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post #1 of 20
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Hello all, new to overclock so im going to just jump right into it

Came across a bit of cash and have 1600 maybe A Tiny bit more for a build. I would be using it for gaming in between classes in the dominican republic, for gaming. I mention in the DR because light prices over there are VERY high so no double Graphics cards lol . I would like to know if what i have figured so far there is anything that should be changed or added. all prices are from new egg.
Plus im looking to upgrade in the future so ... leave space

mobo. BIOSTAR TP67B+ ATX Intel Motherboard

Processor: 2500k sandy bridge

Ram: 8gb G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800).

Graphics: 6950 asus (planning to OC to "6970")

PSU: Rosewill RV2-700 700W Power Supply

Hard drives: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s and 2, 32gb SSD's OCZ from Microcenter. (100ish for both)

Thermaltake Armor A90 Black Gaming Mid-Tower Chassis Case

ASUS VE276Q 27" Full HD HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor w/Display Port & Speakers

Coolmaster V8 as cooling for cpu

mouse is a Razer MAMBA (this is un-comprimisable lol)

SO thats about it, IF you can link the newegg list of any upgrades or any suggestions i would most definitely appreciate it
post #2 of 20
PSU is over kill - go with a good Corsair 500W or 600 if you want to be ambitious and do crossfire later

Please for the life of everyone on here DON'T GET THE V8!!
Get a CM 212 or Venomous X, or Megahalems, or well most anything other than a V8 or V10

If your planning on doing Raid 0 with the SSD's, just remember that you lose the trim function, I would personally go with the 64GB one. Oh yes and if you want to save a few $$ go with a 4GB memory kit, most users don't use 4GB, I only have 6GB because it is a triple channel kit Don't forget that you will need a DVD drive as well

Oh yes, and Welcome to OCN since this is your first post.
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7 2860QM AMD Radeon HD 6770M Corsair Vengence 1600MHz Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 
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Mac OS X 10.8 1680 x 1050 anti-glare high resolution  
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Intel i7 2860QM AMD Radeon HD 6770M Corsair Vengence 1600MHz Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 
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Whatever you do do not change CPU i5-2500K is the best you can get for $220!!!!!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 555 X2 BE --------- unlocked to X4 oc. 3.7 GHz ASRock 870 EXTREME3 ATX PowerColor HD6850 Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB 1600 DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Black SATA Windows 7 Samsung 23" 
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OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Thermaltake V6 BlackX Edition 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s LG DVD±RW SuperMulti Drive Black SATA Windows 7 Samsung 23" 
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OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Thermaltake V6 BlackX Edition 
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post #4 of 20
You should get this board instead.
Better for overclocking... TP67XE
This ram.. Ripjaws X 1600 Cas 7 8 gb
This, This, Or This (personal fav.) Power Supply ( you could go smaller tbh, But if you want crossfire someday, Better to get more power now )
I would choose a different heatsink as well. But I'm also not great at suggesting heatsinks so I'll leave that for somebody else.
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Ty for all opinions i love them all although Prices continue to rise . But..IF u want good u gatta pay right? |

i swear thats a nice ending to enter thats what she said
post #6 of 20
The TP67XE has better voltage conversion, regulation, and delivery than the standard budget minded Biostar board. The reason for this is that the TP67XE is already spartan on features found in boards from other brands. If that is the case then its only logical to start skimping on the surface mounted components of the board to save on money and cost. Not to mention that building motherboards for Intel chipsets invokes more cost from the motherboard manufacturer than say an AMD board.


Two: Faster latency memory is there so that you can overclock the memory and raise the timings. Say you are at 1600 @ CS7 right now, you can shoot for 1800 or 2000 @ CS9. Its a better trade off and the system would be more responsive. However, the gains should be called into question as you can go with your 1600 CS9 kit and the money saved will contribute to at least one SSD, albeit the budget variety with a sandforce controller. The gains would be more noticeable with the SSD rather than the memory kit but thats thing from my use. If you are going for more numerical crunching, then get the faster ram. If you are going for overall responsiveness, shoot for the SSD.

If you are indeed going for the 6950 in hopes to unlock the shaders then good for you. But remember that this is an Intel board and you are not limited to ATI solely. You can do sli or crossfire with this board and Nvidia has some interesting offerings that might tip the scales for you.
post #7 of 20
1-copy the links of the part here for a better recommendation
2-are u sure that u can buy from newegg?
3-o te hablo en español
post #8 of 20
Edit
Edited by Killabyte - 1/24/11 at 10:36am
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2600K (5.1 at 1.48v) Asus P8P67 Pro AMD 6970 950/1475 4GB Ripjaws 2133 9-11-9-26-1T 1.65v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorKeyboard
Crucial C300 128 + 8TB LG Bluray Combo Dell U2410 Razer Blackwidow 
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Corsair HX850 Corsair 700D Mionix Naos 5000 Mionix Propus 360 
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2600K (5.1 at 1.48v) Asus P8P67 Pro AMD 6970 950/1475 4GB Ripjaws 2133 9-11-9-26-1T 1.65v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorKeyboard
Crucial C300 128 + 8TB LG Bluray Combo Dell U2410 Razer Blackwidow 
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Corsair HX850 Corsair 700D Mionix Naos 5000 Mionix Propus 360 
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post #9 of 20
now here is what i would buy

case:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112239

psu:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171052
at least dont save money on the psu, ur pc would thank u later

mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128460
just a matter of taste
cooler:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065
this days to buy a new v8 is a joke

vga:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-347-_-Product
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-361-_-Product
is better to wait the gtx560 comes to newegg to see if there are price drops

pd: are u going to bring that to the DR on a plane?
Edited by Reload_X - 1/24/11 at 11:23am
post #10 of 20
Thread Starter 
lol yeah i was planning airplane. But thats not too bad of an issue .
i like the suggestions imma stick it with the case. But im going 5870 for now since its pretty cheap but better than 6870 fps wise atleast. but 20 bucks cheaper. imma definitely go with the upgrade mobo and the ssd. Im just questioning my rm choice. I DONT KNOW :!
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