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Price To Performance Ratio In Mind and Gaming.

1. GPU: Should i buy a 460 for 165 dollars including mail in rebate/or wait for the GTX 560 (for 250 dollars) or buy a ATI Radeon 6850. Probally will be upgrading to 28nm, once that comes out so i don't wanna spend TOO much.

2. RAM: 4gb vs 8gb kit/tighter timings.. I have 2 kits picked out this, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231427 vs http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231430 (is the second one worth the extra 20 bucks with the tighter timings?) Also is it worth spending 60 dollars to upgrade to 4gb extra? ,, i will probally be buying 2133-2400 kit 2x4gb future when ivy bridge comes out and ram prices come down for higher speed and more memory..

3. PSU: Coolermaster GX 750 for 80 Dollars w/ mail in rebate, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171053 -- is this the best PSU i can get for 50-100 dollars?

SOLVED 4. Heatsink: Will the NEW intel stock heatsink work good enough for a 2500k to get 4.4ghz atleast? or do i need to get a COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus for 37.50? (trying to save money),, or are those heatsinks the equivelent of eachother?

The rest of my PC will be -- Cpu: i5 2500k CPU, Mobo: ASUS P8P67 PRO , Case: CM 690 II Advanced Case, HD: Samsung Spin Point F3 Drive 1TB (Will add a SSD when 120gb prices come down and the new controllers come out), Cheap DVD Burner Asus, Monitor: Asus VE247 LCD Monitor LED.

Thanks for any advice, much appreciated, im so excited to build my first computer in more then 4-5 years or so. Last one was a 2500+ Barton lol,, maybe it was longer then that haha. :]

P.s. Any other thoughts and suggestion, let me know. THANKS SO MUCH!
Edited by TrevBlu19 - 1/5/11 at 8:35pm
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The stock fan will help you get at least 4,2Ghz
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Maou View Post
The stock fan will help you get at least 4,2Ghz
Will it be worth the Extra 37 bucks for the Coolermaster 212+ Heatsink?
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Probably not.

If the stock sink is really a the tower on the k models $37 wouldn't net you much temp difference.
    
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Thank You Ball that solves the heatsink problem. :] saves me 37 dollars.
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I'd get the stock, try it out for a while and check out benches on the others. If you feel at a later date you "need" a better cooler get it then or just upgrade the fans on it.
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