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Help me find a suitable CPU, RAM and mobo combo

post #1 of 11
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UPDATE ON Post #11!

Hey everyone. Currently owning sig rig. Been running at 3.43 GHz stable 24/7 the past few months.

My pc is 24/7 on. Every day I play games, surf the web, watch movies and/or series, and listen to music (I'm a bit of an audiophile). Sometimes I do a bit of video editing, basically I do everything you possibly can with a pc. I run Win7 64bit.

At last I can upgrade these three components (graphics card is good enough for now). CPU has become a huge (or rather tight) bottleneck.

CPU: I think it is obvious to go for either the i7-2600k or i5-2500k. Thoughts?

Motherboard: I can choose between these Asus boards:
P8P67
P8P67 Pro
P8P67 Evo
p8p67 Delux
Sabertooth P67

Lastly I am not sure what RAM to go for, low latency or not and the speed and amount. At the moment my Physical Memory is 65% utilized.

I know there are good advice out there that people are willing to share. Thanks for your time and help.
Edited by snorbaard - 3/15/11 at 3:57pm
post #2 of 11
for gaming and other stuf you do the i5 2500K is perfect for the memory get DDR3 2 x 2 Go PC12800 at any latency it doesn't matter and the P8P67 Pro
is your board overcklock like hell so much features and a very good price
post #3 of 11
if you need a video card get the gtx 560TI or the hd 6950 2 gig and unlock it to a 6970
post #4 of 11
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Hi yeahi.

Just to be clear I will indeed upgrade my graphics later, thanks for the info.

I am looking at this for RAM:
Corsair CMP4GX3M2A1600C8 , Dominator with DHX technology + DHX Pro Connector , 2Gb x 2 kit - support Intel XMP ( eXtreme Memory Profiles ) , ddr3-1600 ( PC3-12800 ) , CL8 , 1.65v - 240pin - lifetime warranty

Apparently they can reach speeds of up to 2GHz easily with a voltage bump
post #5 of 11
yes they can great kit but what is your budget for the ram ??
post #6 of 11
As far as the MOB the P8P67 Pro+2500K have very good response, users here overclock it to 5ghz , i think 2500k will be fine for you.

The graphic card will be a bottleneck for you , consider investing money on a new one.
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WD 500 GB Black- Soon SSD :) LG Something... Cooler master 212  Win 7 Pro 64 bit 
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post #7 of 11
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I can splash out more for even faster RAM but in my experience it will not be really worth it. According to guru3d they got 16000 MB/s / 18000 MB/s read and write speeds with a i7-2500k and 1333 MHz CL9 RAM which is pretty impressive according to my logic. With a oc you can reach 21k at 1600 MHz, and that RAM I posted is capable of 2000 MHz (oc). Please correct me if I'm wrong
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by zorg1983 View Post
As far as the MOB the P8P67 Pro+2500K have very good response, users here overclock it to 5ghz , i think 2500k will be fine for you.

The graphic card will be a bottleneck for you , consider investing money on a new one.
Will my Corsair H50 cooler be sufficient? Seeing how they get 4.4 GHz or whatever on stock, and that this cpu uses 32nm (which means less heat).

Thanks for your response, and I do realize the graphics card will be a huge bottleneck, but for my current system it is not and I will upgrade it shortly after I get this new set of mobo/ram/cpu.
Edited by snorbaard - 3/13/11 at 8:36am
post #9 of 11
The H50 is fine , if not you can always improve it by changing the fans on it to a better quality fans.

Good luck
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WD 500 GB Black- Soon SSD :) LG Something... Cooler master 212  Win 7 Pro 64 bit 
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WD 500 GB Black- Soon SSD :) LG Something... Cooler master 212  Win 7 Pro 64 bit 
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post #10 of 11
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Basically this is what I am currently considering:

i5-2500k using my current Corsair H50
2x2GB Corsair Dominator GT 2000MHz CL8
Asus P8P67 Pro

How far will I be able to squeeze it? I won't ever run a system at stock.
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