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And you cool cats were doubting me:

http://www.overclock.net/showthread.php?t=929152
     
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Hello again. Lol. I personally Am getting the GA P67A UD4 motherboard. Another good option is the Asus P8P67 DELUXE. The ud4 is cheaper though.

Also seeing as it is your friends computer I wouldn't overclock everything. Unless you want to spend countless hours at his house every time he gets a blue screen lol. So, just go ahead and get the higher clock ram. I read where you said the i5 2500k wasn't up for debate that is fine. As far as your case goes its really a personal preference cause you have so many GOOD options in your price range that you should be able to make a choice. Im personally a cooler master fan. So, the haf series is my bff... lol but! There are others in your list that are fine also. Just keep good air flow and quality at the top of your priority list.

Now the twin froze 3 would be my choice of the ones you listed.

Feel free to ask away.
Edited by Anti!! - 4/19/11 at 4:33am
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post #23 of 27
CASE - NZXT phantom is very cool and looks great and also have better cooling.
and the best feature FULL tower case
RAM - pick up 1600MHZ ram sure increase the speed of computer.
PSU - pick up the antec PSU i preferred 620w much better in overclocking stability
Motherboard - if you find ASUS p67 sabertooth its performance level is upper than the gigabyte p67-ud7 and u don't find this than pick up the MSI GD65 is better than gigabyte nad ASrock ..
but sabertooth is better than everyone
GPU - pick up the ASUS DIRECTCUII gtx 570 which is way far better than the other and ASUS name enough for the quality and 570GTX similar performance the 580GTX so any resolution games are playable

ASUS DIRECTCUII gtx 570 is better even than MSI 6970 lightning
TAKE MY ADVISE WITH ASUS DIRECTCUII gtx 570
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Now this is what I'm talking about in respect to suggestions
     
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post #25 of 27
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Alright to break it down by gpu
6950 MSI: 8 phase
Gtx 570: something like 8 phase I think
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/A...t_Cu_II/4.html
You guys tell me

MSI lightning 6970: I forgot where I read this, I think guru3d that it has 18 phase ?!!!

Also guys stop suggesting all boards like the sabertooth, unless you can show in a build how you would keep this under $1000, remember were looking for single card graphics prowess not two NF200 chips. All those fancy boards cost more money than we can afford .
But thank you for the suggestions, I'll hand out rep as soon as I get back on my comp.

Food for thought ( I've read all reviews and I still can't decide):
570: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/A...t_Cu_II/4.html

Twin Frozr III 6950: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/M...win_Frozr_III/

Lightning 6970:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-ra...ghting-review/

Asus DirectCUII 6950:
http://www.geeks3d.com/20110202/test...-overclocking/
     
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post #26 of 27
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I think I'll stick to the biostar p67xe 10phase board. Has good features at a low price.
Hopefully a good oc to 4.8+ with the frio.

Case will most likely be the HAF922 or the fractal design

Def the neo Eco 620

But gpu.. ??
     
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Ok here is my 2 cents...
First while the EVGA GTX 570 SC is a nice card, by all means in this case get the Asus 570 due to it being non-reference. Warranty wise EVGA. If EVGA fixes the power phase issue like Asus did, then get it.
As for mobo... I went from Asus to Gigabyte. I would highly recommend the UD4. Note that Gigabyte is stopping all production of P67 and H67 boards very soon and will only be making the Z68 boards. I do not know the specs on all of them yet. Reason I recommend GA boards best power phases out there.

Are you planning on water or air cooling in the long run... There are much better hsf than the Frio. If your gonna stick with air do him a favor, get a D14 or SA.

RAM 1600 and that is the minimum.

PSU Seasonic x750 if you can get it. XFX is a good one also tho it's not fully modular (WISH THE HELL IT WAS)

CASE, he might like the Silverstone FT02 or Raven series... the 90 degree layout change makes a world of difference on temps.
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