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First off, i'd like to say this site has been a massive knowledge bank that has helped me out a lot in the past.

So, hopefully I can get some help with this, i'm looking to upgrade my old 775 system to a i5 system, meaning i'm going to need a new mobo, new ram and of course a processor, I would also like a cheap but decent heatsink, everything else i can recycle from my current rig.

I'm going to want to get the the highest OC possible from my build (Im not satisfied at all if I can't OC even just a bit) I do alot of gaming, a bit of video/photo editing, and well that is about it.

My current GFX card is a GTX 260 maxcore, it has served me well and i think it would enjoy a new CPU, as i think my current E2200 is bottlenecking it, yet i still get 40fps in Crysis 2.

Now, the important part, I have a budget of about 380$ so I'm not looking for top of the line stuff, but here is what i have compiled so far within my price range, I have until around the 19th before i make my final decision so i have plenty of time to pick and choose.


The cheapest i5's i've been able to find is here: http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0341729
Luckily i have one of their stores about an hour away.

For the mobo I have been going back and forth, but have pretty much narrowed it down to one of these.
EVGA 123-LF-E653-RX: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188075
Or...
MSI P55-CD53: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130240

Now out of these two i'm leaning towards the EVGA, unless the price shoots back up.

Now for the heatsink i was looking at...
XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233082


And memory...
G.SKILL 4GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231179


So, I would like some feedback on these products, and also would like to get a rough idea of the overclock ability of a build like this, or if anyone know of better deals on these items, or something better for less/same price.

Really i would like to get another case as-well, because i just know that heatsink will give my problems with my top-mounted PSU...but i have quite a bit of room just below my dvd writer that i could mount the psu into, i should also be able to mount it in such a way that air-flow isn't restricted.

So, opinions?, advice?, speculations?
Edited by Cantero - 4/5/11 at 4:08am
post #2 of 4
Why not save up a little bit more and just get a 2500K build? Totally worth it.

Nevertheless, get a Noctua NH-D14 if you can find it cheap. It's a bit expensive, but it's hands down the best cooler out there.

You could spend like $7 more and get 1600 DDR3.

For the case, get a CM HAF 922
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|Intel| i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz - 1.345v |ASRock| P67 Extreme4 Gen3 |MSI| GTX 970 Gaming 4GB |GSkill| Sniper Low Voltage 8GB DDR3 @ 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
|Samsung| Spinpoint F3 1TB |Kingston| HyperX 3K 128GB BD-ROM |Cooler Master| Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorPowerCase
|Microsoft| Win7 Professional 64-bit |ASUS| VH236H |Corsair| TX650 v2 |Corsair| Carbide 400R 
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|Cooler Master| Storm Spawn |RAZER| Goliathus Speed |Creative| Insprire T10 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
|Samsung| Spinpoint F3 1TB |Kingston| HyperX 3K 128GB BD-ROM |Cooler Master| Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorPowerCase
|Microsoft| Win7 Professional 64-bit |ASUS| VH236H |Corsair| TX650 v2 |Corsair| Carbide 400R 
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+1 spend a bit more for a 2500k, I wouldn't bother buying a i5-760 at this point in time.


2500k - $220
gigabyte UD4 p67 mobo - $170
cooler - $30 (the one you have is fine, the hyper 212 is a good alternative)
memory - $50 (Agree with invisible go faster for a few more bucks)

Total - 470

I know your budget is 380 and you really want to upgrade, but I just wouldn't bother spending 380 to get an i5-760, it feels like a waste. The 2500k is a huge upgrade over what you have.
     
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i7-3930k @ 4.?GHz Rampage IV Extreme 2x 8800GT 32GB Dominator GT 2133 CL9 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3930k @ 4.?GHz Rampage IV Extreme 2x 8800GT 32GB Dominator GT 2133 CL9 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2xX25-E Raid 0, 1xC300 128GB, + Mechanicals DT 5Noz, EK full cover GPU blocks, EK full cove... RHEL 5.5 WS Dell U3011 + 2005WFP Portrait 
PowerCaseMouse
AX1200 CaseLabs TX10-D + Pedestal Razer DeathAdder 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3930K@4.8 Rampage IV Extreme GTX580 3GB Tri SLI, GTX460 FizzyX 16GB Samsung SuperOverclockingTiny DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 DT 5Noz, Koolance Full Cover GPU blocks, EK ful... Win 7 64 bit Pro Dell U3011 + 2005WFP 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA NEX1500 CaseLabs TX10-D + Pedestal Logitech G5 Razer Goliathus 
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Asus Essence One 
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I can get a 2500k for 190 after tax....it's just those damn P67 mobo's are expensive...newegg had an ECS P67H2-A3 for $99 that was getting some good reviews, but then they sold out on them...and nowhere else sells them.

Edit:
I found this gigabyte for a pretty good price, if i got this mobo + the 2500k, and the xigmatek cooler it would be just under 390 after tax/shipping...so I think i might go with that.
Edited by Cantero - 4/5/11 at 12:09pm
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