in the category " if im not mistaken. http://bit.ly/JuvAO7

Really you cant go wrong with the 2500k.You can overclock it easily to 4500Mhz with the hyper 212+.Which brings me to the cooler recommendation.This cooler is as well pretty mainstream.Great performance for the money,you wont regret it. Its quiet,not so gigantic it will fit ANY case,and it cools great biggrin.gif

Thanks -- I'd already assumed this one, didn't know if there were, by chance, any other hidden contenders.

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Originally Posted by Jaxis View Post

Ok i read your post wrong.. you've been moding your current rig, gotcha.. 2500k is amazing. I love it. but With Ivy Bridge 8 days away i'd hold off until we know how that will preform. Also the 2500k might drop is price aswell, win win..

Any coolermaster case is great, cheap and performs well
Corsair vengence ram 1600hz great for gaming about $50
Hyper 212+ cheap and effective
PSU i'd say anything over 750 watts should be good with the 80 certifed seal
Motherboard( im an asus fanboy, not going to lie)
and your HDD i'd just shop around newegg has deals ever week for HDD's
And if your interested in an SSD Newegg has frequent deals on those aswell
GPU 560ti or above would be a good place to start

I really think you will enjoy building your computer..

Welcome to the fourm, great great people here.

Much thanks --

What about over clocking graphics? Any recommendations for a card that's overclockable?

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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post

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This is cheaper and more effective


Thanks, I'll keep this in mind as well.

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What say you all on perhaps overclocking the GPU? What might be a good card for that?
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