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Hey,

I'm building a new rig for a friend and I would like your opinions on what I've come up with.

Intel i5 2500k.
Asus P8P67.
Gainward GTX 570 GS.
G.Skill 2x2GB 1600/CL9 Ripjaws.
Samsung F3 1TB.
NZXT Tempest Evo.
Seasonic S12II-620W.

I would like to minimize issues so I took P8P67 and a single card rather than the Pro version+CFX/SLI.

Thanks.
Edited by lasalasa - 1/22/11 at 5:11am
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Looks like a pretty solid build. I would say to spend a bit more on the RAM and get something with some lower timings, like this.

Apart from that, you could add an SSD if you want, but that will also add a fair chunk to the cost of the system.

Everything else looks nice
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Is the RAM going to make a big difference? he kind of maxed out his budget.
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Micro Center has deals I found once seperate items where added to cart together. Not sure if your around one of their stores but if so you can save some $.

For example: Intel Core i5 2500K = $179.99+tax

Asus P8P67 bought by itself = $159.99 , with i5 2500K in cart the mobo price drops to $119.99.

Asus P8P67 PRO by itself = $189.99 , with i5 2500K in cart the mobo price drops to $159.99.
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Unfortunately, that store is not an option.
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Originally Posted by ellisbodds View Post
Looks like a pretty solid build. I would say to spend a bit more on the RAM and get something with some lower timings, like this.

Apart from that, you could add an SSD if you want, but that will also add a fair chunk to the cost of the system.

Everything else looks nice
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Is the RAM going to make a big difference? he kind of maxed out his budget.
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Unfortunately, that store is not an option.
The kit he recommended is the exact kit I bought,
I have them running 1600 mhz 6-8-6-24-1T on spec voltage (1.6 , newegg says 1.65, but the sticks say 1.6 ) Either way some great ram at a great price

Side note. Newegg photo shows the PCB of the ram to be green. It is actually black.
post #7 of 9
You don't need any faster ram, trust me. Anything above 1600mhz speed you will never notice, unless you like benchmarking.

Your list looks great, should be an excellent gaming rig.
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Stay away from the basic ASUS board (Asus P8P67) as over the past few days I have read countless stories of horrible experiences with it. Even though you won't use SLI or CFX, the PRO is worth the upgrade as many have had success with it, or opt for a different brand such as Gigabyte or Biostar (boards around 150).
    
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Stay away from the basic ASUS board (Asus P8P67) as over the past few days I have read countless stories of horrible experiences with it. Even though you won't use SLI or CFX, the PRO is worth the upgrade as many have had success with it, or opt for a different brand such as Gigabyte or Biostar (boards around 150).
Vouch this. I had updated BIOS settings and I still had issues.

Went from the Asus P67 Pro to the Gigabyte P67 UD4... no regrets. Hopefully Gigabyte updates the BIOS with one of those fancy mouse-compatible setups, but other than that... night and day between this motherboard and the Asus one I had. Both in the way the motherboard looks/feels physically, and in the way the motherboard functions in real-world applications and overclocking.

Very nice case choice. I was going to purchase that case, however none were in stock and I wanted to build my computer the day I got it... soooo... I went with the Antec 900 (similar).
    
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