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I upgraded froma Pentium 4 so this upgrade is absolutely amazing and blazing fast.
WOW, and i thought i might be the only one upgrading from this far back, and still using it until i complete my build, running P4 2.5, the other pc in my room is a P4 1.7
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ok if its a 2000 build i suggest u to go Crossfire with two 6950 2GB and a really nice SSD like the crucial realssd 256gb. i would personally get the 2500k and the thermaltake frio cooler on newegg combo deal, since you are gaming you dont need a 2600k because it hyperthreading doesnt help gaming. For PSU i suggest the corsair tx850 watts or the tx950 watts for future upgrade. i suggest the asrock extreme 6 or extreme4 board!!! ram just get a 1.65v 9-9-9-24 timing 1600mhz ram. your budget is enough for u to get like a corsair 600t or the haf 932 even the haf X.
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Get a SSD. On a $2k budget you'd be mad stupid not to get one
Did you notice that the $2k budget includes peripherals? That means the computer itself is about $1.k6-1.7k, unless i go over a bit.
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3. Is it possible to change my boot drive to an SSD later on?
Yes
Considering that, i think a Soinpoint F3 should be good enough for me. And as far as i know, SSD's just decrease read and write time by about 2x. I dont mind waiting twice as long, since i usually dont transfer large files often, and game load times arent that cant be nearly as bad as what im used to. Ive been using a 1.6Ghz core duo laptop for the last 4 years, so ill really be able to appreciate the performance difference.
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1. Is 850W sufficient for SLI 570 and some overclocking?
Yes. A single 570 uses about 330w on full load <----innacurate. Dunno bout overclocking though

2. Will my headset be used to its full potential or do i need a sound card?
Dunno bout that headset
Im still going to need a little more info on that, especially the power supply. The headset i can figure out after the build. I plan to have it done by the end of spring break, so i have to start ordering soon.
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The ram is fine, if you want a more performance for when you do those other applications, then go with same freq and volts but with higher cas 7-8 with better timings. Also look for promos codes that are currently running, think theres a 15% discount one now
Will i need a RAM fan to overclock? Or are the RAM heat sinks good enough. And what do you think about these:
RAM1
RAM2
RAM3
RAM4
RAM5
Which one of the above do you think i should go with, or do you have any other recommendations? The RAM has to last at least 3 years without upgrading, but preferably 5. So then i would need large enough ram to last that time, and thats why im unsure of getting 4x2GB over 2x4GB, even though it gives me more performance.
Im still not sure on which ram to go with. Will RAM2 make a 4.0Ghz 24/7 overclock achievable? Assuming i get a very good PSU.
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ram just get a 1.65v 9-9-9-24 timing 1600mhz ram
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go with same freq and volts but with higher cas 7-8 with better timings
Which one of the above should i listen to? Almost all the G. Skill X are 1.5v and they are for SB. The only one that isnt that im interested in getting is this. For now though, ill probably get RAM2.
Edited by nawon72 - 3/16/11 at 3:47pm
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Originally Posted by nawon72;12758514 
Im still not sure on which ram to go with. Will RAM2 make a 4.0Ghz 24/7 overclock achievable? Assuming i get a very good PSU.
Meant to get back to this thread earlier, been researching more info for my own build.

I actually look at all that very same ram for my own build, except Ram5 which is tri channel so its out.

Ram1 is nice but only 4g, and Ram4 is the only 8g version of it that I also was able to find, be it that its 1.65v and the 4g is 1.5v. From what I’ve read the Ram4 works fine

Ram3 is sweet as another member had mentioned, but again these are only 4g, you could by 2 kits but I only wanted 2 sticks to get my 8g

Ram2 is what I purchased yesterday, I came to this decision based on the info from another thread (a link was provided that showed memory comparison for SB) and another member concurred that it was a common choice for P67 boards.

So Ram2 will do you just fine, but as I mentioned previously, depending on the performance your looking for when running those apps you run you may want higher timings, so the Ram3 (2 kits) should work, but I don’t know how much of that is chasing benchmarks.

From my understanding Ram2 with its 1.5v should allow for some tightening of the timings, I think doing so raises the voltage

I can find that link in the other thread if you like, be a few mins thou

EDIT: Here's the link The Best Memory for Sandy Bridge
Edited by Lorderl - 3/16/11 at 4:14pm
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I read that there were some problems with booting up the ASUS P8P67 PRO and people had to do BIOS updates to get it working. I've never used ASUS, I've always stuck with EVGA or Gigabyte in terms of mobos but now I am also looking to upgrade to a 2600k and wondered if people have any knowledge of how the GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3 would act when overclocking using RAM2 type setup.
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Thanks everyone for your help. I still have some more questions before i buy the parts. Here they are:

1. Which of these RAM's should i go with? RAM1 $100(sale) / Ram2 $150(does the higher voltage matter?)

2. Is 850W sufficient for SLI 570 and some overclocking?
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Yes. A single 570 uses about 330w on full load <----innacurate. Dunno bout overclocking though
Could i get another opinion please?

3. Will the Kingston HyperX KHX-FAN Fans fit in this build with the CM Hyper 212+ and 4 sticks of ram? And what about with NH-D14? Also, will i even need the ram fan? I intend to overclock. Also, i you have any recommendations for ram fans let me know.

4. Will the Samsung Spinpoint F3 be good enough, or should i got with the WD Caviar Black? I intend to get a SSD later on when they get cheaper($1/Gb maybe?). And will these HDD's work well with Fraps 1080p recording?

5. Will i be able to fit any side panel fans with the NH-D14?

6. Will it be cheaper to get another GPU for SLI down the road(2-3yrs maybe, or when its not good enough for me), or to upgrade my existing GPU? This is VERY important for me to know.

Depending on the answers from this, it could be my second last set of questions. Im hoping to buy the parts in the next 2 days so i can have them during spring break.
Edited by nawon72 - 3/16/11 at 9:40pm
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I just saw this SC'ed 570 on newegg, is it worth the extra $10? And whats the difference between that one and this one?
Edited by nawon72 - 3/17/11 at 12:06am
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When i come back from work ill be showing the small changes in the build. For now, could somebody answer the questions i asked earlier? I would really appreciate it.
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